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'''[[File:Psyduck shiny.jpg|thumb|A shiny Psyduck.]]Shiny Pokémon''' are very rare forms of [[Pokémon]] that are different in color when compared to other [[Pokémon]]. The term 'shiny' is a reference to the sparking animation and sound effect when the battle starts. The term "shiny" in itself, however, was unofficial prior to [[Generation V]], when the [[Pokédex]] began cataloguing shiny Pokémon and using the term itself.
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[[file:Ethan encounters a Shiny Charizard.PNG|thumb|250px|Ethan encounters a Shiny [[Charizard]].]]
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{{Nihongo|Shiny Pokémon|ポケモンの光る|Pokémon no Hikaru}} are [[Pokémon]] with different coloration than the normal versions of the Pokémon although they have no stat differences at all. Shiny Pokémon have been included since [[Generation II]] in [[Pokémon Gold and Silver|Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version]] in which the first shiny Pokémon that was introduced was a [[Gyarados|Red Gyarados]]. Shiny Pokémon are considered very rare. The term "shiny" is a reference to their difference in color and their sparkling animation and sound effect when they enter into battle. The term was unofficial prior to [[Generation V]], when the [[Pokédex]] began cataloging shiny Pokémon and using the term itself.
   
The game has a way of deciding if a [[Pokémon]] is Shiny. In [[Generation II]], when the Battle starts, the game picks four random numbers between 0 and 65535. If any of the numbers is less than eight, it is a shiny [[Pokémon]]. The chance of seeing one of these is about 1 in every 8192, or 0.0122%.<br />
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== Comparison ==
From [[Generation III]] onwards, shiny Pokémon are determined by other factors such as the Trainer ID number and the personality value of the Pokémon.
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The color change can be anywhere from very noticeable, e.g. [[Charizard]]:
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|[[File:006bw.png|thumb|Normal Charizard sprite]]
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|[[File:006-1.png|thumb|Shiny Charizard sprite]]
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|}
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Other shiny Pokemon are very similar to their normal versions, such as [[Clefable]].
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|[[File:036bw.png|thumb|Normal Clefable sprite]]
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|[[File:036-1bw.png|thumb|left|Shiny Clefable sprite]]
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|}
   
They can sometimes become shiny now when you got the right amount of SR (Soft Resets). This can be time consuming because of the amount of time spent constantly SRing. Achieving a shiny this way can take days, and even weeks.
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== Encountering ==
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In Generation II, a Pokemon randomly assigned 5 integers between 0 and 15 to determine their base stats. (HP, Attack, Defense, Special, and Speed) If all 5 numbers are equal to 10, the Pokemon's color scheme will be set to 0. The chance of seeing a shiny Pokémon is 1 in every 8192, or 0.0122%. From [[Generation III]] onwards, shiny Pokémon are determined by other factors such as the Trainer ID number and the personality value of the Pokémon. Despite this change, the odds of randomly encountering a shiny Pokemon is still 1 in 8192.
   
 
==Methods==
 
==Methods==
 
There are a few different methods to increase your chances of obtaining a shiny Pokémon.
 
There are a few different methods to increase your chances of obtaining a shiny Pokémon.
   
===Chaining (Gen IV)===
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===Chaining (Gen IV, and VI)===
This method uses the [[Pokéradar]] in [[Pokemon Diamond and Pearl ]]and [[Pokemon Platinum]] to encounter chains of the same Pokémon. Here's a few tips:
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This method uses the [[Pokéradar]] in [[Pokemon Diamond and Pearl ]], [[Pokemon Platinum]], and Pokemon X and Y to encounter chains of the same Pokémon. Here's a few tips (Non-Gen VI):
 
*If the bush just shakes, it is a [[Sinnoh]] [[Pokémon]].
 
*If the bush just shakes, it is a [[Sinnoh]] [[Pokémon]].
 
*If the bush has a whitish shake, it might be a non-native [[Pokémon]].
 
