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Pokemon fans know just how rare finding a "shiny" is: You can play multiple games across generations and never encounter monsters in a special colouring. Typically, you have a one in 4000 chance of finding a shiny, which is pretty low. Ultra Sun and Moon change the odds by giving you another sure-fire way to find shinies, and players are collecting them by the truckload.


There is about a 1 in 4000 chance a unique colour variant of a Pokemon will appear in a random encounter, making "shiny Pokemon" the rarest type of monster you can capture. Some people have played Pokemon for decades and have never seen a shiny. Here's how you can beat those odds and get a shiny in Sun and Moon.


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.