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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny bagon after 1,399 eggs. Female, jolly nature, capable of taking hits, with Rock Head. 5IVs missing Speed, but I can bottle cap that. She's got the egg moves Dragon Pulse, Hydro Pump, Dragon Dance, and Thrash, and hatched in a beast ball.

    I have my Christmas hunts all figured out: First up are two, (yes, TWO) shiny xurkitree, to be named Donner and Blitzen ('thunder' and 'lightning' in German, for those who don't know), then a winter-forme sawsbuck (Rudolph), and then crabrawler.
  13. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    Since my last post I've gotten Psyduck, Vulpix, Tentacool, Kakuna, and Weedle.

    Did a bit of money runs so I could get more Poke Balls now I'm back in Viridian Forest chaining up Caterpie.
  14. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny xurkitree #1 (Donner) after only 28 SRs! If only I could get eggs to hatch that fast... Lol

    Sync failed and Donner is quiet nature, somewhat vain, with Beast Boost. 31/xx/31/xx/31/xx. Eh...

    Quick pit stop to heal my smeargle and then back in after Blitzen.

    I also caught a shiny xatu in the friend safari earlier, while farming the Christmas event in Terraria
  15. Team Volt Grunt

    Team Volt Grunt Pokémon Collector

    After Charmander, I comboed for Weedle. Now I have the 3 shinies and 200 Weedle Candy I was after and I didn't have to run away from any non-targets! I'm using my Weedle combo to hopefully find a shiny Tauros or Pinsir on Route 15 before I go back to Viridian Forest for some shiny Caterpie.

    Ended up with a shiny Tauros!
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
  16. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    Weird, thought I posted here, but must've forgotten. Last night my charmed Gold VC gave me a shiny Tangela after ONLY 964 REs!
    Easy to catch, Mean Looked it, Hypnosis and a few Night Shades, three Fast Balls, done. It's now transferred with a Bold nature.

    Currently at 411 SOS calls for Kangaskhan (Cubone SOS).
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  17. TokoyamiTheDark

    TokoyamiTheDark The Purple Karakasa

    Earlier this month I started to play Pokémon Pearl all over again. While in the Great Marsh loafing around, I found a Skorupi so I threw a Safari ball and caught it on the 1st try. But because I was playing during nighttime my volume on my 3ds was off, I didn't noticed the Skorupi was CRIMSON RED. Yes, I got a shiny without even noticing it :p
    Next on my list : ANY spider-like Pokémon bred in Masuda method in Sun/Moon or US/UM.
  18. Draknir

    Draknir Team Popplio

    Congrats to everyone who's gotten Shinies since my last post back in May!

    Since then, I've gotten (Not necessarily in order):
    Rattata-91 Eggs in Crystal
    Azelf-1500 encounters exactly in Ultra Sun
    Guzzlord-973 encounters in Ultra Sun
    Articuno-1544 encounters in Ultra Sun
    Alolan Rattata-181 SOS encounters in Ultra Moon
    Crabrawler-32 SOS encounters in Ultra Moon
    Spinarak-31 SOS encounters in Ultra Moon
    Mime Jr.-296 SOS encounters in Ultra Moon
    Alolan Meowth-97 SOS encounters in Ultra Moon

    Since I didn't record anything for these hunts in Let's Go Eevee, I've gotten:
    Bulbasaur, Caterpie Metapod, 3 Weedle, Pidgey, Rattata, Vulpix, Magnemite, Chansey, and Graveler. I also intentionally failed a Kakuna and Pidgey while hunting for my Bulbasaur because they're so easy to get again (One of the Weedle became the Kakuna anyway).

    Finally, I've also gotten several Shinies in GO:
    Roselia, 3 Plusle, Aerodactyl, Bulbasaur, Charmander, 3 Beldum, 2 Dratini, 3 Chikorita, 2 Cyndaquil, Pikachu, and Eevee. The Aerodactyl, Pikachu, and Eevee went to Let's Go Eevee before I learned just how easy Shiny hunting was in these games.

    When I get Let's Go Pikachu in a week, I plan to do a Shiny Badge Quest in it, though I might want to look into automating Alolan trades for it because I've already decided on what I want to hunt for.

    EDIT: I was grinding in an X Nuzlocke and I found a Shiny Illumise. Not gonna lie. I'm a little disappointed. I found a Shiny Illumise in the exact same game on the exact same route in another X Nuzlocke variant. I caught it though, since it's always awesome using a Shiny in a Nuzlocke.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2018
  19. Team Volt Grunt

    Team Volt Grunt Pokémon Collector

    Caterpie Shinies are being stubborn. I'm at a combo of 94 and got all the Caterpie Candy I need, but none of the 3 shiny Caterpie yet. So far I have run away from the following shinies while on this combo:


    I did manage to beat the Weedle Master with one of my shiny Weedle while I was gathering Caterpie Candy. She has since evolved and will soon take on the Kakuna Master.

    Got my first Caterpie shortly after accidentally breaking my combo and getting back to 31. Two more to go.

    Caterpie #2 followed shortly after. I will gladly take a 3rd Caterpie or a Metapod now.

    Caterpie #3 was caught! Now to decide which one gets the Caterpie Candy and will face the master trainers.

    Used my Caterpie combo to catch a shiny Staryu on Route 21! I tried to get it in a Premier Ball, but it wouldn't stick and I switched to an Ultra Ball when it made the flee motion.

    I can move on to Pidgey and it should go pretty quickly, because I already have a pair of shiny Pidgey. I just need to get the 200 candies and find a decent IV shiny Pidgey to move on.

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

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny xurkitree #2 (Blitzen) after 4,805 SRs! Sync finally worked and it is timid nature and takes plenty of siestas, with Beast Boost. 3IVs, 31/31/31/xx/xx/xx, so it missed both of the important stats XP

    Up next is sawsbuck. I'll be breeding for a HA winter forme sawsbuck in a luxury ball
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