Shiny Pokemon Cheat Guide for Pokemon Games and ROM Hacks

Have you ever owned a Shiny Pokemon? Encountering one is a pain and when you do, catching it is another challenge.

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Fortunately, you can simply take a shortcut and use a Shiny Pokemon cheat, so you can get your Shiny right away.

We’ll provide a good guide on what you need to know about the cheat. Don’t forget about the facts of how you can use the cheat and everything else in between.

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What Is the Shiny Pokemon Cheat?

This cheat will allow you to spawn an encounter with a Shiny Pokemon. The cheat only works for WILD POKEMON ENCOUNTERS or random battles.

What is the shiny pokemon cheat?

The Shiny Pokemon cheat won’t work on your opponent’s Pokemon during trainer battles.

Moreover, when you use this cheat, you better turn it off before catching the Shiny. That way, you can avoid the Name Glitch.

The cheat consistently locks the Shiny Pokemon into one gender. Additionally, it is important to refrain from breeding a Shiny Pokemon obtained through the cheat to prevent encountering future issues.

How to Use the Shiny Pokemon Cheat

Step 1: Access the Cheat Section

Vba cheat section
Desmume cheat section

Step 2: Select the Type of Cheat (Action Replay, Code Breaker, or Game Shark Code)

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Types of cheat - desmume

Step 3: Type the Cheat Code

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Typing the shiny pokemon cheat - desmume

Step 4: Save the Cheat

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Save the cheat - desmume

Step 5: Check if the Cheat Works

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Checking the shiny pokemon cheat - desmume

Shiny Pokemon Codes for Different Games

GBC Games

Gold and Silver




GBA Games (All Game Shark)

FireRed and LeafGreen

39584B19 D80CC66A
CE71B3D3 1F6A85FB
198DF179 5413C867
73ECB8A0 BDD8B251
D5AFFB37 6855972C
73ECB8A0 BDD8B251


1670047D 04815C68
18452A7D DDE55BCC

Also see: Pokemon Fire Red Shiny Cheat with Gameshark Code

Ruby and Sapphire






F3A9A86D 4E2629B4
18452A7D DDE55BCC

DS Games

Heart Gold and Soul Silver

621D1584 00000000
0206DEFC 47004800
0206DF00 02000001
E2000000 0000003C
6800480D 490B6840
88011808 9C0D8842
40510C24 20074061
04244041 940D430C
21001C28 F06EAA0D
4801FEA3 46C04700
0206DF05 000000DC
021D1584 00000000
D2000000 00000000

Diamond and Pearl

12068AC6 000046C0


621BFAF0 00000000
02073E44 47004800
02073E48 02000001
E2000000 0000003C
6800480D 490B6840
88011808 9C0D8842
40510C24 20074061
04244041 940D430C
21001C28 F074AA0D
4801FE1B 46C04700
02073E4D 000000E4
021BFAF0 00000000
D2000000 00000000

Black and White

Press SELECT before Engaging in a Battle

521A96F0 1C221C39
E2002200 00000028
4C08B57E 88248865
08ED4065 F1A7B40F
1C06FD9F 40410401
428D0CC9 D1F5BC0F
BD7E1C30 0224F95C
021A96F4 FD84F658
D0000000 00000000

Black 2

Hold SELECT before the encounter

5201C534 43084050
0201C538 2000D108
E201C540 00000010
2000900A F027900B
E00AFCF1 980B2100
94000130 FFFB0000
1201C538 000046C0
E201C540 00000010
1C281C01 F000910A
2801FC47 E008D1F5
D2000000 00000000

White 2

Hold R before the encounter

5201C560 43084050
0201C564 2000D108
E201C56C 00000010
2000900A F027900B
E00AF8EE 980B2100
94000130 FFFD0000
1201C564 000046C0
E201C56C 00000010
1C281C01 F000910A
2801FC47 E008D1F5
D2000000 00000000

Pros of Shiny Pokemon Cheat

  • Encounter a Shiny Pokemon right away.
  • Save time when hunting a Shiny.
  • The cheat also works on Legendary Pokemon. (The ones that roam and the ones encountered during scripted battles, since they are classified as Wild Pokemon encounters)

Cons of Shiny Pokemon Cheat

  • You might trigger the Name Glitch.
  • You’ll still have to encounter your desired Shiny Pokemon. You can’t encounter a Shiny Starter Pokemon since they don’t appear in the wild. This applies to other Pokemon that can’t be encountered in the wild and thus cannot be turned into a Shiny.
  • Shiny Pokemon cheat only spawns one gender (mostly female).

Tips for Using the Shiny Pokemon Cheat

  • First of all, as we stated already, do not breed the Shiny. The Bad Egg may come and that causes the game to crash.
  • You could also use the Pokemon Modifier cheat along with the Shiny. That way, you can encounter the Pokemon that you want and it will be a Shiny one.
  • Save your game first before you use the cheat. While the Shiny Pokemon cheat works, it may cause a bug depending on the game, especially for ROM hacks.
  • The Shiny Pokemon you catch will have random stats. Just because it is a Shiny doesn’t mean that it will be better than most Pokemon. They really don’t offer much battle benefits unless they are already strong from the start.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Shiny Pokemon cheat bug the game?

The only notable bugs are the Name Glitch (image below) and locked gender.

In some ROM hacks, the cheat may cause the game to freeze or glitch. However, for the main games, they haven’t posed any problems other than the mentioned ones above.
Shiny cheat name glitch

Is it right to use the Shiny Pokemon cheat?

It is, but it isn’t ideal for competitive combat if you have a way of transferring the Pokemon. If you just play on your own, then that wouldn’t be an issue.

Can I get a Shiny Starter Pokemon with the Shiny Cheat?

We have thoroughly tested this method before, and we can confirm that it indeed works. By applying the shiny cheat, you can make your starter Pokemon shiny.

This cheat should be activated before receiving the Pokemon, and once you have obtained it, the cheat can then be turned off. Notably, this technique is effective not only on regular Pokemon games but also on ROM Hacks.

In Closing

The Shiny Pokemon cheat is definitely a lifesaver from hours of hunting an actual Shiny.

The other thing is that even if you fail to catch the Shiny, just encounter it again.

People love Shinies, especially for some Pokemon that possess cool-looking Shiny variants, like Charizard.

There’s always a certain satisfaction when you catch your own Shiny. This is why people spend hours to get one, but it wouldn’t hurt to use this cheat to catch one, or more.

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