Trainers, our good friends in the Silver Road’s research department, have worked tirelessly on reporting their findings on the different shiny Pokemon rates in Pokemon Go. If you would like to see the full article, please click here to view it.
The interesting part is that the rates really may be higher than the first thought (to give background, the initial rate was thought between 1 in 400 and 1 in 450.) There is new evidence that the base rate may actually be closer to 1 in 500 or 1 in 512.
Why is this important?
Well, the main message is that this may explain why you did not get the shiny caterpillar! All jokes, however, may mean that you can cut yourself some more loose if you have never caught a particular Pokemon shiny shape. A higher rate means that this is actually the case Harder than we first thought to get a non-boosted shiny.
The number 512 that they have found is also interesting for several reasons. The first is that anyone who shines on the main series of Pokemon games can recognize the number 512 as a multiple of the base shiny rate and that applies to some shiny-hunting methods when certain criteria are met, such as using the “Masuda Method “or a shiny charm etc..
This also means that if the true base rate for non-boosted shiny Pokemon is really 512, it may well be too true that the other types of shins may be a multiple of that number.
With this idea in mind, TSR has worked on the below chart for the different shiny rates and types of meet. Do not worry if this looks like “Gobbledegook” But I will explain you further down
The new proposed blank rates in Pokemon go
I should not need to explain what the day of the community is, but in fact, this course is why people find 15-20 shiny charms during the community day window.
So … what is a permaboost?
A permboost is the name given to a species of Pokemon that has its blank rate “permanently boosted” (so it seems.) Pokemon such as Onix, Sneasel and Scyther fall into this category.
What about a device event?
This is the supposed rate given to some (but not all) new shins on their release during a 1-week long or 10-day long event. Pokemon such as Kanto Vulpix and Kricketot fall into this category.
What about “multipliers”?
Using a 1 in 500 or 1 in 512 blank rate as a base, it can be found (based on their previous research) that other methods to acquire shyness in the game may be the base rate with a multiplier added (a bit like catching a Pokemon works with Excellent / Excellent / Curve Works).
It may not make a lot of sense now (mainly because it means that some shyness may be hard to find as we initially thought) but this is Huge News for the shiny-hunters like themselves there.
We get closer to knowing exactly which species of Pokemon are easier to follow than others, making it easier to keep track of as close or as far as the odds you could be if you have not found one yet.
Let me know what you think in the comments below, trainers.