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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. ohjeezitskim

    ohjeezitskim Well-Known Member

    I was hunting for a Staryu for about 8 hours (chaining) and because I suck, I accidentally ran from it. (Miss hit buttons + panic) so after another 3-4 hours I found another! I placed it in handheld mode, threw an ultraball (was green ring), popped out.. so I raspberried ... before I even threw the ball, it ran from me. So I lost two shinies. Decided to stop hunting and finish the game.. Should have berried first but I panic too much knowing how bad I can screw up. And well I did! TWICE!

    Any who, good luck on your hunts!
    (I did get a shiny Vulpix successfully at least lol)
  2. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    Well I got my 7th shiny for my SBQ and it wasn't Lapras.

    Found a Shiny Tentacruel instead, caught it and nicknamed him Aquamarine.

    Defeated Blaine and now I'm hunting my last shiny in the Pokemon Mansion, Magmar.

    Hoping I don't get Grimer or Muk... as I've gotten 3 shiny poison types on my team.

    EDIT: And of course I get Shiny Muk. The second rarest spawn in Pokemon Mansion.

    EDIT2: Not satisfied with that final hunt at all. Not going to count Muk and I'm going to keep going for Magmar. I'll move on if I get Chansey or Raticate as I don't have a single Normal type on my team, but I'd like to get a fire type to round things off. That way I'll have a Grass, Fire, Water, and Electric type on this SBQ.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2018
  3. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    First shiny Rhyhorn shows up after 551 eggs! 5IV missing Attack, with Lightning Rod.
  4. Team Volt Grunt

    Team Volt Grunt Pokémon Collector

    I'm on a 150 combo for Vulpix. I found 1 shiny Vulpix fairly early on, but I didn't set its nature and it got a really bad one. Since I wasn't done collecting Vulpix Candy, I kept trying to get a second using madam Celadon to ensure it is Timid. Since the first Vulpix, I have run away from or ignored the following shiny pokemon:

    Rhyhorn (while breaking from Vulpix to search for items in Cerulean Cave)

    Everything starting with the first Chansey was found today. I died a little inside each time I ran, but I've invested too much into this hunt to break my combo on something else.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018
  5. Ampharos_Spark

    Ampharos_Spark Gen 6 = <3

    Congrats on Koffing, Charmander, Magnemite x2, Tentacruel, Muk, Rhyhorn and Vulpix. Too bad about the Staryu ohjeezitskim.

    I was working on my Squirtle chain and decided to collect items in Cerulean Cave when, just like Team Volt Grunt, a shiny Rhyhorn spawned. The thing is, it spawned right on top of me and I didn't get a chance to screenshot the overworld sparkles.
    Back to the Squirtle grind from the beginning.
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  6. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw


    Continued hunting for Magmar and got three shinies so far.

    2 Raticate and 1 Chansey.

    Caught one of the Raticates and intentionally failed the other and the Chansey.

    I just want my Magmar now... :(
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  7. Genos

    Genos New Horizons

    I was at Route 10 trying to find a Dratini in the water

    While this was my first shiny in LGP, I already have a shiny Magikarp in US. Though I was excited to capture it. I'm not planning to evolve it since I already have a shiny Gyarados in US. And it doesn't follow me on land, only in water.

    It's shiny form looks so marvelous in the big screen. :D
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  8. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    Update on the Magmar hunt:

    Successfully caught my Shiny Magmar.

    Took 8 phases. In order, I found:

    Muk, Raticate, Raticate, Chansey, Rattata, Rattata, Chansey, and last but most certainly NOT least! Magmar!

    Stockpiled 200 candies and synchronized for Modest, so... He's a REALLY beefy Magmar now. Nicknamed him Spitfire.

    Caught the last Chansey I got and named her Luck btw. She was Modest too due to the synchronizing.

    Time to beat Giovanni and wrap up this SBQ!
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  9. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny FEMALE popplio after 1,490 eggs! :D

    Yup, a female. I was not expecting that. She's modest nature, capable of taking hits, and has her HA, Liquid Voice. 4IVs missing HP and ATK, but ATK isn't needed anyway and I can bottle cap the HP

    Bagon next.
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  10. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    Beat my SBQ!

