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5th Gen Shiny Discussion/FAQ Thread - Post once per page only!

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H3RP

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Currently doing MM on a charmander. Its been an on and off kinda thing. Il get bored and come back to it. Nearly up to 300 eggs i believe. My attention span for this is really bad :(

After Charmander I want to MM a roggenrolla because shiny Gigalith looks beast, and after that im going after a zorua but not evolving it because shiny zoroak looks awful...
 

rykerr1

The Great Gublet
Thanks for all of the congrats everyone =) I just finished hatching my next batch of Ponytas, again no shiny. Up to 1379 eggs hatched. Now I'll be moving on to hatch the next 180 Blitzles. Really hoping that I'll get a shiny in this batch so I can move on to other MM targets, but I don't want to get greedy either =P
 

AquaRegisteel

Face Oblivion
I have combined my Pinwheel Forest Hunt with another hunt that was once a Route 129 RE Hunt...it's my secret hunt now... nearly 800 REs combined.
 

cocoadragon

Shiny Hunter
not done many SRs today only about 100 so im at 2100 SRs lol this is gonna pass chikorita at 2369 SRs

gl everyone something will shine soon =]
 
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Supremacy

Shiny Hunter
Still SR'ing for that dark blue Cobalion, can't wait until it shines!
 

Callie-Rose

daydreaming ~
Hey everyone, congrats to everyone on the recent shinies! I am currently hunting for a shiny Snivy via. MM, i'm currently at aroun 4000~ eggs. Really wish it would shiny soon, as I want to get some other shinies before BW2 come out! My previous MM was a shiny Trapinch which shone in 22 eggs, so I can't really complain much <3 Good luck everyone!
 

Cutty

Forever now
Major congrats to rykerr on Piplup! I really love that shiny and you worked so hard for it!

My virbank complex hunt is at 9,786 REs and nothing yet. Hopefully I'll get it soon, I'd like to continue my BQ. I've decided my next BQ target will be another Virbank Complex hunt if I get Magby, Growlithe, Koffing, or Patrat. So if I get Magnemite, I'll hunt Eevee instead.

Good luck everyone!
Will the repel trick work on Eevee? It seems it has the highest level there.
Eevee is so rare and Castelia Garden is such a small place to hunt.
To make the matter worse Rattata is the highest population.
Doesn't fit in at all. GF sure has issues w/ shiny hunters.

Good luck on the hunt btw. Hope you won't get shiny Patrat. Unless you want it again.

I've done 3,000 RE's for my hunts in JPN WHT2 and JPN BLCK.
The third hunt is in other gen. An old hunt actually so it has more encounters.

Congrats on new shinies caught. The Piplup is lovely. Remind me on my own. I didn't evolve it.
 

Terra Force

<-- Current Hunt
Will the repel trick work on Eevee? It seems it has the highest level there.
Eevee is so rare and Castelia Garden is such a small place to hunt.
To make the matter worse Rattata is the highest population.
Doesn't fit in at all. GF sure has issues w/ shiny hunters.

Good luck on the hunt btw. Hope you won't get shiny Patrat. Unless you want it again.

I've done 3,000 RE's for my hunts in JPN WHT2 and JPN BLCK.
The third hunt is in other gen. An old hunt actually so it has more encounters.

Congrats on new shinies caught. The Piplup is lovely. Remind me on my own. I didn't evolve it.
The repel trick does work since it's the only pokemon in the double grass that is level 19. So it could be the only pokemon you encounter. Someone did it on youtube and it worked out fine.

Almost at 11,000 enounters and still hoping for the best.

Good luck everyone, especially Callie-Rose, 4,000 eggs is ridiculous.
 

YNCRN

Egg 125!
Congrats to the recent shinies again!

Seems like we're going through another lull of hatching/hunting before a wave of shinies is released upon us.

Boxed up another 100 eggs last night for my mystery Masuda Method hunt. I'd box up more but previously my Houndour hatched on the 29th of 300 boxed eegs - grinding through the last 271 drove me insane when all I wanted to do was train him.

Good luck to all!
 
Well I've gone through over 160 eggs for Eevee, and still nothing. I'm gonna go through 30 eggs a day till I get one. I'm considering trying a different Pokemon too, I just can't make up my mind up on what other shiny I want most, but the top contenders are Togepi, Treecko and Spoink.
 

