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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    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.
  8. 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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  9. 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!
  10. Team Volt Grunt

    Team Volt Grunt Pokémon Collector

    Congrats on the recent shinies!

    Sunday I was dual hunting Johto Starters in SS while watching for shiny Rattata to appear in Let's Go. Got my two Rattata I needed for the living shiny dex and got shiny Totodile!! I finally completed the trio after about 1 1/2 years and finding 3 Chikorita and 2 Cyndaquil before.

    Totodile ended up with a Naive nature, which I'm very happy with. I played through HG with the shiny Cyndaquil I got in July, but didn't play it as a SBQ. I definitely want to with SS, along with completing the pokedex. My next target will likely be Mareep at Route 32.

    Good luck on your hunts!
  11. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    Shiny Tauros after 539 eggs! Jolly and 5IV missing Speed. Choice Scarf could fix that though.

    Currently at 38 calls for Magikarp.

    EDIT: Golden Karp #1 after 362 SOS calls!! 4IV Modest (Jolly sync failed).

    EDIT2: Second Karp after 238 calls! This one female and Jolly, is now a Gyarados!
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2019
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  12. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I have managed to SR a Raikou. This time around, I'm reclaiming shiny Dialga. In my way to the Ultra Wormhole, I encountered a shiny Drapion. I only have a few shiny legendaries left in Ultra Sun that I have not caught personally, ignoring Regice for being awful
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  13. TheGiratina999

    TheGiratina999 Love shiny hunting

    Yikes, been an age. I started a hunt for a shiny Dialga last April, made it to around 1850 SRs before I got caught up with college work. I restarted the hunt during the break, and at 1951 SRs, it finally came: the sparkles of a shiny Dialga! God I'm so excited by this, I've always wanted a shiny legendary, and how fitting that the first one I've ever gotten is the one from the first Pokemon game I ever played.

    Good luck to everyone else on their hunts, and good luck RedJirachi on your shiny Dialga hunt, too!
  14. Draknir

    Draknir Fear the Deer

    Congrats to everyone's Shinies since my last post!

    My Let's Go Pikachu Shiny Badge Quest is now complete. After a grueling 25+ hour hunt for a Shiny Shellder, I, unfortunately, ended up with a Shiny Tentacool. I say unfortunately only because it wasn't what I wanted. Still caught it. Then, after beating Sabrina, I completed my Dex before starting to hunt for Shellder again. Less than 30 minutes after getting to 31, I got my Shiny Shellder. Then, I technically got three Shinies before Giovanni. I was grinding for Pikachu Candy when a Shiny Pikachu popped up at a 17 combo. Then, I started grinding for Clefairy Candy and got a Shiny Geodude at a combo of <30. After that, I got a Zubat on a combo of <10. In the spirit of the challenge, I only counted one of those three (Particularly Geodude because Pikachu was a duplicate). After getting the necessary Clefairy Candy to max out my Clefable (I had enough of Drowzee, Growlithe, Sandshrew, and Shellder Candy from hunting those), I beat Giovanni and took that chain back to the Seafoam Islands. Why? Because I swear, while hunting Shellder, a Shiny Squirtle was about to spawn as I was going down a ladder to reset things. I can't be certain I wasn't just being paranoid, but I figured it'd be fitting for my last hunt to be a (possible) reclaim. And, just a few moments ago, I got my Shiny Squirtle. In a pretty nice twist, the last Pokemon for my Badge Quest has the same nature as my first.

    Basically, here's how my Badge Quest ended up:

    Lt. Surge-Drowzee
    Koga-Alolan Sandshrew (My personal favorite of this challenge)
    Sabrina-Tentacool (My personal LEAST favorite of this challenge)
    Elite Four-Squirtle (Possible reclaim, gonna count it as one)

    I'll probably start hunting the Pikachu exclusives soon before switching back to Eevee, as its my main game.
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  15. ArcanineRaichu77

    ArcanineRaichu77 Shiny Hunter,Bookworm and BVB fan~

    I would be delighted to post my new shinies here. Problem is there's been twenty since my last post(and two fails), and I'd not want to pic spam. I also wanted to take the opportunity to say that it sucks that the community spirit and pure excitement for and happiness for any shiny, regardless of IV's and nature, that was here before I left for my hiatus seems to have gone :/ Purely my opinion however.
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  16. CosmicDragon

    CosmicDragon Member

    I've been hunting on Route 7 for a week and I haven't found anything yet. I completely lost count a while ago because it was getting difficult keeping track of the sky Pokemon(Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if something shone in the sky and I missed it entirely). But I'm not giving up on Vulpix. I'll still hunt for it, even if it is taking forever.

    When I get tired of Vulpix, I switch over to Platinum to soft reset for a shiny Chimchar. I'm at 415 SR's so far. I tried this hunt a while back, but gave up after around 2000 resets. This time I will see this hunt through until the end!

    Happy hunting!
  17. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    I FINALLY got the shiny chansey I was REing in Y's friend safari for. Female, careful nature, with Serene Grace and holding a lucky punch. She's already been moved to US for the purpose of completing my dex.

    Did some horde hunting in Reflection Cave and got a mime jr, though I neglected to look at its nature or stats. Right now I'm in a dragon safari capturing fraxures, because I want a main for SOS chaining that can go through Sturdy and use False Swipe. Mold Breaker haxorus fits that bill.

    2,315 SRs and counting for Type: Null in Ultra Moon

    Edit: Shiny Type: Null after 2,544 SRs! That wasn't too bad :D

    Sync worked and Valor is Jolly nature, likes to thrash about (max ATK, woo!), with Battle Armor.

    Now to switch up my synchronizers and go into start searching for the first stakataka (and yes, I do plan to hunt BOTH)
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
  18. Ammako

    Ammako Well-Known Member

    I don't think pic spam is necessarily bad, you can put them all in one spoiler tag if needed so the post isn't too long for people to scroll through, and if people want to see it they can click on it. Though it's true that most of the people who actually cared left a long time ago and that's a shame.
  19. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Got a shiny noibat in the friend safari. It's male, careful nature, mischievous, and has Frisk. Not what I was looking for, though, so the hunt continues.

    205 resets for stakataka #1 and counting
  20. Magiclapras

    Magiclapras Dragon Goddess Flyder

    After 10,628 SR's, shiny Lugia is finally mine!

    I probably won't hunt on UM again for a while. Got too many other unfinished hunts.

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