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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Got a shiny ariados in the friend safari while waiting out cutscenes in Darksiders today. Female, timid nature and capable of taking hits, with Insomnia. Caught it in a luxury ball.

    Lickitung is being stubborn... 2,100 eggs and counting.
  2. Shiny Kangaskhan hatched after only 155 eggs. MM hunts are going pretty fast atm, not expecting that luck to last much longer though.
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  3. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    *groan* As soon as I switch back over to Y, I get what I least want. A freaking shiny bibarel. Male, quiet nature, likes to thrash about, Moody (HA). It's a shiny, but bibarel sucks so it's not one I'm particularly thrilled about.

    Lickitung continues to be stubborn at 2,340 eggs and counting.
  4. Shiny luck persisted and I hatched a shiny female Nidoran after only 56 eggs, probably the fastest MM hunt I've did.

    Gonna keep MM'ing, either for a female Salandit or a Porygon.
  5. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny oricorio pom-pom style from Melemele Meadow after 295 REs!

    I wanted to actually get a shiny that wasn't from the friend safari and lickitung is still not cooperating, so I went looking for an oricorio. Tried to SOS one yesterday but failed at 177 calls... Not sure if it ran out of PP or I hit run by mistake (which happens a lot unfortunately XP). So today I grabbed my shiny ampharos as a static lead and went REing. And I got exactly what i wanted.

    As soon as she was caught I used purple nectar to change her into the sensu style because that's my favorite oricorio form (baile style being a close second so I may hunt oricorio again for one).

    She's timid nature and somewhat stubborn. No max IVs but "very good" in ATK, SpATK, and SpDEF, "decent" in everything else.

    Back to the egg grind... 2,400 eggs and counting

    Edit: Ugh, FINALLY. Shiny lickitung after 2,448 eggs. That was a decently long one...

    Male, calm nature, mischievous, with Oblivious. 5IVs missing DEF.

    Next is drifloon, because I badly want it and have been failing at SOSing it. Then seel.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
  6. SmeargleRocks

    SmeargleRocks Reputable Trader

    Not sure if anyone else is hunting shiny celebi but while I was doing research on ilex forest celebi I found out this specific celebi from VC crystal is guaranteed 5ivs when transferred and that unless you give ANY experience at all to your celebi before tranfer then its a guaranteed timid nature. If you also want a certain shiny celebi nature / are going for just a different nature one then the chart shown below will explain how much exp is needed to move the nature around on the chart. So essentially if you are keeping your celebi NT (not touched) before tranfer it is always a timid nature and can't be any other nature if its NT. Hope this info helps others in their hunts.
  7. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Second shiny oricorio pom-pom style after 720 REs. Promptly changed to baile style. This one is jolly nature and strong willed, with Dancer. Best IVs are HP, SpDEF, and Speed with "pretty good" while the rest are only "decent"

    The static trick is quite helpful for getting oricorio.

    Edit: Shiny drifloon after only 110 eggs! Maybe the game was trying to make up for lickitung. lol

    Female, naughty nature and alert to sounds, with Aftermath. Was trying to get Unburden. But meh. 4IVs, xx/31/31/31/xx/31

    The trick of rejecting the shiny egg to pass on the shiny value may have been patched... I was trying it with this drifloon hoping to get an Unburden shiny but the eggs were hatching non-shiny. Will have to experiment.

    Seel is next.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2019
  8. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before. Staff Member Moderator

    My 7km egg hatched in Pokemon Go and it hatched into a shiny Pichu.
  9. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny frogadier from the safari. Male (duh), sassy nature and somewhat vain, with Protean (yes! \o/). Not a bad catch and not the worst nature.

    Seel is at 390 eggs and counting.

    Edit: And there is the shiny wartortle. Male again, brave nature (meh...) and mischievous, with Torrent.

    Changing safaris now...
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2019
  10. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before. Staff Member Moderator

    My hunt for a shiny Koffing has FINALLY ended in Pokemon Crystal. After over 200 (nearing 300) hours of hunting, one showed up last night. :p Caught her and named her Toxi (for now).
  11. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny furfrou after 145 SOS calls! Whew, that was a nerve-wracking hunt... I have to breed or catch and train an absol to use as a mega absol for low-rank mons that insist on spamming sand attack. Mega absol has magic bounce which won't let sand attack do its thing. The furfrous had my accuracy so low I'd use up all of a move's PP trying to faint one XP I had to switch callers every 5-10 successful calls just because I'd miss for 12 turns straight along with how infrequently furfrou calls

    Furfrou is female, mild nature and mischievous, with Fur Coat. She's 4IVs missing ATK and DEF. Not that I ever intend to actually use her in battle. I just really like shiny furfrou.

