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This guide is to sum up ALL the pokeradar guides i made in this club!
Hope you guys find this helpful! ;3

Pokeradar Tips:

#1: Repels are very important. Also, try to use a high lvl. pokemon so you can 1 hit KO the enemy.

#2: Keep radaring until you find the one you want as a shiny. Then Catch or KO it.

#3: The farthest patch away of the same type(Shaky or strongly shaking) grass gives the best % of continuing your chain. Talk to Dawn/Lucas for a few pieces of advice/hints.

#4: If you're chaining electric types, use a KO'd "static" pokemon in the 1st slot. Magnet pull works for Steel types. Also, a synchronising Poke is reccomended.

#5: If no good patches show up, walk 50 more steps and reuse the radar.

#6: Be careful at higher chains. Begin scanning br resetting the radar over and over. At 40-45 stop chaining and simply scan.

#7: You might want to only extend your chain off of shinies. This will net you lots of them and guarantee to keep your chain going.

#8: Never battle near the edges of the grass. This will break your chain.

#9: NEVER walk directly up after a battle or a radar use unless you saw 4 spots shake.

#10: Its very frustrating to chain, patience and determination are required.

#11: Look at the Pokeradar App. It should show the image of the Pokemon and a number next to it. That is your chain. If it disappears at any time, you have lost your chain.

#12: Do not go too far away from all of the currently shaking patches. If all of them are offscreen you will lose your chain.

#13: Saving won't break the chain, but turning the game off will. I recommend saving after catching a shiny.

Changing your Swarm:

1.Go to Sandgem and check your swarm regardless if you have already checked it.

2.If you want to change it, save and shut off your DS.

3.Go to time and date settings and change the time to 23:59.

4.You only have one minute to do this now so make it quick, go back and shut off your DS like it tells you.

5.Turn it on again and go into D/P.

6.MAKE SURE IT IS STILL 23:59 if it's before be prepared to wait longer, if after repeat steps 3-5.

7.Talk to the the little sister at 00:00 or after and she'll tell you your new swarm.

8.Don't like it? Repeat steps 2-7 making sure to also go into the date setting and change your date back to today's date, the swarm will not be affected.


Note: Tangela can't be found as a swarm, so don't try it.
Note: Garden PKMN can be found in the regular patch
Note:The sparkle patch will glitter silver for about 1.5 sec
Note: very rarely, 2 shiny patches can appear at once.The solution is to simply go to 1.
Note:If the repel runs out, simply use another and reset the radar
Note:If the pokemon your chaining knows roar, bring a pokemon with the ability "suction cups" to prevent being roared at.
Note: If the pokemon your chaining has Explosion or Self-Destruct, bring a pokemon with the ability "Damp" to prevent the wild pokemon from killing itself

The "Krikertot incident" ~

ok...ok...ok....It all started when I was chaining shinx with my DS battery running low. My chain broke. I was about to turn off my DS because I thought a stupid Bidoof broke my chain. But the PKMN that broke it was a....SHINY KRIKERTOT!!! D: and so, I caought it but the funny thing was, it appeared in a REGULAR PATCH!!
So this proves that regular patches still have that 1/8192 chance of being a shiny.
Still, only a few people expierience this and I just happened to be one of those people. :P
Also, this also shows that a "sparkle" patch only appears if a shiny of the PKMN you're chaining appears. :D

"Earlier sparkle patches!! D:" ~

Usually, you stop the chain at 40 and simply reset like crazy til' you get a shiny.On rare occasions,a sparkle patch may appear before the chain reaches 40.Elderham, a member of DA, got a shiny Bidoof with an outstanding low chain of 1!!!

Some Extra Pokeradar Tips

1)If you're a beginner, start with something easy
2)If you want to start chaining a rare PKMN, turn on your radar, and go to the farthest patch shown.This will give you a better % to start a chain with a rare PKMN.
3)Try to have Sychronize PKMN with all the different nature so that every time you chain, your shiny has a better chance of getting the right nature
4)If you want to chain in route 228,(sandstorm area)make sure you chain during the day and also set your DS screen to the brightest level so you can see better while chaining.(note I never chained in route 217[severe hail area] and I never will. PKMN here are the hardest to chain in my expirience)
5)NEVER blink while chaining.Only blink or take a break during a battle sequence
6)Also, before you start your chain, always save your game.Save some repels ya' know?

