With computer vision, you too can catch a shiny Arceus

Shiny hunting can be tedious, especially if you go down the reset route. But there are some advanced ways to get it down without having to constantly press buttons. One such method is using computer vision, a subfield of AI that trains machines to interpret and understand visual data.

anthonywritescode used a microcontroller to detect when his Arceus encounter in Pokémon Shining Pearl was a shiny through the appearance and disappearance of dialogue boxes and their timings. Because shiny encounters take longer because of their shiny animations, the controller will reset the game if the time isn’t in the correct range (roughly 10x as long for a shiny vs. non-shiny).

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