Thanks, I enjoyed the Giratina story. I've never caught a shiny via soft reset because I always give up. I have this fear of the target exhausting all its moves and killing itself with Struggle, so I'm not sure if I would have had the patience to avoid using the Master Ball as you did.
Oh, thank you! It was really freaking me out at the end, let me tell you. I wasn't even aware at the time that Giratina has very little total PP, so I am sort of glad I didn't know that as it would have wound me up even further.
Congratulations GreatGonzales on those two shinies. Gligar is such a cool Pokemon, and yes, I know what you mean about the 3DS graphics being different ... it's a little hard to adjust to. Also, they stuffed up Gligar's colour in Platinum, I believe, so it's no wonder you really were confused about it. Lucky you had that notion that it might possibly be shiny and not just plough through it with some powerful attack or something.
And congrats on that Ursaring, MaidensGhost! Were you random encountering for it, or was it just a lucky fluke?