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>In the TCG, shiny Pokémon are called "shining" Pokémon.

Yes and no. There's "shining" cards, "crystal" cards, and the new ones that don't have a collecive name but are denoted by a star on them (so are commonly called "stars" or "shining stars")

>If you evolve a shiny pokemon, will it stay shiny? Therequiembellishere 19:05, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes, although sometimes the coloration of it will change. Shiny Charmeleon changes from off-red to a black Charizard, for instance. --Zeta 21:05, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

It's the same as a red Charmeleon becoming an orange Charizard. Regular becomes regular, shiny becomes shiny. It's another status like the nature. Tom Temprotran 00:05, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry but the Kecleon seen in EP205 is not a shiny pokémon. To my knowledge an alternate colored Kecleon is turquoise not purple. -- Kenji-girl

If it's not a normally-coloured Pokémon it must, logically, be an alternately-coloured Pokémon. It doesn't matter if it doesn't match the precise alternate colouration of the games. - 振霖T 10:45, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Technically, yes; "alternately colored" means, technically, it's simply a different color. "Shiny" is a different story, however. Urutapu 18:27, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Those purple Kecleon are like that because... they're Kecleon, simple as it sounds. Not sure how to word it in the article, but it's not surprising that a chameleon Pokémon can have color variations, either because the interpretation of its traits is to blend with its surroundings (field Kecleon, pinball, anime) or changing its type via Color Change. This is too similar to discussing the Crystal Pokédex entry for Smeargle --Johans 20:54, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Breeding chance in Gen IV

Though I haven't found any definite sources, apparently the odds of breeding a shiny pokemon to have a shiny offspring is 1/8192, as much as finding a regular shiny. Is this true? If so, this renders Shiny dittos practically useless. Razor 07:18, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

As useless as shiny Pokemon are regularly, but yes. It's the same odds as it would be with a regular Pokemon. --Porygon 09:44, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Though really, a shiny Pokémon is no more useless than a regular one, since it's no longer determined on stats. --TTEchidna 17:44, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

the chances are exactly the same - its only in GSC that its a 1/64 of a shiny parents egg being shiny user: adambesthythe

Shiny Pokemon

Would it be worth it if we put in a Section or even a whole new page that showed a normal Pokemon's sprite along with it's Shiny sprite image? Tesh 17:11, 13 July 2007 (UTC) I think it is a good idea because it would be interesting to see.Tesh 10:05, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Include 4th Gen formulas?

I think this article should include the formulas for determining whether or not a pokemon is shiny from its MAP and OT IDs. Any objections? Also, the probability of obtaining a shiny in Gens 3/4 should be corrected to the correct value, 1/8192, not 2/65025. Where did that number come from, anyway? --Reuvens 22:15, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

I think the second number is the chance that a Pokémon will contract Pokérus. :/ Good idea, by the way. -- Umbee 19:52, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

I think I've found the source of this ridiculous number, after a little bit of futzing. 256^2 is 65536, and the chance of encountering a shiny is 8/65536. However, 255^2 is 65025, and so it's possible that someone hit a wrong button on their calculator when trying to calculate chances. Unfortunately, I doubt that figuring any of this out is going to change the fact that a whole bunch of people are now misreporting the odds as 2/65025 simply by virtue of it previously being on Bulbapedia. Hopefully it'll die out soon.-- Reuvens 01:12, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Shiny Egg?

If a shiny pokemon has an egg, will the pokemon that hatches from the egg be shiny? Ryguy

In Generation II, there was a sort of "gene" system where a shiny's offspring would more likely be shiny. However, Generation III got rid of that system. You have the same chances of finding a wild shiny as hatching a shiny, whether the parent was shiny or not.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 22:32, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

It was the legendary Red Snorlax

Look, I know Shiny Snorlax are blue, but the Snorlax in Training Daze was the legendary Red Snorlax. It wasn't a real Snorlax, because it turns out in the end that the Snorlax was Viper, the Drill Sergeant of the Team Rocket Academy in disguise.

