Now that Pokemon Sun and Moon are officially out, you’d expect trainers everywhere to jump right into the world of Alola. Actually, though, veteran players with a lot of patience are opting to restart their games endlessly, up to hundreds of times, all in the name of gaming the system.
Under normal circumstances, there is only a one in 4096 chance you’ll find a shiny Pokémon out in the wild. Some people have played Pokémon all their lives and have never actually encountered a shiny, one of those fabled Pokémon that comes in a special, rare colour.
Not all Pokémon are created equal. Some legendary Pokémon, like Groudon and Kyogre, feature more prominently in the games’ stories. Other Pokémon, like Garchomp, have superior stats. And some, like Lucario, are fan favourites. None of those, however, are as coveted as the fabled Shiny Pokémon.