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Are Starters Shiny Locked in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl? Answered

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Are Starters Shiny Locked in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl? Answered

As you start up Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl for the first time, you may be wondering if you have a chance of getting a shiny starter. In some cases, Pokemon are shiny locked, which means it is impossible for them to be shiny. We’re here to answer all of your questions about whether or not starters are shiny locked in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Are Starters Shiny Locked in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl?

You may be pleased to hear that no, starter Pokemon are not shiny locked in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. This means that there is a chance of your starter Pokemon being shiny.

The chances are small, though; there is a tiny 1 in 4,096 chance of you starter being shiny, with no way to increase these odds. Many players will choose to soft-reset their game by saving in front of the starter selection and resetting over and over until their Pokemon is shiny.

But there is no guarantee of how long this can take since it is random and comes down to luck. It may happen on your first try, 10th try, 200th try, or even more tries than that.

Also, it’s worth noting that you won’t be able to tell if your starter Pokemon is shiny on the selection screen when choosing between Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup. All three will look like their normal versions no matter if they are actually shiny or not.

You must select a starter, and the game will immediately throw you into battle against a wild Pokemon. This is when you will see if your starter is shiny or not.

If you’re not sure what shiny Pokemon are, they are rare Pokemon whose color palette is different than normal. These Pokemon do not have any differences in stats or anything else; they are simply a different color. They are often highly sought-after due to their rarity and in many cases their beauty.

That’s everything you need to know about whether or not starters are shiny locked in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. For more tips and tricks, be sure to check out our guide wiki for the game.

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