What are Shiny Pokemon?Shiny pokemon are pokemon that have altered colors, and sparkle when they appear in battle. Other then the color there is nothing different from a normal pokemon. In pokemon X and Y the odds of finding a shiny pokemon in the wild are 1 in 4,100. Though the odds are high there are ways of boosting the chances of finding a shiny pokemon.
An example of shiny pokemon:Shiny Mudkip -> Normal Mudkip ->
The Masuda Method
The Masuda Method is a great way to get a shiny pokemon with your specific nature, ability, moves and IV stats because it requires breeding pokemon. The Masuda Method is when you breed a two different pokemon from different regions.
Example: USA Ditto + German Gallade = Shiny Ralts
Now the odds of finding a shiny with the Masuda Method is around 1 in 1,200. A much higher chance of finding a shiny then just walking around in the grass.
After beating either pokemon X or Y main game, you can get the PokeRadar from a scientist in Professor Sycamore's lab on the second floor, in Lumiose. Now Shiny Radar Chaining is extremely complicated because there are a bunch of factors that can mess up ones chain, and sometimes a chain just randomly break for no reason, I'm not going to explain it here because it would take up 6 paragraphs, so I will leave a link of a very good video that explains and shows examples on how to shiny chain.
How to shiny chain -> www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebeaJd…
Basically what you do is get a fishing rod, pick a spot and fish over and over again. The more bites you get the higher the chance of finding a shiny pokemon. The chain breaks if you move from the spot, or you don't get a nibble.
This is my personal favorite and my most successful type of shiny hunting. Though it's not 100% confirmed yet, its speculated the odds of finding a shiny Pokemon in the friend safari are 1 in 1,000.
I have found 5 shiny pokemon in the friend safari and the longest it took me to find one shiny was 667 encounters.
Safari Hunting tips:
1. Get a bunch of friend codes.
Reddit-FriendSafari is a excellent place to fill out ones friend list in a day and get spesific pokemon safari's' such as Ditto safari's and Eevee Safari's. -> www.reddit.com/r/friendsafari/
Facebook- Pokemon X and Y Friend Code Exchange is less in depth and random, but fills up ones friend list fast.-> www.facebook.com/Pokemon3DSXY
2. Have your catching team ready.
I have 4 Pokemon just for catching pokemon.
a. My Sleeper and False swipe pokemon.
That way when you come across a shiny you can put it to sleep and false swipe it for an easy safe catch.
b. My Cute Charmer
Cute Charm abbility will have a 50% chance of attracting the opposite gender when put in your first party.
c. My Illuminater
Speed up the time it takes to find pokemon with Illuminate ability.
Want that perfect nature, use a pokemon with the Synchronize ability.
If the Pokémon is in the lead spot, chance of encountering a wild Pokémon with the same nature will be 50%.
3. Use your Smoke Ball!
Well that sums it up for me! Have any questions leave a comment below.