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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by Dangertrout, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Cpchris

    Cpchris Shiny Hunter

    Congrats to Cyberra on Skarmory, eiger on Scyther and Azelf, Aesnath on Groudon, MightyImitation on Mew, Cyberra on Latios, Laurelai on Porygon, LucarioMan101 on Regirock, Supremacy on Munchlax, TheEmeraldKnight on Chinchou, and everyone else on your shinies!

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    I’m tempted to hunt another Eevee after I get something on Black 2 again. Aside from eventually wanting to complete the line on this game (that means 7 more Eevee!), can my game really be so cruel as to give me ANOTHER fairly long hunt after what it’s been doing lately? It’s a daunting hunt, but a rewarding one. I also have the reassurance that I’ve done it before (as my first shiny hunt!). If I go through with it, I’m pretty set on evolving it into Espeon if male, Vaporeon if I’m lucky enough to get a female, or if it’s male and just has absolute garbage stats, I’ll leave it as an Eevee (for the time being at least). But…I’ll see how I’m feeling once I actually find something ;)

    Well…Something finally shone on Black 2. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Absol =\ After 27,165 REs I found a 2nd shiny Altaria.

    [IMG200]http://i.imgur.com/YPGj6bX.jpg[/IMG200]

    Ughhh…Games, why do you give me really long hunts for useless duplicates x.X At least it’s a shiny I like. This one is female, Relaxed, and has the IVs: 16 – 31 – 10 – 27 – 0 – 14. At this point I want to train at least one of them up, and I’m thinking I might just do both :| I prefer using Sp. Atk, which I can get more use out of this one’s Sp. Atk, but it’s speed is a lot worse compared to the first one. And the first one seems like a waste of its Atk. IV to train it in Sp. Atk. So I guess I’ll end up doing both because indecision. At least Altaria only needs 600k XP to reach 100, which is the same as training one Slow Exp. Group Pokemon.

    That all being said…I want this damn Absol already -_- Staying here till I get it (but I might take a break if I get another 27k Altaria). I’ll at least be moving where I hunt on the route. Perhaps hunting on this higher ledge is where all the shiny Altaria are staying, and all the shiny Absol are on the more accessible lower areas…

    Good luck, everyone (especially LucarioMan101, G-Money, Martinzqx, CharlieDoryRose, umbreonfan3636, Keane, SheroGH, ChaoticInverse, markasdarkas, RaichuArcanine, pokemaster13, Tina, Shy, Ruru_star, skilax1234, Pluski, ElectricBassClef, and Nakashima)!
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016
  2. Royal_Qeca

    Royal_Qeca Pokémon Blue

    That's why he said "every shiny possible".
     
  3. SmartD

    SmartD Well-Known Member

    I was playing Pokemon X in Friend Safari looking for a Shiny Charmeleon in a Fire Type Safari until I ran into a Shiny Ponyta! I had with me a Smeargle w/ Spore and False Swipe and brought the Ponyta's HP down to yellow and put it to sleep. I used a Poke Ball and it was caught. This is my second Shiny Ponyta and I'm planning to evolve it at some point. I'm still searching for Shiny Charmeleon.
     
  4. wobbanut

    wobbanut Team Awesome

    Well, after last week's eventful shiny catching week, I decided to slow things down this past week and try for a pokemon that's been on the wanted list in my signature for forever. Being the glutton for punishment I am, LOL, I did pokeradar on Pearl. After numerous broken chains over six days, the longest coming at 30 and 35, I finally got it just yesterday on a chain of 12:

    Shiny starly!

    This is a shiny I've been wanting since I started playing the DPPl series years ago, so I'm happy I finally got it.

    Due to the enormous amount of time consumption it took (including keeping my game on the charger to keep it on for hours), I'll probably do more quad hunting this week. Pidgey and spinarak are still on my wish list, but I've got my fingers crossed that I can still find pidgey by RE, and I'll MM spinarak eventually. I'm also hoping for wooper eventually because it's a favorite shiny of mine, and female nidoran since at least it would finish the area horde pokemon on X and Y outside that one cave, it's the only horde one I don't have shiny.
     
  5. Shine

    Shine Psyched Up Staff Member Moderator

    CH completion list updated.



    Personally if I were you I would continue anyway, a shiny is a shiny, and I don't like stopping a hunt I already started. But yeah, I too wish the difference wasn't so minimal.
     
  6. Auraninja

    Auraninja Try to understand.

    I know this thread is mostly about reporting shinies and community hunts, but I wanted to ask a hypothetical question.

    Say you obtained a shiny Eevee with a neutral nature and 31 IVs in all categories. What would you evolve it to become?

    If ability is a determining factor, what would you make it for the normal and hidden abilities?
     
