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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

Lorde

Banned
I barely had time to work on my Shiny Rayquaza SR hunt today due to playing OR; I only did 30 or so SRs this morning. At least last night I managed to hatch 27 Magby eggs for my MM hunt. Speaking of OR, I haven't been lucky enough to find Shinies in it yet. But anyway, congrats to people on the new Shinies.
 

Pluski

Well-Known Member
Congratulations on all new shinies!

I've been continuing on the Mudkip MM hunt I started yesterday, and after 352 eggs, I got my second shiny Mudkip. Then, just 16 eggs later, I got another one. And only 27 eggs after that, another one. Unlike the one I bred yesterday, these three have a Adamant nature, which was what I was everstoning for. They all have perfect IVs in 5 stats: the first one lacks Special Attack, the second one lacks Attack and the third one lacks HP. Both my Modest Mudkip from yesterday and the Adamant one missing Special Attack will be evolved into Swampert. The one lacking HP will be evolved into Marshtomp and the one lacking Attack will stay a Mudkip, so that I will have the entire line.

Now, it's time to prepare for my next target, which is going to be Torchic or Treecko.

Good luck to everyone, especially those with Badge Quests!
 

Kyle Clarthy

Well-Known Member
Hey everyone! I'm so sorry I've been MIA. It has been a while.

Like pretty much everyone, I've been pretty stoked about the release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and some of you might remember that I did mention that I wanted to do a Badge Quest on my first playthrough. Well, when I got the game on Friday, I settled in and started my adventure on both copies of the game. I thought I'd look for a couple of interesting IDs first and it wasn't long before I found them. The IDs, that is! :p

Since then I have had a pretty dull and boring weekend full of no stop SRs and difficulty trying to get a game to work on the PS4. I bought the game the day before Pokémon with the intention of playing it that night to distract myself from the fact that Pokémon was so close to being released, but I can't even get past the first screen because it wont connect to the servers! But all of that is another story. So, like I said, my weekend consisted of me SRing on two systems, constantly checking to see if this game was working, and seeing all of the people on youtube getting shiny starters is crazily small amounts of SRs, like Storm said earlier.

I was awake at 5 hunting, and finally, at 3:14 this afternoon, on Sunday, I SRed for the last time, because when I looked over at the first 3DS, I saw a different coloured blob emerge from the Pokeball!!!! (That sounds ... kind of weird, sorry.) When my eyes focused on it, I saw this:

[img139]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o320/mantheus/IMG_0652.jpg?t=1416717354[/img139]

The sparkles took so long to appear. I think I held my breath for a moment! I am so happy right now. He looks so nice!

I was going to name him Kip or Tido (based on Tidal/Tides) but I though Skip sounded cute. I have a shiny Poliwrath named Skipper, so I might change his name now ... but not sure.

[img139]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o320/mantheus/IMG_0655.jpg?t=1416717494[/img139]

[img139]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o320/mantheus/IMG_0656.jpg?t=1416717493[/img139]

[img139]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o320/mantheus/IMG_0657.jpg?t=1416717492[/img139]

So, now I can kick off my adventure. Let's pray these other certain Pokémon can be shiny, if you know what I mean ... but I am not holding my breath. Even the Latios picture, while great and all, just makes me excited at the options that may be available, but very wary of getting my hopes up.

I know I sound like a broken record, but I have to say that I am really really sorry I haven't congratulated all of you personally. It would take an age since my last post. But your posts have been read on my phone when I've been out and about and have given me inspiration, so thanks for that.

Good luck to everyone still hunting, especially for their starter! And hi, good to see you, Crash.

I have a couple of other Pokémon to show you guys, including a shiny Legendary, but I will do that another day.
 

crashandcortex

Crash'm, Bash'm
And hi, good to see you, Crash.

Hehe, thanks a bunch for the acknowledgement Kyle! ;)

HUGE HUGE HUGE congrats to everybody on their new shiny captures, including Storm on her Treecko (& Zigzagoon!), AquaRegisteel on his Scraggy & Whismur, Kyle Clarthy on that wonderful Mudkip, OmegaSapphire on Shuppet, TheMaster327 on Lugia (awfully sorry I didn't do that before!), and on any other recent & distant successes!

