– Greetings Pokefans! Michael here andthe recent event in Pokémon Sword and Shield where Magikarp Raids werespawning all over the place with a dramatically increasedchance of being Shiny, got me thinking about ShinyPokémon that are easy to get.
So, I thought it wouldbe fun to go through every single main seriesPokémon game and figure out what the easiest Shiny Pokémonto find are in all of them.
The only real disclaimer Ihave is that event distribution Shiny Pokémon like theShiny Zygarde you can get from an event, don't count.
You're not finding thoseShiny Pokémon in game you're being giventhem via the internet.
So, don't forget tosubscribe to my channel so I can hit that big onemillion sub-milestone soon and lets get startedwith Generation I.
The games being Red, Blue and Yellow.
Now I know what a lotof you are thinking, how can there be an easiestShiny Pokémon in Generation I, when Shiny Pokémon didn'texist until Generation II.
Well, first off, it ispossible for a Pokémon captured in a Generation Igame to become Shiny when it's transferred toa later generation game.
Back then Shininess wasdetermined by the Pokémon's IVs.
So, if a Pokémon foundin Generation I happens to have the right IVs, it would then turnShiny when transferred to a game that coulddisplay that Shininess.
This is true in boththe original versions of the Gen 1 gameswhere they can be traded to a Gen 2 game, and in the virtual consoleversion of the Gen 1 games where the Pokémon can then betransferred to Pokémon Bank.
So, we've established thatShiny Pokémon can technically be found in Gen 1.
However, there's notreally any of them that are particularlyeasy to get.
The odds are about onein 8192 across the board and there's no methodsto increase that.
In fact there'sactually some locations like caves for example wherethe IVs that you can find the Pokémon withare predetermined, meaning they can never be Shiny.
However, there is actuallya sort of glitch method that can give youa guaranteed Shiny in the Generation I games.
But there's two catchesthat go along with it, the first is that you alreadyhave to have a Pokémon you know to be Shinyin a Generation I game.
And the other is that the onlyPokémon you can make Shiny via this method is Ditto.
The method is kind of quirky.
First off as I said, you need a ShinyPokémon in a Gen 1 game that you know tobe Shiny already, meaning it has the correct IVs.
The easiest way to get thisis by trading the red Gyarados from a Gen 2 gameinto a Gen 1 game.
Once it's in the Gen 1game you teach it Mimic via the use of a TM.
You then enter a wildbattle with a Ditto and use Mimic first therefore teachingyour Gyarados Transform for the duration of that battle.
But Ditto will then transforminto your Shiny Gyarados, then all you haveto do is wait until the Ditto uses Transformfor a second time, which it knows becauseyour Gyarados used Mimic before the Dittotransformed the first time.
Because of a quirk inthe coding of the game when the Ditto transformsfor a second time, it not only copiesthe appearance andstats and movesets of the Gyarados but italso permanently copies the Gyarados's IVs or DVs asthey were called in Gen 1.
Therefore when you catch it, it has the necessary IVsto activate Shininess.
So, when you transferit back to a Gen 2 game it will be a Shiny Ditto.
So, it's a convoluted andkind of difficult method to execute that requirestwo devices and two games, but it is still possible and arelatively easy Shiny Pokémon to get comparedto just full odds in the rest of the gameand then having to transfer those Pokémon to anothergame to figure out if they're Shiny.
So, therefore the easiest ShinyPokémon in the Gen 1 games is the double transform Ditto.
Now on to Generation II and as many of youprobably anticipated, the easiest ShinyPokémon to find is the red Gyarados.
It's the first everguaranteed Shiny Pokémon, and you are actually requiredto battle it to progress in the story in all threeGeneration II games.
It doesn't get easierto find than that.
Now I know that some of youthink that the red Gyarados shouldn't count becauseit's guaranteed.
I personally thinkit should count which is why it is theentry for this generation.
But to appease those of youwho think it should not count, I'll go over the easiestShiny Pokémon in Gen 2 that are not guaranteed.
In Gold and Silver versions, the easiest Shiny Pokémon to find that are notthe red Gyarados, are babies bredfrom a Shiny parent.
Since Shininess isdetermined by IVs and parents can pass theirIVs down to their offspring, the babies end up with a muchhigher chance of being Shiny that works out tobe about one in 64.
If your red Gyarados is male, you can createShiny breeding trees to get higher odds Shiny Pokémon for almost 200different species.
The Pokémon that canin no way connect to Gyarados's egg groupsare those in the Mineral, Amorphous andUndiscovered groups, plus the Pokémonthat are always male because you can't breed them, since breeding anything witha Ditto didn't exist yet.
Now this is true inCrystal version as well, but they're not theeasiest Shiny Pokémon that are not red Gyarados in that game because ofan even easier method, the odd egg.
It's a gift egg that youreceive that will hatch into one of sevendifferent baby Pokémon, all of which have asubstantially increased chance to be Shiny.
