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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    So its kind of like Synchronize, only with abilities? Good to know. I guess that still makes Manaphy the undisputed hardest shiny to get

    BTW guys, of the unobtainable shinies of Gen 7, which do you think is the one you most want available? For me, its Buzzwole due to its vibrant, watermelon-esque coloration
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2016
  2. Hunter Zolomon

    Hunter Zolomon Into the Shadows Staff Member Moderator

    The other night I had another random out of the blue shiny encounter in Pokémon Moon. Hello Shiny Miltank!


  3. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Congrats! :D I'll be SRing litten when I get my paws on Sun, probably at Christmas. And I get the Beyblade reference XD

    Not abilities, genders. And not quite. With Synchronize you want the same nature as your synchronizer. With Cute Charm, you want the opposite gender. If you want a female pokemon, lead with a male Cute Charmer. For a male, use a female Cute Charm lead.

    I want my red solgaleo, damnit! *shakes angry fist at Gamefreak*
  4. Echo Nacyl

    Echo Nacyl Well-Known Member

    Still no shiny news (and I chained Emolga and Oricorio each for hours--still doing the latter). I will eventually get myself a shiny Oricorio, even if I have to EV every special attacker in the Alolan dex to do it.
    As far as locked shinies I want...all the Tapus and Guzzlord. Gimme my Guzzlord GF! (Also still waiting for my shiny Zygarde...get on it guys!)
    Honorable mention to Lunala. She looks so good in that red.
  5. Marvs

    Marvs Shinneeee!

    Very well done! That's a pretty humongous dedication there, I know how tiring it can get and I only did it trying to get a female with a good nature! I was going to SR for a shiny but decided to breed one instead.
  6. I'm still doing my shiny starter thing, but I want to wait for the Intimidate Litten to be released before I go for that. I already have a few Pokemon I want to go after, namely Alolan Vulpix, Mimikyu, Cutiefly, Rockruff, and Oricorio :D I want a Salazzle too, but I think I'll have to mentally prepare myself for that one :p
  7. Blood Red Absol

    Blood Red Absol AquaMilotic's Waifu

    I got a couple of Shinies, a Shiny Grubin a couple of days ago and a Shiny Smeargle just this morning.
    both where SOS Called, I got Grubin at about 60 and Smeargle at about 200


    But I do have a Question, my Current hunt is for a Shiny Mareanie, I am breeding it with a Spanish Ditto, does anyone know the exact odds for Masuda Method in Sun and Moon? I have heard some people say it is the same as XY and others saying it has been improved?
  8. Marvs

    Marvs Shinneeee!

    I was wondering the same, I've heard it has improved but can't find anything concrete.
  9. MechanisticMoth

    MechanisticMoth Eloquent Speaker

    I just finished SOS hunting for a shiny Pikipek while at work! This is my first shiny of Gen VII, so I'm pretty pumped. Even more funny since I work for an ecommerce site and today's Cyber Monday.
    Took around 110 encounters (wasn't keeping exact track).
  10. Laurelai

    Laurelai Well-Known Member

    Grats on the Pikipek Moth :D That's such a cool bird.

    3rd time is the charm evidently! I have been SOS chaining for Bruxish.
    1st time I fished for it, I found on in like 15 casts. About 200 fish in, I accidentally killed off my base fishie :(
    2nd time, I don't reel in that @#$% fish until 90-ish casts (apparently its a 1% encounter rate unless you find the shimmering fishing spot and I didn't know this initially), finally reeled one in, and about 300 casts, I ran away >.<
    3rd time, I read up, find the trick to getting it spawned and voila! Caught my shiny in under 10 casts. Well, I figure I had already put the footwork in :D


    Stat page:

    Scratchies!! :D

    The name is a riff on the species name of trigger fish :)

    Good luck everyone!

    *EDIT 11/30*

    I was en route to meet the investigators for the next part of my UB missions, when I was running through the grass and triggered a Cutiefly. Since game info was leaked and we saw this one, I decided I WOULD have this shiny :) I had plenty of Leppa berries, so I decided to SOS away :) Probably took 150 encounters. Named Bean just because its cute :D I'm doing SOS chains for the fun shinies- waiting til the Pokebank is patched in to do the heavy hitters.


    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
  11. brunocosta1

    brunocosta1 Member

    Is it easier to get shinies on gen 7?

    I've been breeding to complete a living dex. Hatched two Popplios, one of which was shiny. The next day I hatched one Petilil, which happened to be shiny.

    My Ditto is from a different country, so that increase the odds. Although I haven't got my Shiny Charm yet.

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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016
  12. Shinyhunter1990

    Shinyhunter1990 Shiny Hunter 4 life

    Ok am I just unlucky or something. I am on a sos chain of almost 350 still no shiny, is this normal
  13. Blood Red Absol

    Blood Red Absol AquaMilotic's Waifu

    if you don't have the shiny charm that is normal as the threshold is about 500, if you do have the shiny charm you are just a bit unlucky. (I'm pretty sure)
  14. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Shiny Bruxish's coloration reminds me of pizza for some reason
  15. Marvs

    Marvs Shinneeee!

    This Mimikyu hunt is testing me... for an MM hunt anyway, I am at over 600 eggs now!
  16. oarfish

    oarfish #1 Lanturn Owner

    So, I just hatched my first self-obtained shiny in generation VII. I was not really even going for a shiny.
    I was just hatching eggs to get trade fodder for other 5/6 IV Pokémon, and one shined.

    It was a female Turtonator. Time to go check her IV's. If not the right spread, I will most likely just Hyper Train her.
    Here are her IV's. x/31/31/31/31/31. I will take it. Her HP IV is "Very good." Yay. She is also everstoned Modest and is in a repeat ball.
    Time to finish hatching this group of eggs and then EV train her. Woo.

    I suppose this means Community Hunt Complete.

    Good luck to everyone else!

    EDIT: So I was doing the very same thing with my Turtonators, except with a different Pokémon. Just hatching a group to get some high IV ones for trading.
    Then one shined.

    It is a shiny Litten.
    Time to check its IVs. Its IV spread is 31/x/31/31/31/31. If this were last generation, man, would I be irritated. I am SO Hyper Training this guy once I train him.
    He is everstoned Adamant with the egg moves Crunch and Fake Out. Despite that Attack IV, he should still be good, even better once I use one of my bottle caps on that stat.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
  17. MechanisticMoth

    MechanisticMoth Eloquent Speaker

    Are we sure the Shiny Charm affects SOS hunts? I thought SOS was independent of the Shiny Charm.

    The red looks like marinara, the yellow is cheese, and the weird green is... basil?
  18. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I'm curious; has anyone ever found two or more shinies in one horde?
  19. maldoror

    maldoror Well-Known Member

    I found two Tauros in a horde on Y. Oddly enough, I wasn't horde hunting. It was a random encounter that happened to be a horde.
  20. Blood Red Absol

    Blood Red Absol AquaMilotic's Waifu

    I assume it would, SOS encounters are affected by things like Cute Charm and Synchronize, I haven't heard anyone say otherwise and all my SOS chains have been under 500 with the shiny charm... I might go and try to confirm it but I doubt that it would be unaffected by the charm.

    on another note, 270 eggs later I got my Shiny Mareanie :3

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