Well, it seems the plot has thickened a tiny bit regarding OR/AS shiny locks - Wonder Spot shinies don't seem to be locked, as somebody has managed to obtain a shiny Cresselia from one of them! (http://i.4cdn.org/vp/1416679310257.jpg )

So rest assured that with some luck, all of the other shiny Legendaries, including Reshiram, Zekrom, and possibly even the Regis & the Weather trio - can shine too! The hope & the hype are present and accounted for over here! (SO jealous I have to wait another week though, sucks being a Brit!)

And I suppose while I'm here, I should mention that I'm back into hunting now! After being down in the dumps (and I still am really) for about a year, and not having hunted since I got Uxie & Scyther in August (again, Smash 3DS kind of took over my gaming days), I just decided to start a secret SR hunt to see if I could regain my hunting luster a bit, and you know what, actually shiny hunting again feels absolutely amazing!! I don't quite know what it is about hunting which proves so therapeutic to me, but it's just such a wonderful way of relieving all of the stress currently going on in the real world, and the sparkly rewards are certainly not to be undermined! I'm at around 4000 SRs right now (and did around 8000 on a previous hunt in this game before changing), and I shan't spoil what the hunt is, but here are a few clues - it's in a Generation 3 game, it's a Legendary, and it isn't Regirock, Kyogre or Latios (already have them!)!

Best of luck on all of your hunting endeavors everybody, and regardless of how your luck's getting on, I hope all of you lucky ducks who have AS/OR right now enjoy the game as much as possible! Happy hunting! :)
 

Thowra

The Silver Brumby
Is the Rayquaza post-game shiny locked for ORAS? I'd love a black one but don't want to waste time SR'ing if it's locked...xD
 

jrmftw

Green Dragon Trainer
Congratulations to PopPrincess_Lyra on Torchic, AquaRegisteel on Scraggy, Storm_Dragoon on Treecko, Omega Sapphire on Shuppet, Pluski on Mudkip x3! 4?!, Kyle Clarthy on Mudkip and everyone else on their recent shinies. Sorry if I missed anyone and a HUGE congrats to those that got shinies when I was away.

Thankyou Aquaregisteel and Keane and others I may have missed for the congrats.

Well, I'm back already, I didn't play at all today because I was busy, but I just started playing ORAS late tonight and moved into a new section to progress the story a little bit more and got sidetracked with the tall grass that had Numel in it. Anyway, I decided to Sweet scent a few hordes to see if Numel shows up and get the encounter levels up a bit so I can get one with better potential later with the Dex Nav and AGAIN exactly 8 Hordes later I get my 3rd Oras shiny!! Shiny Machop!!!
This is ridiculous! I'm actually starting to get worried that they may have lowered the odds even further in these games, because I shouldn't be this lucky! I haven't even got my Pokedex to 60 seen :/ and that is 3 shinies in 2 days within about 3 hours of playtime!

Do you think the odds have been changed in ORAS?

Anyway, to the machop, a male this time with Guts and a hardy nature that I named Oliver :) Pretty easy why with the 6th gen colours. Oh and COMMUNITY HUNT COMPLETE! Again...

[IMG300]http://i.imgur.com/PJMar0K.jpg[/IMG300][IMG300]http://i.imgur.com/gwzDV9Y.jpg[/IMG300]
[IMG300]http://i.imgur.com/bV67RMA.jpg[/IMG300][IMG300]http://i.imgur.com/2Nq8AXU.jpg[/IMG300]
[IMG300]http://i.imgur.com/He1NnYl.jpg[/IMG300]

Goodluck to those hunting, especially Lorde with Rayquaza and Magby and those with stubborn hunts.
 
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ThisIsPatrick

Well-Known Member
Big congrats to everyone with their shinies!

I haven't had much luck however :( After I beat the Pokemon League I might start MMing or a RE hunt for a Shiny Slugma (Always wanted one!) or when Christmas rolls over I might get AS and Soft Reset for a Shiny Mudkip! The Possibilities are endless really.

