Hi guys, im a new one here, but not new to shinies. I came here to get inspired, cause i have some sort of a problem... you see, i have already done 15 000 + resets for my shiny charmander in my leaf green, but so far no sucess, and i feel totally unlucky. Everytime i go to youtube to check some videos related to shiny starters, i see how people got them under 9 000 + im really that unlucky? need to say, that previously i caught shiny zapdos at 1434 SR. Please, just words of encouragement.
Hi there, and welcome! Unfortunately, sometimes the shiny Pokémon like to do that to us, and also unfortunately, it can happen to you at any time. Some people get lucky on their first few hunts straight away, and then feel unprepared for a long hunt when the luck starts running dry for them, and then there's the other ones who experience long hunts near the beginning of their "career" and then genuinely are shocked when shiny Pokémon start rolling in. Sadly, there's no real advice to make this any less of a long hunt for you, but jut hang in there and keep yourself occupied with other stuff, like movies or music or TV or doodling or reading or something. Also, I don't want to start rumours and I don't know whether this has long since been proven as false, but I recall that saving your game every now and then in FRLG sort of "shuffles" the RNG a little bit, so maybe try to do that every now and then, like maybe every few hours or something. It's worth a shot, at least.
Also, hi there to everyone else! As usual, it's been a little while and I'm sorry for that, but I'm mainly sorry that I am going to have to skip out on congratulating every one of you by name and just share the congrats around instead. If I did that, I would be here for hours and this post is already taking quite a while! Rest assured that I've read all of your posts and there's been quite a lot of captures recently! Well done!
I thought it was time I did a bit of an update myself.
Okay, so I've had a bit of success with hunting since I got Skip the Mudkip. He's now a bulky level 100 Swampert now and my original plan of doing a badge quest on my first playthrough fell through. That was when I decided to do another hunt instead. I'm not sure if there's any sort of name for this, but I decided I wanted to make a shiny team, so I would attempt to capture 6 shiny Pokémon before I confronted the Elite Four. I'm sorry if anyone else has attempted this before, but does anyone have a name for this? It would be cool if we started having this as an alternative to a Badge Quest for the people who didn't want to do one of those.
My reasoning was simple. I just thought that if I attempted to capture a team of six shiny Pokémon, I wouldn't have to force two of them to spend the playthrough in the PC. This way the majority of them could be on my team at all times, providing I had the right Pokémon to make use of HMs. Also, it's not as restrictive as a Badge Quest, and it allowed me to hunt wherever I wanted to.
Anyway, 50 hours went by, and I know that's really not much when it comes to shinies, but I got fed up and I just kept on progressing with the game. I ended up with a level 97 Skip just after the 8th badge! This was due to trying to chain with the Dex Nav and not really getting anywhere other than scoring a whole lot of experience. So, I thought that I was only 3 levels away from having a level 100 Pokémon, which is the requirement to get Zekrom/Reshiram to appear, so stuff this silly quest and let's do that instead. Well, I defeated Steven and plonked myself down in front of Zekrom to hunt. I got nothing on the first evening. But after work the next day, after hunting for a few hours ... and when I wasn't even looking at the screen when I heard sparkles. Oh, yeah, that would be Skip coming out of his Pokeball, right? Wrong! It was just before Skip was sent out that I realised that Zekrom had shone instead! All of this was split second stuff, mind you, but a lot of stuff goes through your head at times like these:
Zekrom is one of my favourite legendaries, so I was really disappointed with the shiny locking decision, as I know a lot of people are. So, I am excited to finally have him. I have to feel sorry for the people with some many SRs for these guys. Again, hang in there, guys!
This picture makes me smile, so I thought I should share it:
Well, this battle was nearly a complete disaster! As soon as the shiny guy appeared, I suddenly realised something. What the heck was I doing?! I hadn't even stocked up on Pokeballs and I had no Master Ball! I checked my bag and I have something like 15 Premier Balls and 100 Pokeballs. My heart filled with dread all of a sudden. Also, I had the shiny Metagross with Hold Back, but my sleeper was a junky Gloom (sorry Gloom, but it's true!) and she was lucky to withstand one hit! So, there was an awful lot of juggling Pokémon going on, when Gloom bit the dust all the time and I needed her Sleep Powder again and again. I threw all my Premier Balls, and one actually shook three times ... when Zekrom was awake, too! That was near the start of the battle. It started to drag on and on, though, and I began to get really anxious about the whole thing, so I did this stupid thing where I turned the sound down and didn't look whenever I threw a Pokeball at him. Well, whenever I would look at the screen again, Zeks was standing there with a grin. I wasn't too happy and I was preparing myself for losing it and having to try find it again. I don't remember how many balls it took, but I do remember that I looked at the bottom screen and thought that it was taking quite a while for the buttons to appear, so I risked looking at the screen, and sure enough, he was mine... Such a relief!
I was an idiot and will be sure to check my bags and stock up on things instead of being so reckless and thinking only about the fact that I might be able to get a shiny Zekrom. Sure, I might be able to get one, but would I be prepared for one?! Well, luckily things went my way this time, but it could have been much worse!
Anyway, I have more stories to share, but I am almost falling asleep here! I will have to continue this tomorrow. Thanks for reading and good luck to everyone.
I know that there's a few people here with awful hunts right now, but hang in there guys. A Wild Charizard, I'm thinking of you in particular right now, so good luck. But that isn't to say that I'm not thinking of everyone else, either.
Also, good to see you again, Prince of May and Cp! And of course all the other guys (you know who you are!)