Shiny Pokemon = More Exp? 9 (Platinum)

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Mar 26, 2009
  1. EliteKill
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    Well, I got lucky and was offered a shiny Piplup at the start of the game. Now, at level 45 (and the last evolution) I started noticing that gets around 50% more exp, stating that Empoleon got a boosted exp of *insert number here*.... Does it have a connection?

    PS: In Double Battles, he earns more exp thn the other pokemon. He DOES NOT have EXP Share...
     


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    He gets more experience because you got him from a trade. Same thing with all other Pokemon you get from trades, the shiny has nothing to do with it.
    The reason for this is so you can't abuse the game by trading uber Pokemon early on and blazing through the story, because if traded Pokemon are too high-leveled then they won't obey you.
     
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    Oh OK, but mine wasn't traded [​IMG] A glitch?
     
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    Did you cheat?
     
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    But in the first post you said that it was offered... [​IMG]
     
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    Yes offered to him as a starter pokemon.
     
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    I believe you can get shinys as starters, but it is abysmally rare. Just like you can get shiny legendaries.
     
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    "Shiny" pokémon don't get an EXP boost. Period. If it earns more experience that other pokémons, there must be something else causing it, but not its colour.

    The odds of finding a shiny pokémon, ANY shiny pokémon, are 1 in 8190, regardless of the genre, species, legendary-ness or starter-ness.
     
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    Look at the Pokemon's trainer ID code. Is it the same as your trainer ID code?
     
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    I swear I did not cheat.... Anyways, I got him as a starter... I guess it's just a glitch...
     
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    You probably got the PokeVirus thing...

    Its a virus that effects your Pokemon making it grow quicker, or some shit like that...

    Edit: It's called PokeRus

    Did the nurse at the Pokemon Center say that your Pokemon is sick or whatever?

    If you really do have it, I envy you...the chances are slim, even slimmer than a shiny...make sure you spread it to your other Pokemon if you got it cause it'll disappear...

    (Sorry if linking is forbidden) PokeRus FAQ

    I don't if it effects exp. though, I've never had it, but it does make them grow quicker...
     
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    Being Shiny has nothing to do with the amount of EXP you receive.

    Shiny only makes your pokemon a different color/colors.

    There are no beneficial bonuses for your pokemon if it is shiny, they just generally look cooler.

    You must either have a traded Pokemon, which you are not aware of, or you are just misreading the EXP received because there is evidence on the official pokemon websites (Smogon / Serebii / Marrilland etc) that shiny pokemon receive NO stat or EXP benefits.
     
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    Check if there is a sign over your Pokemon when you check it's profile.

    If it has PKRS, then it has a Pokemon Virus called Pokerus. It just boosts your EXP. I found it quite useful through the game, but kept some pokemon with it in my PC to preserve the virus.

    If it has a happy face that is yellow with red outline, then that means it was infected but not anymore.
     
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    PokéRus doubles the EV (Effort Values) received after beating a pokémon, just like the Macho Brace does. A pokémon with both PokéRus and the Macho Brace will get 4 times the normal EVs, obviously. When they are maxed, your pokémon can get an "Effort Ribbon". After some time (2 days, IIRC), the PokéRus fades. Your pokémon will still hold the benefits of the disease, but will not be able to spread it or get it again.
     
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    It does have the face, so I guessed I missed out a good chance to have something awesome.... Anyways at least he's shiny XD

    Thanks everyone for posting
     
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    Whats the best way to get pokerus or is it all luck?
     
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    Pokerus is all luck.
     
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    Pokerus is all luck. If you want it legitable that is. You can also use Pokesav if you want...

    Here is the best way to make it look legitable: Use Pokesav to make a pokemon with Pokerus. Since it is a virus, keep it in your party, so that while you walk around there is a chance for your party pokemon to get it. Then if it worked, try to get one pokemon infected with pokerus then put it in your PC box to preserve Pokerus.

    Be warned, Pokemon only get Pokerus once.
     
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    You got a shiny starter, then it got PokeRus? Seriously, what are the chances? O____o
     
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    I always thought pokerus was actually pretty common. hell I didn't even know what it was in ruby until I noticed the black dot on my groudon and some other pokemon had PKRS in their summary. like almost all of my friends had it too.

    I also had a shiny Sandslash in that game... yeah... it was awesome...
    I was going for a shiny version of a DIFFERENT pokemon then suddenly this little green Sandshrew popped out of no where. I now like that shiny more than the one I was going for.


    [​IMG] was I just lucky?
     

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