In the Japanese versionof the game you have an astounding 50% chanceof hatching a Shiny Pokémon from the odd egg.
In the internationalversions the chances dropped to only 14% but that'sstill really high, about one in seven.
That chance isnot evenly divided among all possiblehatched Pokémon though.
So, in the end the Shiny Pokémonyou are most likely to get on any given hatch areShiny Igglybuff and Cleffa, which have a 3% chance eachof hatching from the odd egg.
All right so thatwraps up Generation II.
I still think redGyarados counts as the easiest Shiny Pokémon but I've coveredthe other bases too to appease hopefullymore of you.
Now on to thenGeneration III games and in all five of them, there really aren't anyShiny Pokémon that are easier to find than just theblanket full odds.
There's no methodsto increase your odds and there's noguaranteed Shiny Pokémon, so the easiest and alsohardest Shiny Pokémon to find in the Gen3 are all of them.
Although I should note thereare two small exceptions.
The first is that there aresome guaranteed Shiny Pokémon in Trainer Tower inFireRed and LeafGreen but they're trainer's Pokémon, so you can't catch them.
So, those don't count.
The second exception alsooccurs on Seven Island within FireRed and LeafGreen and it has to do with Unown.
But dear God, it's complicated.
The very simplified summaryis that the Shiny odds and the Unown formsare both determined by their personality values which is a complicatedsecret data point.
As a result ofthis, the Shiny odds for different Unownforms vary wildly and they're also notconsistent between games because they are also impacted by the trainer ID and secret ID.
In short, different Unownforms have different Shiny odds in different games that can getas good as about one in 5000 or as bad as aboutone in 18, 000.
So, it is super complicated and also super inconsistent.
So therefore, I don't thinkthey should count as any easier than just the blanketfull odds Pokémon.
Now onto Generation IV.
First I'll cover the easy one.
The red Gyarados inHeartGold and SoulSilver.
It makes its return ina very similar fashion to its first appearance, a guaranteed Shiny thatyou have to battle.
Like was the casein Generation II, it doesn't get easier than that.
Meanwhile, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum do not have anyguaranteed Shiny Pokémon but they didintroduce two methods that can make it easierto find Shiny Pokémon.
Only one of these methods isin HeartGold and SoulSilver but since those gameshave red Gyarados, the red long boywins on those games.
The first is one that manyof you have probably heard of and have probably evenused it at some point, that being the Masuda method.
If two parents in thedaycare originates from two differentlanguage games, their offspring have adramatically increased chance of being Shiny.
In the Generation IV games, the Masuda method oddsare about one in 1683.
If you don't think thered Gyarados should count as the easiest Shiny Pokémonin HeartGold and SoulSilver, then Masuda methodPokémon are the easiest in those games.
However, the Sinnoh gameshave a second method that HeartGold andSoulSilver do not, that being the PokéRadar.
This method requires abit of skill and practice but if you are ableto get a 40 chain, each shaking grass patch hasShiny odds of about one in 200.
Since you can see a maximum of four grass patchesshaking at one time, this results in an effectiverate of about one in 50.
Therefore, PokéRadar ShinyPokémon are the easiest to get in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum because odds of aboutone in 50 are way better than the Gen 4Masuda method odds.
Also before I move onfrom Generation IV, I should acknowledgedthat there is a glitch that has to do withusing Cute Charm that can result in dramaticallyincreased Shiny odds of like one in threeor something like that.
However, it can only be done for certain trainerIDs and secret IDs, so if you start your gameand you don't have those IDs, then you can't do the method.
So, I didn't thinkthat should count because it doesn't applyto every single save file.
Now onto Generation V, starting with Black and White, games which do not have anyguaranteed Shiny Pokémon.
The only method ofincreasing Shiny odds in Black and Whiteis the Masuda method which returns from Gen 4.
In fact, it actuallyhad its odds boosted of from about one in 1600 to about one in 1365.
However, Gen 5 alsointroduced the Shiny Charm, which you can get if youcomplete the National Pokédex, no small feat, and thatboost the Shiny odds from Masuda method even more, increasing them toabout one in 1024.
So, while it's difficultto get the Shiny Charm, it does make the ShinyPokémon easier to find, so, therefore, the easiestShiny Pokémon in Black and White are Shiny CharmMasuda method Pokémon.
Black 2 and White2 would be the same but these games featuredguaranteed Shiny Pokémon.
In both games, you canget a Shiny Haxorus in the Nature Preserve, which you can access onceyou've seen every Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex.
In Black 2 you can get aShiny Gible as a reward for beating Bengain Black Tower, and then White 2 youcan get a Shiny Dratini for beating him inWhite Treehollow.
Of course, if you don't think guaranteed ShinyPokémon should count, then Masuda methodis the easiest one in Black 2 and White 2 as well.
Now moving on to Generation VI, which boosted Shiny odds acrossthe board for all Pokémon from one in 8192 to one in 4096.
