My daughter and I have been playing since Ruby- I encountered my first shiny in Leaf Green.... in the safari zone. One ball and *poof* it ran away (That *still* stings DARN YOU EXEGGCUTE! DARN YOU TO HECK!). That was uh... in 2004? I have since played every release, I EV train and breed pokemon and I found my 2nd random encounter shiny on 2/15/13... egad that's *9* years of no shinies! I did MM a shiny two days before that, so its still a 9 year dry spell lol. My daughter on the other hand, has 3 shinies that she just stumbled over- a luvdisc, a machoke and a rhydon.
Without any methods of increasing your odds, you have a 1/8192 chance of tripping over a shiny randomly- those are quite awful odds lol.
I have recently decided that I want to get more shinies (legit) so am working on MM hatching and running around to increase pokemon encounters. It took me 350-ish eggs to get my recent Sentret (which is pretty lucky) and am currently at 375 eggs for my Exeggcute with no shine yet. You kinda have to be in it for the long haul if you are determined to increase your shiny count.
Last edited by Laurelai; 4th March 2013 at 2:17 PM.
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Type: Poison- Muk, Cascoon, Venomoth