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Old September 14th, 2012 (02:45 PM).
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To answer the thread title, yes, of course they are. It is true that the shiny charm does make it easier to get a shiny Pokemon. Is this necessarily a bad thing? Not at all. At the end of the day, a lot of legit plays will play for ages and not get a single shiny Pokemon, whereas some players who choose not to play 'according to the rules' can just use a cheat device and get loads of shiny Pokemon. I personally have encountered three shiny Pokemon throughtout playing Pokemon in general; a shiny Steelix in Diamond, a shiny Meowth in Heart Gold and a shiny Shuppet in Emerald. I know others haven't found any, so I am quite fortunate I guess. I'm not bitter that I had to get my shinies the 'legit' way since at the end of the day, it's a random chance. I think the shiny charm is a good reward for completing the Dex, gets people to carry on searching for Pokemon after completing the 'Dex and I just think it's about time that players are actually rewarded for it with a worthwhile item, instead of a Diploma that doesn't really do much if I'm honest.
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Old September 15th, 2012 (10:50 AM).
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There are a couple enhancements in the game that directly involve shiny Pokemon, which I'm torn between. The items don't make it much easier to catch shiny Pokemon, but nonetheless, it's easier. I guess my biggest concern would be, if it's too easy it sorta takes away the prize aspect. I have a shiny Salamence that I adore and show off like crazy, and it was caught purely on luck! No masuda method or anything. I think it is a good motivator for completing the dex, however. And a much better reward than a diploma
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Old September 15th, 2012 (02:33 PM).
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Its simply 5 years too late to ask this question. Pokeradar came and went.
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Old September 15th, 2012 (07:36 PM).
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I have to say that they are making Shiny Pokemon easier to find in this game, however you need all 649 Pokemon to get the Shiny Charm which increases the shiny encounter rate. So yeah, it is something you have to work towards.

I mean, Shiny Pokemon normally have a 1 in 8,192 chance of being found so using this Shiny Charm would take away the rarity factor cos well, it's better to do hard work to catch or hatch a shiny.
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Old September 16th, 2012 (10:31 AM).
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it was really easy for me i dont do cheats or anything and so far i got a shiny luxray,latias,latios,raikou,and mightenena
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Old September 19th, 2012 (10:07 PM).
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I hacked the Shining Charm into my game and it hasn't kicked in yet, getting pretty bored of exploring.
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Old September 20th, 2012 (12:49 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Lorenzo The Comic:
I hacked the Shining Charm into my game and it hasn't kicked in yet, getting pretty bored of exploring.
Exactly.
It doesnt make shinies common or much easier to get. It just makes the chance less cruel. And considering its the reward for catching every single pokemon..... No /thread.
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Old September 23rd, 2012 (10:46 AM).
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Is it getting easier? I've never even encountered a shiny before and I've never hatched one, despite my attempts. So even if it's "easier," it's still been next to impossible for me. One day, shiny Abra. One day.
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Old September 24th, 2012 (11:05 AM).
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I think so while still being very rare. The only 2 shiny pokemon I've ever seen are Torkoal and Budew(and I didn't have any pokeballs on me. Dang). There so many pokemon whose shiny forms I love, but had given up hope of ever getting them. With the Shiny Charm, I'm actually going to have a real chance for once instead of hoping I get lucky or hacking the game(which I'm terrible at and not going to risk crashing it for).
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Old May 11th, 2013 (06:21 PM).
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as a shiny hunter who has received 3 shinys from Random Encounter i can state that this charm personally for me is useless as i hate egg hatching and meta game hunting but others will definitely want to ger this and to be honest the pokerader's 1/60 is much higher, i feel this charm is for B/W gen
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