Note: when I mean easy PKMN to chain, I mean~
Floatzel,Bibarel,Shinx,Snubull",Beldum"*,Spoink",Fearow,Magnemite",Staravia,Geodude, and Kriketune

" = Swarm PKMN
* = the only thing hard about chaining these PKMN is there's a sandstorm

Good luck! ;)  

Other uses of the Pokeradar~

1)The Pokeradar can be very useful while cause all the PKMN you're looking for, is now narrowed down to a chain of them.Also, while I go while chaining, sometimes I end up findina a shiny by accident :P guide~

HP - Gastrodon route 221
attack - Bibarel Lake Valor
defense - Sudowoodo route 214
sp.attack - roselia trophy garden
sp.defense - misdreavous Eterna Forest (night)
speed - Floatzel route 222

hmmm sp.def might be hard so you can just stick to finding tentacruel in sunyshore city (water area)

2)Simply filling your Pokedex! A lot of PKMN could only be caught by using the pokeradar! so at least catch one of them before chaining ^_^;
Chaining Tutorial Video:

Shiny Patch Video:

Burning_corpse's Pokeradar FAQ:

Pokeradar Rules

Shiny patch picture (NEW!)

~I didnt make the first guide, B1001 from Gamefaqs did~
Hope you guys find this helpful! ;3
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thelematic Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Writer
I started chaining recently and I began with Houndour. After 13 patches a shiny appears. Very lucky for a beginner. Now I'm having trouble catching a shiny Snorunt and your advices were very useful. Thanks
Togechu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013…

Here's something that might be helpful when picking the best spots to use the pokeradar on :3
DaEpicBeagz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
since XY came out i figured i'd add: you cant use roller skates while chaining, and if you use them during the chain, it will break.
Blackestfang Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've had a shiny Miltank appear on a chain of 5 in a noneshiny patch before. I named her Bluecheese.
RWBsmasher Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I experienced the Kricketot accident... except I got a Luxio, after chaining Skitty. Lol.
kirbymariomega Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I think I may have experienced the Kricketot incident. I was trying to chain Sneasel, and I went into a patch without the silver sparkles. :D
horserax Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Begin scanning br resetting the radar over and over.

how do i do that without reseting it back to 0?
VintagePandaX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
This guide was pretty useful. I mean, it isn't that different with the info than any other guide online, but still. I've been trying to catch a shiny Golduck lately, mainly because it was the first shiny I ever saw *Which happened just a few days ago*, and also happened in the Safari. My worst fear, meeting a shiny in the Safari. Some of you may know whats coming next... because of the feature that the Safari has to make catching pokemon unique, most pokemon tend to flee quickly. Guess what? You nailed it... my first ever shiny pokemon, a Golduck, fled after only 2 attempts with those safari balls. Wish me luck with this chaining and hopefully I can get one soon! I also want to surprise my bros with the shiny in a battle or something because I already mentioned the fleeing Golduck with them. Good luck to anyone out there who is having troubles chaining, and just a tip... Do not EVER go to the safari for what ever reason. Never. You don't want what happened to me happen to you too. Just sayin. Aight, PCE OUT to anyone who bothered to read my story, ~Vintage~
DemonicHalfShell Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is kind of useful, but I was having better luck with my Pikachu at full health than my fainted Raichu. I'm chaining for Minun.
Babero Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thanks for the tips! My chain was breaking and i didnīt know it was beacuse of the edges of the grass...
ireniccircle Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
When I was changing my swarm pokemon it worked the first time and it won't work anymore... :T
Avi-the-Avenger Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that this is a fairly old guide, but if I may make a correction:

"Also, this also shows that a "sparkle" patch only appears if a shiny of the PKMN you're chaining appears. :D"

