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I caught a shiny ditto . The egg I hatched after breeding it with a shiny gyrados was shiny. Will the egg always be shiny ?
Or does a shiny parent increase the chance . Gen4

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The only time a shiny parent is any kind of influence on the shininess of the egg is in gen 2. Even then, it's not a guarantee, only an improvement to between 1/128 and 1/64 chance depending on the species' gender ratio (and if both parents are shiny, they'll refuse to make any eggs so you have zero chance).

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Must have been a glitch..I have done it a few time .(on ROMs)