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Old August 30, 2010, 07:11:53 AM
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Default My Pokemon platinum is possessed

Currently it is in the bin, chained pinsir for 41...around 50 max repels later, no shiny and I accidently broke the chain, of course the game wanted me to do this since its an evil piece of ****. Im goning back to SS, if I can be ***ed

/rant
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Old August 30, 2010, 07:21:32 AM
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Many people chained a certain Pokémon for like 200+ times, yet they never encountered any shiny one. That didn't mean they had to give up or throw their games away.

The point is, you need a lot of patience to stumble upon a shiny Pokémon.
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Old August 30, 2010, 08:47:27 AM
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I really, REALLY hope you know the average odds of finding a shiny... a little over 8,000.

Just because you didn't find a shiny doesn't mean throw your perfectly good game away.

I love shinies and yet I only have found one in all of my games (besides red Gyrados).
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Old August 30, 2010, 09:28:24 AM
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^
Anyway, if you want a shiny, breeding foreign pokemon is the best way to do it.
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Old August 30, 2010, 09:32:10 AM
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Uhh... You two do know that Pokéradar Chaining makes shinies a lot more common? After a chain of 40 or so, finding one isn't hard. Though I've never chained anything higher than 20-ish...

NOW GET THAT GAME OUTTA THE BIN!
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Old August 30, 2010, 09:34:32 AM
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Well, chaining also brings down the chance of finding one, but that's besides the point. This does seem frustrating, but I wouldn't go as far to say it's possessed. That honor is reserved for games that glitch out unexpectedly and have creepy music when they do. Anyway, I've never really tried chaining for a shiny before, but any shiny will definitely take much time to get.
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Old August 30, 2010, 09:35:14 AM
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I chained Roselia once till 12 and then I got a shiny Pikachu! xD
I then chained a Pikachu till 9, and then a shiny Staravia appeared and was caught! I guess I am just too lucky. xD
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Old August 30, 2010, 09:48:56 AM
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I once chained about 500 electubuzz got a shiney and it was 4 in the morning and i was exhausted and I shut my game off without saving. when I noticed I forgot to save I wanted to chuck my game across the room.
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Old August 30, 2010, 09:52:01 AM
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^That deserves an Epic Fail.

Last edited by Quadcentruo; September 1, 2010 at 07:17:03 PM.
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Old August 30, 2010, 10:06:12 AM
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lol sorry about my eariler post, I took it out the bin... still annoyed though.

For those of you who dont know, once chained to 40, the shiny ratio is approximately 1/200 for all 4 patches, making it much easier to get multiple shiny pokemon, but for me...this didn't work. I was only joking about it being possessed, its just that I have never got a shiny pokemon by chaining before despite it being claimed to be easy... every single time I try, something like this happens. The reason I was so annoyed this time is that I finally reached 40 in a chain, and about after 100 pokerader resets with a chance of 4x 1/200 of getting a shiny, I still didn't get one...wasting the 3+ hours I spent chaining

Dont know, if I can really be bothered to shiny hunt anymore now
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Old August 30, 2010, 10:09:13 AM
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Don't hunt for shinies, it's a waste of time. What I do i go through the game a flip the ***k out if a shiny appears.
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Old August 30, 2010, 01:22:25 PM
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Hunting for shinies is a lot of fun! You shouldn't stop, and chaining is a lot less boring than Masuda method. And don't worry a bit, since I found a shiny Psyduck at a chain of 19, so just keep trying!
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Old August 30, 2010, 01:24:24 PM
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Your lucky you got past 50 I've never even made past 20
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Old September 1, 2010, 07:13:35 PM
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I've made it to 34, hunting for shiny minun. Never got it though.
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Old September 1, 2010, 07:21:08 PM
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I made it to 40 Shinx, it didn't work.
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Old September 12, 2010, 05:41:15 AM
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By all means don't throw it in the trash! Send it to meeee. XD
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Old September 12, 2010, 01:48:31 PM
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Do you realize how rare a shiny is (or another Pinsir after so many) even then? That and shiny hunting isn't the only use for a Pokemon game.

By the way: 700th post in this board WOOT
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Old October 19, 2011, 11:59:26 AM
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A shiny is a 1/200 chance if you are using the PokéRadar.
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Old October 21, 2011, 01:53:35 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pingouin7 View Post
A shiny is a 1/200 chance if you are using the PokéRadar.
Starting from the 40th chain, that is. That is a high chance, but it is still a chance, so it is actually pretty normal for no shinies to appear. Also, resetting your Poké Radar is a better idea once you hit 40th - keep resetting until shiny spots appear. (Move around to recharge, but don't get all spots out of sight - at least one needs to be in view!)
 
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