  7. SmartD

    SmartD Well-Known Member

    It finally happened. I was looking for Shiny Charmeleon in the Friend Safari today, and lo and behold, it finally showed up! I used the Smeargle from yesterday to weaken it and caught it with a Pokeball with a critical capture. I thought it would take me months to find it, but it didn't take that long at all. And this was after I caught a Shiny Ponyta yesterday. After I caught it, I leveled it up and it is now a Shiny Charizard. This makes me so happy.
     
  8. Blasting Toise

    Blasting Toise Well-Known Member

    Congrats on recent shinies everyone :D

    I found a random shiny Koffing when I was EV-training with hordes at Fiery Path. It took me so long to find my first Shiny Koffing there and now I find another randomly when I am not looking for it :p So ironic.

    Gender also matters- I found shiny Eevee from FS some time ago and it was girl so I decided to make Vaporeon of her since I already have Sylveon and Umbreon my favorite shiny Eeveelutions. If I would find said Eevee now I would probably make it Espeon if it's girl and Jolteon or Flareon if boy.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2016
  9. AquaRegisteel

    AquaRegisteel Face Oblivion

    Hi everyone, long time no see :D

    I've been lurking around this thread daily so I've not missed many shinies. I'll says congrats to you all on your shinies, and also a congrats to Supremacy on the Shinx and Munchlax!

    Hunting has taken a back seat for me as of late, mainly because real life is stopping me from getting the time / patience to put effort and numbers behind my hunts. However, I bring news of a brand-new shiny for my collection!:

    So in Platinum, I've decided to try a Badge Quest again--though I waited until I reached Eterna Forest to get the first shiny. So I was hunting in Platinum, watching a video on YouTube featuring a 5th Gen Shiny Clefairy when I got into a battle. I looked over and my jaw was agape as a shiny rolled across the screen.


    Shiny Cascoon! I've wanted a shiny Dustox for a long time, so to get a Cascoon is very nice in all honesty. Jolly natured, female, and currently on the way to Dustox greatness.



    Yes, I also came incredibly close to KOing Cascoon!

    Good luck to you all.
     
  10. Zenn of Ascension

    Zenn of Ascension Well-Known Member

    So I decided to soft reset on my Ruby for a shiny Treecko since Aerodactyl is at 27,500 SR and I wanted to take a break from that. After around 1,000 SR this popped up.

    Really?

    Unfortunate, but I'll keep on trying for a Treecko since I might want to do a Badge Quest with Ruby. Congrats and good luck on everyone's hunts.

    Edit: Only 200 more SR later and I got it again. This isn't even on a dry battery Ruby so I'm not even rng manipulating it lol. Wasting all my luck on these things.

    Really????
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2016
  11. yoshi007

    yoshi007 Ice Type Trainer

    Congrats to: ClipOwl on Cottonee and Totodile; Crimson Penguin on Latios; Blasting Toise on Weepinbell, Meditite, Ekans/Arbok, Gulpin, and Koffing (a lot of poison types there :p); Supremacy on Shinx and Munchlax; Dangertrout on Happiny; payne on Banette and Lotad; Aromatic Mist on Bulbasaur; Auraninja on Staryu and Clauncher; Mrs. Oreo on Carvanha; Shraeder on Frogadier; wobbanut on Tynamo, Venomoth, Machop, Zigzagoon, Graveler, and Starly; Laurelai on Miltank and Porygon; SkyMew on Mewtwo; maldoror on Chatot, Tauros, and all the Victory Road shinies; jrmftw on Houndour, Nidorino, and Roggenrola; Cyberra on Electrike/Manectric, Skarmory, Spoink, Feebas, and Latios; Tsukuyomi56 on Espurr; Tagi on Slugma; pokefreak2014 on Spiritomb; Hokker on the two Psyduck; eiger on Scyther/Scizor, Azelf, and Cobalion; Phillies on all your shinies; Diego24 on Wurmple/Dustox; Aesnath on Groudon; MightyImitation on Mew and Arceus; LucarioMan101 on Whismur and Regirock; TheEmeraldKnight on Chinchou; Cpchris on both(?) Altaria; SmartD on Ponyta and Charmeleon; AquaRegisteel on Cascoon, and everyone else on your shinies!

    Thanks for the congrats ClipOwl, Cpchris, and Crimson Penguin (and thanks for the welcome back :) )

    Sorry about the Poochyena, Zenn of Ascension.

    I finally got the chance to congratulate everyone. xD And I bring news! The news is... that I have no news. So I guess I don't actually bring news. :p I've been mainly SRing Reshiram this past week, but no success as of yet. I'm feeling like doing a few SRs on my Lugia hunt in SS now just for something different.