Mystery Dungeon Shinies

Rumor has it that you can get shinies in Mystery Dungeon 2... specifically, a shiny Celebi mission or something. Anybody have Time Version to back this up? TinaTheKirliaFile:281MS.gif 21:52, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

  • You can't get shinies in PMD2, however, you do come across a Shiny Celebi in the future world in the main plot of the game. Otherwise, no, you can't get them. --Ricco 15:27, 1 February 2008 (UTC)


Can the revived fossils in Gen IV be shiny if you try enough? Or is it preset when you first give the guy the fossil? File:Ani164MS.gifShiny?! 01:17, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

If by "try enough" you mean "give him enough fossils". I think it's preset when you give him the fossil, so just save before doing so, give him the fossil, run out, back in, see if it's shiny, soft reset, repeat. TTEchidna 22:29, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Shiny ditto

If you have a ditto that is shiny and it uses transform does the pokéemon it transforms into be shiny?--File:Ani052MS.gifFile:Ani300MS.gifFile:Ani431MS.gifkittenchild and her discoveryFile:Ani264MS.gif 01:24, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Yes. However, if the Pokémon you trasform into is shiny, and Ditto/Mew is not, it'll be regular. 281Tinaδ282 01:26, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

will it bread shinny Pokemon? Cerberus

No. That's only in II, unfortunatly. I kept breeding my Vaporeon with a shiny Wooper, in hopes that I'd get a shiny Eevee, but 150 eggs later I gave up. Fail! :p Tina δ 16:05, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

No. 486TESH377TALK378FUN379 16:05, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Rats. Cerberus 13:56, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Starly clock

Wasn't the clock Dawn owned in DP001 a shiny starly??? --70pxFile:Spr 3e 132.gifTheryguy512 File:Trozeiani025.gif 01:29, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

So would shiny Noctowl be 光る ヨルノズク? 164sMS.pngShiny?! 20:38, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Hikaru Yorunozuku? I think so. Google's translation officially says "lucent". however. TTEchidna 22:36, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
I wouldn't trust Google's translations if my life depended on it. :[--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 05:30, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

The Prima guides

As well as using other non-explicit terms from the game such as Effort values, Volume 2 of the Diamond & Pearl Prima guide mentions shiny Pokémon and even mentions the possibility of getting those Pokémon easily via the Poké Radar. I know those guides are authorized by Nintendo because they are sold by PokemonCenter. However, how much of the content is "official"? --Johans 20:54, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Question for G/S/C you need a shiny Ditto to pass on shiny genes, or does it work for any shiny in Gold and Silver? Right now, I'm breeding a male Red Gyarados with a female Dratini, so I can get a shiny one, but halfway through riding on the bike through Route 34 and Goldenrod, I forgot whether shininess is only passed down through a Ditto, or any shiny. Bah! If someone could clear this up for me, it'd be appreciated! Tina δ281 18:49, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Hmmm... I think the shiny gene is passed through any shiny Pokémon. A shiny Ditto is widely used for breeding shinies because it can breed with anything. User:Tesh/Signature 18:54, 28 February 2008 (UTC)


i have a question in gen IV, will every trainer see a shiny pokémon ssoner or later? i had a green and blue tentacool once, but i erased my file am i done for shiny pokémon?

idk but once i saw a shiny Girafarig once . and i also hatched a shiny happiny. from that happiny egg from the hiker and it was shiny, but once it evolved it was regular. has this ever happened before on pokémon game history, or is it my game, or is it a glitch????0.o

Foreign Aid

"rare colored Pokemon's Egg can be found little easier"

That line is from . It talks about the GTS and the benefits of using Pokemon from another country. Among these is "Rare Colored Pokemon's Egg can be found little easier." I'm surprised it isn't noted here yet... does anyone have any additional information?--PikamasterADV 04:44, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

I luv Mathmatics

Someone help me please... I don't understand those complex formulas (sorry). Can someone explain me in english this thing? If I catch a pokemon 25 times (all of them with different personalities) will 1 be shiny or not? Hfc2x 18:52, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

The answer is simple. No. It's a one out of 8192 chance of being shiny, not 1 out of 25. Tina δ281 19:15, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
But what does a pokemon need to be shiny? (that was the correct question :P) how does the personality affect that? Hfc2x 19:46, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
The personality value is a hidden value anyway; it's not the nature. It determines it, like it determines gender, Wurmple's evolution, and so on. But they're all unrelated. Shininess is also determined by the Trainer's ID number, I believe. So there's likely very few possible gender/final form/nature combos for a shiny Wurmple. TTEchidnaFire echy 20:15, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


If a Pokemon is shiny, would it have higher stats than a normal Pokemon, or would they just be just another Pokemon, but a different color? Zapdos 20:58, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Only in GS it would have different ("better") stats. Tina δ281 21:03, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Not really "better", just "specific" stats. It'd have all 10's except in Def. and Sp.Def, I think, while the max is 15. In Gen III and IV, though, it has the same random stats any Pokémon does. TTEchidnaFire echy 22:13, 27 March 2008 (UTC)