Ok well i've completed the metallic games several times now and im currently on Crystal trying to get as much of the pokedex complete as i can, but in SHINY FORM. Completing the pokedex isnt that hard, with the exception of celebi who i CANNOT officially obtain without a gameshark, and also getting up to level 100 isn't hard either, its just takes a long time.
Anyway, i've clocked up around 180 hours on this save file and i did the process of trading back shiny gyarados to yellow and caught myself a shiny ditto. i am now using him to try and breed as many shiny pokemon as i can. But this is where it starts to get frustrating... I have so far hatched 15 charmander eggs and 21 cyndaquil eggs and have still yet to achieve a lvl 5 shiny baby...
Is there something i'm doing wrong? Coz i know for a fact that the chances of getting a shiny in g/s/c by breeding are much higher than in newer versions such as r/s/e and fr/lg. But i mean come on ive hatched a total of 36 eggs and not ONE of them has been shiny??? i thought the odds of getting a shiny, if one parent was shiny, was like 1/64...???
Then i got slightly curious checking over the picdex on psypoke. OK there are shiny pics for gold and silver but where is the shiny picture for crystal???? Does this mean that you can't get shiny pkmn in Crystal or what??? I'm confused! Help would be great thanks; and any advice on trying to breed shinies without getting totally stressed out