Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Gaming > Fourth Generation
Reload this Page DiamondPearlPlatinum Pokéradar Chaining

Notices
For all updates, view the main page.

Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old September 24th, 2012 (03:56 PM).
Squirrel's Avatar
Squirrel Squirrel is offline
Momentai :D
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: England
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 8,549
The Pokéradar was an item added in the Sinnoh region which allowed you to effectively work out which Pokémon was where in the grass you were standing in and then allowed you to encounter specific Pokémon as a result. It was complicated to use until you got the hang of it but by building up a chain of finding the same Pokémon several times in a row, it allowed you to catch shiny Pokémon at much higher chances! Which each Pokémon you 'chained', the chances of the next one being a shiny were increased. However if you went into the wrong patch even one time you broke your chain and had to start over again. It wasn't easy but sure took up a lot of hours!

Were you a fan of the Pokéradar? Have any tips & tricks for using it? Did you use it to capture many shiny Pokémon? Were you good at using it or could you not work it out at all? What's the highest streak you ever reached? What's the best Pokémon you've caught from it? Discuss! n.n
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old September 24th, 2012 (04:06 PM).
Rainbow Arcanine's Avatar
Rainbow Arcanine Rainbow Arcanine is offline
now known as aslan
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Australia
Gender: Female
Nature: Jolly
Posts: 636
Aah yes the handy Pokeradar. Although I'm one of the million or so people who doesn't have enough patience, the Pokeradar made me hunt for hours. Even though my chainkept breaking at 9 or 10, I'd still keep going.

And to this day I'm yet to see a glimpse of that shiny Pachirisu due to the fact I'm horrible at chaining xD.I think the best I've got out of it is an Adamant Beldum ._., so that's about it .
__________________
pineapples are cool.

Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old September 24th, 2012 (04:54 PM).
curiousnathan's Avatar
curiousnathan curiousnathan is offline
satisfaction brought it back
Moderator, CS
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 6,941
I sometimes used the PokeRadar, I wasn't the biggest fan of it, mainly because it had to be charged up with steps, and I usually didn't have the patience to run or cycle around everywhere. It was useful though in chaining, although I never really got the hang of it. I think my highest chain was 12 or 14, with a Geodude/Chatot. I'd love to catch a shiny in DPPt, but the chances are I won't if I don't start getting into the habit of using the PokeRadar. Who knows, I might even use it much more in my planned re-run through Sinnoh, than through my previous journies!
__________________
mod| pair
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old September 25th, 2012 (09:04 PM).
Osiris's Avatar
Osiris Osiris is offline
The last Saskatchewan pirate.
Moderator, CS
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shamouti Island
Nature: Careful
Posts: 5,580
Send a message via Skype™ to Osiris
I would always give an attempt to try and do some chaining with the Pokeradar, but once my chain broke, I had absolutely no patience to go back and try again.

I think my best chain was either in the high 20s or low 30s, and it was a tie between Ralts and Pichu. My record for nearly 2 months before that though was Girafarig, and that stood at 22.
__________________
Just when they think they've got the answers, 
     I change the questions.
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old September 26th, 2012 (12:49 AM).
何贤豪's Avatar
何贤豪 何贤豪 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 258
For me, the best was a Shiny Houndour. Strange, but true. (But it broke my chain, it wasn't the Pokemon I was looking for. Should've been a Rhyhorn.) My best chain's never reached 20 or more, I guess.
__________________
·Friend Code·My Claims·
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old September 26th, 2012 (10:02 AM).
PlatinumDude's Avatar
PlatinumDude PlatinumDude is offline
Nyeh?
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Hasty
Posts: 12,161
Send a message via Yahoo to PlatinumDude Send a message via Skype™ to PlatinumDude
There were times when I got my chains to go up to 20+, but I never got any shinies out of my chains.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old September 26th, 2012 (07:53 PM).
Are there Oceans in Space?'s Avatar
Are there Oceans in Space? Are there Oceans in Space? is offline
abc.
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 85
I did chain once, got to 39, lost it, then never touched the thing again haha.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old October 10th, 2012 (05:51 PM).
Toshiro.'s Avatar
Toshiro. Toshiro. is offline
. . .
Silver Tier
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Jersey
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,428
I've done chaining a couple of times in the hopes of finding a shiny, but I always get up to 30 and something happens. It's too time consuming.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old October 10th, 2012 (05:58 PM).
LividZephyr LividZephyr is offline
Oxymoron, not a moron, thanks
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 447
Send a message via AIM to LividZephyr Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to LividZephyr
I watched a few videos on how this thing is done and decided that I couldn't do it without getting extremely bored. I mean, it's just an alternatively-colored Pokemon, and I'm not sure what I would want. I just want to run into a shiny naturally as opposed to do busywork just for sparkles. If it's all for show, you can count me out.
Reply With Quote
  #10    
Old October 14th, 2012 (01:46 PM).
oooDrakeooo's Avatar
oooDrakeooo oooDrakeooo is offline
Golden Dragon
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Argentina
Gender: Male
Nature: Timid
Posts: 17
I love this thing! Since I learned how to make long chains safely, I'm making longer chains than ever! Yesterday I caught a male Adamant shiny Ralts and a female Modest one too, so I'll have a Gallade and a Gardevoir. <3
Also I caught 2 shiny Budews, and I'll give one to my friend when he gets his DS. :D

