How to Get Shiny Pokemon in "Pokemon FireRed"

By Shea Laverty

Updated September 22, 2017

Getting your hands on a Shiny Pokemon in "Pokemon FireRed" can be a source of both joy and frustration; actually finding one can be a thrill, but the time spent hunting them down can sometimes strain credulity. While move- and stat-wise Shiny Pokemon are very similar to their regular counterparts, their often wildly different coloration makes them prized additions to any collection. Getting a Shiny Pokemon in "FireRed" relies mainly on pure luck -- and significant luck is required, since the odds of finding or breeding one are 1 in 8,192.

Maximizing Your Chances

Unlike later Pokemon games, there isn't a whole lot you can do to maximize your chances of getting a Shiny Pokemon in "FireRed." The best thing you can do is identify what species you want as a Shiny and continually breed it until you get a Shiny. You can also find the area where they appear in the wild and stay there, constantly hunting through the grass or caves for the Pokemon you want. If you want a Shiny version of one of the starter Pokemon, you can either try to breed one or continually reset at the start of the game after selecting your starter, until you finally get a Shiny one.