Pokemon Crystal: Shiny Starter?!

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    Is there any way to get a shiny starter without cheats? Any methods for a shiny starter? Thanks Tempers~
     
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    Like every Pokémon game, you save in front of the Poké Ball, pick the Pokémon, check its status, and if it's not shiny, soft reset. Rinse and repeat until you get it.
     
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    I'm guessing save states won't work with this? :)
     
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    I don't know how the RNGs work in G/S/C. The best way in order to know would be to pick the Pokémon, check its stats, reload the savestate, pick the Pokémon again and check the stats again. But in that case, I don't really see the point in trying to get a shiny.
     
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    Hm... I'll check! I just want to get a shiny! Haha! The last shiny I ever had was when I was like 3 when I had Gold!
     
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    Theorically, that's possible, but well ... it's still a very low chance.
     
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    It's 1/8192 like every game.

    I'd suggest getting a shiny on gen 3 and later though, at least you could transfer it to recent games.
     
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    Save states will not work, as the seed-value is the same each time, as it is a 1:1 copy of the memory. If you savestate before a shiny, then it can prove useful.
     
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    I see! When I tried savestates, the only result I got was change in stats, but the seed was still the same! :) Looks like I'm going to have to pull my Gold out too, and start soft resetting!
     
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    Fun fact about GSC: due to the way shininess is determined in those games, it is impossible to have a shiny female starter.
     
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    I remember that; all my friends were complaining about it, and there was always that one girl that said that Pokemon was anti-feminist. She was sooo annoying.........
     
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    If you're not playing on a retail cart.... just use pikasav to make it shiny changing his IV
     
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    I don't like to cheat!! I like things to be without using any sort of cheat codes, or cheat device! :P
     
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    no offense but using savestates isn't a cheat and using pikasav is a cheat, right?
     
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    Haha! You got me there! :) Well, I'm actually using my gold and crystal on my brothers GBA and my GBA! So, no savestates for me anyways! :P
     
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    it is sorta misogynistic lol. lots of female pokemon are weaker than their male pokemon counterparts. at least i know that was true up to GS/C
     
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    Lol. The nice thing is that the IV system was fixed in Generation III, allowing for more possible combinations for both male and female Pokemon.