TomoEGoto

Mr. Robot-O
You know, I have started my shiny Pokabu hunt since the start of the year, 20,000+ SRs and nothing shone, yet it took me almost 300 eggs for my Tepig to shine on my Black.
Either the game is trolling me or my patience with SRing is to blame.

Anyway, nothing yet, I was hoping for a surprise shiny but none came to the call.
Congrats on all hunts that happened, may more come easily in the future and may it NOT be the Safari Zone.
 

dan2point5

Well-Known Member
@CharizardMaster Keep going dude! That shiny is definately gonna show up soon, hopefully before you hit the 12k mark.

Done a fair few RE's already today but nothing yet. Feeling really good though so I'll carry on later. Watching Prison Break is really helping me through my hunts lately. Makes the hunts fly by haha.

Best of luck everyone, let's hope we go through a nice purple patch of shinies!
 

Serris

Specialist Operator
Wasn't expecting to see Ambri here. I'm hunting Larvesta as well, if you didn't see before.

I've reached 440 eggs, and I'm still going.
 

cocoadragon

Shiny Hunter
^ keep going Dan and other people with long hunts something will eventually shine for you =)

almost to 2200 SRs gonna keep going strong

gl everyone
 

doodlecloud

Shiny Hunter
Seems like we're going through another lull of hatching/hunting before a wave of shinies is released upon us.
I really hope you're right...I really want to move on from my Ponyta hunt. I should be doing it now but I decided to update my shiny card instead. But I'm going to put Ponyta on my card so I can't upload it until I get it. Maybe that'll spur me on...
 

Crimson_Blazer

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2100 res in victory road/route 14. My black version is over 30k since i got cottonee on it, everything else has come on white. And i was SR for groudon on my ruby but my file just randomly deleted itself. Im pretty sure its fake cu i got it on ebay from china for 10 bucks but everything looks legit on it, but when i use my DS to play and put it back in my SP it deletes itself... Im pretty sure that means its fake...
 

rykerr1

The Great Gublet
2100 res in victory road/route 14. My black version is over 30k since i got cottonee on it, everything else has come on white. And i was SR for groudon on my ruby but my file just randomly deleted itself. Im pretty sure its fake cu i got it on ebay from china for 10 bucks but everything looks legit on it, but when i use my DS to play and put it back in my SP it deletes itself... Im pretty sure that means its fake...
Does it give you any weird messages like "the save file can now be loaded" when you start it up? Because I got one off Amazon for 10 bucks awhile ago and that was the most obvious thing that made it fake. I think most real versions of Ruby/Sapphire from ebay or amazon cost a lot more than 10 bucks, because the second one I bought cost a lot more but was real.

I hope you didn't lose any shinies when it deleted itself, because that would be awful =/

Anyway, I'm on the 3rd badge in Platinum, hoping to be at Giratina by the end of the night or tomorrow night at the latest. Do you guys know of any good moves for weakening Pokemon that aren't normal type? In SoulSilver and Sapphire I wasted my masterballs on Lugia/Kyogre when they shone (due to extremely underleveled teams) and I'm hoping that I'll be able to avoid using it on Giratina.
 
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AquaRegisteel

Face Oblivion
I think finding a high level Smeargle would best, and teach it False Swipe and Foresight.
 

Aegon

Well-Known Member
but when i use my DS to play and put it back in my SP it deletes itself... Im pretty sure that means its fake...
Indeed it does.

Anyway, I'm on the 3rd badge in Platinum, hoping to be at Giratina by the end of the night or tomorrow night at the latest. Do you guys know of any good moves for weakening Pokemon that aren't normal type? In SoulSilver and Sapphire I wasted my masterballs on Lugia/Kyogre when they shone (due to extremely underleveled teams) and I'm hoping that I'll be able to avoid using it on Giratina.
As AquaRegisteel said, Foresight is your best bet. It doesn't even have to be used by the Pokémon that will be attacking. In Platinum, I just caught a Machoke and brought it with me to the Distortion World. I used Foresight on Giratina immediately, and was able to take advantage of my Weavile's False Swipe after that.
 
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