Pokémon Shiny Hunters Vote On Whether RNG Manipulation Is Cheating

Fans are currently debating whether RNG manipulation to force Shiny encounters in Pokémon games can be considered cheating compared to other Shiny hunting methods. Shiny hunting, or the process of obtaining a rare, alternately colored Pokémon species, has become an overwhelmingly popular mechanic in recent years. Due to its popularity, however, the debate has sparked on what can be considered the “best” way to Shiny hunt, and if other methods devalue a Shiny caught in the games.
RNG manipulation in the Pokémon games is a complex process of forcing a Shiny encounter. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, players can manipulate …