*If the bush has a whitish shake, it might be a non-native [[Pokémon]].
*Never use it in water, caves or tall grass.
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*Never use it in water, caves, or tall grass.
*The bush with the same type of shake as the first [[Pokémon]] you battled that is the farthest away within a four by four grid most likely is the same [[Pokémon]].
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*The bush with the same type of shake as the first [[Pokémon]] you battled that is the farthest away within a four by four grid is most likely the same [[Pokémon]].
*The likelihood of finding a Shiny Pokemon increases the higher your chain continues unbroken. After finding 40 of the same Pokemon in a row, the odds are at their highest. Sparkling grass indicates a Shiny Pokemon is in that bush.
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*The likelihood of finding a shiny Pokemon increases as your chain increases, maxing out at 40. Pulsing, sparkling grass indicates a Shiny Pokemon is in that bush.
   
===Masuda Method (Gen IV-V)===
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===Masuda Method (Gen IV-VI)===
This method is when you breed to pokemon, one from your game, and one from another countries game (Japan, UK, Europe, etc.). At first the chances of finding a shiny are 1/8192, if you use this method in gen IV the chances are cut, to 1/2048, whereas in gen V they are cut even more to 1/1365.3. So the chances of hatching a shiny are extremely easier. This method was created and announced by Junichi Masuda, director of GameFreak to add fun stuff to the game after you beat it. Such as shiny hunting, using the GTS, and more!
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To use this method you must breed two Pokemon from games in different languages. Using this method improves your odds of hatching a shiny Pokemon from 1/8192 to 1/2048 or 1/1365.3, in [[Generation IV]] or [[Generation V]], respectively. This method was the brainchild of [[Junichi Masuda]], director of GameFreak.
   
Tips
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===Soft Reset (Useful for Legendaries and Shiny Starters (Gen. II to Gen. VI))===
*I suggest going on to the Global Trade Station (GTS) and get a Japanese Ditto.
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One method which is easy enough (but often very time consuming) works for starters and most [[Legendary Pokémon]]. Basically, the method is to stand in front of the legendary Pokémon you will catch/starter you will take and save. If you don't get a shiny when you get your starter/battle the legendary, soft reset the game by pressing A+B+Start+Select on the GBA and L+R+Start+Select on the DS. This method can often require over 1000 resets before you get a shiny, however with enough dedication and patience your efforts will pay off.
*Then select a pokemon and put it in the Day-Care with the Japanese Ditto.
 
*Keep hatching until you find a shiny.
 
 
===Soft Reset (Useful for Legendaries and Shiny Starters (Gen. II to Gen. V))===
 
 
One method which is easy enough (but often very time consuming) works for starters and most [[Legendary Pokémon]]. Basically, the method is to stand in front of the legendary Pokémon you will catch/starter you will take and save. If you don't get a shiny when you get your starter/battle the legendary, soft reset the game by pressing A+B+Start+Select on the GBA and L+R+Start+Select on the DS. This method can easily require over 1000 resets before you get a shiny, however with enough dedication and patience your efforts can pay off.
 
   
 
==In-Game Shiny Pokémon==
 
==In-Game Shiny Pokémon==
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In [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen|FireRed and LeafGreen]], a Trainer with a shiny [[Espeon]] can be battled inside the [[Trainer Tower]] on one of the [[Sevii Islands]]. There is also another trainer with a shiny Meowth.
 
In [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen|FireRed and LeafGreen]], a Trainer with a shiny [[Espeon]] can be battled inside the [[Trainer Tower]] on one of the [[Sevii Islands]]. There is also another trainer with a shiny Meowth.
   
In [[Pokemon Black and White Versions 2]], the player can catch a Shiny [[Haxorus]] in the post-story. The player can also receive a Shiny Gible in Black 2 and a Shiny Dratini in White 2.
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In [[Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2]], the player can catch a Shiny [[Haxorus]] in the post-story. The player can also receive a Shiny Gible in Black 2 and a Shiny Dratini in White 2.
   
