Poké Radar

The Poké Radar makes its return in this game. This item is given by Professor Rowan after getting the National Pokédex and is a way of making a chain to get various rewards.

When you use it in a patch of grass, various other patches of grass will start shaking. When you go to the patch of grass and defeat the Pokémon, the chain will continue until either you run away from a Pokémon, you get a different Pokémon on the patch or the chain gets broken by another wild Pokémon appearing before you reach the patch of grass. To avoid the latter, be sure to use a Repel when making a Chain.

As the chain progresses, it gets more and more likely to break. You will get better odds going for the further grass patch, and if you capture the opposing Pokémon rather than just defeat it.

Patch of GrassDefeat RateCapture Rate
Nearest53%63%
2nd Nearest63%73%
2nd Furthest73%83%
Furthest83%93%

There is also a Pokétch app, the Chain Counter, which is obtained in Ramanas Park, which keeps track of your top 3 highest chains.

Poke Radar

Bonuses

There are a few bonuses to using the Poké Radar. First is that in most areas, there's a Pokémon that's not found in the Sinnoh Pokédex available. Second is that each Pokémon in the chain has got a 1 in 128 chance of having their Hidden Ability. This rate cannot be improved. You can find these by the grass that they're in shaking more vigorously than the standard.

Next is the IVs, as the chain progresses, you get more guaranteed maximum IVs. At present this only works at 20, 30 40 and 100 chains.

The PokéRadar also has an increased Shiny Chance with each successful chain.

Poké Radar

Shiny & IV Rate Table

Chain NumberShiny RateGuaranteed Max IVs
01 in 40960
11 in 3855
21 in 3640
31 in 3449
41 in 3277
51 in 3121
61 in 2979
71 in 2849
81 in 2731
91 in 2621
101 in 2521
111 in 2427
121 in 2341
131 in 2259
141 in 2185
151 in 2114
161 in 2048
171 in 1986
181 in 1927
191 in 1872
201 in 18201
211 in 1771
221 in 1724
231 in 1680
241 in 1638
251 in 1598
261 in 1560
271 in 1524
281 in 1489
291 in 1456
301 in 13102
311 in 1285
321 in 1260
331 in 1236
341 in 1213
351 in 1192
361 in 993
371 in 799
381 in 400
391 in 200
401 in 993
1001 in 995

List of Poké Radar Exclusive Pokémon

Nidoran♀
Known Locations:
Route 201
Nidorina
Known Locations:
Route 221
Valor Lakefront
Nidoran♂
Known Locations:
Route 201
Nidorino
Known Locations:
Route 221
Valor Lakefront
Venonat
Known Locations:
Route 229
Venomoth
Known Locations:
Route 229
Mankey
Known Locations:
Route 225
Route 226
Primeape
Known Locations:
Route 225
Route 226
Slowpoke
Known Locations:
Shining Pearl Only
Route 205
Grimer
Known Locations:
Route 212
Tauros
Known Locations:
Route 209
Route 210
Ditto
Known Locations:
Route 218
Sentret
Known Locations:
Route 202
Togepi
Known Locations:
Route 230
Mareep
Known Locations:
Valley Windworks
Flaaffy
Known Locations:
Route 222
Hoppip
Known Locations:
Route 205
Fuego Ironworks
Skiploom
Known Locations:
Route 205
Fuego Ironworks
Sunkern
Known Locations:
Route 204
Wobbuffet
Known Locations:
Lake Verity
Lake Valor
Lake Acuity
Houndoom
Known Locations:
Shining Pearl Only
Route 214
Route 215
Stantler
Known Locations:
Shining Pearl Only
Route 207
Smeargle
Known Locations:
Route 212
Tyrogue
Known Locations:
Route 208
Route 211
Miltank
Known Locations:
Route 209
Route 210
Larvitar
Known Locations:
Brilliant Diamond Only
Route 207
Mightyena
Known Locations:
Brilliant Diamond Only
Route 214
Route 215
Swellow
Known Locations:
Route 213
Ralts
Known Locations:
Route 203
Route 204
Kirlia
Known Locations:
Route 203
Route 204
Nincada
Known Locations:
Eterna Forest
Loudred
Known Locations:
Mt. Coronet
Aron
Known Locations:
Brilliant Diamond Only
Fuego Ironworks
Torkoal
Known Locations:
Route 227
Stark Mountain
Trapinch
Known Locations:
Route 228
Vibrava
Known Locations:
Route 228
Swablu
Known Locations:
Route 211
Baltoy
Known Locations:
Route 206
Kecleon
Known Locations:
Brilliant Diamond Only
Route 210
Duskull
Known Locations:
Route 224
Dusclops
Known Locations:
Route 224
Snorunt
Known Locations:
Route 216
Route 217
Acuity Lakefront
Bagon
Known Locations:
Shining Pearl Only
Route 210