Friday, December 3

This closet full of Wii consoles has one purpose: to catch the rarest Pokémon by playing all at once

Did you know that between all generations of ‘Pokémon’ video games there is nothing more and nothing less than 898 Pokémon? Well, the truth is that it is a half truth. There are 898 different creatures, yes, but there are also regional forms (like the Alolan Vulpix) and Pokémon variocolor o Shiny. These are the rarest and, of course, there are users who are dedicated to hunting them.

Shiny Pokémon have a ridiculous spawn rate. For example, in the second generation of Pokémon (Totodile, Cyndaquil, and Chikorita), the probability of encountering a Shiny Pokémon is 1 / 8.192, or what is the same, 0.01220703125%. It is complicated, but someone interested in hunting them all could do something to achieve it, something like playing on several consoles at the same time. And that is what the player that concerns us today has done.

Wii at close range to take over the Shiny

Reddit user MineOSaurus_Rex has published in the well-known forum his “Wii Shelf”. Basically, it’s a closet full of Nintendo Wii consoles connected to a single controller. To give us an idea, that allows the player (thanks to a Wavebird connected to the same radio frequency) control all games with a single controller. On Wii there are games like ‘Pokémon Rumble‘ and ‘Pokémon Battle Revolution‘, both with Shiny Pokémon.

In the image we can see 15 consoles and a development kit (the black machine). It sounds a little crazy, but the truth is that it is not the first time that we have seen this player do these types of feats. On this video appears playing ‘Leaf Green Pokémon’ on 16 screens (to get a Shiny Pinsir after 30,000 encounters), in this other to ‘Pokémon Rumble’ on 16 screens and in this to ‘Pokémon Colosseum’ on seven screens.

The idea is that the more games we run at the same time, the rarer Pokémon are more likely to appear. The odds, in any case, remain slim. For example, in ‘Pokémon Colosseum’ play with seven GameCubes to get a Shiny Entei. He does it 11,930 games later. An exercise in patience, no doubt.

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