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So I just started my playthrough, and I got to Santalune forest and caught a Pikachu, which was nice cause I heard the catch rate in the forest was comparable to Viridian forest in red/blue, so I decided to train him up until I find a better electric type anyway. But now, all I'm running into is Pikachus. Once I caught him I literally saw one other pokemon in the forest. Are you more likely to see Pikachu if you have a Pikachu or is my game just being weird?
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If you have him in the lead then yes...his ability draws other electric types
The reason why your running into so many PIkachu is your Pikachu as the ability static which raises running into wild electric type Pokemon by 50%.
The game determines which Pokemon you encounter in a way comparable to rolling a die. For example, by rolling a 2, 4, or 6, you encounter a Pikachu. By rolling a 3, you encounter a Scatterbug, etc. Your game just happens to keep rolling the numbers for Pikachu.
Each Pokemon has a different likely hood of being encountered, and Pikachus just so happen to have a high likely hood.
Hope that helps!
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Yeah, there's a chance you could run into nothing but Pikachu in the forest. Then there's the chance you may never see Pikachu, or only see one. Probability is a crazy thing.
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It's because your Pikachu, which has the Static Ability, is in the front of your party. If a Pokémon with Static is in the front of your party, you're way more likely to encounter Electric-types. And Pikachu's the only Electric-type in Santalune Forest.
hes runnnig into more not cus of random encounter chance/die rolls but because his Pikachu has Static, so the likelyhood of finding more Pikachu is 50% higher than normal if Pikachu is his lead pokemon
also its not akin to a die roll at all, its an RNG and % based, so certain pokemon have certain percentage of appearing in a patch of grass you run into, what you get even with % chance is still all up to luck
hes just finding loads more Pikachu cus his has Static and its his lead i assume, which Static on the lead pokemon raises chances of wild Electric-types by 50% so theres only one Electric-type in Santalune Forest - pikachu
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