==Shiny Pokémon in the Anime series==
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==Anime==
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*Rhyhorn: in season 2 there was a shiny Rhyhorn that was pink. was seen again after Jesse found out about it.
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*Jigglypuff: was in fact a shiny version of a jigglypuff in reference to the colours of the shiny version of this pokemon
 
*[[Noctowl]]: [[Ash Ketchum]] caught a [[Ash's Noctowl|Shiny Noctowl]] while on his travels through [[Johto]]. It also seems to be about half the size of other Noctowls.
 
*[[Noctowl]]: [[Ash Ketchum]] caught a [[Ash's Noctowl|Shiny Noctowl]] while on his travels through [[Johto]]. It also seems to be about half the size of other Noctowls.
 
*[[Shuckle]]: While in [[Johto]], [[Ash]] and co. discovered a Shiny [[Shuckle]].
 
*[[Shuckle]]: While in [[Johto]], [[Ash]] and co. discovered a Shiny [[Shuckle]].
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* [[Magikarp]]: Was seen briefly in the episode "Judgement Day".
 
* [[Magikarp]]: Was seen briefly in the episode "Judgement Day".
 
* [[Dustox]]: [[Jessie's Dustox]] fell in love with a male Shiny [[Dustox]] and then was released similar to how [[Ash]] released his [[Butterfree]]. (Except [[Jessie]] smashed [[Dustox]]'s [[Poké Ball]] so it could go with its true love)
 
* [[Dustox]]: [[Jessie's Dustox]] fell in love with a male Shiny [[Dustox]] and then was released similar to how [[Ash]] released his [[Butterfree]]. (Except [[Jessie]] smashed [[Dustox]]'s [[Poké Ball]] so it could go with its true love)
* [[Metagross]]: In the episode "Noodles! Roamin' Off", James in Team Rocket went out to see this strangely colored Metagross that people had been talking about, and was promptly attacked by the shiny Metagross.
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* [[Shiny Metagross]]: In the episode "Noodles! Roamin' Off", James in Team Rocket went out to see this strangely colored Metagross that people had been talking about, and was promptly attacked by the shiny Metagross.
 
* A [[Ditto]] in "Dealing With Fierce Double Ditto Drama" was shiny.
 
* A [[Ditto]] in "Dealing With Fierce Double Ditto Drama" was shiny.
 
* [[Ariados]]: In the Special Episode "Dawn's New Journey", Dawn and Cinco encountered a swarm of Ariados as well as a shiny one using Psychic so the others could wrap Dawn and the others with String Shot.
 
* [[Ariados]]: In the Special Episode "Dawn's New Journey", Dawn and Cinco encountered a swarm of Ariados as well as a shiny one using Psychic so the others could wrap Dawn and the others with String Shot.
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* [[Hydreigon]] owned by [[Carlita]] in [[Pokémon Movies|White, Victini, and Reshiram.]] It is used in the tournament In that movie.
 
* [[Hydreigon]] owned by [[Carlita]] in [[Pokémon Movies|White, Victini, and Reshiram.]] It is used in the tournament In that movie.
 
* [[Golurk]] owned by [[Carlita]] in [[MS014: Pokémon The Movie - Black: Victini and Reshiram / White: Victini and Zekrom|White: Victini and Zekrom]]. It was used to guard Juanita's trailer that contained Victini dolls and candy.
 
* [[Golurk]] owned by [[Carlita]] in [[MS014: Pokémon The Movie - Black: Victini and Reshiram / White: Victini and Zekrom|White: Victini and Zekrom]]. It was used to guard Juanita's trailer that contained Victini dolls and candy.
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* [[Onix]]: The Pokemon was seen near the end in, "Expedition to Onix Island" after [[Meloetta]] uses her song to calm down the other attacking Onix. It seemed to have been the leader of the Onix.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* In [[Generation II]] games shiny Pokémon are, on average, slightly stronger than their normal colored counterparts. However, this is not true for later generations.
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* In [[Generation II]] games shiny Pokémon can be slightly stronger than their normal coloured counterparts. However, this is not true for later generations.
* If you evolve a shiny Pokémon it still remains shiny.
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* There are examples of Pokémon which, although colored differently, are not officially shiny, such as gender or form differences in regular coloring such as in Hippowdon, Jellicent, and Gastrodon. However, these are not shiny variants, but each gender or form will have its own shiny colour that differs from the usual colour for their gender or form.
* There are examples of Pokémon which, although coloured differently, are not officially shiny, such as the female Hippowdon being black in color (as their coloration differs from the shiny variant).
 
