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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. Drakonekoshi

    Drakonekoshi Well-Known Member

    Hey so update on my Cubone hunt: I got it on Saturday! she's now a shiny Alolan Marowak!

    and today, I did another SOS hunt and I got a shiny Eevee! Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 7.22.47 PM.jpg

    it wound up being female AND having the Hidden Ability, I'm so happy with her~

    Congrats to all recent shinies and good luck to those still hunting!
  2. Boulderash

    Boulderash Remorseless Wanderer

    Recently got my first shiny in moon, a Wailmer. Not a mm or S.O.S. shiny, just a random encounter while fishing.
  3. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    :D I was DexNaving on one of the daily mirage islands, and after 636 encounters I got a shiny persian. He's lax nature and takes plenty of siestas, with his hidden ability Unnerve, hypnosis as an egg move, and max IVs in HP, ATK, and DEF. So he was exclamation points right across the dexnav screen :D

    Very, very pleased.

    Think I may go after regice now, since he is my favorite of the lesser golems
  4. Azulart

    Azulart Shiny Hunter

    Was chaning some Hakomo-o and in the 30-40 chain I came across a shiny one !

    This is my first shiny in Moon and goodness this pokemon is great, love its shiny form too.
    It has 4 max iv's (but not sure where they are placed since I dont cleared the game yet) but its LAX natured.. beh, it'll do fine for a storygame team though.

    Good luck everyone !
  5. kirkeastment

    kirkeastment Completing The Trio

    Got my copy of Pokemon Sun yesterday evening and already have 3 Shiny Pokemon.

    Got a completely random Shiny Makuhita from the first ever rustling patch that rushes at you and i S.O.S.'d a Shiny Pikipek and Shiny Grubbin for my all Shiny Team.

    Am gonna EV training the latter 2 at some stage and then try for a female Shiny Salandit. :)

    Good luck everyone with your hunts :)
  6. oarfish

    oarfish #1 Lanturn Owner

    I am currently preparing to MM a shiny Jangmo-o. I obtained a few high IV foreign Gibles from the GTS/Wondertrade, so I plan on using a 5 IV (missing Speed) foreign one to MM with a 5 IV (missing special attack) Jangmo-o I am now trying to hatch.
    I did manage to obtain a shiny from the GTS, but I am going for my own obtained shiny now.

    Good luck everyone! I will come back when I have more news concerning this hunt.

    EDIT: I now have a flawless foreign Ditto. I suppose I can use that instead of the Gible now.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2016
  7. LilyValley

    LilyValley Useless Sceptile

    I cannot grasp the luck I've had over the past few days. It all began with a sudden idea to soft reset Type: Null and less than half an hour later, I manage to get a shiny one. Timid, with perfect Special Attack, Special Defense and Speed. I then got the idea to chain for EVs, and I knew there was a higher rate of finding a shiny but that wasn't my focus. So about 25 allies into one chain, a Shiny Pom Pom Oricorio appears. Adamant (yet with perfect Attack and Special Defense) so I don't have plans to do anything about this one.

    I haven't been able to evolve Type: Null yet, so I tried leveling up at Poni Gauntlet. After random encounters for experience, I was surprised by a Shiny Gumshoos. Adamant with no perfect stats, but I'll definitely take it. So that's another surprise shiny... I thought I could hatch my first MM shiny after some preparation. Well, I didn't bother with setting up good IVs as I don't quite have the tools to do so, and my good Ditto can't be transferred yet.

    I must say, when you have the Oval Charm and Tauros to charge around, things are a breeze. It took no time to fill up a couple boxes, and what did I find on the 86th egg? None other than Shiny Popplio! Modest, with no notable IVs (but I'll Hyper Train when I can) and Male in a Pokéball.

    To top this whole adventure off, I don't have the charm, and I never have in all of my games. I really am starting to think my new game (Pokémon Moon) is enchanted or something. Anyways, I hope everyone will have astounding luck like I have in the coming weeks!
  8. Shine

    Shine Psyched Up Staff Member Moderator

    Should have posted this yesterday, but I forgot. Oops.

    Now that Europe already has the game.....

    Here's a surprise: November-December CH. Yes, it extends until the end of December, because doing it only in November is too short, as the games got released too close to the end of the month.

