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Whats a shiny pokemon

Discussion in 'Pokémon Chat' started by PHOENIX, Mar 28, 2007.


    PHOENIX Guest

    I always hear about those,but wat r they. ???
  2. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Shiny Pokemon is just the fandoms way of describing different colored Pokemon, like Red Gyarados if you ever played G/S, or Ash's Noctowl in the Anime series. Easy example:


    This is a standard Pidgey, eh? It's basically the only type you'll run into... unless you're super lucky. Since gen 2, there's been a very, VERY rare chance that you could encounter a Pokemon of the same species that sparkles on encounter and is colored slightly different. In Pidgey's case, you'd see this:


    Every Pokemon has this 'shiny' counterpart, though they come in a various colors (ie. shiny Charizard is Black, shiny Flygon has blue instead of its darker green patches). You can see all these differences in Charms' PokeDex. As I said before those, though, running into one of these is VERY rare - as in 1 in 8192. Aside from catching that Red Gyarados, or using a hacking device, it's all luck. There's no trick in the games that allows you to encounter shinies more often, and you could potentially fight 8192 battles against a single Pokemon (or hatch 8192 eggs) and never see its shiny form. You may never, ever see one was long as you play... or you could see a few in a row. It's all just the luck of the odds.
    #2 Linkachu, Mar 28, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 30, 2017
  3. Why is the chances so high though? ^^;;
  4. StellarWind Elsydeon

    StellarWind Elsydeon Armblades Ascendant
    Staff Member Administrator

    To make them SPECIAL, that's why. >>
  5. The chances are so high to make them rarer. If the chances were lower, then nobody would be talking about them. It's just like finding Mew, it's all about luck. ;)
  6. oooo lol i still think they shoulda atleast put it too 5860 or something :p

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