My first shiny was a Nidoran M, I was so happy, I remember he appeared when I was 26 chained Pokés.
__________________
Name: Emi
Pearl FC: 3268 2318 0084



Reply With Quote
  #11    
Old October 14th, 2012 (08:47 PM).
aquavi's Avatar
aquavi aquavi is offline
scintillating starmie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Iowa, USA
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Posts: 18
Dang Drake, that's some chaining skills! I am envious.

I remember I tried to chain a shiny sneasel for hours and hours one day and kept getting screwed up between the 20th-30th chain. I might as well have been trying to encounter one normally/hatching ones for all the time I wasted trying to get one. Ah well, I'll try again someday!
Reply With Quote
  #12    
Old October 26th, 2012 (07:18 PM).
x Necromorph x's Avatar
x Necromorph x x Necromorph x is offline
Super Saiyan 4
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kanto
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Posts: 295
I just recently learned about chaining and I havent caught a shiny yet, but I am working on it.
__________________


My Favorite Legendaries
Reply With Quote
  #13    
Old October 26th, 2012 (11:25 PM).
Team Fail's Avatar
Team Fail Team Fail is online now
fun in the sun
Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: May 2009
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Brave
Posts: 10,722
I once had a chain of about 30 or 40 or so, but it is complicated for me lol. My friends have had better luck though, he once got 2 shinies in one chain.
__________________


voler avec moi
Reply With Quote
  #14    
Old October 26th, 2012 (11:55 PM).
Synerjee's Avatar
Synerjee Synerjee is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Australia
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 2,817
I've chained a few times before for shinies, but to no avail. Every time I get to the 20's, the chain breaks. So frustrating. I followed all the chaining rules such as 3 - 4 patches away, never on the patches at the edges, stick to the same shake pattern and everything, but still..D:
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15    
Old October 27th, 2012 (08:59 AM).
TwilightBlade's Avatar
TwilightBlade TwilightBlade is offline
Protect his very soul.
Moderator, CS
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Florida
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Posts: 6,576
I was a huge fan of chaining. My highest chain is 126 with Ponyta. Although I know I'm not the best since some people reached 200+, I am satisfied with my chaining skills.

I followed the "4th ring" method, or whatever it's called. There's some awesome videos on Youtube demonstrating this method. I also looked at Smogon's guide.

My shiny haul was like... -turns on Pearl- 1 Corsola, 3 Absol, 1 Voltorb (done while in the car lol), 7 Ponyta (I wasn't paying attention and killed one), 2 Nidoran Male, 4 Banette, 1 Skitty, 1 Shinx, 1 Buneary, 3 Buizel, 3 Ariados, and 6 Venomoth.

The best chained Pokemon I've caught was Shiny Rapidash and Shiny Venomoth. I EV trained the best one and used them on PBR before.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links

You may also like.. (Beta)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are UTC -8. The time now is 09:15 AM.