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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. AquaRegisteel

    AquaRegisteel Face Oblivion

    Hey everyone! Long time no see...if anyone who recognises me still posts here.

    As of late, Pokemon Sun has been my main focus. I got it exactly 7 days ago, and of course at some point I knew shiny hunting was going to be a priority for me in Gen 7. So, what did I hunt for first? You'll see. After about 240-250 SOS calls, I found the target I had in mind: Shiny Comfey! Pics in the spoiler:

    In Battle - [​IMG]
    Pokedex Registering - [​IMG]

    But of course, I'm not just here to show off one shiny. In fact, I found two more! One of them was the Alolan Rattata, which took under 60 or so SOS calls--but I have no pics in battle sadly. However, the other shiny I got was another Alolan Pokémon. Shiny Dewpider shone last night after 111 SOS calls!

    In Battle - [​IMG]
    Summary - [​IMG]

    I hope all of you have a fruitful Gen 7, and it seems a lot of you have made a good start so far. Good luck!

    Edit: Looks like my Rattata and Dewpider count for the monthly hunt! Comfey was found on the 30th so it's just shy of it. Community hunt complete!
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2016
  2. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Usurper

    Caught a shiny Riolu in Pokémon Sun yesterday, and evolved it within a matter of hours!
  3. Ascended Dialga

    Ascended Dialga Nothing special

    I was hunting for Pheromosa in in Verdant Cavern today when I came across a SHINY ZUBAT!!!
  4. Crimson Penguin

    Crimson Penguin Marchin' on

    Congrats to all the recent shinies, especially the new Sun/Moon shinies!

    As with every new set of games that come out, I've put my hunting on hold while I play through Gen 7. I finished Sun in 4 days and Moon in 9; now I'm just working on completing my Pokedex in Moon before I restart Sun to do a trial quest. Things took an unexpected turn tonight though... I was running around Vast Poni Canyon while looking for a Murkrow for the Dex, when suddenly a random shiny Carbink popped up! It's my first shiny of the new generation and I couldn't be more happy - I've been going through hunting withdrawal so it was nice to see some sparkles in my games again ^_^ It's also my first random shiny in a year and a half. Her name is Tanzanite (yeah, I know Carbink is genderless but I'm calling it a girl : P), with a Rash nature and the Clear Body ability. I'd actually planned to have Vast Poni Canyon as one of my trial quest hunts, so I guess this is a nice little appetizer for that project? I'm really looking forward to it, although the 3-minute SRs for Rowlet are going to be a pain in the *ss >_<

    Good luck to all of you on your hunts, and I'll hopefully be hunting regularly again sometime soon~ Also, Community Hunt Complete!

    Edit: Forgot to mention, I also got Pokerus earlier today... on the first or second wild encounter of the day O_O Had some pretty insane luck today, really hope it sticks around when I get back to my other games!
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2016
  5. Mrs. Oreo

    Mrs. Oreo Banned

    I went back to chain fishing on both Y and Alpha Sapphire yesterday and I had tons of time for that cuz I was home sick. I spent almost three straight hours trying to hook a shiny at several areas with my rod, but I got no bites. I focused on my shiny Giratina hunt as well today and I'm up to almost 500 soft reset attempts on that so far. :]
  6. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    The flowers don't change shininess, but the creature does. Since Gen VI and beyond shinies were fully intended in their coloration, I wonder if there was a plan for that and what
  7. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    Just hatched a Shiny Mimikyu in 20 Eggs. Wasn't even looking for one either! Just attempting to get a Jolly nature Mimikyu for comp. breeding. It's unfortunately a Sassy nature, so it is no use in competitive, but lucky me I want to use one on my 2nd Sun play through! Nicknamed her Pikaboo.

    EDIT: Found a Shiny Yungoos while EV training said Mimikyu! Took 44 SOS calls until it shined. Nicknamed it Mungo.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2016
  8. Marvs

    Marvs Shinneeee!

    So a very good weekend for me, on Friday I decided to take a break from my Mimikyu hunt (1,300 eggs) and try Rowlet just for a change, 150 eggs later I hatched a shiny, female to boot too!

    Went back to Mimikyu and finally after another 600 or so eggs (super long hunt!) it shined, I didn't even feel that happy, just incredibly relieved! Then on Sunday I decided to try some SoS chaining, after around 60 or so encounters a little Pichu popped up!

    And then this morning, totally randomly (full odds!) a Meowth decided to show itself, sadly it's one of my least favourite of the new sprites so it'll just be one for the collection!
  9. Samayouru

    Samayouru Rabid Dusclops Fan

    Congrats to all new shinies!

