YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND MY UNFATHOMABLE HATRED FOR THIS SHITTYU ASS FUCKIGN PICTURE
aRE ALL THOSE MAREEPS FUCKING SHINY
In Pokemon X/Y there is a 1-in-4,096 chance of finding a shiny.
4096 to the power of 4 is 281,474,976,710,656
Two Hundred Eighty One Trillion.
From what I understand, you have a better chance of winning the Mega Millions Jackpot.
I just checked, the odds for the Mega Millions Jackpot are 258,890,850.
You potentially could have won the Mega Millions Jackpot 1,087,234 times at that rate.
Look at that picture. The occurrence taking place in this picture is one million times more rare than winning one of the biggest lotteries out there.
And then theres me, who has NEVER encountered a single wild shiny pokémon in all my years of playing the damn game.
*has two shiny eeveelutions*
*Bred a shiny gible my 2nd egg ever hatched*
shiny encounter rates are calculated on an individual basis, so it wouldn’t be 1 in 4096^4, it would be 1 in 4096 calculated 4 separate times. also this person would have had to kill all but one of these mareeps because you can’t catch pokemon in a horde battle until you’re 1v1 so this is probably the worst thing that has ever happened in a pokemon game
in case you guys don’t know, here’s the original, non-photoshopped image.
it finally became good