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Has anyone confirmed the spawn rate for golden bees? I found several threads at various forums, but they all boil down to "just buy one".

I know I can buy them, and did in my file. However, my 6 year old son wants to catch one. He just caught his first shiny Pokemon, so he knows what patience means. I'd just like to be able to give him a number if possible.

Regarding duplicate status:

I don't believe this is a duplicate at all. I asked a specific question not covered by either the question or answer in the linked one. "It appears randomly" is not a spawn rate, and I thought that was clear from my original question.

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marked as duplicate by OrigamiRobot, Schism, kalina, galacticninja, Meraj99 Dec 6 '13 at 7:44

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I don't have an answer for you, but I saw exactly one Golden Bee in my playthrough and I have encountered quite a lot of bees. They're findable, but rare. – 3Doubloons Dec 6 '13 at 2:01
Yea, I figured they were pretty rare. I haven't seen a wild one yet, with two sages left. My kid likes numbers, so I'm trying to give him a "target". – Geobits Dec 6 '13 at 2:06
Not sure how this is a duplicate. The other question is about places or methods to more easily find a golden bee, while this question is about the chances of finding one as opposed to finding a regular bee. It's like the difference between how do I win the lottery? and what are the chaces to win a lottery?. – Nolonar Dec 6 '13 at 10:00
@Nolonar An incomplete answer is not a reason to ask a duplicate question. The answer in my question just needs to be updated. We don't need two golden bee questions. – user9983 Dec 6 '13 at 14:05
@OrigamiRobot From the duplicate dialog: "If those answers do not fully address your question, please edit this question to explain how it is different or ask a new question." From all my time on SE networks, this has been the normal way of doing it, which I did. – Geobits Dec 6 '13 at 14:10
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According to the Prima Guide, the spawn rate of a Golden Bee is 1/50.

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