Does the shiny encounter rate ever reset?
Pretty much just what the title says, does the shiny rate reset? If it does, what are the factors that make it reset? Does my 1 in “X” chance of encounter begin from the start of the game, or every time I power off/on my DS and reload my saved game?
I haven’t been able to find any evidence that explains this, so I was hoping to find out here for an experiment that I would like to try.
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This doesn’t work exactly like you seem to think it does – it’s 1 in 8192 chance. That doesn’t mean there’s a hidden counter and that if you fight 8192 battles nonstop that one of them is guaranteed to be a shiny, it just means on average that’s how many you’re likely to end up with over that number of battles. It’s really just one of the many randomly rolled stats that a Pokemon has – you might get lucky or you might get unlucky. There’s nothing you can really do to influence this short of activities that directly alter the rate (stuff like Poke Radar) – normal random encounters will always have these odds.