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Recommendations for getting a Shiny

#1Gra55hopperPosted 7/22/2010 12:10:09 PM
Besides trading, how do you usually find your shiny pokemon?

I've only seen a few ever and all of the them were random encounters. I caught a shiny Hoot-Hoot in Gold years ago. Then nothing until I caught a shiny impish cubone (which is awesome) and then a shiny magikarp (which is not awesome) a few days later. I got myself a japanese ditto hoping for better luck...

Also, I suck at pokeradar in D/P/P. Any tips?
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#2ooh_shinyPosted 7/22/2010 12:11:51 PM
these guys explain it pretty well:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/2000442-pokemon-heartgold-soulsilver-trade/55667938
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#3Sephiroth0327Posted 7/22/2010 12:15:43 PM
If you want to breed a shiny, put your Japanese Ditto in the Daycare with a non-Japanese poke. Your odds of a shiny egg go from 1/8192 to 1/4096 (not sure if this # is EXACTLY right)

That's about all you can do, other than RNG
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#4LMDSPosted 7/22/2010 12:17:03 PM
1/2048.
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#5Gra55hopper(Topic Creator)Posted 7/23/2010 12:40:44 AM
Ha! Thanks everyone. I caught a shiny Swablu (female docile) in Diamond while using the pokeradar. Hilariously enough, my chain was 1 when I caught it, but the chain ended at 18 (tied for my personal best). Any nickname suggestions?
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#6Darth_KamcioPosted 7/23/2010 4:41:20 AM
Cloudia. Get it?

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#7this_dudePosted 7/23/2010 5:02:16 AM
Like every single pokemon in my competitive battling team- MAGIKARP
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#8Sephiroth0327Posted 7/23/2010 5:53:22 AM
Oh yea, 1/2048 - my bad!

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