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Fourth Generation Discuss the fourth generation Pokemon games: Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver.


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Old 11-23-2010, 01:44 AM
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Default Shiny breeding

How long does it take to breed for a shiny pokemon? is it even worth it?
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:06 AM
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Default Re: Shiny breeding

The chances of an egg being shiny are the same as those of a wild pokemon being shiny: 1 in about 8000.

There's the Masuda breeding method, though - breed two pokemon from different nationality games (for example, a japanese ekans and an american seviper) and the shiny chance is quadrupled.

1 in 2000 is still pretty low, though.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:57 PM
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I got me a shiny torchic after 60+ eggs with Masuda method.
I say it's worth it if the pokemon you try it on is good enough.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:34 PM
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How long does it take to breed for a shiny pokemon? is it even worth it?
It depends on how much you want the shiny and if you're willing to spend some time on it. I would recommend RNGing if you want shinies for maybe an ounce of effort compared to people who soft-reset/breed/chain for them. If you do it right with RNGing, you're 100% guaranteed a shiny.
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