    I've been slowing down with shiny hunting for a bit - real life and my dedication to certain projects need me more than my hunts do right now. But I've managed to get 400 SRs done for Bulbasaur on my remaining FR/LG games so progress is happening. I'm still kinda sad that Game Freak put Shiny Locks on all the legendaries in S/M though. Hopefully if they decide to make the 4th gen remakes we'll be able to get Xerneas and Yveltal legitimately like we could with Zekrom and Reshiram in ORAS.
  10. Marvs

    Marvs Shinneeee!

    Yeh it really bums me out too, I also can't see any reasoning for it! Hunting for shiny legendaries was my favourite thing to do on HG/SS and with all the ultra beats etc this time around it would have kept me busy for ages!
  11. Echo Nacyl

    Echo Nacyl Well-Known Member

    Grats on those new shinies. Especially those of you who've gotten starters or Mimikyu.

    Last night I was looking for a Cleffa to chain for IVs, and instead found my first RE shiny of S/M. It was a Fearow. Hasty, terrible IVs, but glad I finally found a RE shiny. My only actual disappointment is that it wasn't a Minior; but at least it wasn't a Beldum or Skarmory, which I certainly don't need.

    I do agree that this shiny lock is a shame. And it's getting a little out of hand. I understood locking Reshi/Zek in BWB2W2 due to the cinematic sequences, but at least it was only them and the mythical in Victini. Locking every damn thing that's legendary, including the ultra beasts--which seem debatable at best to me--is really saddening. At most, I could've understood locking Solgaleo, Lunala, and Tapu Koko. With Nihilego being clearly shown as one of many, and the fact that there're more than one each of Pheramosa and Buzzwole to capture, locking those seems excessive, and locking the ones that were never displayed during the story (other Tapus, other ultras) seems silly. Just my two cents. Alas, the best I/we can hope is either for events or a future game to give shiny-possible ones.
  12. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    You can't get Ultra Beasts as shiny, btw.
  13. oarfish

    oarfish #1 Lanturn Owner

    Once again, I did not find any shinies for my MM hunts, but I did from my attempts to hatch high IV'd Pokémon with the correct spread.

    This time, it was a shiny Alolan Sandshrew. He is everstoned Adamant and has Slush Rush. Yay. He is also in a timer ball and has the following egg moves: Icicle Crash, Night Slash, and Metal Claw.
    His IV spread is x/31/31/31/31/31. I will take it. If I end up training this guy, I may end up Hyper Training his HP stat. Its HP stat is "Decent" now.
    I plan on hatching a female HA Sandshrew with a spread of 31/31/31/x/31/31 soon (a regular one, not shiny). EDIT: Got this particular female Sandshrew from the very next egg.
    After that, I will probably return to my MM hunts.

    Good luck to everyone else!
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2016
  14. Flan

    Flan loves birbs.

    Hey y'all, it's been a while since I last posted at Serebii. I used to participate in the Shiny Hunter's Club and the Shiny Pokemon Thread back in the day. Both threads are shut down now which just shows me how long I've been away. It also shows me how long I've continued to play this game lol.

    Anyway, yesterday I managed to hatch an Adamant Shiny Rowlet with 5 perfect IVs after around 800 eggs. I had the Shiny Charm and was using the Masuda Method, so it was a moderate-length hunt. Since they revealed Rowlet months ago, I knew that I wanted it to be my starter, and I especially knew that I wanted a Shiny one. There's a better quality picture under the spoiler!


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    Last edited: Dec 6, 2016
  15. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    They were probably hunting for Pheromosa in general, as the UBs are random encounters.
  16. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Hey, with the QR Code I need to know something-does Magearna have a shiny lock or not?
  17. Atome

    Atome Snowy Poochyena

    So I hatched a second shiny riolu while hatching for a female for a trade. That's two in under 100 eggs? Whaat lol why couldn't I get this luck with my SOSing or Litten hunt? haha
    No pictures because it's pretty much the same as the last one, only this time with a lonely nature and better IVs
  18. Drakonekoshi

    Drakonekoshi Well-Known Member

    I feel absolutely..Dreadful..

    I've been hunting for a shiny Jangmo-o non-stop for the past 4 or so days, I'm over 500 eggs I think? and it's aggravating me so much,

    and to make matters worse, tonight, someone in my family died, and I'm grieving so much right now, I really wish this gold dragon will finally show up and make me feel at least a little better, I can't take it anymore....
  19. Flan

    Flan loves birbs.

    It definitely does. Since Magearna is an event Pokemon, and all event Pokemon are shiny-locked, there is no way to get a shiny Magearna currently. Even though it's from the QR Scanner, it still counts as an event sadly.

    I'm super sorry for your loss... I hope you can spend some time with people you love, and take it easy so that you can process this all. Also, Jangmo-o will likely shine soon, especially since I was hitting almost 800-1,000 eggs for my shiny Rowlet after a whole week of MM hatching. Please take care of yourself and reach out to those who care about you. ):
  20. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I hate it when that happens. They should release some more shiny events in future.

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