For years Pokemon has had secret Shiny Pokemon mixed into their games without anyone knowing about them or how to encounter them. In Pokemon X and Y, there are a few tricks that make it easier to catch one, and the newest one revealed has to do with fishing.
Using the method known as chaining increases a gamer's odds of running into these rare Shiny Pokemon. However, most reviews and tips point to finding them on land, a video recently surfaced of someone using the chaining method in the water to find the special shiny characters.
It is important to equip your character with some essential items to be prepared to find the Shiny Pokemon because the odds have been reported to be a 1 in 8,000 chance of finding them, which is significantly lowered to 1 in 200 using chaining.
The items needed are Ultra Balls, Dive Balls, and Pokemon with Octillery or Inkay abilities. Upon gathering the items, head on over to Route 16 and speak to one of the fishermen in the houses, reports IBTimes.
After speaking to the man, cast the line out near the stones, and keep reeling in Pokemon and running from the battle immediately until the Shiny appears. This will create a chain, which is important to not break because after around 40 casts, the odds go up and a Shiny should appear if done correctly.
One of the most recent hints on how to catch a shiny Pokemon involves a waiter within the game.
According to Product–Reviews.net, if a gamer enters a cafe and beats the waiters Pokemon in a specific fashion, and then tips him, shiny Pokemon will be more available.
Although this tip is not 100 percent confirmed to work, there is a user uploaded video on YouTube demonstrating the hint.
Another way to catch shiny Pokemon has been diagrammed on a Tumblr account called Yellowfur.
A complete diagram explaining how to catch these shiny Pokemon is located here.
Pokemon X and Y sold over 4 million copies globally during its launch weekend, an impressive feat the game and for the 3DS, seeing as there are only 35 million handhelds worldwide.