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Shiny Pokémon are Pokémon with an alternate color scheme. There are only one color of each shiny Pokémon. Their differences from normal Pokémon are only cosmetic, with no differences to stats or any gameplay mechanics. Shiny Pokémon are an extremely rare occurrence, as there is only a 1 in 8,192 chance of encountering one in the wild. Pokémon anywhere can be shiny. It could be your starter or it may belong to a trainer. When you enter battle with one, a few stars will swirl around the Pokémon and make a twinkling sound. Also, if you look at their stats, the Pokémon sprite's background is white, not the usual grey, and its Pokédex number is golden.