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So SS comes out tomorrow,and I plan to pick up a copy. There is something I'd like to get out of the way first. I hear that it's possible to get a shiny starter Pokemon, though the chances are low. One method to get them that I've seen and heard about is soft resetting. That has me wondering, do you soft reset and go back to Professor Oak's explanation when you first start the game, or do you save, and then soft reset at Professor Elm's lab before you get your starter, repeating either method that works until you can get a shiny starter? Thanks for answering if you can.
Save in Professor Elm's lab right before you pick a starter. In the selection menu when you're picking one, if one of them is shiny, the shiny sprite will be displayed. If none of them are, then you soft reset the game and try again. Rinse and repeat until one of them shows up shiny.
It would appear that I have been driven to madness. Probably would have been faster to walk.