I want to gain some rare and valuable shinies, and I looked towards the games mascots, Yveltal, Xerneas, and Zygarde. I know in previous games (like Diamond and Pearl) you could soft reset the game until the game would give you a Shiny in for the legendary. Can you still do this?
As of Gen V (Black/White), legendary Pokemon encountered in-game have absolutely 0% chance of being Shiny. Shiny legendary Pokemon are now only obtainable through events or hacking.
Because Gamefreak discourages soft resetting and wants you to only get legendaries nonshiny, or through events that make them shiny, they made it impossible to catch a shiny legendary since Generation V.
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