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Hello, 

 

New player here.. Can someone tell me best tips for hunting shiny pokemons?

What ways are there and what are the odds?

 

Is there any tier list for Shiny pokemons and what are most rare Shiny pokemons?

 

Thanks in advance!

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sweet scent, leppas, patience. No secret or tips, just time.

Rarest are uniques, and rare uniques, starters being a good example, or fossils, there's more, you can search through pokedex to find them.

Odds are well... dynamic, nobody knows the exact odds on any shiny.

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Thanks for answering.. I am total noob.. I only played Pokemon X on 3DS and i used breeding for shiny hunting.. Can you explain in more details? Where can i find berrys and that move? What pokemons can i should use etc..

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You can get leppa berries from gtl or you can plant your own

 

The pokemon you use depends on what poke you decide on hunting.

 

for example if you're hunting growlithe in pokemon mansion it is common to bring a pokemon with clear body or hyper cutter so you dont get intimidated 5x every horde, or if you're hunting heracross its smart to bring Octillery or cradily because Beautifly hordes also spawn there and they have whirlwind

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You're going to need 2 kinds of pokemon (Aside from what Torinnnnn said)

Smeargle with False Swipe/Spore

And Quagsire with Damp ability (Or any mon with Damp Ability)

Then you're going to need lots and lots of pokeballs that you want your shiny in.

Also pokemon like Oddish can learn Sweet Scent naturally, so if you wanted, you could have your Smeargle Sketch Sweet Scent if you don't want to carry Oddish around.

Then pick a pokemon you want shiny go to the area and hunt for it.

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14 hours ago, Kite said:

You're going to need 2 kinds of pokemon (Aside from what Torinnnnn said)

Smeargle with False Swipe/Spore

And Quagsire with Damp ability (Or any mon with Damp Ability)

Then you're going to need lots and lots of pokeballs that you want your shiny in.

Also pokemon like Oddish can learn Sweet Scent naturally, so if you wanted, you could have your Smeargle Sketch Sweet Scent if you don't want to carry Oddish around.

Then pick a pokemon you want shiny go to the area and hunt for it.

Having suction cups is good as well. Gotta stop those pesky whirlwind users

 

I like to use Octillery because it gets thunder wave

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5 hours ago, Kite said:

I'd personally just Master Ball any mon that has whirlwind if it was shiny :p

If you find a shiny in a horde that knows whirlwind (pidgeotto, beautifly, ect) and you dont have suction cups, youre essentially screwed, even with a masterball handy, since you need to kill the other 4 before you can throw a ball. 

 

Edit: same goes for roaring 'mons

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24 minutes ago, awkways said:

If you find a shiny in a horde that knows whirlwind (pidgeotto, beautifly, ect) and you dont have suction cups, youre essentially screwed, even with a masterball handy, since you need to kill the other 4 before you can throw a ball. 

 

Edit: same goes for roaring 'mons

And that is why I take a screen shot of the horde then run away cause not worth it :p

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5 hours ago, RealLifeAngel said:

So you would potentially use it on a shiny pidgey just because it had whirlwind? What a waste, I would just kill it or run away lol 

My shiny pidgey was from Route 1. 

Only took 1 pokeball and ran into it while I was EV training something.

Used my Master Ball on a shitty skarmory though...

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Pokemons in PokeMMO does not run away using their ability (eg Rattata) but can escape via moves.

 

Counters for moves:
Teleport - Shadow Tag (Wobbuffet)

Whirlwind - Suction Cups (Octillery) /Ingrain (grass type move)

Roar - Soundproof (Loudred)

 

Explosion - Damp (Quagsire, Politoed)

Take Down - Ghost type pokemons

 

Not sure if I missed any other moves

 

To know what move a wild pokemon has, go to its pokemon entry and look up for 4 moves from its level.

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So a lv 30 Skarmory will know Spikes, Swift, Fury Attack and Air Cutter

but a lv 18 will know Fury Attack Air Cutter, Metal Claw and Sand Attack

 

For non-damaging ones, you may have a Taunt leader to prevent them to use such moves for 3 turns and if hordes, Taunt is not gonna help.

Eg a Smeargle with False Swipe, Spore, Taunt, Sweet Scent.

Cheap Sweet Scent user: Oddish

 

Last but not least, you need luck or patient

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On 25/10/2017 at 10:39 AM, mehito said:

What is the best way to get Leppa berry? They are pretty expensive.. Does someone just run in grass randomly?

They're only expensive early on, you should focus on shiny hunt as soon as you jump in the game, IMO. I'd advice you to do the following:

Complete both stories on your main account.

Create 2 alts, run through hoenn story, you'll make 1.2-1.4m each from story, and then you'll use this 2 to harvest leppas. You can get 150-180 leppas per day harvesting on each char. This should give you some funds so that you don't run out of leppas quickly for a bit.

@Riesz to add to what you said:

Octillery is the best suction cups cause he has Twave. Other option would be Cradily.
Shedinja is the best ghost type, has access to false swipe. Other than shedinja is there any ghost able to use false swipe? I don't remember any, so think he might be the only one.
Smeargle is your bread and butter for most shinies that don't have tricky mechanics. Other option would be Parasect.
Both Polis, quagsire,(next gen swampert).
Clear body, metagross is also good for intimidate hordes, to clear the non shiny pokemons.



 

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6 hours ago, redspawn said:

Smeargle is your bread and butter for most shinies that don't have tricky mechanics.

Agreed on this part, but I personally have many different smeargle for each and every situation :)

 

also, you may breed egg move False Swipe into Breloom, which I think is a better option off Parasect

 

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