I want to be able to hear if a shiny has appeared but prefer my own music collection to that played during game play.

  • No, you cannot change the default music/sound effects.
    – Jerry
    Jan 5, 2014 at 4:26
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    :'( Need to complain to Game Freak then. This is just unacceptable.
    – rom016
    Jan 5, 2014 at 4:29
  • Well, it's been like that since 1996 ^^ Plus if you the colour palette of a Pokemon, you'll easily spot a shiny.
    – Jerry
    Jan 5, 2014 at 4:32
  • I have not played much of the series. I could understand the originals not having the option but by now it should be a basic feature.
    – rom016
    Jan 5, 2014 at 4:38
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    To my knowledge no 3DS game has this ability. The most I've seen is being able to switch between Japanese and English audio Jan 5, 2014 at 6:10

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As others have stated, it is not possible to individually adjust Sound Effects & Music volume in Pokemon X/Y. Even the Mono/Stereo option has been removed in this version.

On shiny catching however, as a general rule of thumb, if you're not 100% sure if it's shiny, catch it! It's only going to cost you a Quick Ball/Pokeball to check.

You can also view the Colour differences online, Bulbapedia lists them all on the specific Pokemon's page, for example, here is Haunter's

  • I just happenned to have Haunter's Bulbapedia entry open in another tab, not that I'm favouring it or anything :P
    – Robotnik
    Jan 5, 2014 at 5:33
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    But I is lazy and the internet is just a foot or so out of reach. Dangles arms out stretched demonstrating the distance
    – rom016
    Jan 5, 2014 at 5:39
  • Even then, I didn't find the setting to change the sound setting from mono to stereo (and vice versa). Seems they removed it in this game...
    – Jerry
    Jan 5, 2014 at 6:12
  • @Jerry - Huh, so it is. I'd thought I'd seen it earlier, but apparently not :)
    – Robotnik
    Jan 5, 2014 at 6:21
  • You should! +1 for Haunter :)
    – pinckerman
    May 25, 2015 at 0:22

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