I am playing pokemon x and have reseted it many times, but the Snorlax on route 7 was never shiny. Can the Snorlax on route 7 be shiny or do I have to breed?

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    I can't tell if you understand how rare shiny pokemon are. The probability of a pokemon being shiny is about 1 in 8000, so you would have to reset the game hundreds if not thousands of times to have even a good chance of that particular pokemon being shiny. Jan 3, 2014 at 23:21

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Yes, it can be shiny. Every pokemon generated has a 1 in 8172 chance of being shiny. The odds are VERY against you for any one-chance pokemon like Snorlax and the starters. You are much better off either resetting until it is female or just getting it male and getting a different language Ditto and breed for a Shiny using the Masuda Method.

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    This statement is not entirely true. As of Gen V, certain Pokemon were not coded to be available as shiny Pokemon. Victini, Reshiram and Zekrom to name a couple. serebii.net/games/shiny.shtml
    – C-dizzle
    Jan 8, 2014 at 14:23

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