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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. Shadow_Lugia_XD001

    Shadow_Lugia_XD001 Guess who's back

    Less than 24 hours after starting the game on Wednesday, I found a shiny Salandit just after completing the fire trial!! Totally random encounter, I wasn't even shiny hunting for once and it also happened to be female (with a neutral nature) so naturaly I couldn't believe my luck!
    As of yesterday, she evolved into a gorgeous Salazzle! I need to give her a good name, she's now a staple member of my team.
  2. BlazingRagnarok

    BlazingRagnarok Well-Known Member

    Caught a shiny Raticate today on route 10 while EV training my Tapu Koko. It pushed Koko's speed EVs up to 255, though, which is a little annoying.
  3. Bowlbasaur

    Bowlbasaur Well-Known Member

    I have a story about the most idiotic mistake I've ever made in a Pokemon game. Be prepared: cringe.

    I had just completed OR, and my Pokedex stood @720 (Meloetta missing). I had never run into any shinies in the wild, so I took up breeding. I successfully did a Solosis, Bulbasaur, Piplup and Gastly, and my buddy requests a shiny Charmander so I get to it. After hitting 1000 eggs, I began to lose hope. At this point, I had decided that I wanted to start my Living Dex--all I have to do is hatch this shiny Charmander and then I can get on with it.

    Fast forward to egg #1254. A shiny Charmander!! I am euphoric, text my friend to share the news. Male, four perfect IVs, just beautiful. I put him in the last box and start organizing the other boxes for my Living Dex.

    Several hours later, I go to look at the shiny Charmander, and he is gone. I just missed it somewhere, I thought. It's not gone. I looked through all the boxes again, but did not find him. The ONLY thing I can think is that I must have accidentally released him when I was rearranging. All I could do was stare at my screen, furious with myself. I couldn't just revert to my last save because I had done some Wonder Trading--it could have happened at any point in the evening.

    So, I eventually get it together and start the whole process over. I was too embarrassed to tell my friend what I did. By some INSANE stroke of luck, egg #122 was, once again, a shiny. Female, five perfect IVS. I put that little dude in my battle box safely. I cannot believe I was so stupid, and then so lucky.

    EDIT: This was just a couple weeks ago, I'm still not sure if I'm going to spill the beans my friend or not XD
  4. Gligari

    Gligari Shiny Hunter

    Chaining does nothing to increase the odds. Its just a 1/512 chance for the pokemon coming to help after island 1 story completion. At any time. Looks like you could just be unlucky. :/
  5. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I didn't know Cute Charm could up chances of certain genders. Please elaborate
  6. Charoshi

    Charoshi Charmander is best

    2nd shiny in 2 days, and it's my first for a new Pokemon!!

    After the successful random Bonsly I found yesterday, I celebrated by hastily completing the Alola dex and got myself the Shiny Charm. To celebrate, I figured I'd try my luck at one of my targets.


    It was an 85 Pokemon chain, which wasn't bad all things considered. Thank goodness two of my false swipers had keen eye otherwise that might have been far more painful than it was.

    Nature was meh at Careful, but not nearly as bad as my Modest Bonsly yesterday. On the other hand it has perfect ivs in 4 stats. Fittingly, the stats that weren't perfect were attack and speed. Oh well I just collect them for the most part, and beggars can't be choosers.

    If my Bonsly yesterday doesn't count, this one definitely completes the CH!
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
  7. Echo Nacyl

    Echo Nacyl Well-Known Member

    Been a long time since I logged in. Oops.

    My shiny luck is following the regular pattern so far: odd numbered generations do not like me. Nothing yet. Not trying too terribly hard yet, though.
    My SO, on the other hand, has gotten three already (Trumbeak during playthrough, Popplio from 19th egg, and Masquerain for forgetting to use repel).

    I intend to eventually hunt Rockruff (x2), Salandit (it's worth it to me), Dewpider, Grubbin, Fomantis, Sandygast, and the starters. I'll wait for Bank though, so I can have my foreign 6V Ditto.
    Mostly using my Sun version to prepare the complete Alolan dex, as I intend my Moon to be my main game and will likely do all my breeding on it. Super jelly of these shiny Rockruffs. I cannot wait to have my own shiny Lycanroc (midnight), as he's one Pokemon I've been ultra-hyped for.

    My own most recent shiny was a few days before S/M, I hatched a Shiny Hoothoot in roughly 70 eggs. Modest, Tinted Lens. Don't remember the IV's off the top of my head.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
  8. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Cute Charm increases the odds of finding the opposite gender. Lead your team with a male pokemon that has the Cute Charm ability, you will find more females. Lead with a female Cute Charmer, you'll find more males. I used a male Cute Charm lead to get my shiny female combee in Y, and to find a female HA heatmor in a durant horde so I could breed it shiny. It comes in very, very handy when you're trying to get females from pokemon with a very high ratio of males to females. Or male kirlia/female snorunt for their specific gender evolutions.

    I'm up to 1,400 SRs for regice already. SRing a grounded target is soooooooooo much faster than soaring encounters.

    @ Charoshi - lol that typo
  9. I haven't found any Shinies in my Sun game yet, but congrats to everyone that has so far!! :) I was praying for a Shiny Vulpix while chaining for a Snow Warning one but didn't find one, lol. I did get my Snow Warning one though, and she was Modest with IVs in the exact stats she needed so I was really happy! I'm sad I didn't get to use her much because you get Vulpix near the end of the game though :(

    Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like eggs hatch faster in Gen 7...?
  10. Laurelai

    Laurelai Well-Known Member

  11. Twilit Dragoon

    Twilit Dragoon *omnious thunderstorm*

    Hey everyone, long time no see. Congrats to the many shinies since my last post, I have no clue where I left off so blanket congrats. I have gotten a few shinies since I've been gone, but I'll just post my most recent.

    I've gotten bitten by the Sun and Moon bug, I stayed awake until 3 am on the first day playing it. My very first shiny hunt was going to be SRing for a shiny Litten. I didn't think that it would take me very long to get, but before I knew it, I was over 2000 SRs with nothing to show for it. Last night I couldn't sleep very well, so I was quad SRing for shiny Litten. I was just about to finish up the last SR:


    When THIS showed up. After 2204 SRs, shiny Litten appeared. I freaked out when it showed up, I had to bite the sleeve of my shirt so I didn't wake up the family XD. I was hoping to get a fast one but this hunt gave me a run for my money.

    I named him Driger, can you guess which show its from ;).
    Shiny Litten
    Trainer ID


    I'm now SRing for a shiny Rowlett in my other games. I haven't gotten very far yet, only 6 soft resets, but it'll be my next shiny hunt. I'll probably go after a second shiny Litten when Rowlett shines, but we'll see. For now though, I'll go back to playing the game.
  12. 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
  13. 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!


  14. 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*
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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?
  19. Marvs

    Marvs Shinneeee!

    I was wondering the same, I've heard it has improved but can't find anything concrete.
  20. 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).

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