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articuno, moltres, zapdos, and mewtwo the shiny

Samuel Josnua Cao asks: Added Jan 6th 2008, ID #105985

articuno, moltres, zapdos, and mewtwo the shiny

How can I get a shiny Pokemon like the legendary?

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DNL answered:
Added 7th Jan 2008, ID #225728
You could cheat by using a cheat device such as a GameShark or ActionReplay. Or you could do these steps:

1) Go up to a Legandary Pokemon.
2) Save. 3) And talk to it.
4) You should have a battle now.
5) If the Legendary is not Shiny.
6) Turn off the game and turn back on.
7) You should be next to the Legendary like before.
8) Follow Steps 3-6

P.s.The steps above would take like 1-50 hours for a shiny.
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tegan41 answered:
Added 7th Jan 2008, ID #225855
It is impossible to get the shiny version of those four Pokemon unless your game code gets hacked or you use a cheating device such as the action replay or gameshark.I hope this helps.
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Guest said: 30th Nov 2012 | REPORT
I got a shiny articuno with no cheats
Guest said: 24th Jun 2014 | REPORT
not true, you can get a shiny of all four of those guys with a save in front of Said Legendary, a reset or turn-on-and-off-repeatedly ability, and a loooooong time. Cheating is much easier but means you can't trade your shiny without screwing up and destroying the saved game you traded to. I tried it once. R.I.P. lv 100 shiny tyranitar I raised from a larvitar :'(
Guest said: 29th Apr 2015 | REPORT
Guest said: 4th Oct 2015 | REPORT
you cannot get Shinies of these in X and Y, they are locked like the Hoenn Trio and Deoxys in ORAS, you have to get shiny Birds/Mewtwo in gen 1 remakes or gen 4 (easier in gen 3, but takes a lot more to get to X/Y/OR/AS)

Guest answered:
Added 11th Jul 2010, ID #339326
well I'm actualy looking for a shiny articuno on heart gold as well. Here's a few tips that might help. save before u battle it than battle it like normal. if its not shiny turn it off than back on. Or if your playing diamond, pearl, platinum, soul silver or pokemon heart gold you could always go to the gts and request it and see if any are shiny. First before you try make sure you have a wireless connection and make sure u have that pokemon on your pokedex. So good luck and I hope you get what what you want.
Guest answered:
Added 27th Nov 2010, ID #369017
save before you battle it. then battle it and if its not shiny press .L,R,START and SELECT to soft reset and battle it again.. repeat until its shiny
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Guest said: 24th Jun 2014 | REPORT
actually its A B SELECT START, held down in that order. I think L R SELECT START does something else for some other system because that combo does nothing with a game boy. The one I listed above is the reset that works for me
Guest answered:
Added 25th Nov 2012, ID #553598
I want to try to get shiny moltres and do it legit (no hacks)but should I just do the on and off sae bit or is there a nother way? It's on leaf green
Guest answered:
Added 8th Jul 2013, ID #595795
Although I found a shiny zapdos on my first few tries, o suggest trying the method mentioned above. But remember the chance of getting a shiny anything is 1/8000 something so it will take awhile unless your lucky like me. Also my mewteo and articuno were shiny from the starting battle, but sadly not my moltres(ps) my moltres is the worst legendary bird ever

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