So, I recently saw a video that explained to me how to greatly increase my rate of catching shiny Pokemon using a Fishing Rod.
In the video it said there is a man on route 16 who challenges you to beat his fishing record chain of 7 if you do this the man says "Word is you can catch rare Pokemon through consecutive fishing".
Now let me explain, I myself have tested this theory out and after about 30 chains (reeling in a Pokemon consecutively without missing the bite) you will usually encounter a shiny Pokemon. I would suggest catching an Inkay with the suction cup ability to increase the rate of hooking a Pokemon.
My average was out of five shiny catches about 1 in 41.3 but that was because I had one that took me 70 chains to catch.
As we cant prove anything without looking at the coding I cant prove it but I believe there is some substantial evidence supporting this.
It would be great if more people could help test this, and of course do you think this could also be related to giving tips in game to the NPCs that ask for them? Or do you think this is just a bunch of crap?
EDIT: I do not take credit for the discovery of this topic, I am just spreading the info!
I did 50+ Chains in other areas as well. But then I tried the spot at the bottom of the cliff in Ambrette Town, I got one on my 19th reel. A lot of people are having success from the Exact Spot the Youtube Video shows. The Video is in the 1st post of this topic.
Nice, I've been hunting shiny Pokemon using the Poke Radar, which is a pain, especially because if you accidentally put your skates back on the chain resets and it's just more chance/luck based. I've had no success with the Radar so far
Fishing wise, no. I've ran away from all battles. You need an Inkay with Suction Cups (It CAN be Fainted) in your Front Spot (Your Battling Spot), and nothing going on for the next few hours. You also need to be by a rock.