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  1. There is about a 1 in 4,000 chance a unique color variant of a Pokémon will appear in a random encounter, making “shiny Pokémon” the rarest type of monster you can capture. Some people have played Pokémon for decades and have never seen a shiny. Here’s how you can beat those odds and get a shiny in Sun and Moon. First, you need to pick a monster. Be warned that this procedure takes lots of time, so choose carefully! You’re going to need plenty of revives, healing items, PP-replenishment (berries, elixers), and crucially, an Adrenaline Orb. Then, you need to go into battle against the monster you want to encounter in shiny form. Pokémon Sun and Moon have a mechanic where monsters call for help. This is what you’re going to abuse. Your first move during a shiny hunt is to immediately use an Adrenaline Orb, which will make it more likely that your target will call for help. After that, you need to keep that same battle going for as long as possible. Get your target to low health—do NOT kill it—and wait for it to call for help. It’s a very long, involved process. Some shiny chains can take hundreds of calls for help, some less. Once the second monster appears, kill one of the two Pokémon, and let the remaining critter call for help once more. The more new monsters are called into battle, the higher your “chain” goes, and the more likely it is that you will eventually encounter a shiny down the line. In addition to that, there are a variety of perks. As the chain increases, you have a higher chance of getting Pokémon with maximum IVs, capping at 4 max IVs. This is also the only way you can find Pokémon with their Hidden Abilities. For competitive players, there's yet another perk. As you progress through the chain, the Effort Points yielded from each Pokémon are multiplied by 2 which results in the Effort Values you receive getting increased. As such, with this, a Power Item and PokéRus, you can get 36 Effort Points from one Pokémon being defeated and max a stat out in 7 KOs in a chain.
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