Pokemon XY PokeRadar Guide! :D

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    WELCOME TO THE POKEMON XY POKERADAR GUIDE!

    I know, I know, this has already been talked about around the Internet, but I guess I should try giving what I know on how to do this. If you don't know what the PokéRadar is, then you're either a beginner or you missed a very useful item before. Anyway...the PokéRadar is a key item that helps you capture shiny Pokémon (hope you know what are shiny Pokémon, 'cause I ain't gonna explain it. JK! Well, I would actually give you a link to an explanation, but the link function doesn't work for me :P sorry). In order to catch that shiny one, you gotta make a chain, or better said, a streak of fainting the same Pokémon over and over. You'll see what I mean. Alright, on with what you're here for!

    What you will need:

    • The PokéRadar. 'Cause what's a guide like this without the PokéRadar?
    • A Pokémon you have in mind that you wanna catch in its shining colors. :O
    • A large enough area of grass where the Pokémon you want is catchable. I would try to find the biggest area you can find, but perhaps 7x5 area may sound possible to me.
    • A lot of Repels. And I mean, A LOT. Like 200 Super Repels works for me, if you have the money (Super Repels have a better price-quality ratio than Max Repels, if you know what I mean).
      • Why 200 you ask? Because when I had a 100 of them, I wasted almost all of my repels (after making the best chain possible), & I still couldn't find a shiny Pokémon. I broke my chain by accident after all that work. Sad, I know... :(
    • Tons of patience, like "Always getting bullied at school, but I'm still alive" kind of patience. lol :P
    • Joy for when you catch it! :D (And, no, not "Nurse Joy" -.-)
    Now, if you have everything you need. Let's do this!

    What the PokéRadar does:
    First of all, let me explain what the PokéRadar does. Normally, the chances of finding a shiny Pokémon are 1/8192. Yeah, that big of a long shot. If you actually encountered one with nothing but luck, you were extremely lucky to find it (I actually encountered a shiny Wooper by accident, kinda shocked me).
    What the PokéRadar does is that it allows you to chain Pokémon. "Chaining" means to encounter the same Pokémon over and over and defeat it or catch it while following a set of rules (I'll get to that later). When you chain Pokémon, your chances of finding a shiny increases. When you reach a chain of 40, your chances are at its peak, 1/200 (0.5%) chance of finding a shiny. WAY better than doing it without the PokéRadar.

    Rules & Tips:
    As soon as you start your chain, you will have to follow these rules if you want to continue your chain:
    • If you are on the edge of the grass patches, your chain will break. I believe it's when you encounter a Pokémon at the edge, not walking or standing on the edge.
    • If you encounter a different Pokémon, your chain will break.
    • If you use the Roller Skates, your chain will break (well, that's a bit crazy...)
    • If you use another key item other than the PokéRadar, your chain will break. (say wha...?)
    These are some tips that I believe will help you get your chain going and unbroken:
    • Unregister every key item except the PokéRadar. You don't wanna accidentally choose the bicycle & break your chain, do you?
    • Make sure to have a Pokémon that can defeat a Pokémon quickly.
    • If you have a Pokémon with False Swipe, bring it along, so you can catch the shiny & not accidentally defeat it.
    • If you don't have a Pokémon with False Swipe, bring Quick Balls or any other useful Poke Ball, like Repeat Balls (if you have encountered it before) or Nest Balls (if it has a low level).
    • NEVER. BRING. EGGS! It's been reported that if a egg hatches while chaining, your chain will break.
    • PAY ATTENTION! Don't wanna lose sight of those shaking patches, & possibly break your chain.
    • Never go into patches that are 1 or 2 spaces away from you.
    • Never go UP after the patches shake unless you are completely sure that patch didn't move. Your head can block your sight of that, so be careful.
    • Never go into those patches that were shaking slow, they are decoy patches that no Pokémon will show, & will break your chain. (Oooo, that's new...)
    • [UPDATE] People have reported that going to the patch that shakes the same way as your first encounter will help you continue your chain.
    • UNCONFIRMED: Don't go into patches that are exactly horizontal or vertical from your starting position. My chain broke, & this might have been the reason, but I'm not sure.
    • Go into patches that are 3+ spaces away from you (4 spaces are recommended though). I almost guarantee you'll continue the chain if you follow the rules and tips correctly.
    • REMEMBER TO FOLLOW THESE TIPS! THESE WILL HELP YOU A LOT!
    • If you see a patch that sparkles and makes a sound, THAT PATCH HAS A SHINY POKEMON IN IT! Go, and catch that Pokémon, and triumph with joy! (again, not Nurse Joy :P)
    • UNCONFIRMED: There's a speculation/rumor that you can only obtain 1 shiny Pokémon per chain, though this may be untrue.
    • [UPDATE] According to the confirmation of the latest guide to this from Japan, there's a small chance that the music will change into a more up-beat music (I'm sure you've heard it before, but you never knew why it happens). When this happens, you'll have a higher chance of encountering a shiny Pokémon. Although, the music will go away at a random moment when you use the PokéRadar again, or after a battle (personal experience), so make the best of it.
    Steps to shiny capture:

