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Friend safari or Masuda Method. Which is better for obtaining shinies?

#11rojsePosted 11/30/2013 4:54:32 AM
If you care about natures and IVs, Masuda. If you don't, Friend Safari.
#123DSRecPosted 11/30/2013 4:59:32 AM
TherianReturns posted...
In terms of getting shiny Pokemon, starting with the easiest.

1. Chain Fishing
2. Masuda Method
3. Friend safari / Random encounter
4. Pokeradar


how high are you?

the radar can get a shiny in a half hour

and masuda requires like 5-10mins per egg where as the chance of finding a shiny in the safari is about 1 in 400
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#13MegaDuranPosted 11/30/2013 5:16:57 AM
chain fishing is apparently the easiest (which is also why its the most frustrating when you dont get anything at a 300 chain)
friend safari gets you much more shinies on average than anything following
followed by sweet scent hordes (5 pokemon per battle is just a lot faster than one by one, but you have less variety compared to safari)
chaining if you know how it works and if you find a grass patch big enough (srsly they are too small in this game)
then i'd say comes masuda method
followed by shiny charm in b/w (which i hope is a hidden event item in this game one day)
and then normal encounters
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#14BzRjokerzPosted 11/30/2013 6:07:27 AM
Friend safari definitely I got 18 shinys from thee and only 2 from masuda evee 196 then gastly 363 and I'm on 1320 eggs and still no shiny ekans masuda method is by far the longest especially when it takes ages