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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Shiny Pokemon Guide

How to catch Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. There is no difference stat-wise between Shiny and non Shiny Pokemon, only visual. They are exceptionally rare versions of the normal Pokemon you can encounter. However, some Pokemon are Shiny Locked, Shiny locked Pokemon are Pokemon that no matter how many times you encounter them, or soft reset your game they will never be shiny.

The confirmed Shiny Locked Pokemon are listed below and will be updated as more information becomes available.

  1. Mythical Gift Pokemon - Mew
  2. Mythical Gift Pokemon - Jirachi

Everything else is not Shiny Locked, feel free to try to acquire a Shiny from all the other Gifts, Trades, Starters and, Legendaries. Much like Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, Pokemon on the overworld will not appear shiny until you battle it.

How To Find and Catch Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon BDSP

Before going off to find Shiny Pokemon, it is best to know that the chances of finding a Shiny is 1/4096 as a base chance. This chance can be increased by using the Shiny Charm, and can be increased even further by Chaining using the Poke Radar.

Item Where To Find
Poke Radar
Locates hidden Pokémon in the grass; requires 50 steps to charge
Sandgem Town

How to get the Poke Radar in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The Poke Radar is a Key Item that allows you to find rare Pokemon in tall grass that don't usually appear in the region. When its battery runs out, it will recharge as you walk.

Here is great guide done by PokeTips that explains how to catch shiny pokemon and chaining more in depth.

  1. Defeat the Elite Four and the Champion Cynthia.
  2. See all 150 Pokemon in the Sinnoh region.
  3. Head to Sandgem Town.
  4. Speak to Professor Rowan inside the lab to acquire the National Pokedex and Poke Radar.
  5. After you get the Poke Radar, you should get the Chain Counter App for your Poketch, which can be obtained in Ramanas Park south of Sandgem Town using Surf(TM95), where you will find Professor Oak, who will give you the Chain Counter App.

Using the Poke Radar, players can chain catch a pokemon, increasing their chance of encountering a shiny pokemon and perfect IV Pokemon in the wild.

Chain Shiny Chance Perfect IVs
01/40960
101/38551
201/18202
301/13103
401/994
1001/995

How To Chain using Poke Radar in Pokemon BDSP

Building a chain using the poke radar requires you to follow a few simple rules; below, we explain what you need to know to start chaining in pokemon BDSP. When it comes to catching shiny pokemon or Max IVs Pokemon, you will need to catch the same pokemon at least 40 times in a row to increase your chances of finding these types of pokemon in the wild.

  1. The Poke Radar will only work while standing in a patch of grass; you will need to walk 50 steps to active the Poke Radar; shortly after, other patches of grass will start shaking.
  2. When you go to the patch of grass and Catch the Pokemon, the chain will continue +1. To avoid breaking the Chain, be sure to use a Repel Items when Chaining.
  3. The chain will only break if you run away from a Pokémon, or you encounter a different Pokémon on the patch or by a wild Pokémon appearing before you reach the patch of grass. (You can stop this from happening by using Repel Items when Chaining)
  4. When a Shiny Pokemon appears you will know, since the Shaking Grass Patch will have a "Visual Shiny Effect".
  5. Repeat these steps without breaking the chain, and you increase the chance of a shiny and guarantee max iv encounter of a wild pokemon.
  6. TIP: You can speed up the effectiveness of catching pokemon by using Quick Balls, which have a 5X Catch Rate on Turn 1 of a Wild Pokemon Encounter, you also can use Repeat Balls, which have 3.5X Catch Rate when catching the same pokemon over and over again.

NOTE: While chaining pokemon, you have a 1 in 128 chance that a Hidden Ability Grass Patch will appear. This guarantees the pokemon with their hidden ability if available, and You can find these by looking for the grass that is shaking more vigorously than normal.

List of Poke Radar Exclusive Pokemon in Pokemon BDSP

TIER Pokemon Type Total HP ATK SP.ATK DEF SP.DEF SPD
B
500 75 90 110 50 80 95
C
490 75 100 40 95 70 110
C
490 95 80 40 105 70 100
C
470 70 85 85 140 70 20
C
465 73 95 85 62 65 85
C
455 65 105 60 60 70 95
C
455 60 85 75 60 50 125
C
455 40 70 60 130 130 25
C
450 70 65 90 60 75 90
D
440 60 90 60 70 120 40
D
420 70 90 60 70 60 70
D
405 190 33 33 58 58 33
E
365 70 62 55 67 55 56
E
365 61 72 55 57 55 65
E
365 70 55 80 55 60 45
E
360 84 71 71 43 43 48
E
340 55 45 45 50 65 80
E
340 50 70 50 50 50 70
F
330 50 70 40 100 40 30
F
325 80 80 40 50 50 25
F
315 90 65 40 65 40 15
F
310 45 40 40 60 75 50
F
305 60 55 40 50 55 45
F
305 40 80 35 35 45 70
F
300 50 64 45 50 50 41
F
300 40 40 40 55 70 55
F
300 50 50 50 50 50 50
F
300 45 75 40 60 30 50
F
295 20 40 30 90 90 25
F
290 45 100 45 45 45 10
F
288 48 48 48 48 48 48
F
280 55 40 65 40 45 35
F
278 38 35 65 35 55 50
F
275 55 47 40 52 40 41
F
273 46 57 40 40 40 50
F
266 31 45 30 90 30 40
F
250 35 35 35 40 55 50
F
250 55 20 20 35 45 75
F
245 35 20 40 65 65 20
F
215 35 46 35 34 45 20
F
210 35 35 35 35 35 35
F
198 28 25 45 25 35 40
F
180 30 30 30 30 30 30
Item Where To Find
Shiny Charm
Increases the chances of finding a Shiny Pokemon
Hotel Grand Lake

How to get the Shiny Charm in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The Shiny Charm is a Key Item that increases the chances of finding a Shiny Pokemon. Shiny Pokemon are exceptionally rare Pokemon that have a chance randomly to appear in the wild.

  1. Complete the National Pokedex all Pokemon in the game.
  2. Go to the Hotel Grand Lake and enter the hotel.
  3. From there, speak to a NPC (Ueda) within the hotel to receive the Shiny Charm.

When you use a Poke Radar to chain catch pokemon, you will have an increasingly higher chance to encounter a shiny pokemon and, in some cases guarantee Perfect IVs, and of course, the shiny charm will increase the chance of a shiny. The table below details your chances of encountering a shiny pokemon with and without a charm (1/4096 means you have 1 out of 4096 of finding a shiny pokemon).

Chain Shiny Chance Perfect IVs
01/40960
101/38551
201/18202
301/13103
401/994
1001/995
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