@jadeofdunwinnie Finding shinies is never easy - I have been rather lucky in that department - But chaining is usually a really good way to get yourself shiny pokemon :) Land chaining with the PokeRadar which you can do in X/Y, I had used in Platinum so I was familiar with the process and the ‘What not to do’s’… It’s rather difficult when you first start out…
Fishing chaining (With ANY rod) was new to me and I believe also the game. The only problem with Fish chaining is you have a very limited choice of Pokemon you can get shiny. But it has been rather reliable. I’ve managed 2 shinies and only ever done it a handful of times. However it is definitely the easiest.
My favourite land places to look for shinies are here:
- Route 2
- Santalune Forest
- Route 21
My favourite sea places to chain fish are here:
- Ambrette Town (When you exit down the stairs from the aquarium, on the beach turn left and follow the path all the way around until you reach some rocks and can’t go any further. I stand next to the rocks and chain fish there.)
- Route 21 (There is a river and a small bridge. I stand to the side of the bridge and fish next to it.)
I have a guide to Chain Fishing - Here - if you want to give that a try basically you just need a fishing rod, a pokemon with the ability ‘Suction Cups’ (I use Malamar because it’s easy to get in X/Y), and a place to fish. There are also a tonne of places where you can get tips and everything you need to know about PokeRadar chaining as well - If you learn both, you can get basically any shiny pokemon you want!