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Shiny Pokemon for Begginers

HydraKannon asks: Added Feb 17th 2010, ID #148919

Shiny Pokemon for Begginers

I heard that you can get a black charmander at the beggining of the game Is it true? And if it is true then How do I get it?

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Volke answered:
Added 17th Feb 2010, ID #326620
I don't think it's possible to obtain one in such a manner. The only thing I can guess is that you get a 1 in 8000 chance of starting the game and choosing Charmander, which turns out to be shiny.
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Dudeguy96 answered:
Added 20th Feb 2010, ID #326760
Well, a black charmander would be a shiny charmander. Everytime you encouter a Pokemon, there is a 1/8192 chance of it being shiny. To get a shiny starter, save before you choose your starter. Then you keep checking the one that you choose and soft-resetting (A+B+Start+Select) until it turns out to be shiny.

bowow answered:
Added 21st Feb 2010, ID #326771
I think there is a chance but like volke and dudeguy96 said it's like a one in a milloin chance
hatershateme answered:
Added 5th Mar 2010, ID #327250
Its possible but really hard. Yo would have to have good luck to find one.
Guest answered:
Added 4th Aug 2010, ID #346404
well first its gonna take you forever to get it and second a shiny charmander is gold not black
Guest answered:
Added 30th Aug 2011, ID #437345
It is 1 in 8000 but usually in the first 5 trys

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