Congrats to: Kyle Clarthy on Zekrom, Dialga, Ralts x2, Yanma, Mantine, Nidoran, Stunky, Trapinch, Tyrunt, Wurmple, Absol and Torchic (I really love reading your posts to be honest!) Mewtwo Ex. on Reshiram and Kyurem, Mestear on Charmander, dark1raven3 on Cresselia, Ice Lock on Whismur, pokemaster13 on Caterpie (though honestly, that Weedle is overdue -.-), Blastonite on Raikou, kirkeastment on Cobalion and Reshiram, LilyValley on Mesprit, Psynergy on Regirock, Whysocarefree on Electrike, Iwanuq on Zigzagoon x2 and Shuppet, Eclair~ on reclaiming Zekrom, Akko on Heatmor, Cyberra on Sableye, 2rsa on Zekrom, Dylz on Latios, Numel and Swablu, and to anyone else I missed!
Thank you A_wild_CHARIZARD!
Well, I lost my first shiny tonight. At 3,479 SRs a shiny Registeel appeared on my Platinum version - which I failed horribly at catching. I never prepared a Smeargle or anything purely based on the fact that I'm too lazy and thought I could blag it (without the master ball) and so this has caught up with me. 20 Dusk Balls, then ~40 Ultra balls, and shiny Registeel struggled his way to death. Confused me at first because I never thought that Struggle would display the 'x has been hit by recall message!' so after missing the 'x used struggle' part I thought it had a move with recoil that I didn't know about. But alas it did not.
I don't really know - I didn't want to weaken it atall because then I'd just get increasingly paranoid that I'd KO it by mistake. Yes, even with super fang or false swipe, I'd be pretty sure they would knock it out. I just kept spamming Yawn everytime it woke up, gave the occasional Full Restore to Uxie and then an Ether on Yawn, but the rest of the turns were just used on throwing balls at the thing. I'm pretty sure the largest amount of times it shook was 2, and that was only once or twice. 0.4% catchrate really reallly sucks!
I'm glad it happened on only a small hunt, say if I SR'ed over a shiny Cranidos after those SRs I'd feel terrible. If anything I'm relieved - I've never found a wild or SR shiny in Platinum so it's reassured me that my game is working! I didn't have a nickname ready anyway, so maybe it was just not meant to be! I'll get it again soon - going to resume hunting Surskit before heading back to it and starting back off at 3,479 SRs, where I was! I honestly thought I'd feel crestfallen and reluctant to hunt after losing a shiny - but really, seeing one is what fuels me to hunt which is pretty nice!
Here's a pic - blurry cause I had the DS balanced on my knee in the front room watching TV. Ah well - better luck next time for me I guess! It's really a very pretty shiny - very vibrant and I noticed it right away (I wasn't expecting to, but then again, I wasn't expecting to notice shiny Igglybuff and it stuck out like a sore thumb aha)
So? Bit bitter? Maybe. But probably serves me right - might need to play through Pearl to get a Masterball for when this hunt next comes around!
Good luck everyone, especially Supremacy on Tornadus, CpChris with Scyther, AquaRegisteel with your FEs, pokemaster13 with Weedle and Chimchar, Shy with Mudkip, Lorde with Rayquaza and Magby, jrmftw with Sprout Tower, Murderofkrow with your BQ, Tina with Archen, Cyberra with Virizion and RaichuArcanine and cocadragon with your Chimchars!