So, all Shiny Pokémongot easier to find but there were still methods that made Shiny Pokémonmuch easier to find.
First in X and Y, the PokéRadar returns but we don't haveas clear of data on it as we do forthe Gen 4 version and there are multiple variablesthat make things different.
While it can result ineasier Shiny Pokémon, I can't count it as the easiest because we don'thave the specifics.
The Friend Safarihas increased odds, having about one in819 without Shiny Charm and one in 585 with it.
The Masuda method is stillbetter than that though because of the boostto the full odds, the Masuda method odds wereincreased to one in 683 and with the Shiny Charm, they go all the wayup to one in 512.
But none of thesemethods can hold a candle to chain fishing.
As you reel in more and moreof the same species in a row, your Shiny oddsincrease with each bite.
Those odds cap at a chain of 20, giving you a Shinyrate of about 1%.
That is an excellent Shiny rate, that is so good thatgetting the Shiny Charm only increases the odds fromabout one in 100 to one in 95.
So chain fishing Pokémon are by far the easiest ShinyPokémon in X and Y.
In OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire, instead of the PokéRadar, they have the DexNav whichcan boost Shiny odds, but it's complicated.
If one of you canunderstand this paragraph, that's great, but basicallyall I can gather is that as you get to search levelsin these several hundreds, you are increasing your oddsby 0.
01% every 100 or so.
Also apparently it'll randomlygive you way better odds at random points in the middle? It's a mess that Ibarely understand but even so it'sstill clear to me that it would takeyou a really long time to get to Shiny odds of 1% where with chain fishing, you can get there in only 20.
So, chain fishing Pokémonare the easiest Shiny Pokémon in OmegaRuby andAlphaSapphire as well.
Therefore, being theeasiest in all of Gen 6.
Now onto Generation VIIstarting with Sun and Moon.
Masuda method does make a return with the same oddsas Generation VI, but there's another method that has even easierShiny Pokémon, that being SOS battles.
Once you've had 31successful SOS calls, your Shiny odds areabout one in 315 without the Shiny Charmand one in 273 with it.
The chain number resetswhen you hit 255, but you can get it backto a full 31 chain at 286.
Therefore, theeasiest Shiny Pokémon in Sun and Moon areSOS-called Pokémon.
In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the SOS battlingmethod still exists and is actually a bit better since it doesn't resetyour chain at 255.
However, there isanother new method that makes Shiny Pokémoneven easier to find by a lot, that being the Ultra Warp Ride.
Depending on how far you fly, the number of rings ofthe wormhole you enter, and whether or not you'vecaught the legendaries, you can get fantastic Shinyodds for the non-legendary and non-Ultra Beast Pokémon.
Max level wormholes areguaranteed to give legends, but if you'vecaught all of them, those flower-shapedwormholes can give you a Shiny rate of up to 36%, which is ridiculous.
The Shiny Charm doesnot impact these odds.
Ultra Warp Ride ShinyPokémon are so easy to get that it didn't take me very long to get at least oneof all 20 species.
So, if you've neverran a Shiny Pokémon and you want one to get one, just do the UltraWarp Ride a few times.
You're gonna get one.
And finally for Gen 7, Let's Go Pikachuand Let's Go Eevee.
Since these gamesdon't feature breeding, there is no Masuda method, so the only method ofincreasing your Shiny chances is the Catch Combo method.
This is the table ofthe various chances, which as you can seemax out at one in 273.
Therefore the easiest ShinyPokémon are catch combo Pokémon.
And finally is Gen 8, where the easiest Shiny Pokémon for the duration ofthe New Year's event were Shiny Magikarp.
Every time an eventraid den spawned, it had an 8% chance of bringingup a Shiny Magikarp raid, which was great! I ended up with seven of them.
But now that the event is over, the easiest ShinyPokémon instead are Masuda method-bred Pokémonwhich have the same odds as they've had since Gen 6.
The number-battledmethod is still bugged at the time ofrecording this video, so it gives you worsteffective on Masuda method but even if it wasn't bugged, it would still giveyou about the same odds as the Masuda methodat the highest level.
So, Masuda methodPokémon are the easiest in Sword and Shield right now.
So to recap, theeasiest Shiny Pokémon in every main series game are: the double-TransformDitto in Gen 1, the red Gyarados in Gen 2, any of them in Gen 3, PokéRadar Pokémon inDiamond, Pearl, and Platinum, the red Gyarados inHeartGold and SoulSilver, Masuda method bred Pokémonin Black and White, the Shiny Gible in Black 2, the Shiny Dratini in White 2, and the Nature PreserveShiny Haxorus in both, chain fished Pokémon in Gen 6, SOS Pokémon in Sun and Moon, Ultra Warp Ride Pokémon inUltra Sun and Ultra Moon, Catch combo'dPokémon in Let's Go, and a Magikarp for a bit but now a Masuda methodPokémon in Sword and Shield.
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