    1. Enter the grass patches & start searching! First, you are going to need to find your Pokémon you wanna chain. It's best to start using your repels now. Now, use the PokéRadar! When you activate it, there will be grass patches shaking. Some will shake a lot, and others very little. For now, step into the shaking patch of grass, & hope it's the Pokémon you wanna chain. Try going to the ones that shake hard if the Pokémon is rare, & avoid the patches that shook very weakly, as you know from the tips. If it is the Pokémon you want, congrats! Now defeat or catch it to start chaining! If it isn't walk 50 steps to recharge the PokéRadar, & try again until you find it.
    2. Time to chain! As soon as you started your chain, you have completed a chain of 1 (Achievement Get! lol). You will see more patches are starting to shake, but don't go into just any patch you want. From here on out, you will have to follow a set of rules & tips as shown above if you wanna get that chain going.
    3. Chain! Chain! CHAIN! Keep it up until you finally reach a chain of 40! You may fail at some point, but get up and try again until you succeed (take my experience for example, I made it to the chain of 40, and I LITERALLY HEARD the shiny patch, but I couldn't identify it, since it was a field of yellow flowers, I ended up going to the wrong, then breaking my chain later... D:, but I'm still trying to get my 1st shiny in X, a shiny Riolu ;)).
    4. You made it! Now...SCAN! What I mean by "scan" is that you will keep using the PokéRadar until you find the shiny patch. There's no need to chain anymore, since your chances reaches its limit at the chain of 40 (1/200 chance). Keep scanning until you see a patch that sparkles and makes a sound that I'm sure you'll be glad to hear. Go for it!
    5. *sparkle sound in 3DS* OMG... You found it?! OMG! Now, go to the patch without screwing up...and scream happily if you want. And, guess what? A SHINY POKEMON! All it's left is to catch it, sooooo CATCH IT! XD
    Congratulations! You have caught your shiny Pokémon! (you did, right?) Now, go show off to your friends, battle with it, & enjoy it! :D

    If you think I made an error in this guide, if you wanna give an idea or suggestion or idea to me to make this guide more complete, if you have any questions or need any help, or you simply just wanna chat about your shiny encounter, feel free to talk about in the thread.

    Hope I helped ya guys out. See ya! :D
     
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    thank you very much for this i really needed this :)
     
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    thanks my friend!! :3 some vids would be perfect ;D
     
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    FYI, your link is just text, there's no link. Otherwise, it's a useful guide. I already read the stuff on Bulbapedia about it, but I'm sure a lot of people here haven't.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys! Glad that you liked it. Wish I could do some videos, but I've never posted any YouTube videos, plus I don't know how to record my 3DS screens (at least, professionally lol :P)
    Sorry 'bout that. For some reason, some functions in GBATemp doesn't work correctly for me, like that link function, & I have to open a new tab in the Reply button for it to work :P. Thanks for the appreciation. :)
     
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    Correction: it has been confirmed that the odds of finding a shiny (randomly) in X/Y are roughly 1/4096.
     
