Remember The Machine That Finds Shiny Pokemon? Well It Just Got Better

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Late November 2013 a modder by the name of dekuNukem was able to create a machine that was capable of finding the ever elusive shiny Pokemon. The machine called a “hands free shiny finder” spread like wild fire in the Pokemon community, with many (including myself) amazed at how the machine worked. The idea came from when it was found out that an easy way to tell if your about to encounter a shiny Pokemon is by simply looking at the bottom screen just before said encounter. Shiny Pokemon like other rare Pokemon in Pokemon X & Y have a special animation. Simply put a shiny Pokemon encounter will take longer for the bottom screen to load. Armed with this information dekuNukem created a light sensor to measure how long the bottom screen took to load. If a shiny Pokemon was encountered an alarm would sound and the user could come over to the 3DS and try to capture the Pokemon, if the Pokemon is not a shiny the machine makes the character run away and try another encounter.

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Well now they have gone a step further with the machine now able to find and catch shiny Pokemon in any situation, (the previous version only allowed shiny Pokemon found in water to be caught) as well as breeding, naming and cloning Pokemon all without human input. An updated video showing off the  Poke-O-Matic can be viewed below.


Some in the Pokemon community claim that this machine takes the fun out of the game, while others who have never found a shiny Pokemon before are hailing it’s design and can’t wait to get their hands on one. What’s your opinion on this interesting piece of DIY technology?

Thanks to Kotaku for the information provided

Image courtesy of Nintendo Life

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3 Responses to “Remember The Machine That Finds Shiny Pokemon? Well It Just Got Better”
  1. faaaaq says:

    If shinies are what make the game fun, its a horrible game.

    • Conor Rose says:

      No, just accessories really. I love pokemon, the more you look, the more you will find no matter how much you look! 😀

  2. Conor Rose says:

    Very clever, very cool but yes it somewhat ruins the game… Shiny pokemon are meant to be rare! But that said, if you are clever enough and put enough time into it I guess you should be rewarded! 😀

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