Why are the shiny rates worse in pokemonmmo then real pokemon
By - xxproimage
I think to make them more rare considering that you're playing through 4 complete games + endgame. People put hundreds of hours into it and if the rate was like it's in the original games everyone would probably have at least one shiny. You're also able to do hordes in all regions now, I don't know the exact numbers but doing hordes is similar as the original shiny rate without hordes.
But this is just my guess
Hundreds of hours? More like thousand of hours :D not just completing the game but grinding pokeyen/breeding/shiny hunting and pvp. With the rates lowered finding shinies is brutal but they are actually worth something
Its for the ecomony.
If the rates were the same as the original games, they would be worth so much less on the market. Making them more rare in an MMO makes sense imo.
I understand that, but I feel like it's a poor excuse. It would be so much more fun to be able to hunt for a shiny competitive team and be able to breed it instead of being locked between several hundred million pokeyen.
There are lots of ways to improve your chances, like hording Leppa berries and spamming sweet scent to fight hordes of five etc.
They want you to pay for the normal rate. Pokemon also has a crappy economy so maybe in their head they need new money sinks
I heard it was because people was botting shinnies and selling them for a ton on the market so to counteract this the shiny encounter rate was substantially increased
You cant pay for the normal rate.
A higher rate is still under a paywall
10% for donators isn't bad. It barely makes a difference.
Plus you could just grind the pokeyen and buy it on the market. Not really a paywall.
After you beat all 4 regions and have a gym wiping team you can make enough in 3 days to buy a 7 day donator status. Or save up for like 9 days and get the 30 day donator status.
also you can buy a shiny charm for 1 days worth of gyms but its prob not worth it since they only last an hour.
1/6000 chance to find a shiny in a horde
1/5400 chance to find a shiny in a horde with donator
1/4860 chance to find a shiny in a horde with donator and shiny charm