The Pokemon X and Y community has banned together to help everyone get their hands on a Shiny Pokemon, the latest craze in the game.
Fans of the game have banned together to create a crowd-sourced database that will pair trainers in the game to eggs that will hatch as Shiny Pokemon. The forum of Shiny trainers can be found at /r/pokemontrades on Reddit.
Essentially what these Reddit users did is use an app called Instacheck Hotspot to locate the "Shiny Value" of a trainer and an egg, reported Kotaku. Allegedly, when the Shiny Value of both the trainer and egg match, it will hatch Shiny.
"Instacheck Hotspot uses your computer's wireless connection to create a wi-fi hotspot, which you must use to connect your 3DS to the internet. Your computer can then analyze all network traffic going to your 3DS, and find the data of all Pokémon shown or sent to you in a trade. Instacheck lets you view their details -- even of unhatched eggs!" said the description at the forum that discussed the app.
Now on Reddit, gamers are posting their Shiny Value for both their characters and eggs so that they may trade with each other online to match and hatch Shiny Pokemon. Another option can be that the gamer trades an egg to someone and they hatch it for them and trade it back.
If looking to find a Shiny Pokemon in the wild without hatching with help, there are a number of ways to do so.
The most common way of encountering a Shiny Pokemon is by a method called chaining, which can be done in either the water or on land.
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 when searching in the water. Upon gathering the items, head on over to Route 16 and speak to one of the fishermen in the houses, reported 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.
Lastly, 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 waiter's Pokemon in a specific fashion, and then tips him, shiny Pokemon will be more available.