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Poké Radar

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In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
====In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum====
The Poké Radar is obtained from [[Professor Rowan]] in his lab immediately after receiving the [[National Pokédex]] from [[Professor Oak]]; however, he will not explain how it works very thoroughly. In {{game|Platinum}}, once the player talks to Dawn/Lucas's sister about [[Pokémon outbreak]]s and have received [[Bebe]]'s Eevee gift, Dawn/Lucas will give a more practical demonstration on {{rt|202|Sinnoh}}.
In these games only, the player can encounter certain Pokémon with the Poké Radar that would not be normally found on that route; these Pokémon are often not native to the [[Sdex|Sinnoh regional Pokédex]]. For example, the Poké Radar is the only way to encounter a {{p|Nidoran♀}} on [[Sinnoh Route 201|Route 201]].
If a [[Pokémon outbreak|swarm]] or other special type of encounter ends while a chain is in progress, the Pokémon will remain available as part of the chain until it is broken.
If the Poké Radar forces a Pokémon to be Shiny due to its increased odds, the game will construct a [[personality value]] that fulfills the Shininess requirement.<ref>[ The Process of PID and IV Creation of Non-Bred Pokemon - Smogon University]</ref> It is possible, although very unlikely, for multiple Shiny patches to appear on one reset.<!-- There's a Smogon link and Youtube video somewhere that shows this, but I can't find it right now...--> Entering a Shiny patch willwon't neverusually break a chain, unless the game chooses 4 non-grass patches. It is always possible for non-flashing patches to contain a Shiny Pokémon as well due to the normal, completely random chance of a Pokémon being Shiny.
One of the functions of the [[Pokétch]] is to {{DL|Pokétch|Trainer Counter|display the current chain}} and the three best chains made so far.