 
* The first alternately colored [[Pokémon]] to appear in the anime series was seen by [[Ash]] in the first season when he released his [[Ash's Butterfree|Butterfree]] so it could find a mate.
 
* The first alternately colored [[Pokémon]] to appear in the anime series was seen by [[Ash]] in the first season when he released his [[Ash's Butterfree|Butterfree]] so it could find a mate.
 
*In ''[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team]]'', two [[Kecleon]] own a shop in the town square. One is a dark purple color.
 
*In ''[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team]]'', two [[Kecleon]] own a shop in the town square. One is a dark purple color.
* The Pokémon which reside in parts of the [[Orange Islands]] are colored differently to other Pokémon. The color changes are due to climate and natural adaption according to [[Professor Ivy]].
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* The Pokémon which reside in parts of the [[Orange Islands]] are coloured differently to other Pokémon. The color changes are due to climate and natural adaption according to [[Professor Ivy]].
*  In the Anime, "The Island of the Pink Pokemon" was just that- apparently, eating the berries there turned pokemon pink. Ash's Pikachu was temporarily pink due to this.
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*  In the Anime, "In the Pink" was just that apparently, eating the berries there turned Pokemon pink. However, if the Pokemon stopped eating the berries, they would discontinue being pink. Ash's Pikachu was temporarily pink due to this.
   
== Gallery==
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==Gallery==
<gallery>
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{{Gallery Box-Small|<gallery captionalign="centre" position="centre" widths="180px">
A shiny aand a regular ditto.jpg
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Ash Noctowl.png
Shiny magneton in anime.jpg
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Lance_Red_Gyarados.png
Ash's shiny nocto in animewl.jpg
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Clair_Druddigon.png
Ash's shiny noctowl.jpg
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Shiny-magneton.png
The red gyrarados in anime.jpg
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Winona Swellow.png
Shiny-ariados.png
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Shiny-donphan.png
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Shiny Metagross.png
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Austin Dustox.png
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Ditto_Number_2.png
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Raikou M13.png
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Entei M13.png
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Suicune M13.png
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Carlita Hydreigon White.png
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Juanita Golurk Black.png
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Shiny_Onix.png
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Red Genesect.png
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Shiny Ariados anime.png
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</gallery>}}
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==Non-standard alternate coloration==
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<gallery>
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Pink Butterfree.png
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Crystal Onix.png
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Madison's Kecleon.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
*http://www.psypokes.com/lab/shiny.php
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http://www.psypokes.com/lab/shiny.php
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http://www.serebii.net/games/shiny.shtml
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[[es:Pokémon variocolor]]
 
[[Category:Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Pokémon]]

Latest revision as of 03:57, October 13, 2014

Ethan encounters a Shiny Charizard

Ethan encounters a Shiny Charizard.

Shiny Pokémon (Japanese: ポケモンの光る Pokémon no Hikaru) are Pokémon with different coloration than the normal versions of the Pokémon although they have no stat differences at all. Shiny Pokémon have been included since Generation II in Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version in which the first shiny Pokémon that was introduced was a Red Gyarados. Shiny Pokémon are considered very rare. The term "shiny" is a reference to their difference in color and their sparkling animation and sound effect when they enter into battle. The term was unofficial prior to Generation V, when the Pokédex began cataloging shiny Pokémon and using the term itself.

Comparison Edit

The color change can be anywhere from very noticeable, e.g. Charizard:

006bw

Normal Charizard sprite

006-1

Shiny Charizard sprite

Other shiny Pokemon are very similar to their normal versions, such as Clefable.

