Thread: B/W: Quick Questions
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Old November 15th, 2012 (5:40 PM).
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Originally Posted by Geminisign View Post
I am also trying to get a shiny Eevee, only hatched a few hundred eggs so far with Matsuada method. Can I still try get a shiny Eevee if I save the game about 5 steps before hatching, and keep on soft resetting? Or is it already determined to be shiny or not the moment you receive the egg?
(inb4 PlatinumDude)

The nature, ability, gender and IVs are all set upon receiving the egg, this also includes shininess.

As PlatinumDude said in an earlier post, it's best to save before receiving the egg.