Hello , people!
I'm creating this topic to learn your experiences with the Poké Radar! I've been trying so hard to get long chains, but they always break at 15 Pokemon, and so far I wasn't able to get any shiny that way. Two times I got a 33 and a 22 chain ( Chatot ) and once a 27 chain ( Pachirisu ). My only shiny was a Haunter by luck-only, without chaining. It was my first luck-only shiny in years playing Pokémon!
Well! I'm intrigued with the Poké Radar in this game because apparently it is working different from the old Poké Radar from Gen IV, which I got to develop several long chains and got some shinies with little training. However, everyone on the internet are making tutorials like it was exactly the same mechanics! I'm doing all the steps I did in my Pokemon Platinum, where it worked, but in XY, the chain always breaks easily. Few are the people I see commenting in forums that chains break if they do the same way they did before. These people say they just go in the most shaking and farthest grass, bypassing most of the other rules that existed in Gen IV Poké Radar, and thus succeeded doing longer chains.
Another thing is that all the tutorials teach to make chains in " perfect " areas with 5 grass circles from your character, but it is not possible to find that for every Pokémon in the game. Chatot, for example (my goal at the moment), can't be found in very good areas... How to chain these Pokes if the old rules doesn't apply!? YouTube is full of videos of people doing teaching to chain in the game ( always citing the rules of the old Poké Radar ), but I would like to see videos of people developing the entire chain, for example, or videos where people are making chains in small areas !
The biggest problem I'm figuring is that when people manage to decrypt the game for real and get all the formulas behind the machanics of the new Poké Radar, there will be so many crazy tutorials made based on the Gen IV one that this new and correct tutorial will be lost and will not be well shared. Nintendo and Game Freak are not the ones that are going to explain the right way!
Anyway, please share your experiences! How many shinies did you managed to get this way? What did you do that made it work? What did you do that broke the chain? Any information will help me and others who read the topic!
This is my first topic, so... Sorry it's that long! I like to make myself very clear (although I think maybe I wasn't! LOL)!
Anyway, thank you for your attention and have a good time radar-hunting shinies!