How to Get Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon BDSP

In this guide, we'll be showing you an extensive guide regarding How to Get Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon BDSP and how to increase your chances

Shiny Pokemon are extremely rare Pokemon that appear at random in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. In this guide, we’ll be showing you how to get Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon BDSP.

Pokemon BDSP Shiny Hunting

Each Pokemon encountered has a 1/4096 chance of being a Shiny one. However, the number can be increased in various ways.

Due to their incredibly low spawn rate, Shinies are highly coveted Pokemon. If you are interested in them, we will walk you through the various methods for catching Shiny Pokemon and Shiny hunting in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

How to Get Shiny Starters in Pokemon BDSP

Before we dive deeper into how to get Shiny Pokemon in BDSP, let us first see how you can obtain a Shiny Starter to start your journey in style. At the very start of the game, you will be told to choose from 3 starter Pokemon.

Before you go there, you should head to Lake Verity and turn off AutoSave just before arriving there. Set your game’s text speed to Fast and turn off all battle animations.

Once you enter the lake, Barry will want to have a look around and he will get attacked by a flock of Starly.

This is where the game asks you to choose from the 3 starter Pokemon options. Choose the one whose shiny version you want and wait to see if the shiny version pops up.

If it’s the regular one, simply reload the game and keep trying again until you succeed. The odds of getting one are 1/4096 time and there is no way for you to optimize them. So, keep trying until you get your desired starter Pokemon’s shiny version.

How to Get Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon BDSP


The game keeps track of how many Pokemon of a certain species, a player has captured or beaten. As this number rises, so will the player’s chances of encountering a Shiny form of that Pokemon species.

Running away from combat with that Pokémon, on the other hand, will keep the number from climbing.

Here is a list of the number of defeats/captures, and how that directly affects your chances to encounter a Shiny Pokemon.

  • 0-50 defeats/captures – 1/4096
  • 50 defeats/captures – 1/2048 with 2x encounter rate.
  • 100 defeats/captures – 1/1365 with 3x encounter rate
  • 200 defeats/captures – 1/1024 with 4x encounter rate
  • 500 defeats/captures – 1/683 with 6x encounter rate

The chain will break if you encounter a Pokemon that is not the same species. Also, don’t get into any encounters in the grass that is not rustled by the Poke Radar. If no grass shakes after the Poke Radar battle, that will also end the chain.

Masuda Method

When two Pokemon from different regions are brought to a Nursery, their odds of generating a Shiny egg are considerably enhanced.

Since Generation 3, the Masuda Method has been used to breed Shiny Pokémon in the series.

A player from the United States, for example, may trade with a player from Asia. This increases their chances of producing Shiny Eggs through breeding.

This will have 1/683 chances of being a Shiny Pokémon. Players frequently seek foreign Dittos, because Dittos potentially mate with practically every Pokemon.

Poké Radar

The Poke Radar is an equipment obtained after completing the main game. It boosts rare encounters in the long grass.

Players can employ a Repel in combination with a Poké Radar to guarantee that their encounters are rare, and they can chain encounters together by knocking out or catching a Pokémon.

If you want to have a successful chain and a better chance of keeping your chain, make sure you’re capturing the Pokémon rather than knocking them out. By far it is the better option.

If you knock out a Pokémon, your chain has an 83 percent chance of advancing. If you are catching a Pokemon, on the other hand, you have a 93 percent chance of your chain advancing. The chain can have a maximum of 40 encounters.

Restarting Static Encounters

Some encounters in the game will be deemed static, in the sense that they will always happen at the same time and in the same location.

You can take advantage of this opportunity by restarting static encounters to obtain Shiny Pokemon.

Choosing your first Pokémon is a perfect example of this. As long as you saved right before the encounter, you may just continue the encounter till you acquire a Shiny Pokémon.

How to get Shiny Charm

Shiny charms are as difficult to get as Shiny Pokemon themselves. You have to Catch all 150 Pokemon in the Sinnoh Dex to qualify for a Shiny Charm in Pokemon BDSP.

Once you’ve completed this task, head over to Hotel Grand Lake and talk to the two NPCs there who are game directors of Pokemon BDSP. They will then award you with a Shiny Charm which will substantially increase your chance of hatching a shiny Pokemon.

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