This is untrue. I was chaining Buizel when a shiny patch appeared at a chain of around 11 or so. The shiny patch was a Shellos, not a Buizel.
Mt-Rainbow Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I was trying to chain on route 217 about two years ago when I found a shiny swinub! What was even more incredible was I had a chain of one, and I had run into the patch without even seeing it sparkle. :o It was my 1st shiny and I was so amazed!
seleina-scorpio Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
ok i was just doing pokeradar and my chain just broke for no reason, whats up with that?
seleina-scorpio Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
i once caught a shiny pochenna with a chain of 16
SleightTrain04 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is impressive. I can't get a shiny Elekid. I've been trying for about a week. I get a good chain going then when I'm in the 30's a Pachirisu appears and fucks up my chain |:< This has happened at least ten times. Do you have any tips you can pass to this rookie chainer about what I might be doing wrong?
Hikari--Chan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Oddly enough, both my shines (Shinx and Dunsparce) were caught at a chain of 7, but I've had no other luck. XD Anyway, I'm gonna use this and hope I have better luck. My boyfriend and I have a deal that he'll get his entire party to 100 and I'll get a shiny by the end of the month.
spannergirly Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
this is awesome! helped me alot! but my chains VERY rarely reach 20, broken by another pokemon.
I know all the rules, never choose corners, always choose the grass that shook the same ect. I've run into a shiny bidoof randomly. and chained a shiny elcetrike *the chain broke 4 times* Is there any pokemon tht are good to start chaining? i'd love a shiny shinx or flaaffy. or anything more I an do to get a long chain?
seleina-scorpio Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
for shinx try some of the weak areas like route 202 or 203, and have a pokemon with static in the front of your party it gives a greater chance of an eletric pokemon appearing, and since shinx is the only eletric pokemon in that area it works really well
Mindless-Echo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Thanks so much! :D I just recently started to collect shinies. :3
The pokemon that started my obsession was a shiny Lugia I went crazy for. xD
So I beat the pearl game just so I could search for shinies. <3 And this helped a lot!~
jadeswolf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making this, it's very useful! :D I decided to take a whack at it on my Pearl game yesterday, was at it for hours with no luck but I'm gonna try again today. Patience is the key ;)
KaeLedbetter Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
I caught a shiny Kricketune too 8D even though I find it to be more annoying than Bidoof.... HE'S MADE OF GOOOLLLLLLDDDD ;D
akatskinaruto Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
hmm ya i also have"oh shit i just fainted the shiny"incidents chained a shiny beldum fainted it an my chain broke
ObliviousAbsence Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I got a green chansey at a chain of two, but it doesn't beat one, heh.
Dragon4Life Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
I was trying to chain someother pokemon once and I had a chain of two bellsprout and I got a shiny after a chain of two. :3
kaustralis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
a pokemon always breaks my chain even though i have never walked to a patch more than 7 steps away or a patch less than 5 steps away, and ive been to the same kind of shaking patch. I've never been to the corner patches either, and i have never gone to a patch that is also next to a shaking patch. ive followed all the rules i could but my chain always breaks at 20 something. very disappointing. help please! are there any other rules?
RafaelJr Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
I have always respected the rules but.. its always the same!! an pokemon breaks my chain! the only time i caught an shiny was on saturday (wooper in great marsh and floatzel pokerada"for luck i chained to 40") but i have tried again and...its the same i pick the 4 steps away patch and "HMMMM" my chain breacks!

Note:i never pick the corner ones I NEED SERIUS HELP!.
OneTailedRaccoon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
i has a blue nosed dugrito :D lol i was trying to start my beldum chain and it came up... if anyone wants it by the way just contact me lol ill give you my ID and stuff
RisingSunfish Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A "Kricketot incident" occurred with me today in the trophy garden, only it was a shiny Roselia. I had looked up when the grass was shaking and didn't see where to go, and this guy broke my chain.
tnyshawk Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
good guide but what do you mean in Number 7?
Deviant-Elita Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
There is a fairly easy formula/pattern you can use to make absolutely sure that you only get the pokemon you're chaining.


It always works.
elderham Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
AHAHAHAHAHAHA I was reading this to better understand it and im used as in example in it. that just made my day.
Xaldin911 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
as useful as this is...does this really belong on dA? =/
CuddlyKitten Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
I had a chain of 3 Staravias and I noticed the pic on the radar dissapeared and I was getting angry, I couldn't find anything. I heard the Kricketune's growl and I was about to turn off the game. Then I took a second glance. This was a shiny Kricketune!
calicobird Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I got a shiny zigzagoon on a chain of 5
piyoh99 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't caught a shiny. But I gots a Ralts. But it's female. But it's good.
Adrastia217 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
great tip...thanks >^_^<...but what if you found a shiny in the game you think it's possible to get another w/ the radar?
sammichpl0x Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Ahaha this helps heaps! Tankoo~ ^-^
Shiny-Collector-Club Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
np ^^
drill-tail Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Very useful. Maybe I will start chaining again~
Shiny-Collector-Club Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Glad i can help ^___^
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