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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

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

    Marvs Shinneeee!

    This Mimikyu hunt is testing me... for an MM hunt anyway, I am at over 600 eggs now!
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I'm curious; has anyone ever found two or more shinies in one horde?
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Scherzando

    Scherzando scare-TZAN-doe

    I managed to get two shinies on the GTS so far. The first was a Litten that was very obviously hacked so I released it. T_T The second I got just now is a Popplio that looks pretty safe. Its IVs are average, its nature is Sassy, and it has no egg moves... I can see someone preparing some parents to MM and accidentally getting a shiny, and then just giving it away because they were planning to get a better one anyway... right? :p

    LOL! XD
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
  13. unresponsive

    unresponsive still in a dream, skin eater

    I caught a shiny zubat today without even trying! it is a serious nature and female.

    right now I'm SOS hunting for shiny rockruff. I'm at 120 and no shiny yet, and unfortunately I am running out of PP for my whole team :(
  14. Marvs

    Marvs Shinneeee!

    Shiny Popplio is also quite close to it's regular colouring so could be easily missed, especially if the original owner didn't know about shiny pokemon.

    For me another night of hatching, over 800 eggs now and still no sign of the little grey sock!
  15. I Pink Elephant

    I Pink Elephant Shiny Hunter

    So after beating the E4 I decided to try and get my first shiny of Gen 7 via SOS! My goal was to chain Bagon on Route 3, but then found some Berries with a Crabrawler in it. On a whim I decided ton chain this Pokemon instead, as it dose look cool and all. Around an hour or so later, this beauty popped up!


    My first shiny of Gen 7! It has IV's in Sp.D, Sp.A, HP & Attack. The nature (Rash) could have been better, but also could have been much worse. Not sure what to do now, either go after some more shinnies, try and get the Shiny Charm or farm some BP to get the EV training items (That... dose not look like fun yet)

    Oh, I guess this mean CH complete! I think this is the first time I have done one, to my shame! Cool!
  16. ohjeezitskim

    ohjeezitskim Well-Known Member

    Well considering the friend safari odds were also the same as what we are saying SOS hunting odds are (1/512) and the friend safari odds did not change when you got the shiny charm,
    I think we can assume it won't change or get any lower than what it is at now and it stays a static 1 in 512.

    So the end of last week I was working on SOSing Pikipek (as I'm doing some easier hunts before Vulpix/Salandit) and I got to about 230 before I broke the chain by accident. Oh well, was a bummer.
    A day or two later I picked up the hunt again, and was going to record once I got to over 40, BUT Shiny Pikipek decided to shine much earlier than anticipated! After 22 Pikipek, a shiny appeared!
    IVs aren't so bad either, I have 3 perfect IVs, although it's attack is pretty stink.


    I think I'm going to hunt more on the first island, such as Pichu and Grubbin before I continue on to pokemon on other islands since my shiny hunting Decidueye is only at 45!
  17. Echo Nacyl

    Echo Nacyl Well-Known Member

    Well that was a pleasant surprise. 33 into a Comfey chain and a shiny one pops out. That makes Comfey my first S/M as well as Alolan shiny. I'm pretty stoked.
    Caught it in a Beast Ball, just for kicks. Female, Natural Cure, Brave, Alert to Sounds, with 31s in Attack, Defense, Special Attack, and Speed (Decent HP and Pretty Good Special Defense).
    Named her Leileia and CH completed. Woo!

    Also grats on the recent shinies. You guys changed my outlook on shiny Bruxish too--when I first saw it it looked like a Christmas fish to me. Now I can't unsee the pizza.
  18. Paraqua

    Paraqua Beginning Trainer

    Congrats to all recent shinies

    Well my first gen 7 shiny is a fact.

    After 270 eggs, a shiny Rowlet hatched

    Male, Nicknamed Grallistrix (After the genus name of the extinct stilt-owls of Hawaii), Naughty nature through everstone

    Good luck to all future shinies
  19. LilyValley

    LilyValley Useless Sceptile

    Today (November 30th) is my birthday. I thought I would look at some shiny hunt videos to motivate me, and I am close to filling up all boxes for hatched Pokémon. I began with Rowlet, and today, I got my birthday shiny at the 727th egg. Impish, male with no perfect IVs (I'll use hyper training). Since the holidays are coming up, I wish everyone good luck with their hunts and targets.
  20. Doobius

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

    just caught my 2nd sun shiny.....pyukumuku. was SOS searching for its HA version and after maybe 30 calls for help, i finally found one with unaware. it escaped capture a couple times and called for backup, and then appears the shiny one. well, i opted for the shiny who isnt HA. meh. guess ill start over.

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