How to get the Shiny Charm in Pokemon X/Y

Published on April 29th, 2014 by Gervais D.

This tutorial teaches you how to get the shiny charm in Pokemon X/Y and its uses.

What is the Shiny Charm?

The shiny charm is a key item in Pokemon X/Y that increases your chance of finding a shiny Pokemon in the wild (by 300%, so there’s a 1 in 2,730.6 chance of finding a shiny Pokemon in the wild). It was also said that if you’re using the Masuda Method for breeding, the chance of hatching a shiny Pokemonn increases from 1 in 1365.3 to 1 in 1024.

How to get the Shiny Charm in Pokemon X/Y

It’s simple. You must catch/obtain all non-event Pokemon (the event Pokemon are listed below) from all generations (1 to 6). After, go to Lumiose City and use a taxi to travel to Professor Sycamore’s Lab. Find Professor Sycamore and talk to him to get the shiny charm.

List of event Pokemon :


You’re also not required to have Diancie, Volcanion and Hoopa registered as caught in your PokeDex. Of course, some Pokemon are not available in the wild in Pokemon X/Y, therefore, PokeBank is required unless you go hunting in the Global Trade Station or add people to your 3DS friend list to trade over Wi-Fi.

Tip to get Pokemon for your Pokedex in seconds from the GTS :

Never, I repeat, never use the GTS’s search feature to look for the Pokemon that you need for your PokeDex. You’re going to find ridiculous offers such as a level 5 Pikachu up for trade for a level 100 Zapdos. To easily get the Pokemon that you’re looking for, breed rare Pokemon (such as Pokemon that cannot be caught in Kalos like Meowth or gen 5 starters) and put them up for trade in the GTS. Someone will trade with you in under a minute. This works well if you’re not looking for legendary Pokemon.

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About Gervais D.

Gervais laughs at a difficult RPG while it takes its last breath as he conquers it. He's been gaming since the NES and loves to relax at the beach.