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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    So I got my first shiny Staryu tonight after a long 583 SOS calls. Ended up Bold, so Modest sync failed, yet that's still a workable nature!
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    EDIT: Honestly didn't expect to get the second one tonight but it proved me wrong by showing up after only 17 SOS calls! Makes up for the long first one!
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    Ammako Well-Known Member

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  3. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny lillipup in Y's friend safari XP I caught it in a quick ball, but didn't bother to look at it. I was in there looking for chansey for my US dex.

    My UM battle team is on its way back to UM. Once I get this last stubborn ditto I'll start pushing through the storyline again.

    Edit: Shiny ditto #4 after 1,365 SRs! This one wanted to be stubborn.

    This is the guaranteed timid one, one max IV in Speed abut 30s in ATK and SpDEF. So it looks more like Jolly than Timid.

    Next breeding project in US will be some water 'mons: skrelp, staryu, shellder, and clauncher, in that order. But first, some more pushing through UM. I've also played a bit of X (I got the free digital version but hadn't done much with it. It makes good boredom relief when sitting in a hospital parking lot though)

    Edit: *sigh* Second shiny lillipup from the friend safari. This one is quirky and has Run Away (the first one was bashful and had Run Away). Both will be WT'd once I get them back to US
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019
  4. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I've decided to start back on my shiny hunts after Team Rainbow Rocket. Starting with Landorus
     
  5. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny staryu in X! It's chain fished so the stats will be garbage, but dang, it's a shiny stayu!

    I'm astonished that I got staryu instead of clauncher, honestly. Staryu is what I came for, but clauncher is 70%

    It's careful and very finicky, with Illuminate. This one will be staying a staryu; I'll breed and evolve a better one in US at a later date.

    I love staryu's shiny. The blue and silver make it look badass

    Edit: And there's the clauncher, 38 casts later. I love it when a route cooperates (it happens so rarely). Naive nature, good perseverance, Mega Launcher. Will be staying a clauncher; I'll breed a better one for clawitser later.

    Done in X for now... Back to UM
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
  6. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    So I got this 3 days ago. Mime Jr. for Mr. Mime after 146 SOS calls! Ended up Adamant which is shocking for a Mime to have, and also got Technician, but don't think it'll help that much. Currently at 121 SOS calls for Scyther. It takes a while.
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    EDIT: That's the shiny Scyther finally after 132 SOS calls with a 3 call rate! That caller was still decimating my substitutes even at -6 Attack! Jolly Sync worked and it has Technician!
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    EDIT2: Shiny Smoochum for Jynx after only 53 SOS calls! 4IV Lax nature with Oblivious.
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    EDIT3: 3 in 1 day! Shiny Elekid for Electabuzz after 242 SOS calls!!!
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    Modest Sync worked and it has Static. 4IV missing Attack and Sp. Def.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
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  7. ArcanineRaichu77

    ArcanineRaichu77 Shiny Hunter,Bookworm and P!ATD fan~

    Congrats guys! I haven't been here in ages! I've gotten heaps of new shinies since Tympole, would ya guys be interested in hearing about em?
     
  8. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    Shiny Magby for Magmar after 428 SOS calls! The Happiny throughout this chain gave me a lot of scares! And by all means, ArcanineRaichu. It's what this thread is here for after all!
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  9. Draknir

    Draknir Team Popplio

    Congrats to everyone who got shinies since mid-December!

    As I previously mentioned, I started a Shiny Badge Quest in Let's Go Pikachu, and I am currently 5 Pokemon in.

    I got a Pikachu on Christmas Day after having started a chain on Christmas Eve. This was followed the next day by getting a Modest Clefairy (It's funny. It just didn't want to show up, so I was like, "What, do I need to catch another one?" and immediately after the Shiny popped up). After that, I got a Shiny Drowzee the day after that. And then, the day after that, I got a female Growlithe fairly early into the hunt. That was 4 Shiny Badge Quest Pokemon in as many days.

    During this time, I had found a dumb way of automating Alolan Trades and traded 2800 Alolan Rattata in Let's Go Eevee but haven't gotten it yet. I took a break from it when I beat Erika in Pikachu to hunt for my fifth Pokemon, Alolan Sandshrew. After <4000 trades I got it, and it's Adamant (Trash IV's, though). It was a very nice early birthday present for me. In my excitement, I didn't think to actually find out how exactly how many Sandshrew I traded (I was trading 400 in a batch and waited until this batch ended to check.)

    I'm going to move onto Shellder after this, because I haven't taken one to the Elite Four before.
     
  10. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    So I got my shiny Pinsir tonight after a full day SOSing at 141 SOS calls! Jolly Sync worked, and it has Mold Breaker.
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  11. CosmicDragon

    CosmicDragon Member

    Hello, everyone! It's been a while!

    Since my Dratini hunt I took a break from shiny hunting because I honestly didn't know what to hunt for the rest of my Heartgold badgequest. To be honest, there's not a lot of things I want to hunt in Heartgold. So I cancelled the rest of my BQ. Then I didn't feel like hunting in other games anymore. But I recently got back into it when I got Let's Go! Eevee. My love started again when I found a shiny Caterpie within the first hour of playing the game. I got 7 seven badges now, but I already wanted to start hunting. First thing I wanted to hunt for is Mr. Mime. For some reason, I really like the lime green.

