OK! So Amazing story before I start. SO! I was playing black in math (free time!) And I was in twist mountain, which i hate. SO I was just walking along, when i run into a pokemon. I was all -____- but then, this appeared.--------------------------->
That's right! A shiny boldore, Swear on my life. SO, I obviously had to catch it! So, I used surf. Boldore's special ability is sturdy, meaning it has no 1 hit kills! So, I threw a great ball... one... two.... three.... CLICK! HAHA! I still can't believe I have one! I don't even like rock types!
OK. Onto shiny pokemon. Alright, so catching a shiny pokemon is a super rare thing. In generation II, (no shinys in gen 1) the chance of getting a shiny pokemon is 1/8192! Though If you breed the shiny pokemon properly, the chance of that pokemon having a shiny is 1/64! In generation two, it was all based on Individual Values <--Link. I don't quite understand, but I believe that if the pokemon has 10 or higher values on all the stats, It's a shiny. I'm not sure though... -_-
Trainer ID number and secret ID number of the player encountering it and the personality value of the Pokémon. (THANK YOU BULBAPEDIA!) So basically a heck of a lot of things. But, the chances are still the same as in Generation II, only a 1/8192 chance of catching a shiny. Though, if you have heart gold/ soul silver/ crystal, you have a 100% chance of encountering a shiny at least once at the lake of rage. You can capture a red gyarados... I killed it -_______-
Warning, slight swearing, mostly in anger. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!