    And yes, it's a Sun/Moon Hunt. CH completion will list everyone who got a shiny in Sun/Moon from 18th November until 31st December. I'll update the list soon.

    (there was no suggestion for november CH, so I decided to do that instead :p Anyway, good luck everyone :D)

    You don't need to wait until you can view stats screen. You can find out if it's shiny or not during the "will you nickname" screen.
  9. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    How would you guys compare the Alolan Form shinies to their standard appearance? Here's my comparison:
    * Rattata-Alolan Rattata: Well, both for Alolan forms it has a great reddish coloration. Alolan Faticate is crimson. This line wins
    * Raichu-Alolan Raichu: The latter wins for its chocolaty tan and being more interested
    * Sandshrew-Alolan Sandshrew: They're both terrible, I'm not even going to dignify it with a tie
    * Sandslash-Alolan Sandslash: The red spines on Sandslash pop, the paint job on Igloo Sandslash flops
    * Vulpix-Alolan Vulpix: Alolan Vulpix...I can't tell if the thing is shiny.
    * Ninetales-Alolan Ninetales: They're essentially the same
    * Diglett-Alolan Diglett: Honestly not that different from normal Diglett asides from being tanned. Tie
    * Dugtrio-Alolan Dugtrio: Fabio Dugtrio loses because it doesn't take advantage to dye its luscious hair
    * Meowth-Alolan Meowth: Classic Meowth changed shades like Alolan Meowth, but it looks much more pronounced. Classic Meowth gets all the Skitty
    * Persian-Alolan Persian: Well, I can actually tell Garfield Persian IS a shiny so it wins by default
    * Geodude-Alolan Geodude: No real changes. This includes its evolutions
    * Grimer-Alolan Grimer: Irrelevant. Each takes after the shiny coloration of the other and vice versa. The same rule applies for Muk
    * Exeggcutor-Alolan Exeggcutor: Same coloration, doesn't count
    * Marowak-Alolan Marowak: Normal Marowak has a disgusting lime-green coloration, while Creepypasta Marowak doesn't change much. It balances out to a tie
  10. Iwanuq

    Iwanuq Iwan

    Congrats to everyone on their recent shiny pokes! It's been ages since I've posted here. Well with Sun and Moon being out I've been hunting again. On release day I was trying out the SOS battles on a Crawbawler and one decided to shine for me around 70 ish encounters. The second day, I ended up beating the game and decided to try and go for Cubone, this guy decided to shine right before my pokes ran out of moves for me. Then I was breeding Primarina, so I could send some Popplios out into WT and out popped a shiny after 14 eggs! I was using a French ditto but I didn't expect it too shine so soon! And today I decided to try and go for a shiny dewpider and it popped out around 20 SOS encounters! Good luck to all those hunting!
  11. wobbanut

    wobbanut Team Awesome

    I'm still working on my first shiny for 7th gen. I wanted to get an SOS shiny once I heard about it, and couldn't figure out why the pokemon weren't calling for help. Then I realized it was because I had to finish that one cave first. I'm working on getting a shiny pikipek right now, since I love its final shiny evo. Hopefully it shines soon. Thank God for the festival plaza so I can get the fresh waters to keep going.
  12. Manakete-Girl

    Manakete-Girl 'Cause Dragon Types

  13. Doobius

    Doobius ...........

    just got my first SM shiny. been SOS hunting for hidden abilities. i decided to go for the "cool ones" first....so far SOSed HA jangmo-o, sandalit, fomantis, and dewpider. decided to start from the top of the list and do pikapek. was maybe about 15 into the chain and came across a red headed one. wasnt sure at first if it was a gender color variation...hadnt yet seen the shiny animation, but then the big star appeared. thought, ok, i can restart the chain and HA quest in order to get my first Sun shiny. didnt need to, she was HA too. noice. onto yungoos. we'll see how many shinies i uncover will obtaining all SM HA pokes. cheers.
  14. Charoshi

    Charoshi Charmander is best

    Got my first Pokemon Sun shiny!


    I was trying to find a Bonsly to seek out a Happiny for Pokedex purposes and the first Bonsly I found on the route was this shiny beauty!