    (Just a note, I'm not doing the catch combos while hunting because I prefer full odds hunting.)

    First phase I didn't count how many Pokemon I saw. I was too anxious to start. I estimate it was probably around 4000, though. I figured the first thing I was going to find was either going to be a Pidgey or a Rattata. And I was right because I found a shiny Pidgey. Second phase I was expecting a Pidgey or a Rattata again because there's so many on this Route. But I was surprised after around 2870 Pokemon seen (I tried to keep a close tally), I found a shiny Mr. Mime. And... it ran from me pretty quickly. Bummer... Well, I wasn't giving up so I tried again. Darn it, another Pidgey at 588 seen! And tonight, after going a little over the odds I found a shiny Drowzee at 4638 seen. You know what, I can live with that. I'll take a shiny Drowzee over another shiny Pidgey.

    I'm going to try a little longer before I go to bed. I'm not giving up! I want that green clown!

    Happy hunting!
     
  12. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I have managed to get a shiny Landorus. This makes it a good fit for my next hunts, that being shiny Raikou and Dialga. Searching for the wormhole as also gotten me a shiny Altaria
     
  13. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny skrelp after 674 eggs!

    I'm doing some passive leveling of my UM team in preparation to take on the League and get into the post-game. So I'm hatching eggs in US.


    Skrelp is female, modest nature, takes plenty of siestas, 31/31/31/31/xx/31, and has her HA, Adaptability. I'm quite pleased.

    Dream ball HA staryu next, to become a starmie for my dex.

    I've also decided on my first SR hunt in UM: Type: Null. I will be braving the dialogue and going for it when Wicke appears at the Ancient Poni Path. I faced the cutscenes for shiny litten in both Sun and Ultra Sun; this dialogue scene is short in comparison.
     
  14. OshyHikari

    OshyHikari c l a r i t y

    Nice to get a 5 IVs shiny. I hope you have plans to train her into a serious competitive battler!
     
  15. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    I do intend to train her, but as I don't battle competitively you won't see her battling online. She has the wrong IV spread for HP Fire, which from what I've read is generally recommended; she'd have HP Steel instead. But she will be helping me thrash opponents in-game.

    37 eggs so far for staryu
     
  16. OshyHikari

    OshyHikari c l a r i t y

    That's the problem with lacking HP Fire. You get walled so easily by Steel-types.

    Good luck with the Staryu, though.
     
  17. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny staryu after 342 eggs. That didn't take too long.

    Staryu is timid, somewhat vain, with its HA Analytic, and hatched in a dream ball. 4IVs missing Atk and Speed. But that's why bottle caps exist.

    I'm going to pull my UM team out of Pelago and send them back to Ultra Moon now, so I can take on the League and get set up for Type: Null, then stakataka, and then into the wormholes after pheromosa and celesteela
     
  18. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Pretender

    Anybody got some tips for a good SOS Pokemon?

    I hate using my Smeargle, especially for higher leveled wild encounters, and I often times forget to use Leppas on my other Pokemon resulting in them using Struggle and more often than not, KO'ing the Pokemon I had Skill Swapped Harvest and given a Leppa.

    I'm thinking maybe another Harvest mon?

    This Sandshrew has been kicking my butt because of this.
     
  19. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    Welp that happened. Shiny Miltank after 413 SOS calls. Caught it though so I don't have problems later on with it. Glad I did as it's Adamant and Scrappy!
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  20. CosmicDragon

    CosmicDragon Member

    So, the day after I posted I got my shiny Mr. Mime after around 2296 seen. I was sure it wasn't getting away from me and I successfully caught it! It's female and it was tiny. I was hoping for a male, but I'm not going to complain. I have to say, the lime green looks particularly nice in Let's Go! Eevee. It's probably one of few green shinies that I actually like.

    Moving on I decided that my next hunt is going to be shiny Vulpix. Ninetails is one of my all time favourite shinies and I'm not sure why I don't have one yet. I'm at 200 encounters and I'm seeing a lot so hopefully it will be only one phase.

    On another note. I decided to finally buy Pokemon Crystal on VC. While deciding my team I knew I wanted to hatch a Tyrogue from the odd egg so I could have a Hitmontop for my team. I did know the egg had a 14% chance of hatching a shiny, so I wasn't interested in getting a shiny. I just wanted a Tyrogue so I could evolve it into my favourite Pokemon. I hatched the egg 10 times before I got my Tyrogue and my luck was crazy! 6th time was a shiny Cleffa. 8th time was a shiny Igglybuff. 9th time was a shiny Cleffa again. And... my Tyrogue hatched into a shiny! What?! I know the chance is 14% but, wow, I hatched 3 shinies in a row!

    That being said, I still want to hunt the Karate King's gift Tyrogue later in the game even though I got a shiny Tyrogue from the egg.

    Happy hunting!
     

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