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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

the ash man83

Avid TCG Fan
It's been almost a fortnight since I last posted I think, but in that time I've obtained quite a few shinies.

5th Feb - Shiny Phantump from a Ghost safari. Female, Serious nature with its Natural Cure ability. Max IVs in Defense, Sp. Atk and Speed.

13th Feb - Shiny Magikarp, hatched after 191 eggs. Female, Adamant nature with the Swift Swim ability. 5 perfect IVs, only missing in Sp. Def. Also in a Lure Ball which I thought was quite niche.

15th Feb - Another safari, this time Poison and found a Garbodor after 124 encounters. Male, Jolly, Stench ability and max IVs in HP and Sp. Atk.

16th Feb - Illumise shone after only 16 encounters in a Bug safari, really wasn't expecting one so quick. Female (obviously), Lonely, Tinted Lens and max IVs in HP and Sp. Atk.

17th Feb - Calm-natured Male Venomoth appeared after 508 encounters (was going to change safari at 512, so just in the nick of time!) (not the same safari as Garbodor). Has its HA Wonder Skin, and max IVs in Attack and Speed.

20th Feb - This one was a nightmare to catch. Impish-natured Shiny Metang, after 123 encounters in a Steel safari. Paralyzed, unfortunately didn't have a False Swipe-r with me, so was sat there for a good 20 minutes chucking PokéBalls at it (just over 2 chance per ball), until it finally caught. Light Metal ability, with max IVs in Sp. Atk and Sp. Def.

22nd Feb - Female Shiny Dedenne after 271 encounters in an Electric safari. Pickup ability, which isn't too bad, with a Jolly nature and max IVs in Sp. Def and Speed.

23rd Feb - To go with Phantump, I decided to try my luck at finding a Shiny Pumpkaboo in a Ghost safari. Which I found, 185 encounters later. Jolly Female, with its HA Insomnia and max IVs in Attack and Defense.

Yesterday - Decided to power through a Fire safari in order to get the Shiny Ponyta I was trying to find a few months ago. First Shiny was a male Slugma after 329 encounters, and 426 encounters after that, I finally got the blue-flamed horse! Has its HA Flame Body, max IVs in Defense and Speed with a Jolly nature, while the Slugma has its HA as well (Weak Armor), also Jolly, but with max IVs in HP and Attack. The Slugma also means Community Hunt Complete!

I'm currently on Route 20 giving Horde Hunting a go (chain fishing sounds so easy, but I can't for the life of me get it right). Sitting at around 300 hordes so far, hoping for Trevenant to go with my Phantump (Sudowoodo would be great too, but considering I'm playing X, I doubt that'll be the one that shines). Once found, it'll complete my first full PC box of self-caught/obtained Shinies! Good luck to all others out there hunting.
 
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Italianbaptist

Informed Casual
Found a shiny gloom through a random encounter :) Now it's vileplume which is one of my favorite all time Pokemon so I'm excited.
 

Cyclone

^ where it all began
Has anyone successfully DexNaved for a shiny Pokémon BEFORE defeating the E4? I have been trying for a shiny Trapinch and I'm in the 800 encounter rate, and want to make sure I am not wasting my time. I highly doubt the E4 affects the Dexnav, but you know how heady it gets when you're shiny hunting.... Has anyone done it???
 

LucarioMan101

HGSS ftw!!!!!!
Has anyone successfully DexNaved for a shiny Pokémon BEFORE defeating the E4? I have been trying for a shiny Trapinch and I'm in the 800 encounter rate, and want to make sure I am not wasting my time. I highly doubt the E4 affects the Dexnav, but you know how heady it gets when you're shiny hunting.... Has anyone done it???

Yeah I did a AS badge quest, and a lot of my shinies were dexnav. Don't worry, it works :)
 

wobbanut

Team Awesome
I didn't do too much shiny hunting this past week, but I did two Bug Catching contests. I'm eventually trading them over to have something to trade on WT Tuesdays besides fossils.