    Seel is at 540 eggs and counting.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
  12. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    You know you can use Substitute to nullify Sand Attack, other stat reducing moves and even status afflicting moves? Might make those hunts a little easier in the future.

    As for Mew, still yet to get the correct ID in Yellow to allow one to transfer, which is 22796. Have got 3 digits in the correct spots a number of times, but never had 4 or 5 right yet. Guess that's what happens with a 1/65536 hunt!
  13. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    I was using substitute. It wasn't helping. Every time I tried to get my accuracy back up they took it right back down XP Jerks...

    Edit: Shiny pawniard from the friend safari. I'm hunting absol, but pawniard is nice, too. Male, jolly nature and mischievous, with Defiant

    Edit #2: Shiny seel after 1,119 eggs. I wish GF had made it more noticeable... So hard to tell the shiny one from the regular one. Male, everstoned calm, takes plenty of siestas, and he got his HA, Ice Body. Thanks again to TheMaster327 for the HA seels, from our egg trade vivillon hunt (a seel shone for me, still waiting for scatterbug to shine for him, whenever we get back to it. I'm still sitting on four boxes of scatterbug eggs in Sun).

    Going to train it, then start working on absol.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
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  14. wobbanut

    wobbanut Team Awesome

    FINALLY, after God knows how many weeks I spent of coming up goose eggs on my SR hunt for chimchar on Platinum, so many that I started playing UltraMoon, I've finally got some new shinies to report. Unfortunately, they're all in UltraMoon, but I'm still trying for that elusive shiny chimchar.

    The Ultra Space wormholes have been very kind to me, previously in UltraSun and now in UltraMoon. This week I managed to finally break my long shiny drought with a shiny nuzleaf (one of many), then I got a shiny abomasnow (which I think is a new shiny for me), and finally earlier tonight a shiny crustle (which IS a new shiny for me).

    I'm working on filling my pokedex and tracking down the legendaries, so hopefully I'll have more shinies to report in upcoming weeks.
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  15. Raicario

    Raicario Pokemon hybrid

    Currently SOS'ing for a Shiny Chansey in Ultra Sun, and I'm not even bothering with keeping track of how many calls are made. It just makes it more tedious than it needs to be, and besides, I realized that when I DO do it, I always have a MAJOR screw-up moment and have to start all over again! By the way, why does a Chansey using Fling with a Leppa Berry do super effective damage against my Victini?
  16. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    Fling is a Dark type move.

    As for me, still going for the ID in Yellow that allows Mew to transfer. Closest I've been is 22797 which is only one number off what's needed.
  17. Raicario

    Raicario Pokemon hybrid

    I... honestly forgot that Fling was Dark-Type...

    On a slightly more sour note, I've been going non-stop since my last post, and STILL haven't had a Shiny Chansey appear!
  18. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny oddish in the friend safari. Female, quiet nature, somewhat vain, with Chlorophyll. She'll be a bellossom when I transfer her forward.

    450 eggs for absol and counting. Would be higher, but I get sidetracked helping people with tough monster fights in Monster Hunter: World or using guides on YouTube to find collectibles in awkward places in Darksiders II
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  19. Still hatching Magikarp eggs for the swap method for either a shiny salandit (if it's female) or a shiny porygon (if it's male)

    On another note, I managed to pull off the tweaking glitch in pokemon diamond and reach Darkrai via it. I know the Darkrai obtained by this isn't considered legit, but the urge to soft reset for a shiny one is really big so I think I'll do that as a side hunt. Will probably take an eternity since it's gen 4 full odds.
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  20. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before. Staff Member Moderator

    Still working on soft resetting for a shiny Cyndaquil in Silver version, it's well over 300 hours now. It's being very, very stubborn. Not giving up on it though. Hoping to do some more work tonight.

    Woo hoo! Just got a shiny Vulpix in Pokemon Quest!
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
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