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Step 1: Choose which Shiny Pokemon you want

Pretty much any wild Pokemon that appears in grassy areas is a candidate for Shiny hunting, but some are easier to find than others. When you're first starting out, we recommend that you try for a "swarm" Pokemon, as these seem to be the easiest to chain using the Poke Radar. Once you've obtained the National Dex, talk to Lucas's/Dawn's sister in Sandgem Town and she'll tell you which Pokemon is swarming that day and where to find it.

Step 2: Find a good place to start chaining

You'll want to find as large a grassy spot as possible, preferably one that covers most of the screen. It's also a good idea to chain in an area without weather effects like rain, snow, or sandstorm, because this can make it difficult to see which patches of grass wiggle when you use the Poke Radar.



Above: We found this Shiny Shinx in this large grassy patch just north of Sandgem Town on Route 202

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40 comments

  • seantay1999 - December 29, 2011 5:40 p.m.

    Thanks!!! This helps ALOT! =D
  • Scirs457 - July 4, 2011 6:32 p.m.

    whats chaining?I mean in pokemon?
  • Darkfox - May 27, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    Well I Found A Shiny Zubat (Rt. 204, Lvl. 4) And A Shiny Machoke (Acuity Lakefront, Lvl. 34?? I Think?) Anyways.... This Was All Completely Random!! I Just Started A New Game, And I Found My Shiny Zubat, Before I Got My Frist Gym Badge :D ... So I Don't Think The National Dex Is All That Important To Find Shinys.
  • Fatalis123 - March 30, 2011 10:40 p.m.

    I got like to chain 59 and dont even see any shiny patch.
  • mike032592 - March 7, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    I've been playing pokemon since the very begining and I still have yet to see a single shiny pokemon, aside from the red gyarados. Hopefully this helps me catch one.
  • jason-shackelford - July 24, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    Dont worry when i saw my first shiny i had no clue what it was and had no pokeballs to catch it. it was an ekens in pokemon yellow. Now that i know what it is im kinda sad XD
  • xdeidarax - January 11, 2011 12:35 a.m.

    You don't always have to do this...I found a shiny Ponyta and Tentacruel through sheer luck.
  • Chaoscoolperson - November 9, 2010 12:14 a.m.

    my friend was playing heartgold soulsilver. he didn't understand the appeal of shinies and killed the garyados raging in the lake. then he went to the dragon cave and found a golden magicarp. I'm like you ARE SO LUCKY! I actually met him over pokemon. oh well i always luck out and get a female starter without trying... I'll have to try this guide sometime. Thanks GR!
  • MonkeyNinja - August 9, 2010 8:19 p.m.

    Must give this a try later.
  • ObsessionWithEdgeworth - June 1, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    ...pfft... I got a shiny Seaking by ACCIDENT! I forgotted to use a repel, to stop the annoying low level water pokemon, and I found a shiny seaking (Pokemon SS)
  • Noahguy1234 - March 17, 2010 9:32 p.m.

    I was playing my FireRed game before and I found a shiny Weedle, but I didn't know what shiny Pokemon were. I seriously didn't feel like battling, so I ran away. I wasn't seeing any Weedle's that looked the same, so I thought it was special. I went looking for it for like a whole day and I had no idea there was such a low chance I would find it. I feel retarded right now.
  • SlayingRavage - March 14, 2010 7:04 a.m.

    or u could just do what i did and buy a action replay and get 100% shiny and then there is no mucking around including starters, legends, trade and i can get darkrai and others just by going into the pokemart
  • random3180 - March 9, 2010 6:55 p.m.

    I got a golden graveler on the pokemon league side of victory rode right as I entered the cave, its lvl 35
  • hehehe - February 15, 2010 12:56 a.m.

    ya, this isnt working for me... but of course, i have no patience
  • annilator - December 1, 2009 5:29 a.m.

    i was just walking in spring path and i found a shiny golduck and im like o wow thats shoking and i had a gallade out:) and im like low health and it killed it and im like u basterd
  • krazy22r - October 15, 2009 9:48 p.m.

    hopefully this will let me get more shinies to go with my only shiny pokemon sandslash. he looks really cool though.
  • pokedude123 - October 3, 2009 3:43 p.m.

    yeah i finally got my shiny ralts thx!
  • Firesonic999 - November 30, 2008 4:54 p.m.

    omg.....lol this works holy crap!!!
  • boracena2008 - September 22, 2008 6:54 a.m.

    THIS ACTUALLY WORKS. I KILLED LIKE 31 DONPHANS BUT THEN THIS GUEDUDE CAME OUT. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME
  • chiz - September 23, 2008 12:37 a.m.

    you can get shiny legends if you save before you fight and keep reseting eventually it will be shiny

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