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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. Bowlbasaur

    Bowlbasaur Well-Known Member

    Congrats to everyone on their recent shinies! I had some amazing luck last night when this little guy showed up after only a chain of 82!

    My next target is Pancham via MM. It begins!
  2. Mienfoomaster

    Mienfoomaster Well-Known Member

    Just got Pokemon sun and started playing through it. Getting back into shiny hunting, I'm wondering how are the odds for sos chain hunting? On average how long were your chains before finding a shiny? And what was longest/shortest chain?

    Edit: Just did a chain of around 130 alolan vulpix's and no luck after 2.5 hours. Caught a vanillite instead as I'm off to sleep.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017
  3. Cpchris

    Cpchris Shiny Hunter

    Congrats to Charizard_Rulez84 on Spinarak and Ariados, _Edu on Bagon and Geodude, Erron Black on Wishiwashi/Drampa, Azulart on Grubbin, Atome on Smeargle, FowTech95 on Makuhita, Azulart on Oranguru, FairyWitch on Morelull, Dylz on Mimikyu, Charizard_Rulez84 on Type: Null, maldoror on Popplio and Rowlet, xerxes on Abra, Keovix on Delibird, Crimson Penguin on Virizion; Zenn of Ascension on Type: Null, Porygon, Ferroseed, and Pawniard; Draknir on Bulbasaur, Haunter, Popplio, and Pelipper; JohnNiles on the Machoke, Chansey, both Mareanie, Comfey, Dhelmise, Wimpod, and both Litten; xerxes on Mareanie, Shiny Lord on Sandygast, and everyone else on your shinies!


    2016 is over, so I’m looking back at my shinies from this year! I found 34 shinies this year – 4 short of tying my record from last year, which is the most I’ve ever found in a year. Up through November, I was ahead of where I was the previous year, so not being able to hunt for most of December may have cost me beating my record, though it would also have required me to find 5 shinies in the final month, which doesn’t seem likely given my current luck.

    I did a total of 276,031 REs and 12,214 SRs (2,081 of which were Johto starter SRs) across my 3 games this year, for a total of 288,245 encounters. That’s an average of 8,477.8 encounters/shiny, so slightly over odds unfortunately. The average number of encounters for the shinies I found this year is 7,382.2, which is nice! (Though it excludes my ongoing 3x-over odds hunt, my over-odds hunt, and my almost-odds hunt).

    Unfortunately, 10 of my 34 shinies this year were useless duplicates (compared to only 4 out of 38 last year), but I suppose that’s the nature of some of the hunts I had (50% Absol Vs. 50% Altaria; 20% Ralts Vs. 30% Bibarel). I did have some luck in this area though, as when I continued to work on completing the Johto starter evolution lines, I only found a 4th Totodile before getting the 3rd and final Cyndaquil I needed (only 1 extra out of the 9 I needed!)!

    Some other highlights I would say are finding a female Buneary as my second Buneary; SRing for Lapras, Charmander, and Mewtwo; finding another shiny Abra from the same location after failing one 3 years ago; and catching 3 swarm targets (Luvdisc, Skitty, and Qwilfish) which I started targeting in the fall.

    I was able to complete 6 single evo lines, 5 double evo lines, and 4 triple evo lines this year. My 3 longest hunts this year were: 27,174 REs [2nd Voltorb :)], 27,165 REs [2nd Altaria :(], and 24,251 REs [4th Bibarel D,:]; my 3 shortest hunts this year were: 211 REs [2nd Onix :)], 671 REs [1st Onix :)], and 767 REs [3rd Altaria :(].

    Hoping 2017 brings me more great shinies, far less useless duplicates, and a bit more luck :)

    My hunts currently are 27,600 REs on Black 2, 10,900 REs on Platinum, and 6,800 REs on HeartGold. Hoping these hunts start being more generous this year =\

    Good luck, everyone (especially Bumblebee5253, umbreonfan3636, ChaoticInverse, CharlieDoryRose, SheroGH, G-Money, Martinzqx, tui, markasdarkas, RaichuArcanine, pokemaster13, Tina, Shy, Ruru_star, skilax1234, Pluski, ElectricBassClef, and Nakashima)!
  4. Tsukuyomi56

    Tsukuyomi56 Gesshin Powered

    Pokemon Sun makes the milestone of my first Gen 7 shiny when a shiny Carbink appeared while I was looking for Tuesday's Island Scan Pokemon on Melemele Island (Deino in Ten Carat Hill). Carbink did call for help but nothing appeared so it was a simple manner of using Hold Back from Snorlax on it after I used Yawn the previous turn. A Dusk Ball got the catch.

    Shame I am a few days late to qualify for the CH however.
  5. Shiny Lord

    Shiny Lord Well-Known Member

    Managed to get a shiny Yungoos from SOS method.
  6. Laurelai

    Laurelai Well-Known Member

    Pyukumuku just won't shine for me :( So I took a break and went after Bonsly because dadgummit its cute :D Bonsly, decided to shine at about 100 encounters (now give Pyukumuku some of that motivation!)

    Chokkan is a bonsai style :)

    Really good stats! Too bad its not a pokemon I'm going to be using for competition... or even evolving for that matter. I like her just like she is!


    Will edit for my 2016 shiny list- I need to look, its a nice sized list, but pales in comparison to Cyberra's lol.
  7. xerxes

    xerxes ようこそ!ワタシの音楽工場へへへへへ

    Congrats on all the new shinies. :)

    I caught a shiny Alolan Meowth at an SOS chain of 196. Getting a quick shiny was a relief after breeding over 1000 eggs for Mareanie. I came way under-prepared and was about to break the chain at a little over 200 because I was going through Leppa Berries faster than I anticipated, since I only brought two battle-ready Pokémon with me.


