I'm playing the original Ruby (mugs version) on My boy! emulator for android and I am seriously considering looking for Shinies BUT, are there shinies in roms?

Or does the RNG process that determines if shinies spawn or not get removed in the emulation process?

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    When roms are created, they are essentially a copy of the original game in a format that can be executed by your device. So there should be no reason that this feature has changed.
    – Ben
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 1:53
  • @Ben ok, im glad to hear that. I was really hesitant because i didnt want to start soft resetting 3986 times and realize there werent any shinies in the rom XD
    – user157891
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 2:03
  • Interesting. I just asked a question similar to yours. I have done so much hunting for a shiny yet haven't found one and I'm on on myboy emulator too. I hope you find one and when you do, let me know so I don't give up hope. I have over 25000 between soft resets and random encounters and still no shiny.
    – Forkinator
    Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 6:50

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Shininess is determined by values inherent in the pokemon, so shinies are just as likely in an emulator.


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