The pursuit of shininess has long intrigued enthusiasts in the intricate world of Pokémon. As an avid fan of Pokémon, I have always been fascinated by shiny Pokémon.
Their rarity and unique color schemes make them highly sought after.
One question that often piques my fellow trainers’ curiosity is whether breeding a shiny Pokémon increases the odds of hatching another.
While it’s a common belief among trainers, many new players do not know that breeding one increases the chance of getting a shiny.
Let’s delve into the mechanics of Pokémon breeding to unravel this mystery.
Yes, breeding does increase the likelihood of getting a shiny Pokémon🌟. However, it depends on some factors. The shininess of a parent Pokémon usually doesn’t affect the probability of the offspring being shiny.
However, the chances of getting a shiny Pokémon from an egg vary depending on the circumstance.
In games before Generation VI, such as OR/AS, the chances of getting a shiny Pokémon without the Shiny Charm are 1 in 8192. If you have the Shiny Charm, it decreases to 1 in 27311.
In Generation VI, the chances of getting a shiny Pokémon without the Shiny Charm are 1 in 4096.
The only exception to this rule is in Generation II, where the shininess of a parent can affect the child’s shininess.
Breeding a Pokémon with a Pokémon from another language increases the chances of getting a shiny offspring😁.
Breeding two shiny Pokémon doesn’t necessarily result in a shiny offspring. The shininess of a Pokémon is determined by specific values called Individual Values (IVs), which are uniquely generated for each Pokémon.
In Generation II games, breeding shiny Pokémon could impact the offspring’s chances of being shiny because IVs determine shininess. If you breed a shiny Pokémon with the opposite gender, the chances of the offspring being shiny are 1/64.
However, it’s important to note that in Generation II, it’s impossible to breed two shiny Pokémon due to measures to ensure that Pokémon with compatible IVs cannot breed, as they are related😪.
Using a shiny Ditto for breeding does not increase the likelihood of getting a shiny Pokémon🤭. The shininess of a Pokémon is given by its Individual Values (IVs), which are made for each Pokémon.
In Generation II games, the chances of youngsters being shiny were determined by the shininess of the parent Pokémon, as IVs determined shininess.
However, starting from Generation III, the shininess of the parents does not affect the chances of the baby being shiny😪.
Shiny Pokémon are rare creatures that require a lot of patience to find. However, some methods increase your chances of getting one when used📈.
Here are some:
Shiny Charm increases the likelihood of locating shiny Pokémon to about 1 in 13651😁.
Masuda Method: This method involves breeding two Pokemon from separate language games. It can increase the chances of getting a shiny Pokemon to about 1 in 683. The chances also increase to 1 in 512 if you have the Shiny Charm.
Chain Fishing: In some games, the chance of encountering a shiny Pokemon increases with each catch if you fish continuously without moving.
Poke Radar Chainin increases the chance of encountering shiny Pokemon when you link encounters of the same Pokemon.
Here is a table summarizing the methods to increase the chances of a shiny Pokemon:
Breeding Pokemon (Non-identical languages)
Breeding Pokemon (Non-identical languages +shiny Charm)
Here are some ways to get a guaranteed shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go;
- Finishing Special Research quests.
- Participating in a Raid Battle with an entire group of 20 trainers🎉.
- Some events also offer Special Research, awarding trainers a Shiny Eevee encounter🥳.
To say I am a die-hard fan is the least way to describe my love for Pokémon. I have grown up playing and studying everything there is to know about the game and anything related to it, giving me more than 18 years of as a player. I also have more than 10 years of experience in the gaming industry, creating content on different technology and gaming products. Now, with my experience, I want to share my passion and knowledge of Pokémon with all the other enthusiasts out there to help them learn and grow as they continue to explore this world filled with endless adventure and possibilities. You can read more about me on the about us page.