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    Sounds like too many rules for chaining. I'll stick with luck. But thanks anyway for the guide.
     
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    Does that mean that chaining has been doubled to 1/100 as well, or is that still 1/200?
     
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    Thanks, Im now trying to catch shinys and to say to truth, I suck. Thanks for the guide :yay:
     
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    That, I don't know.
     
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    Yay, now I can fail at chaining while using a guide! thanks!
     
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    Sure.

    The max "chance" was 7 in Gen. III, IV and V.
     
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    Use the radar on Route 5, near the huge lot of purple flowers. Its the best place to learn. Always go to a hard shaking patch that is 4 steps away. Never go to edges. Those rules have gotten me 5 shiny skiddo.
     
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    Really? That's pretty cool, but I don't think that's affecting me that well 'cause I've never encountered a shiny normally in XY. :P
    Alright, but I wonder how long it will take you...lol.
    Hope so! Although, when I got a chain of 40 with the PokeRadar, I used it 50 or more times just to hear one shiny patch. So, either you're wrong or I had really bad luck...I think it's me :P lol.
    Cool! I haven't caught a shiny yet, so I also suck, too. *high-five*
    You're welcome! :D I keep failing as well, so let's do our thing! :)
    Thanks for the tip; wish it would be easy for me to catch that shiny Riolu. I LITERALLY heard that shiny patch, but I couldn't find it thanks to the camouflage in the yellow flowers...dang D:
    I also see you like Charmander. :)

    Wow...I reply to a lot of quotes...
     
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    50 times? I spent literally 50 Super Repels after finally getting a 40 chain and not one single shiny patch. :( And then I ran out of Super Repels. I honestly thought ~60 would have been enough, but no.
     
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    Thanks for the guide!

    I still have yet to encounter one. I suck!
     
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    Same thing happened to me, but I had 100 Super Repels & no shiny patch. Now you know why I said 200 Super Repels or more would be recommended. lol :P
    Me too! We both suck! Yeah! :D
     
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    [UPDATE!]
    This just in (I always wanted to say that...or at least type it...lol)! If you tried chaining before, you know that in a rare occasion, the music changes into a more up-beat tune. Nobody knew what that meant...'til now! (I sound like a news reporter...AWESOME! lol...again) Thanks to the confirmation of the latest guide in Japan, we now know what it means. Basically, it increases your chances of finding a shiny Pokémon, not sure how much it increases, but hey, it's better than nothing. Use it while you can, 'cause there's also a chance that when you use the PokéRadar again or finish a battle, the music & its effects will go away. Make the best of it! ;)
     
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    Well, i want to share some experience regarding this. I followed a guide that had the 4 width min rule and other strict rules, but I found it its not necessary.
    I made sure I always got to the most noticeable shaking grass every time. Once you found the pkmn you want, start chaining.

    I found out going to the shaking grass patch that matches your shaking that is atleast 3 steps form your position works. Any patch that meets your criteria and is 3 or more steps away will work, including those really far ones. However, I didn't test the scenario where 2 shaking grass of the same nature where side to side. I dunno if you go to your closest one, but I went to the farthest one and it didnt broke my chain.

    Anyway, I used to follow the 4 width rule thing, and it took me way too long, like 2-3 hrs. Without those rules, I managed to get to 40 chains after 30 mins (can vary depending how much you have to reset)

    Also I heard that if the shaking grass happens to be on an edge, if you enter it form the outside (ie: facing the patch of grass) It wont break. So far, I tested it and seems to work.