Thread: B/W: Shiny Lock Speculation
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Old December 10th, 2012 (4:39 PM).
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I hope this is an ok section to put this in. This may apply to black 2 and white 2 as well, I don't knwo if the shiny locks are on that game.

As you may or may not know, Zekrom, Reshiram, and Victini are shiny locked on pokemon black and white version. This means that Zekrom, Reshiram, and Victini cannot be found in shiny form by legitimate means.

Why do you think this is? and explain. I have 2 theories.

My first theory was that perhaps if a player managed to encounter a shiny Reshiram or Zekrom, it would kind of mess up the story. Zekrom being black and Reshiram being white was sort of an important part of the story. However after looking at the shiny sprites, they are not as differently colored as I originally thought, and I think that if a player somehow encountered a shiny one, the story could go on just fine.

My second theory is a bit simpler. I think that maybe nintendo is planning on releasing shiny Reshiram, Zekrom, and/or Victini in a future event. And perhaps the shiny lock was a way to make them a bit more special when/if they are released.
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