Hey everyone, first post! Woo!
First off, the video to go with this post - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn_R7...&feature=g-upl
So, I'm chaining eevees in the trophy garden, I use the pokeradar and I get these patches. Look at the one in the bottom right of the screen - its on the 4th set of tiles, its surrounded by other grass patches, it's not exactly diagonal, horizontal or vertical to the place I used the radar, and there are no other patches of shaking grass around it. The distribution of the other grass patches is pretty standard I'd say. And yet, at a chain of just 19 (my highest, I know, I suck), that bottom right patch gave me a roselia. This always seems to happen, as in my chains break for seemingly no reason whatsoever, and people say there is always a reason for chains breaking but I really can't see it. Am I missing something?
Also, one more question - when chaining pokemon that appear less often, such as the eevees I'm trying to chain (only 5% encounter rate ), are the chains more prone to randomly breaking than a chain of common pokemon like bidoof?
Edit - decided to try something a little easier and chain the swarm pokemon as people often seem to suggest. I got to 20 with my lickitungs, closed the lid of my ds, went back to it in the morning and the chain had reset to 0 Very mysterious...
Edit 2 - Tried chaining shinx this time, I've always thought shiny Luxray was awesome. Got to a chain of 40 for the first time ever, then proceeded to reset the radar again, and again, and again, and again... a total of 150 times. If my maths is correct, you should get a shiny patch on average every 50 resets (1 in 200 chance at chain 40, you see 4 patches so thats 4 in 200 which equals 1 in 50), and yet after 150 I had none. Suddenly, walking along, a shinx popped up - I'd forgotton to use my max repel again and found one in a random encounter, not part of the chain, so the chain broke. It's like I'm destined not to get a shiny D:
Edit 3 - HOLY MOLY I am very annoyed right now... just tried chaining eevee for the fourth time, as I'm desperate to get a shiny espeon, and for the first time I got past 20, and all the way to 39!... and then, I saw the perfect patch of grass, walked into it... ROSELIA. THAT STUPID PLANT!!!!! Ruining my precious eevee chain at the 40th one :'( I need a break...