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Pokerus in X Y survey

Discussion in 'Orange Islands' started by SimicCombine, Feb 2, 2014.

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How did you obtain Pokerus?

  1. I encountered a wild Pokemon or hatched a Pokemon with Pokerus.

    34 vote(s)
    27.0%
  2. I received a Pokemon with Pokerus through Wonder Trade

    55 vote(s)
    43.7%
  3. I received a Pokemon with Pokerus through the GTS

    17 vote(s)
    13.5%
  4. I received a Pokemon with Pokerus from a friend or from a 1 on 1 trade

    31 vote(s)
    24.6%
  5. I sent over a Gen V Pokemon with Pokerus through Pokebank

    10 vote(s)
    7.9%
  6. I have not obtained Pokerus

    11 vote(s)
    8.7%
  7. Other

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Kingpoleon

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    The hundred dollar one or the million? Anyway, 31 x 6= 186, shiny has around a one in two thousand if Masada, and Pokérus has a one in 16 thousand. So. 1/32000000 x 186= 1/50 million about. More like the $50 million dollar lottery chance.
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  2. Hootie

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    First time I got a pokerus was in my White 2 save. My event Genesect had it in the very beginning lol
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  3. Codraroll

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    Hardly. The chance of getting 6 x 31 IVs isn't 31 x 6, it's 31^6. So the number is more like 1/(31^6 x 2000 x 16000), which is roughly 3.5 x 10^(-17), or one to 28.4 quadrillion. The chance is akin to winning the national lottery in several countries on the same day.
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  4. Frostfluff

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    The wild one is pretty common.
    I think my first might've been a Foongus or something
  5. BaffleBlend

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    Normal circumstances (Wild, no shiny charm, X/Y, not counting nature): 0.00000000000000000408340855860842566471546888351, or about 1 in forty sexdecillion. So, not likely.
  6. Uselesscrab

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    Like many people, I've gotten Pokérus but haven't caught a single shiny besides the Red Gyarados. IIRC, I caught the virus from contact with a Magnemite in the White Forest, and proceeded to spread it to everything in my Black, White, and Black 2 games.
  7. KingHeracrossTheBug

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    First time I found Pokerus was playing my cousin's Emerald game in order to clone some Pokémon. He had the three Regis, all shiny, with Pokerus. About 7 years later (which is last year, mind you) I found out he used RNG for those games (I never knew that existed for Gen 3 and below lol). I lived 6 years thinking he was the luckiest person on the world.
  8. mcFlareon

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    Found Pokerus on my Y file randomly and immediately tried to spread it for a while and box Pokemon infected with it.

    Was also Vivillon hunting at the time so I spread some of it to the Scatterbugs I would capture and then either trade or send them out by Wonder Trade.

    Still haven't encountered a shiny on my Y file though :(

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