In modern Pokémon games, there is only a 1 in 4,096 chance you’ll find a monster in a special coloring. People can spend hours, days, weeks, sometimes even years searching for shiny Pokémon to no avail, just resetting a game over and over again. Here’s what happens when you find a legendary shiny on your first try.
Under normal circumstances, there is only a one in four thousand ninety six chance you’ll find a shiny Pokémon out in the wild. Some people have played Pokémon all their lives and have never actually encountered a shiny, one of those fabled Pokémon that comes in a special, rare color.
Humans Optional: Remember that machine that dekuNukem built, which would find shiny Pokemon for you? Somehow, it's gotten even better. Now it requires no human input. It'll find and catch shiny Pokemon for you, in almost all situations. Hell, now it even breeds, names and clones Pokemon for you. Jesus.
For those who can't get their hands on the magic machine that auto-finds shiny Pokémon for you, there's the next best thing—a crowd sourced database that will pair trainers in Pokémon X and Y to eggs guaranteed to hatch a shiny.
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