I'm really hoping you can SR for Rayquaza, the black on it just looks to good to resist!!
 

Terra Force

<-- Current Hunt
Well everyone, I finally return after a large hiatus with a new shiny in Omega Ruby that I got last night. It was completely random, and shocked me that I could possibly have such luck. Without further ado:



A shiny Seedot! I don't know how rare it is on the route between Petalburg and Oldale, but that's where I found it after sneaking up on the little guy in the grass. It has beat up, which as far as I know isn't a normal level-up move. A lonely nature also, which is very good for shiftry. Currently super training him in attack and speed and am super excited to play through the game with him!

Congrats everybody on the hundreds of shinies that you've gotten since I was last here in August, and best of luck with your hunts.
 

Twilit Dragoon

*omnious thunderstorm*
Community Hunt Complete x7:

[img139]http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t237/Storm_Dragoon/ASOR/IMG_1067_zpsb80c5c28.jpg[/img139]
[img139]http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t237/Storm_Dragoon/ASOR/IMG_1074_zps2f6e13cc.jpg[/img139]

As you can see, this morning around 2 am I got my first horde shiny in Omega Ruby, a shiny Zigzagoon :D. Like my shiny Treecko yesterday, she took me by surprise, I was slowly starting to doze off until it sparkled. She took a grand total of 364 hordes, or 1820 Pokemon.

The battle was fairly quick, just picked off the non-shiny Zigzagoon with my Gallade's Thunderbolt(traded it to Y to level it to 20 and use a Dawn Stone on him, some shiny new TMs and poof, shiny catcher!). One Pokeball was thrown to catch her. I named her Tizzy and she has a Timid nature.

More pics:

Another angle
So cute
Trainer ID
Timid nature

I'm currently in Petalburg Woods now trying to get a shiny Wurmple or shiny Shroomish from hordes, I'm about 400 horde REs into the hunt. I think after this shines, I'm going to play through the game and SR Reshiram :D.

Congrats to Kyle Clarthy on your shiny Mudkip, as well as Omega Sapphire, pluski, jrmftw and Terra Force on your new shinies!

EDIT

Just going to burst in here with something that should entice and delight some of you (in particular Storm_Dragoon):

http://i.imgur.com/1IuCBUu.jpg

This seems to be proof that Reshiram, and therefore Zekrom, can be shiny and are no longer locked.

Enjoy your hunts everyone :)

*DYING WHALE NOISES*. Okay I'm getting to 500 hordes and if I don't get a shiny, Reshiram is being hunted!
 
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AquaRegisteel

Face Oblivion
Just going to burst in here with something that should entice and delight some of you (in particular Storm_Dragoon):

http://i.imgur.com/1IuCBUu.jpg

This seems to be proof that Reshiram, and therefore Zekrom, can be shiny and are no longer locked.

Enjoy your hunts everyone :)
 

crashandcortex

Crash'm, Bash'm
Just going to burst in here with something that should entice and delight some of you (in particular Storm_Dragoon):

http://i.imgur.com/1IuCBUu.jpg

This seems to be proof that Reshiram, and therefore Zekrom, can be shiny and are no longer locked.

Enjoy your hunts everyone :)

I can confirm that this is absolutely real, as well as the Regis, the Pixies, Heatran, and pretty much every Wonder Spot Pokemon not having the lock on them. THE HYPE TRAIN IS RUNNING AND WILL NEVER EVER END~

I'm waiting for Deoxys myself, since I'm not able to hunt it at all myself - if it proves to be SRable, I'll probably scream the house down in amazement! But until then, I think we can be happy enough with every other SRable Pokemon GF has put on the table!

Shiny Regice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU0Cnyd_qNE
Shiny Azelf: www.twitch.tv/shinyhunterken1999
 

Supremacy

Shiny Hunter
just going to burst in here with something that should entice and delight some of you (in particular storm_dragoon):

http://i.imgur.com/1iucbuu.jpg

this seems to be proof that reshiram, and therefore zekrom, can be shiny and are no longer locked.

Enjoy your hunts everyone :)

omg guysss!

Yasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!
 
ok hey, been a while. sorry :/ no shiny news- I've been slack
I'm excited about this talk about legends being not shiny locked and by the time I get the game for Christmas it will probably be 100% confirmed/ disproved.
so I've also noticed a few shiny starters on oras, and I've been wondering if anyone knows if the poochyena can be shiny, I know ruby/sapphire it happened all the time.
congrats to everyone and good luck, I probably won't be here too often since I don't want to see too many spoilers about oras
 

Quils

Strange Creature
OMG!! YESSS!! Legendaries without those pointless shiny locks!!

Ahem... Hello everyone, it's been a long, long time since I last posted. Congrats to everyone on your recent shinies, and good luck to everyone c:
Actually... I posted last month just before the forums died so my post got eaten by the darkness beyond time. I didn't want to post again until I got a new shiny, but I took a break from Pokémon so that didn't happen until a few days ago.
I'll talk briefly about those older shinies I got...
ok hey, been a while. sorry :/ no shiny news- I've been slack
I'm excited about this talk about legends being not shiny locked and by the time I get the game for Christmas it will probably be 100% confirmed/ disproved.
so I've also noticed a few shiny starters on oras, and I've been wondering if anyone knows if the poochyena can be shiny, I know ruby/sapphire it happened all the time.
congrats to everyone and good luck, I probably won't be here too often since I don't want to see too many spoilers about oras[/QUOTE]
Oh yeah, I'm also wondering about that. If the Poochyena is indeed shiny locked it would be the first time a shiny lock is actually useful. This is not like Gamefreak at all...
Maybe GF employees got replaced by aliens?

EDIT2: Oh right, Zigzagoon is on the list. Community Hunt complete!
 
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MDS777

The name's Riley
Just going to burst in here with something that should entice and delight some of you (in particular Storm_Dragoon):

http://i.imgur.com/1IuCBUu.jpg

This seems to be proof that Reshiram, and therefore Zekrom, can be shiny and are no longer locked.

Enjoy your hunts everyone :)

Oh my god! That's such great news.

Yesterday, I got Omega Ruby. Currently, I'm soft resetting for a shiny Treecko. Haven't really been keeping track of how many SR's. I want to say I've SR'd for about 4 hours so far.

Also, congrats to everyone on their recent shinies and good luck to everyone on their hunts.
 
Hello all, congrats on the recent shinies :D.

I haven't really had much time to hunt due to school, and now that I have Alpha Sapphire, I haven't done any hunting yet. However, I did get on my Y version a little earlier to catch some Pokemon and transfer them to AS, and while doing so I ran into a shiny Woobat! I love Swoobat, so I'm really excited for this find. I also ended up running into another shiny Nosepass later in the day.

Also, super excited to hear that the legendary Pokemon in ORAS may not be shiny locked :D. I'm so going to hunt for Lugia as soon as I can. Good luck on all your hunts everyone :).
 

ChaoticInverse

<--31,000 incounting
I'm currently at 550 sr's for a shiny treecko in OmegaRuby! I really want to just jump into the game but I know at some point I'll actually want a shiny starter so I'm trying to be patient. I'm pretty sure the poocheyna is shiny locked, unlike in the older games it seems to have a set value (I'm just basing this off of the fact that it seems set to be male so I could be wrong) It's weird but I really want to go after a shiny torchic instead of treecko (because torchic is my favorite starter/one of my favorite pokemon) but I guess I feel like that would cheapen my actual torchic hunt?

I also heard of someone getting a shiny reshiram from the mirage spots though it might be the same person up above. I haven't seen a video yet so who knows entirely, but hopefully the legendaries really aren't shiny locked. I haven't seen anything about the weather trio yet though.

Congrats on all the new shinies and good luck to everyone!
 
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Blackkyurem

Well-Known Member
Helloooo Shiny Hunter Community! Im back!!!!! So, uhh, let me explain myself. I bought Skyrim, and I was like "Ok Pokemon Break." Over time, I started disliking Pokemon. A lot.
Well... Omega Ruby came out. Im like "Meh." I think about it and I really want it. So, no shinies, but I heard news of the legends not being shiny locked!!!!!
More news if any..
 
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