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When, in the games coding, is it determed whether a pokemon would be a shiny?

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2 years ago#1
Is it when the egg is gotten from the daycare(ie when the egg is made) or when it hatches?

Because if its when the egg hatches hypothetically couldnt one have a set of 5 eggs that are all about to hatch(one right after another in a matter of steps), save hatch the eggs, and if you dont get a shiny, just soft restart and repeat? Obviously if shinieness is determined when the egg is made this wouldnt work at all, but could that work?
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2 years ago#2
It's when you receive the egg. When the egg enters your party, its natures/IVs/Shinyness are all set.
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2 years ago#3
I think I tried this in fire red. Tried saving before an egg hatched, then reset and hatched again, but the same exact pokemon came out.
2 years ago#4
ah i see, i figured if it was possible someone would have done it by now, but i was still curious. Ill keep hatching hordes of zubat's til i get my shiny then
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