036bw

Normal Clefable sprite

036-1bw

Shiny Clefable sprite

Encountering Edit

In Generation II, a Pokemon randomly assigned 5 integers between 0 and 15 to determine their base stats. (HP, Attack, Defense, Special, and Speed) If all 5 numbers are equal to 10, the Pokemon's color scheme will be set to 0. The chance of seeing a shiny Pokémon is 1 in every 8192, or 0.0122%. From Generation III onwards, shiny Pokémon are determined by other factors such as the Trainer ID number and the personality value of the Pokémon. Despite this change, the odds of randomly encountering a shiny Pokemon is still 1 in 8192.

MethodsEdit

There are a few different methods to increase your chances of obtaining a shiny Pokémon.

Chaining (Gen IV, and VI)Edit

This method uses the Pokéradar in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl , Pokemon Platinum, and Pokemon X and Y to encounter chains of the same Pokémon. Here's a few tips (Non-Gen VI):

  • If the bush just shakes, it is a Sinnoh Pokémon.
  • If the bush has a whitish shake, it might be a non-native Pokémon.
  • Never use it in water, caves, or tall grass.
  • The bush with the same type of shake as the first Pokémon you battled that is the farthest away within a four by four grid is most likely the same Pokémon.
  • The likelihood of finding a shiny Pokemon increases as your chain increases, maxing out at 40. Pulsing, sparkling grass indicates a Shiny Pokemon is in that bush.

Masuda Method (Gen IV-VI)Edit

To use this method you must breed two Pokemon from games in different languages. Using this method improves your odds of hatching a shiny Pokemon from 1/8192 to 1/2048 or 1/1365.3, in Generation IV or Generation V, respectively. This method was the brainchild of Junichi Masuda, director of GameFreak.

Soft Reset (Useful for Legendaries and Shiny Starters (Gen. II to Gen. VI))Edit

One method which is easy enough (but often very time consuming) works for starters and most Legendary Pokémon. Basically, the method is to stand in front of the legendary Pokémon you will catch/starter you will take and save. If you don't get a shiny when you get your starter/battle the legendary, soft reset the game by pressing A+B+Start+Select on the GBA and L+R+Start+Select on the DS. This method can often require over 1000 resets before you get a shiny, however with enough dedication and patience your efforts will pay off.

In-Game Shiny PokémonEdit

In-game shiny Pokémon are met as part of the main story in some Pokémon games. For example, the Red Gyarados appears in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal Versions, and in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions as part of a story arc, and can be caught in a way similar to most legendary Pokémon.

In FireRed and LeafGreen, a Trainer with a shiny Espeon can be battled inside the Trainer Tower on one of the Sevii Islands. There is also another trainer with a shiny Meowth.

In Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2, the player can catch a Shiny Haxorus in the post-story. The player can also receive a Shiny Gible in Black 2 and a Shiny Dratini in White 2.

AnimeEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In Generation II games shiny Pokémon can be slightly stronger than their normal coloured counterparts. However, this is not true for later generations.
  • There are examples of Pokémon which, although colored differently, are not officially shiny, such as gender or form differences in regular coloring such as in Hippowdon, Jellicent, and Gastrodon. However, these are not shiny variants, but each gender or form will have its own shiny colour that differs from the usual colour for their gender or form.
  • The first alternately colored Pokémon to appear in the anime series was seen by Ash in the first season when he released his Butterfree so it could find a mate.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, two Kecleon own a shop in the town square. One is a dark purple color.
  • The Pokémon which reside in parts of the Orange Islands are coloured differently to other Pokémon. The color changes are due to climate and natural adaption according to Professor Ivy.
  •  In the Anime, "In the Pink" was just that apparently, eating the berries there turned Pokemon pink. However, if the Pokemon stopped eating the berries, they would discontinue being pink. Ash's Pikachu was temporarily pink due to this.

GalleryEdit




Non-standard alternate colorationEdit

ReferencesEdit

http://www.psypokes.com/lab/shiny.php

http://www.serebii.net/games/shiny.shtml

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