    She has Pickup, which is just perfect, since I was hoping for it. I don't like Alolan Persian, so I wasn't going to evolve her anyway. The stats are good enough for in-game purposes and I'll be using her as my new Pickupper. <3
  8. Azulart

    Azulart Shiny Hunter

    FINALLY I got my target, one of my longest hunts ever.. defonatly went above 800+ eggs, think it was either 894 or 844.
    But it paid of.. I guess :p.. It has HP ground !

  9. kawaiiconcept

    kawaiiconcept TOP OF THE MORNIN'

    so I got a shiny spearow by pure luck
    it seems thats how I get most of my shinys
  10. xerxes

    xerxes ようこそ!ワタシの音楽工場へへへへへ

    Oh wow, shiny Cutiefly is the cutest thing ever! Congrats! I happen to have a regular one in a Love Ball, so it looks like I'll have to MM for one eventually too. :D

    So, I was trying to evolve my Charjabug and was attacked by a random shiny Golbat. I don't think I've encountered a random shiny since Emerald, so I'm pretty excited, despite it being a Golbat! She's Calm with Inner Focus and bad IVs. Shiny Crobat looks better than waste green Golbat, so I'll just evolve it and let it chill in my PC.

  11. Charoshi

    Charoshi Charmander is best

    I've come across 2 shinies on my badge quest in the past week or so.


    I was ready to move out of fiery path to start dexnaving for Numel, but I figured I'd give it one more shot, and Koffing showed up. I love shiny Koffing/Weezing so I have absolutely no complaints. Except about the nature. Magnemite is the only shiny on my team that didn't get the wrong nature, and it's just neutral haha.


    Swablu/Altaria was one of my target shinies on this hunt, and I got it early to boot. After about 200-250 hordes this beautiful shiny came up. Once again, bad nature but whatever, I got one of my favourite available shinies.

    Belated happy new year to my fellow shiny hunters everywhere, and good luck on all on going hunts!
  12. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    Found a Shiny Jigglypuff in a Fairy FS. Was disappointed it wasn't Togepi or Floette... Named her Sia, she has a Lonely nature.

    Going for either Goldeen or Carvanha right now via chain fishing. Hoping to get Carvanha, but Goldeen would be nice too!
  13. Shine

    Shine Psyched Up Staff Member Moderator

    Just a reminder

    We'll start the vote in a few days :D
  14. Azulart

    Azulart Shiny Hunter

    Thanks Xerxes ! I wish you good fortune in your hunts :)
  15. Cpchris

    Cpchris Shiny Hunter

    Congrats to Tsukuyomi56 on Carbink, Azulart on Cutiefly, kawaiiconcept on Spearow, xerxes on Golbat, and everyone else on your shinies!


    Oh, good! A bit of luck to start off the new year! Yesterday after 27,832 REs on my Black 2 game, I found a 2nd shiny Cottonee!


    I found my first one back in Sept. 2014 and evolved it since I figured it had good enough IVs. And now I finally completed the line! Though I’ll be honest, while I did still need another, I was kind of hoping not to find one here. I’ll likely find plenty of them whenever I get around to hunting Venipede. And should I ever get back to hunting more Eevee, I’ll sadly probably run into at least a few there, too. So I’m sort of anticipating finding a bunch of Cottonee in the future, which makes me wish this one could have been a Marill or Vulpix instead. Still, happy with it since in this moment, I still needed one ;)

    I’ll be sticking to Abundant Shrine hoping for a Marill or Vulpix. Should I find a Marill, I’ll continue on for Vulpix (unless it takes a while and I decide to switch up targets for a bit). If I find Vulpix first, I’ll likely just try to find Marill a different way. Hopefully I can get a Marill quickly and then a Vulpix even quicker X] I certainly don’t want to be stuck here for another 50k REs…

    Good luck, everyone (especially Bumblebee5253, umbreonfan3636, ChaoticInverse, CharlieDoryRose, SheroGH, G-Money, Martinzqx, tui, markasdarkas, RaichuArcanine, pokemaster13, Tina, Shy, Ruru_star, skilax1234, Pluski, ElectricBassClef, and Nakashima)!
  16. Azulart

    Azulart Shiny Hunter

    Next shiny is in the house ! around 237 eggs it hatched and its almost perfect, just need 1 bottle cap.

    Its in a moon ball too !

  17. jginz1

    jginz1 Shiny Hunter

    I got both Caterpie and Pikipek in under 40 encounters!!!
  18. Clarity

    Clarity Rawr! <3

    Been a very long time since the last time I posted here. xD I caught my first shiny today on Sun. <3


    She is a beauty. <3 I'm going to give her away as a gift to someone I love. <3
    Not sure who I will hunt for next. Congrats to everyone on their shinies and good luck hunting! <3
  19. Mrs. Oreo

    Mrs. Oreo Banned

    Well I did some more chain fishing in Alpha Sapphire and some soft reset hunting for shiny Giratina this week in Pearl as well, but I've had no luck finding shinies for now. But I wanted to congratulate everybody who found shinies recently, especially Keovix since him finding a shiny Fomantis and a shiny Grubbin makes me hyped to find those shinies myself on Moon version hee hee. :]
  20. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I hate when such a beautiful shiny is also a self-destruct learner. Congrats

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