Consecutive Fishing is the simpler and earlier available of the two Shiny-catching methods. It works on a similar premise: when fishing, if you keep encountering the same species, one after another after another, you’ll raise the chances of finding a Shiny Pokémon!
Obviously, that would imply the use of the Old Rod, since you usually only can find one Pokémon species (Magikarp or ) by using it. Then again, you might prefer to actually have a Shiny , wouldn’t you?
Anyways, that’s the premise. To fish, face any body of water you could normally Surf on and use the Rod. Wait for some “!” or “!!” to appear and quickly press the A Button to start a battle. Then repeat as needed.
Again, Consecutive Fishing relies on a chain similar to the PokéRadar. To break the chain, the following can occur:
- Encountering a different Pokémon species.
- Not getting a bite on the line and having to recast it.
- Moving from that spot whatsoever.
- Pressing the A Button too early or too late.
- Switching rods? This is theorized, but untested - it usually changes the species anyways, per the first thing listed here.