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Posted 5/24/11

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Posted 6/8/11 , edited 6/8/11
I have a question what's a "shiny pokemon"?
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Posted 6/11/11

Ikuto_BlackLynx wrote:

I have a question what's a "shiny pokemon"?



A Shiny Pokémon (Japanese: 色違い differently colored or 光る shining) is a specific Pokémon with different coloration to what is usual for its species. It is one of the many differences that a Pokémon can have within its species.
The term "Shiny Pokémon" was created by fans to refer to the sparkling sound effect and animation made at the start of an encounter with one in the games. Eventually, this term fell into official usage in Generation IV, used on promotional material promoting Shiny Event Pokémon. The term Shiny Pokémon was first used in-game in Pokémon Black and White.
Shiny Pokémon in the games may differ in color from their normal counterparts either very little or very much. Usually the former is the case, with some Pokémon, such as Glaceon or Pichu, having their Shiny form be only a few shades lighter or darker in color, although a majority of the Pokémon that exhibit this are not in their final form of evolution. However, many Pokémon will have a spectacular difference between their normal and Shiny variations; even extremely common Pokémon like Caterpie show a dramatic difference. An evolutionary line is not necessarily guaranteed to have similar alternate colorations, even if their standard colorations remain consistent; both Ponyta and Rapidash have orange flames, but an alternate colored Ponyta has blue flames, while an alternate colored Rapidash has gray flames.
Form differences, such as that of Shellos and Gastrodon, are not normal/Shiny variations of one another, but the individual forms can be Shiny.


-- bulbapedia

So basically, it's a pokemon with a different color.
Posted 6/11/11
Oh ok I get it, thank you so much :DD
Posted 6/18/11
I have another question ^.^ ok, I'm playing pokemon black but why isn't Reshiam in pokemon white he's a white dragon and same for Zekrom why is he in white when he's black I'm confused
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