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Shinies will randomly appear at any point in the game, with the exception of things like the Shiny Gyrados in HG/SS there is nothing special you have to do to trigger a shiny encounter.

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BTW, there is a 1/8192 chance of encountering one, so if you're not finding one, that alone explains why. I've only seen seven in the five years I've played.