Serebii says that (probably) the only shiny locked legendaries in ORAS are Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza and Deoxys.
This means that Reshiram and Zekrom, that were shiny locked in BW/B2W2, now can be found shiny.

Can anyone prove this? I'd like to know if it's true before waste hours in softresetting.

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This streamer found a shiny Zekrom after about 600 soft resets

The video looks valid and on youtube you will find even more footage of other people who encountered a shiny version of these pokemon.

Someone in a comment section of a video I found pointed out that only story-specific legendarys are shiny locked but I'm not entirely sure whether this statement is true or not but if you're looking at the shiny locks so far, it appears to be true.


Yes, the legendaries Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza and Deoxys are sadly shiny-locked, as they are in the main story, no reason as to why they locked them, but they did the same with the XnY legendaries / B2W2 legendaries (except Kyurem).

  • Probably because some of them appear on the cover and their colors have to be the original one. A green Groudon has nothing to do with a Ruby, while a red one does. Same for a pink Kyogre and Sapphire, I think.
    – pinckerman
    Dec 7, 2014 at 12:23

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