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I'm considering soft resetting for them all since I've completed the post game. I'd assume they wouldn't be because the gen 3 starters aren't and they're the main starters of the game, but I'd like some confirmation. Thanks c:

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Nope, they're definitely not locked. Professor Birch gave me a Shiny Chikorita in my AS yesterday after 1534 SRs! ^-^

Here's the live video confirming it:

And here's a full summary picture of my Chikorita: http://gyazo.com/38c7403978c8ccb69bc25fa8fef7269e

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If you want a shiny Johto starter, a better idea would look into using the "masuda method" to breed them. It increases your chances of getting a shiny by a significant amount and you can also control more about the babies, such as nature and IVs.

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  • That's a better idea for sure.
    – pinckerman
    Dec 11, 2014 at 19:39
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No they are not shiny locked...I got a shiny cyndaquil from Birch on my first try

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    On behalf of everyone who has played since gen2 and has never encountered a naturally generated shiny (lake of rage Gyarados doesn't count), I both congratulate and curse you. Dec 11, 2014 at 20:08
  • @TrentHawkins I've found two. I'll share my shiny tentacruel with you, if ya want! Dec 19, 2014 at 4:30
  • @RavenDreamer Nah, I'm good, thanks. I have managed to get a couple through chain fishing (and a couple hacked ones from gts), but even with all the breeding and training in the grass no game has seen fit to randomly assign me one yet. (although with my luck it will be something that can self-destruct) Dec 19, 2014 at 5:36
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There are no evidence of that, as I know only some Legendaries or particular Event Pokemon are shiny locked.
Normal Pokemon obtained in game could be shiny, so you can try softresetting. I don't see any difference with the normal 3rd gen starter.

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  • Thank you guys. I'll try soft resetting for a little while then try the Masuda method c:
    – Ember
    Dec 11, 2014 at 19:18
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As far as I've heard, only Rayquaza and Deoxys are shiny locked. But I do know and believe that the starters from Prof Birch are not shiny locked, because I watched a vid on youtube where someone soft reset Mudkip a few times and finally got shiny.

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  • Groudon and Kyogre are shiny locked, too.
    – pinckerman
    Dec 15, 2014 at 12:51
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Yes, they are shiny locked. If they weren't, we'd hear news about them.

  1. There's no video confirmation or Trainer ID and Pokemon image confirmation.
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  • Do you have any proof that they are locked?
    – Frank
    Dec 19, 2014 at 5:02
  • Do you have any proof that they aren't locked? Dec 19, 2014 at 18:00
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    You're the one that's making a statement. If you don't want to back it up, that's your choice, but don't expect people to believe you.
    – Frank
    Dec 19, 2014 at 18:01
  • Still, what proof do you have that they aren't shiny locked? Dec 19, 2014 at 19:25
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    I sincerely doubt you have reset your games that often. It's a statement with zero proof. Either way, its up to you to prove your claims. Or not. Until you do, though, don't expect to be believed.
    – Frank
    Dec 20, 2014 at 2:44

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