    Got the Shiny charm on Eevee and I'm hunting Ekans now. Hoping it shines soon!
  11. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    I was friend safari hunting during loading screens while playing Monster Hunter: World today, and I found a shiny sableye. Female, calm nature, somewhat vain, with Stall. She did not want to get caught, though... Kept breaking out of luxury balls. I finally got her to stay in a dusk ball.
  12. Team Volt Grunt

    Team Volt Grunt Pokémon Collector

    Shinies in Let's Go are actually kind of hard to keep up with.

    I finally got my shiny Vulpix, maxed its AVs with Vulpix Candy, beat the Vulpix master, evolved to shiny Ninetales, and beat the Ninetales master.
    finally ended my Vulpix combo by catching a shiny Chansey
    I'm now on a combo for Bulbasuar. before I even got to 10, I found a shiny Weedle and caught it since the combo was so low
    then I worked on getting my Bulbasuar combo really going. I have since caught one shiny Bulbasaur of my desired 3, and run away from the following shinies:

    Weedle #2
    Weedle #3
    Pidgey #2
    Weedle #4

    Shiny Bulbasaur #2 is Modest with perfect Special Attack, Special Defense, Attack, and Defense. Continuing for the third and moving on to Charmander. Since I already have a good special attacker, I'm planning on going for Adamant or Jolly to make a Mega X-focused Charizard.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018
  13. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Managed to obtain a shiny Nihilego. Now I'm finally off to get the shiny Blacephalon. Have Catch boosters and Damp Quagsire with Focus Sash on the ready
  14. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Was friend safari hunting again, this time in a fighting safari, and caught two of the three 'mons available. First was a female pancham, sassy nature with Mold Breaker, and the second was a male mienfoo, hardy with Inner Focus. I'm hoping the next shiny will be the hariyama I went in after, but knowing my luck there will be many duplicates first.
  15. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    Wow the Shiny Charm really makes a difference.

    Found 5 shinies today.

    2 Spearow, caught both of them. Named one Sparrow and the other Fearless.

    2 Rattata, caught one and ran away from the other.(Already have Raticate) Named it Hanta.

    Then finally, caught my target, Ekans. Named him Trowzer.

    Gonna go for Diglett now.
  16. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Two more non-target shinies from the friend safari. I'd moved to my other hariyama safari in hopes of avoiding duplicates, but instead I caught a shiny mankey (male, quirky nature, Defiant) and throh (male, adamant nature, Inner Focus). Still no hariyama. Sigh...

    Bagon is at 488 eggs and counting
  17. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    Got a Chansey when going for Diglett.

    Decided to get Lickitung after that and got it REALLY quickly. Just about 30mins after getting a 31 chain.

    Nicknamed him Lemonhead.

    Gonna go for Psyduck next.
  18. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    I'd decided to switch things up and try horde hunting for makuhita in Omega Ruby. I'd expected to get at least one zubat in trying. Instead, I got the shiny makuhita. Male, docile nature, scatters things often, with Guts. Gonna send it and my shinies from Y ahead to US and resume hatching bagon.
  19. Team Volt Grunt

    Team Volt Grunt Pokémon Collector

    congrats on all the recent shinies!

    I went for my Squirtle trio before I started Charmander. I got my modest, 4 IV Squirtle after getting my 200 Squirtle candy, and got 2 others from the Go Park. Before my first chain got very far, I caught a shiny Magikarp that appeared. after a decent chain of squirtle was underway, I had to run from a shiny Psyduck. No other non-targets appeared.

    I have since defeated the Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise master trainers. I have to say going through in pokedex order hunting to fill the shiny dex and defeat the masters at the same time is a fun process.

    I got my Charmander chain to almost 120. Got plenty of Charmander candy for both my Charizard Y and Charizard X, so now just waiting for some shinies to show up. I currently have Madam Celadon set to Adamant. Haven't had to run from or ignore any non-targets on this hunt yet.

    Edit: I have now run from the following shinies:

    Good luck on your hunts!
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
  20. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    So last night I FINALLY got my second Rhyhorn after a mahoosive 2,721 eggs! This one has Rock Head and is 5IV missing Defense. Will become a Rhydon. As I have a shiny Chansey from SOS level grinding some time back, next is Tangela, which will be hunted in Gold VC.

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