    However, I also have a question. I'd always assumed that in Gen 6, the Masuda Method would work with a Pokémon if it has a different language tag to your Pokémon (so for example I used a Larvesta of my own and a Japanese Larvesta with the "JAP" tag on its Summary page to breed my shiny Larvesta/Volcarona). But I read something the other day saying that a Pokémon can still be labelled as being from a different language (so the language tag will still show up) without actually being from a different region (e.g. Japanese language in a North American game rather than Japanese language in a Japanese game), and so trying to MM with that Pokémon won't actually work and the odds will be full odds rather than the improved odds.

    So my questions are 1) is this true? and 2) if it is true, does that mean there's no sure way to tell if a Pokémon is truly "foreign" and therefore will work with the Masuda Method? I've managed to MM four shinies out of four attempts on X so far based on using a Pokémon with a different language tag, it's only my current Heracross hunt that's taking forever, but I know that even with MM it can take a couple of thousand eggs before something hatches. So I'm not sure what to think. Can anyone here shed any light on this?

    Good luck to everyone on your hunts, I hope all your games shine for you!
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2016
  12. JohnNiles

    JohnNiles Well-Known Member

    I haven't caught a shiny other than a safari shiny in over 6 months. I spent a lot of that time away from Pokemon, but lately I've been putting more and more time into it. When my drought began, I was doing an on-and-off hunt for Giratina on a Platinum file dating back to 2013. My lack of patience got the better of me, as I left the Union Cave and wound up encountering a shiny Golbat. Then I SR'ed Heatran out of boredom and wound up with an Adamant one pretty quickly. And then the next time I gave up on Giratina, I caught a shiny Bibarel in the Pastoria Swamp. This was all within a few days in September, and I still haven't scored Giratina.

    I got bored and restarted my Black and Black 2 cartridges (I may have deleted an Arceus tucked away in the Entralink -_- ). On the former, I transferred over 6 shinies that I had laying around; on the latter, I caught a fresh team from the limited Unova selection. Guess which playthrough was more enjoyable. I don't have the patience for a badgequest, so breeding and saving up shinies is the best I can do. So now that I've hit the postgame, I can dex-SR for a Tornadus, and possibly for a Latios on the other cart (if I can be bothered to get the shiny charm again).

    Pretty much all my games are tied up now on hunts, and I've been vacilating back and forth. I'm in a slump.

    Alpha Sapphire: gave up on Lugia after a long hunt, going back and forth between Regice and Regigigas.
    X: breeding a Staryu for no particular reason
    White 2: breeding Marvel Scale Dratini. If I get another 6 pokes, I'll do another runthrough.
    Platinum: still Giratina.
    SoulSilver: SR'ing the casino Dratini, occasional Zapdos SR's. Also tried SR'ing Steelix and some fossils to no avail.
    HeartGold: Kyogre
     
  13. Auraninja

    Auraninja Try to understand.

    Funny, for me it would depend on characteristic, and since all IVs are tied, I'd use the special characteristic to choose.

    HP- Vaporeon
    Att- Flareon
    Def- Leafeon
    Sp. Att- Espeon, Glaceon
    Sp. Def- Umbreon, Silveon
    Speed- Jolteon

    Or something like that...

    Edit: And congrats, AquaRegisteel. I actually got a shiny Dustox myself, but I caught it with Wurmple. I believe it was Bold, so I was happy it evolved into Cascoon rather than Silcoon.
     
  14. Cpchris

    Cpchris Shiny Hunter

    Congrats to AquaRegisteel on Cascoon, JohnNiles, and everyone else on your shinies!

    That sucks about those Pooches, Zenn of Ascension >.<

    Thanks for the congrats, Yoshi007 (and yes, “both”. Good eye ;) )!

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    -_- Well, at least this didn’t take 27k REs…But after 767 REs on Black 2, I found a 3rd shiny Altaria.

    [IMG200]http://i.imgur.com/7dBUzcj.jpg[/IMG200]

    This one is male, Lonely, and has the following IVs: 14 – 31 – 3 – 11 – 7 – 24. So…I should have waited to train that first Altaria >.< Well, like I said, with only 600k XP needed to reach 100, maybe I’ll train it up some other time. Still staying here for Absol, I guess…

    Good luck, everyone (especially Zenn of Ascension, LucarioMan101, G-Money, Martinzqx, CharlieDoryRose, umbreonfan3636, Keane, SheroGH, ChaoticInverse, markasdarkas, RaichuArcanine, pokemaster13, Tina, Shy, Ruru_star, skilax1234, Pluski, ElectricBassClef, and Nakashima)!
     
  15. Samayouru

    Samayouru Rabid Dusclops Fan

    Well, after about 5 days of SRing, I got a Johto starter!

    http://orig11.deviantart.net/0675/f/2016/093/3/c/shchik_by_laevateinnunowen-d9xj3vu.jpg
    http://orig05.deviantart.net/5e47/f/2016/093/6/d/shchik2_by_laevateinnunowen-d9xj3w7.jpg

    Well, I wanted either this one or Totodile, considering that I have quite a few Cyndaquils from the very first time I tried SRing for the Johto starters. Considering how quick this Chiko appeared, I think I'm gonna do a badge quest. I don't really care much for the nature because I'm not a competitive battler, and I think I'll be keeping Opium as a Chikorita, considering that I already have Meganium.

