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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    Found and caught a shiny Murkrow in Pokemon Go. Talk about a surprise!
  2. bobandbill

    bobandbill Winning Smile Staff Member Super Mod

    Bunch of Shiny Treecko in GO from the comm day event. Woo. A pity I do not like Sceptile's shiny.
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  3. Shine

    Shine Psyched Up Staff Member Moderator

    MM-ing for Shiny Alolan Grimer right now, the parent has HA so hopefully I get a HA one. It has been a long time since the last time I got a HA shiny.

    Also trying to get a Shiny Exeggcute to be evolved into Shiny Alolan Exeggutor. I initially planned to horde hunt in X, but the chance for Exeggcute horde seems to be low, so maybe I'll SOS hunt in Moon or Ultra Sun instead. Still not sure whether I want to hunt Exeggcute on Gen 6 or Gen 7, but it's something I'm planning to do once in a while when I'm getting bored of hatching Grimer eggs.
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  4. I decided going for Rockruff since yesterday and this was quite a long sos hunt. I did two failed attempts yesterday and today stayed in the same battle from morning till evening till it finally shone an hour or 2 ago. Was probably the longest hunt in one battle I've done. I know the shiny chance resets after 255 but still.

    I also got myself a Pangoro with Scrappy since I want to go for Sandygast next. Might try for some other ghost types like Drifloon, Misdreavus or Phantump later too now that I've got this guy.

    I also forgot to mention I got a shiny Buneary from SOS hunting on friday. It turned out to be male though, which is a bit of a shame but I'm happy with it despite that.

    Thanks for the tip ^^
  5. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny tangela in the friend safari. Female, quirky nature, mischievous, and has Leaf Guard.

    Lickitung really does not want to shine. 1,650 eggs and counting

    Edit: Shiny ivysaur from the same safari. Male, jolly nature and alert to sounds, with Overgrow.

    Going to try for another one... Then one will be evolved and the other will stay an ivysaur because I love the yellow tulip in its second stage.

    Edit #2: Second shiny ivysaur. Another male, calm nature and mischievous, again with Overgrow. This one will be staying an ivysaur.

    Changing safaris now.

    Edit #3: Shiny toxicroak from the poison safari I moved to. Male again, bold nature and capable of taking hits, with Poison Touch. Very nice shade of blue.

    Edit #4: Second shiny toxicroak. Male, modest nature and somewhat vain, with Poison Touch. Will be traded once I get it back to US
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
  6. After a few failed Sandygast hunts I was getting tired of sos hunts and decided to go MM'ing again.
    I decided to try the swap method. Where the game remembers the egg values of all eggs hatched even if you reset your game.

    MM'd for a shiny Magikarp, it shone after about 120 eggs already and turned out to be male so I reset my game, swapped the Gyarados in the daycare for Hitmonlee (since I need 3 shiny Tyrogue) and eventually a shiny Tyrogue hatched after the same amount of eggs.

    I wonder why the game even makes this possible. Is it a failsafe in case your battery dies, put in there intentionally, or has an entire different function but happens to be able to be used like this?
  7. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Not sure. But here's another little trick I discovered: If you're breeding for a HA shiny and the shiny magikarp is not shiny but the one after it is, you can reject the shiny egg and accept the next one. The shiny value will be passed on from the rejected egg to the accepted egg so it will hatch shiny AND with its HA. This can also be done for IV spread, up to 7 times before the shiny value is lost. For a while when I hatched magikarps, I would check the next few eggs after the shiny for females, then use this trick to try and hatch a shiny female salandit. Eventually it worked and I got my shiny salazzle.

    Though when I find the shiny 'karp I don't re-hatch all the eggs. I collect and hatch eggs as I go, and if I get to a point where all the eggs in my inventory have hatched and the nursery lady doesn't have another egg for me, I save there. Keeps the backtracking when I find the shiny to a minimum. Then when I find it, I collect to the egg just before the shiny egg, save, take the karp out, then hatch the other non-shiny eggs and release them. THEN I put in the 'mon I want shiny, save again, get the egg and hatch it. And there, shiny. But everyone has their own way of doing it so meh. At least it cuts down the grind for long-hatch 'mons like dragon-types and pseudo-legendaries with the 10k step hatch timer
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2019
  8. Thanks a lot for that tip. I've been thinking of getting female Combee and Salandit this way but didn't know that you can pass on the SV of the egg if you reject it.

    Also heard that because of the non-even gender ratios, if you for an instance swap out a female Magikarp for a Salandit egg, it still has 50% chance to be male.
  9. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    Found a shiny Makuhita in Pokemon Go today. :) It caught me by surprise to say the least.
  10. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    That is true. Because pokemon with a 50/50 gender ratio have four chances each to be male or female, depending on what number rolls for gender. 1-4 is male, 5-8 is female. For 'mons with weird gender ratios like the starters, salandit, and combee, to be female the gender roll has to roll an 8 or else it will be male. Getting that shiny female salandit took me a couple months of trying every time I hatched a shiny karp that was female or had females hatching after it
  11. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

    And that, finally, is a shiny Mewtwo after a huge 12,586 SRs! Now, might be a long break before Mew as the prep in Gen 1 can take a while with only one ID allowing Mew transfer.
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  12. 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.
  13. 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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  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    My 7km egg hatched in Pokemon Go and it hatched into a shiny Pichu.
  20. 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

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