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.
Although it happens quite infrequently, gamers may stumble upon a shiny alternate version of a Pokemon that is no different except for the color. According to Kotaku, this feature is in most of the Pokemon games aside from the early few and many players have gone years without encountering one.
One of the most recent hints on how to catch a shiny Pokemon involves a waiter within Pokemon X and Y.
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.
See the video here.
Another way to catch shiny Pokemon has been diagramed 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 of the game during its launch weekend, an impressive feat the game and for the 3DS, seeing as there are only 35 million handhelds worldwide.
"When combining and comparing regional data for previous launches, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y would be the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time and are tracking ahead of the last Pokémon RPG titles, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, by more than 70 percent," Nintendo said in a public statement. Comparatively, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl sold 1.75 million units in its first week.
245 million Pokemon games have been sold worldwide since the original Red and Blue reports Nintendo.