    After an aborted longtime Salandit hunt yesterday had to be ended early because I had things to do, this was a nice reward. Hopefully the next shiny I can find is a new Pokemon! :)

    Edit: For the community hunt does it have to be a new pokemon? If not then CH complete.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
  15. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Salandit isn't worth it; it has a 1/8 chance of being female and evolving into furbai-I mean Salazzle, so your chances of getting it are incrediously low. Its current tied with Vespiquen for the second rarest shiny, first being of course Manaphy considering you literally have one chance with it
  16. ohjeezitskim

    ohjeezitskim Well-Known Member

    Hello, again! It's been a long while since I posted here last. I came to look a couple of times but wasn't logged in. (Forgot my password!)
    Lots has changed for me since the last time I was here! I moved out for the first time, got a job, quit that job, got a new job... became adult-ier... ugh!
    Also put my Pikachu 3DS in retirement! I bought a New 3DS back in September, the Galaxy one! Pikachu saw over 2,500 hours of gaming. (1,600 of which in X lol)

    I found some shinies a long the way, although I definitely don't remember what and when lol. I know one was a Karrablast while I was EV training, I stopped and went to walk out of the grass and it showed up!
    I have only 50 hours in SM right now but I did shiny hunt yesterday with the SOS method, I broke it, by accident, around 67. I started again today and got to 83 and a little blue pupper appeared! First of gen 7!
    As it was discovered already over a chain of 40.. She has 4 perfect IVs, and her speed IV is really good too, a shame about the attack though. I can work this the nature as well!

    My next hunts are going to be Alola Vulpix, Salandit, and Pikipek. And I want to breed for a shiny Rowlett and probably a Litten also. Just waiting to get a good Ditto through the SOS over 40 method!


    Even with a cute charmer?
  17. Charoshi

    Charoshi Charmander is best

    While I'm inclined to agree that it might not be worth it because of the low chance of it being a female, I just happened to like the shiny sprite for whatever reason. Salandit was one of my favourite new pokemon so I decided that would me my first focus, but I might shift to Rockruff because of the reasons you pointed out. I have no issue with a male since I don't usually use my shinies on non badge quests, but it would for sure be a let down. It's going to be on the back burner for now for sure while I move on to other endeavours.
  18. Laurelai

    Laurelai Well-Known Member

    Oh yes I very much like Salazzle and I may very well hunt that shiny myself. If I do, its not going to be MM or SOS-chain. I'm going to run around with my male Cute Charm in front. It helps a great deal! I was giving away female salandits on Wonder Trade the other night, I had a bucket full! :D

    So SQUEEEEE!! I got my first Gen VII shiny! I had several targets I attempted, but this one finally bore fruit. SOS-chain of about 120-ish.

    First sighting!!!

    Side by side :D



    Oh, and the name is a shortened Latin name for a red spider that lives on the volcanic plain in Australia

    I'm really looking forward to when we can Pokebank our other pokes over because I *really* want to get started on some Gen VII competition grade pokemon, but for now, this'll do pig, this'll do :)
  19. darkpaladin2015

    darkpaladin2015 Shiny Hunter

    I haven't posted here in a really long time, but I've done so today to share my sheer frustration. I have spent the best part of three days trying to chain a shiny using SOS battle. I have had chains go up to:80, 300, 180 and 260. What have I had after all that time? Zilch...zero...nothing. I can't help but wonder if shinies people have obtained so far by doing this haven't just been pure chance. My friend has also had 3 chains, 2 over 100, and another at 250 and he's not got a shiny either. If SOS battles really did increase shiny encounters, then I would have thought that, between my friend and me, we would have seen at least 1 shiny by now! This has actually really demoralised me because I've spent hours, and hours and hours with nothing to show for it. I know shinies aren't meant to be easy to obtain, but when you think that SOS system is essentially a replacement of chain fishing...I never had to fish chains that high to get a shiny!! Sorry for ranting, I'm just so cross and frustrated
  20. Dibut

    Dibut Member

    Just checking in to add to the pile...SOS battled for a golden magikarp yesterday which I traded for a legendary, found a purple murkrow while I was walking around earlier. This is going to be a good generation :)

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