How to catch Shiny Pokémon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Good luck shiny hunting!

There are several hundred different types of Pokémon throughout the series, and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will feature at least 493 of them. This number increases when you consider that each of these has a chance to be shiny. You may be wondering how to catch shiny Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

To catch shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you will need a certain amount of luck. They can be found in the wild but have an extremely low encounter rate. This number is 1/4096. It can be increased in various ways, such as defeating the same Pokémon many times or through breeding.

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Once a shiny Pokémon is encountered, you simply need to catch it like a normal Pokémon. You can tell a shiny from its original counterpart by its different colors. Some have subtle differences, so you can also identify them through the star effect. 

Shiny Pokémon won't necessarily have better stats than their original version, but they are certainly a way to brag and impress others. Finding these Pokémon is rare, and not many players will find and catch one. So if you have one, you will likely become the envy of your friends!

For more information on Pokémon, check out How to get Mythical Pokémon Mew and Jirachi in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and How to get Shaymin and Shaymin Kimono Set in Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Pro Game Guides.

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