On May 7th 2010 I caught this gorgeous thing:
Always liked Ho-oh as a Pokémon and always loved her shiny form. She wasn't my first SR legend but one I'd wanted for a long time, given I'd started shiny hunting pre-HGSS, when it was Navel Rock or bust and I had no access to Navel Rock. Finally being able to hunt and catch her was great.
And then nearly four years later she got deleted with the rest of my collection when I erased all my files and sold my games. Didn't intend to come back to Pokémon but I did and she was one of the shinies I missed the most. But, ehh
after ebuying SS, then after spending 20 odd hours on an unsuccessful starter hunt, finally giving up in frustration, I accepted that I just don't have the time or patience to put up with chasing 1/8192 shinies anymore. Then the news about non-shiny locked Mirage Spot legends was revealed and it was all sunshine and rainbows (though Ho-oh being in OR was annoying as I had my heart set on AS because I never played Sapphire and Primal Kyogre is beautiful. Oh well.).
And if you've read this far, you can guess what's coming next.
Come back to momma. ♥
Only got the Shiny Charm in the morning and immediately set to SR'ing her seeing as I didn't have to go to work until late afternoon. I wasn't counting SR,s but hours and couldn't remember if I'd started SR'ing on the hour or five minutes past. So I decided to continue until five past and then a couple of SR's later she shone! And I only caught it out of the corner of my eye. Grr. Altogether she took slightly over three hours, non-continuous SR'ing.
I False Swiped twice to get he to 1HP as she used Punishment and then Sunny Day. I then realised I was going to have to switch my Venusaur into a potential boosted Fire Blast/Sacred Fire. O_O He has a 50 level advantage but weakness, the Sunny Day boost and a potential critical hit....but I had to do it anyway. He got hit with Fire Blast which knocked off half his health. Next turn I Mega Evolved to get Thick Fat, put her to sleep and started throwing Ultra Balls. She woke up once and hit him with some more attacks but finally went back to sleep. The fourth Ultra Ball got her!
Here she is with my OT/ID. No.
and she has a Sassy nature
. Her nature boosts her highest stat at the expense of one of her lowest ones. Her IV's unfortunately do not match her nature:
Awful defences yet with max speed. ._. At least HP is great and attack is her highest of her offensive stats. I'll probably EV train those and dump the last few points in special defence. Not like I actually battle anyone anyway.
My original targets for this game were Ho-oh, Suicune and Reshiram. I figured getting Reshiram in a regular ball wouldn't be that bad (unless they've raised its catch rate? I think there's been two posts here about Zekrom stuggling to death?), but I needed Master Balls as backup for the other two. With Ho-oh caught, that gives me freedom for a new target! Leaning towards Raikou at the moment. I hope to get Suicune in a Net Ball which would open room for another target as well (toss up between Entei/Kyurem/Cresselia at the moment. I'd like Tornadus but going through the soaring animation each time. Ugh.).
Wow that was lengthy. Congrats on all the new shinies since I last posted! Good luck on all the hunts.