Both of my shinies this week came from horde spams. First, I went to the icy cave on Y to see what pokemon where there, and only realized after a while that I was in the wrong place for delibird (for my shiny Rocketdex, yes I'm including him). After a lot of frustration at trying to hunt in a cave without using a bike, I decided to wrap it up with horde encounters, and got a purple teddy. :D At least now I have both a shiny beartic and a shiny cubchoo. I'll have to go hunt for delibird, but I think it requires riding the mamoswine, which is even less fun than the cave. :p If I get tired of it, I'll try searching for delibird in 4th gen.

As for my X game, I did some RE and a few horde spams on Route 19, then at the end of the night I got my third shiny gligar. :p I was hoping for weepinbell or arbok, but no such luck. On the other hand, at least it's Community Hunt complete!

Now I'm just hoping to get a shiny on my HeartGold game so I can get out of that dang Ilex Forest already.
 

Auraninja

Eh, ragazzo!
I did not catch a new shiny just yet, but I did get a shiny Florges from a friend in exchange for a Mew.

So that happened.
 

FairyWitch

Metroid Hunter
got shiny johto babies

shiny igglybuff after 102 eggs. this one got 6IV
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congrats everyones for your recent shinies and good luck on your current hunting

this taunts me lol congrats on that iggly its 6iv 0_0 I hope to get back to hatching more eggs for my shiny igglybuff soon been playing fates :)


congrats to all shinies that have been obtained I am still at 900 igglybuff eggs which I plan on taking a break from fates soon and start hatching some more eggs then go back to fates again and whoever is still hunting good luck!
 

Auraninja

Eh, ragazzo!
So because of my most recent shiny (see my last post), I have to ask people this.

Third gen and after, how many shinies have you obtained from trades that do not include trades and transfers to yourself?

I can only think of Crobat and Florges.

Crobat was traded with Clefairy, since the person did not have FR/LG.
Florges was given to me by my friend in exchange for a Mew.
 

Cyberra

pain in the ***
I'll have to go hunt for delibird, but I think it requires riding the mamoswine, which is even less fun than the cave. :p If I get tired of it, I'll try searching for delibird in 4th gen.

You can use Sweet Scent to hunt on the riding routes. There are no hordes so it'll just attract a single pokemon. I've seen it done on youtube, and it's how I caught a regular female hippopotas for my current MM breed.

So because of my most recent shiny (see my last post), I have to ask people this.

Third gen and after, how many shinies have you obtained from trades that do not include trades and transfers to yourself?

I can only think of Crobat and Florges.

Shinies from trades? I have a fair list. Most from friends in exchange for things I'd caught or breejects from my MMs, as well as some I got from wonder trading my HA wynaut breejects a bit ago. Some of the highlights: Larvesta, Eevee, Mudkip, Zorua, Caterpie, Joltik, Umbreon, shiny event Dialga, shiny event Rayquaza, shiny event Jirachi, Heatran (random wonder trade), shiny event Diancie, shiny event xerneas, shiny event yveltal, Aggron, Greninja, Bunnelby.

The last three were obtained from WTing off my wynauts. I also got a shiny palkia and a second shiny yveltal, but both were obvious hacks.

Edit: Today I went into a fire safari and after only 38 REs I find a shiny fletchinder. He's jolly and capable of takings hits, with his HA, Gale Wings. I'm going to keep this one and train him as an offensive talonflame, since according to Smogon that's the best combination of nature and ability.
 
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Hunter Zolomon

Into the Shadows
Staff member
Moderator
Has anyone successfully DexNaved for a shiny Pokémon BEFORE defeating the E4? I have been trying for a shiny Trapinch and I'm in the 800 encounter rate, and want to make sure I am not wasting my time. I highly doubt the E4 affects the Dexnav, but you know how heady it gets when you're shiny hunting.... Has anyone done it???

