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Gen 2 How to get Shiny Pokemon Eggs [1/64 Shiny chance]

Discussion in 'Other Pokémon Games' started by Pixel, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Pixel

    Pixel Aether Child

    Level 16
    Nov 16, 2014
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    DISCLAIMER: OK, so this is an absolutely legit way to get these amazing eggs that have a really high chance of being Shiny. Of course, this wasn't something that was intentionally programmed into the games, but there's no cheating involved.

    Now, everyone loves Shiny Pokémon, right? They're so rare, and lots of them look really cool, but finding one usually takes either a lot of luck, or a lot of skill. Well, today, your old pal Pixel is here to tell you how to increase the odds of you getting a Shiny Pokémon from eggs in Pokémon Gold and Silver. It's a bit of a lengthy process, but it'll all be worth it when you get that sweet, sweet Shiny.

    So, to begin, you'll need a few things. In order to decrease your odds to the unbelievably low 1/64, you must have:
    • Two separate Nintendo 3DS/2DS systems
    • One copy of Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow on one system
    • One copy of Pokémon Gold/Silver on the other system
    • Have the Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow game's save file up to the point where wild Ditto can be captured, and Saffron City can be accessed
    • Have the Pokémon Gold/Silver game's save file up to the point where the Red Gyarados can be captured
    Since you need two systems, it's best to do this with a friend. Once you've completed the initial setup, you won't need the second system in order to breed for the shinies.

    To begin, capture the Red Gyarados in the Lake of Rage in Gold/Silver. Make sure that this Gyarados is a male. For the purpose of this technique, it can be female, and there will be no problems, but it is still highly recommended that the Red Gyarados is a male.

    Once Gyarados has been captured, head on over to the nearest Pokémon Center in both games. Make sure that Gyarados doesn't know any moves that were introduced in Generation 2. You can always teach TMs and HMs over these moves, but if you're far enough in the game, you can instead get them deleted in Blackthorn City.

    Once both games are inside the Trade Room (Red/Blue/Yellow) and Time Capsule (Gold/Silver), trade the Red Gyarados from Pokémon Gold/Silver to Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow. Once that's done, exit the room in both games. Now it's time for some work in Red/Blue/Yellow.

    Your first task is to find the TM for Mimic and teach it to the Red Gyarados (who, at this point, isn't red, because there weren't shinies in Generation 1. Don't worry, it will still be Shiny when you trade it back!), which allows us to do some sneaky stuff. the TM for Mimic can be found in Copycat's house in Saffron City, and she'll give it to you after you give her a Poke Doll. Poke Dolls can be bought from the Celadon Department Store.

    Once that's done, head into the areas where Ditto can be caught. In Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, Ditto can be found on Routes 13, 14, 15, 23, and in Cerulean Cave. In Pokémon Yellow, it can only be found in the Pokémon Mansion and Cerulean Cave. Once you find a wild Ditto, battle it with the Red Gyarados, but make sure the Red Gyarados out-speeds the wild Ditto.

    To begin, have the Red Gyarados use Mimic on the wild Ditto to have it learn Transform. If the wild Ditto transforms before the Red Gyarados can use Mimic, run from the battle and try finding a Ditto somewhere where the encounters are lower levels. Once you've successfully taught the Red Gyarados the move Transform from Mimic, and the wild Ditto has transformed into the Red Gyarados, continue the fight until the wild Ditto uses Transform again. Once it's done this, simply capture the Ditto. If it uses Transform again, it won't affect the Ditto, but it must have used it twice before capture. (Note: You should try and do this twice, so you and your friend can each have one of these special Ditto!)

    Once you've captured your Ditto (or Dittos), trade them and the Red Gyarados back over to Pokémon Gold/Silver. If you've done this right, you should instantly notice that the Ditto (or Dittos) you sent over turn out to be Shiny! This is because when the Ditto transformed into the Red Gyarados the second time, it permanently copied the Red Gyarados' IVs, which determine if a Pokémon can be Shiny in Generation 2. Since the Red Gyarados is Shiny, the IVs that Ditto copied will force it to also become Shiny.

    Now that you've got your special Shiny Ditto, it's time to start breeding. Simply stick Ditto in the Daycare with whatever Pokémon you want to hatch as a Shiny. If you're looking for a Pokémon whose gender ratio is not 50/50, it's recommended that you make sure that the Pokémon you put in the daycare is the gender with the larger ratio. For example, if you wish to breed a Shiny Charmander, it is recommended that the Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard parent you put in the Daycare is a male.

    Now, the reason why the odds are so low is because, in Generation 2, parents passed on their IVs directly to their offspring. This means, since one of your parents is a Shiny Pokémon, there is a very high chance that the offspring will also be shiny. However, this only applies to the Pokémon of the gender that is opposite to the Shiny Pokémon. If we use the example from above, the Ditto would be acting as the female Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard, so the IVs for a Shiny Pokémon would be passed on to the male offspring.

    Hatching eggs in Generation 2 takes a long time, so be prepared to spend a long time doing this, even though the odds of getting a Shiny are still astronomically high. Personally, I recommend using the Bike, and going up and down the leftmost lane of the middle street in Goldenrod City, stopping just before you hit the grass next to the Daycare and making a small square to see if the Old Man has any eggs for you, as he stands outside the door that leads to the Daycare's yard. You can also continue going up past Goldenrod City in order to get some more steps in for hatching eggs a little faster.

    And that's basically it! Using this simple little trick, you can increase the odds of hatching a Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Gold and Silver. Of course, you don't have to use the special Ditto created using the method above - any Shiny Pokémon acting as a parent will increase the odds of hatching a Shiny Pokémon. But, if you wish to hatch Shiny Pokémon that aren't the same as your original Shiny Pokémon, the Shiny Pokémon must be male, or else you'd only be able to breed for the same Shiny Pokémon, as the female determines what the Egg will hatch into. This is the reason why it was recommended earlier that the Red Gyarados you capture is a male, so you can use it instead of the Ditto if you don't have access to a second console with Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow on it.

    I hope all of you avid Shiny Hunters out there find this guide useful, and good luck on your hunts~ This is Pixel, signing out until next time!
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    #1 Sep 25, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017
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  2. Apawn

    Apawn Modern Gen 2 Artist

    Level 49
    Oct 1, 2014
    Shiny QuilavaQuilava
    Still a good guide ntl. But still a Glitch (More of a "Thrill" then Coin Case Glitch, because you aren't guaranteed a Shiny [Aside from Ditto] unlike the CC). Both ways make legitimate mons because they generate Shiny IVs.

    Breeding with Red Gyarados is 100% Legit however
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