    Congrats to anybody who's caught shinies so far!
     
  16. Paraqua

    Paraqua Beginning Trainer

    Congrats to ClipOwl on Cottonee and Totodile; Crimson Penguin on Latios; Blasting Toise on Weepinbell, Meditite, Ekans/Arbok, Gulpin, and Koffing; Supremacy on Shinx and Munchlax; Dangertrout on Happiny; payne on Banette and Lotad; Aromatic Mist on Bulbasaur; Auraninja on Staryu and Clauncher; Mrs. Oreo on Carvanha; Shraeder on Frogadier; wobbanut on Tynamo, Venomoth, Machop, Zigzagoon, Graveler, and Starly; Laurelai on Miltank and Porygon; SkyMew on Mewtwo; maldoror on Chatot, Tauros, and all the Victory Road shinies; jrmftw on Houndour, Nidorino, and Roggenrola; Cyberra on Electrike/Manectric, Skarmory, Spoink, Feebas, and Latios; Tsukuyomi56 on Espurr; Tagi on Slugma; pokefreak2014 on Spiritomb; Hokker on the two Psyduck; eiger on Scyther/Scizor, Azelf, and Cobalion; Phillies on all your shinies; Diego24 on Wurmple/Dustox; Aesnath on Groudon; MightyImitation on Mew and Arceus; LucarioMan101 on Whismur and Regirock; TheEmeraldKnight on Chinchou; Cpchris on both(?) Altaria; SmartD on Ponyta and Charmeleon; AquaRegisteel on Cascoon, and everyone else on your shinies!

    Between Early February and today I've been breeding and hatching boatloads of eggs.

    Between 2000 and 3000 eggs resulted in 4 shiny Litleo (All four of them being female while I was aiming for a male, so I give that one a rest for quite a while)

    In the first break from the Litleo breeding, I attempted at breeding for a shiny Duskull. After 301 eggs, a shiny female Duskull popped from her egg. Nicknamed her Rukia with Impish nature through everstone with the ability Levitate, has perfect IV's for HP, ATK, DEF and Sp. ATK. and knows the moves Leer, Night Shade and Pain Split.

    After stopping with breeding Litleo, I started breeding Exeggcute and after 419 eggs, a shiny male Exeggcute hatched. Nicknamed him Aleggsander with Modest nature through everstone with the ability Chlorophyll, has perfect IV's in HP, ATK, DEF, Sp. ATK and Speed and knows the moves Barrage, Uproar and Hypnosis.

    Good luck to all future shinies
     
  17. Blasting Toise

    Blasting Toise Well-Known Member

    Congrats on recent shinies everyone!

    More shiny news for me: after a few dozens of hordes in Petalburg Woods Shroomish shined and I of course captured her :3 She had Poison Heal ability while IV:s were not so good. Also random shiny Tepig appeared from Wonder Trade :p He was also decent what comes to stats but seems legit, these two are gonna be contest spectacular stars.

    So many shinies lately for me- I hope you have just as good luck my fellow shiny hunters.
     
  18. MightyImitation

    MightyImitation Shiny Kabuto Tamer

    Heys guys, so this is pretty cool...can't post a pic unfortunately but I've literally just found a shiny Buizel while chaining in Platinum at a chain of 16! (1/4681) I don't normally chain (I prefer full odds or MM) but this is actually a long overdue reclaim for a shiny Floatzel I once found at a chain of either 7 or 14, can't remember. I deleted my save file and forgot to transfer it, and after three days of broken chains (highest being 25) I've found another early shiny patch! Very happy! I guess me and this shiny were meant to be aha. I nicknamed her Asuna because I've just started watching SAO. Congrats on the shinies guys!
     
  19. FairyWitch

    FairyWitch Metroid Hunter

    so many congrats I can't list them all guys since my last post XD I haven't posted since I took a break from the hatching for awhile because playing fates,getting ready for a convention and work. I plan to continue my shiny hunting soon ^_^ I got 300 more eggs to hatch wish me luck when I go back ^_^

    good luck to everyone that is still hunting!
     
  20. Phillies

    Phillies Well-Known Member

    Congratulations to everyone who caught new shinies this week.

    I spent the week hunting for Starling on X and Miltank or Tauros on Y. I finally managed a Tauros today but I have had no luck with the others. I did manage to catch the following though. 7 Nidoran♂, 7 Wingull, Stunky, Tauros & Nidoran♀. It was nice to finally catch a female Nidoran after all of the males.

    Good luck to everyone on their current and future hunts.
     

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