I found my first shiny using the DexNav while I only had 6 badges. I found a shiny Taillow, and my search rate was at 172. The DexNav is my favorite method to use, and I've found tons of shinies using this method. Right now I'm DexNaving for Marill, and I'm at 630 encounters. This is the longest DexNav hunt I've been on. I don't have a shiny charm either, but I get lucky a lot of times. Just not today, though.....
 

TheGreaterLucario

Well-Known Member
Has anyone successfully DexNaved for a shiny Pokémon BEFORE defeating the E4? I have been trying for a shiny Trapinch and I'm in the 800 encounter rate, and want to make sure I am not wasting my time. I highly doubt the E4 affects the Dexnav, but you know how heady it gets when you're shiny hunting.... Has anyone done it???

First off, I never really tried DexNav-ing too much pre-E4 because I didn't find out about it boosting Shiny chances until after I'd already beaten the E4. As far as Pre-E4 Shinies, I found a Shiny Zigzagoon in a horde on the route to the east of Petalburg (Forget the route number) at the beginning of the game. The Shinies I've managed to get from DexNav, for what it may be worth, are: 2 Shiny Zoruas, 1 (Unintentional) Shiny Clefairy, and 1 Shiny Deino. As far as Trapinch, I feel your pain. I've maxed out the search level for Gible AND Sandile and STILL haven't found a Shiny one yet.
 

Shine

Psyched Up
Staff member
Moderator
.......Awwwwww sorry everyone for not showing up earlier. This week is my sister's birthday, so I'm busy due to that.......

Anyway, you all can start PMing me ideas for March CH :)

I'll update the current CH completion tomorrow morning.
 

Hunter Zolomon

Into the Shadows
Staff member
Moderator
Yes!!!! My DexNav search rate was at 655 and shiny Marill appeared! Good luck to everyone on your hunts!

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shiny_hunter5

Well-Known Member
Eugh! wish I new how lucky i was back in 2010! managed to SR for two Shiny starts on Soul Silver and a shiny dratini in under 800 SR a piece same cannot be said of my current badge quest :( aha just thought i congrats all on your latest shiny pokemon

EDIT
Just found my Platinum game, might join you all on your badge quests although probably won't SR for a starter anyway thought I would check my boxes first and long behold I have
Shiny Beldum
FIVE Shiny Shinx
A shiny Bibarel
A shiny Phanpy
the three event shiny dogs
Who is doing the Platium badge quest?
 
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Auraninja

Eh, ragazzo!
.......Awwwwww sorry everyone for not showing up earlier. This week is my sister's birthday, so I'm busy due to that.......

Anyway, you all can start PMing me ideas for March CH :)

I'll update the current CH completion tomorrow morning.
With these community hunts, I was wondering. What if you incidentally caught the right Pokemon? Do you have to call it? Do you have to have actually hunted it?
 

umbreonfan3636

Well-Known Member
Who is doing the Platium badge quest?

I'm still doing mine. Currently I'm looking for a Swinub/Sneasel before facing the 7th gym leader. The problem is, I haven't touched my Platinum game in over two weeks because I've been crazy busy. I've done a bit of hunting on my Ruby and FireRed, but not too much. Hopefully I'll get back at it this weekend.

I also purchased legit copies of Sapphire and Emerald, both of which have non-working batteries so I'll have to replace them. So maybe I'll double hunt for Aron.

Congrats to everyone and good luck!
 
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Hokker

Member
How is everyone keeping track of their encounters? are you guessing or do you do the encounters with a computer hookup? seems tedious to count them all if you have to do tally marks or something. If you are using a computer to do the enounters or breeding would that count as a hack?
 

shiny_hunter5

Well-Known Member
How is everyone keeping track of their encounters? are you guessing or do you do the encounters with a computer hookup? seems tedious to count them all if you have to do tally marks or something. If you are using a computer to do the enounters or breeding would that count as a hack?

If I am only doing one SR then tally marks, if I am doing double hunting then I just try keep count myself.
 
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