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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. After a few more failed attempts at sos'ing a shiny Sandygast, I decided to roam around a bit in the friend safari in gen 6 as a break. And found a shiny Swadloon and Quilladin. Now I've got all gen 6 starters shiny (the reason I didn't go for it earlier is because Chesnaught is probably my least favorite starter together with Emboar). Still glad I've got the set but I'm more excited about the Swadloon xD

    Went into a fire safari now which holds Growlithe, Larvesta and Fletchinder. I've already got a shiny Arcanine but don't have any of the other two's evo line.

    Edit: Found a shiny Growlithe and Larvesta. Still want a Fletchinder but switched over to a flying safari which has Farfetch'd (which I already have), Woobat and Fletchinder, hoping to find one there and maybe a Woobat as a bonus~
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
  2. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    It didn't take long, but I got a shiny Giratina. Forced to use my Master Ball ultimately, though as the only shiny legend left is Regice it's not really a loss. Moving on to SR for shiny fossils
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  3. Wandered around a bit in that flying safari. Found 2 shiny Farfetch'd and a shiny Woobat. Then realized I can sos hunt for Fletchling in gen 7 so decided to switch targets.

    Then went into a bug safari with Butterfree, Illumise and Vivillon, with my main target being Vivillon. Found a shiny one about an hour ago (continental pattern).

    Now I went into a ghost safari which has Shuppet, Phantump and Drifblim with Phantump being the main target. Already have shiny Banette though.
  4. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny shuckle from the friend safari. Female, modest nature and alert to sounds, with Gluttony. She'll be joining my collection on Ultra Sun

    Trapinch is being a jerk. That hunt is at 1,230 eggs and counting.
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  5. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Time to get spooky! Staff Member Moderator

    Nice. I've had no luck in X Version friend safari wise. Been hunting some Pokémon randomly there, hoping that something will shine. Also did a bit of soft resetting for Turtwig in Platinum version today. Did some soft resetting for Cyndaquil in Silver version last night with no luck.
  6. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Trapinch gives up and hatches blue-green for me at 1,323 eggs! Not my longest egg hunt, but long enough to be irritating.

    Female, everstoned Jolly and somewhat vain, with Arena Trap. And she is 5IVs perfect. Will be an awesome flygon once trained and evolved.

    As a change from the egg grind, I'm going to go to Lush Jungle and SR the moving dark spot in the grass. Target is steenee.

    Edit: Shiny passimian after 2,314 SRs. It figures I'd get the rarer one first...

    Female, docile nature and likes to relax, with Receiver. I have a shiny passimian that I bred out already, though, so this one will go into my trade box for later. And then I will be going back, because I want that steenee. Need it and tsareena for my dex.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2019
  7. Found a shiny Drifblim in the friend safari. Then switched to another ghost safari that only has Shuppet and Phantump since I don't need another shiny Drifblim.

    Ended up finding a shiny Shuppet there, it's gonna stay unevolved for my living dex since I already have Banette shiny. Going to continue this hunt until I find a shiny Phantump though.
  8. Auraninja

    Auraninja I'm ready to Smash

    Today in accidental shiny finds: I found a shiny Ponyta in LG Eevee.

    I only had a lure on, I had no other advantages.

  9. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    I love Ponyta's blue flames. Rapidash should have kept the blue... or that line should have stayed with the original ponyta having grey flames and rapidash having blue flames. I have shiny ponytas but refuse to evolve them

    Up to 752 SRs for steenee... I actually found it 14 resets after getting passimian, but when I switched in my magnemite (can't use spore on steenee b/c it's a grass type) I hit Thundershock by accident instead of Thunder Wave. Steenee was higher level than my magnemite so it could have killed it with one hit, but the damn thing used Sweet Scent instead of attacking >.< Now it's gonna take me several thousand SRs to find it again
  10. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I actually like the grey flames on Rapidash
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  11. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Finally got my shiny steenee at 3,314 SRs. She did make me work for that reclaim.

    Female, brave nature and strongly defiant, with Oblivious.

    I have the partner cap pikachu available; I may SR that next. Or I may breed for elgyem.
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  12. It took quite a while but I finally encountered a shiny Phantump in the friend safari.

    Next target's Pumpkaboo in a safari that has Lampent, Pumpkaboo and Dusclops. I already have a shiny Dusknoir but a Dusclops wouldn't be terrible either for my living dex. Don't have either Lampent or Chandelure shiny so a shiny Lampent would be a nice bonus~

    Edit: Pumpkaboo shone after only half an hour, really didn't expect that xD

    Next target's Bergmite then. This safari has Snorunt, Bergmite and Cloyster. I already have a shiny Cloyster but Snorunt would be really nice too since I don't have Glalie nor Froslass shiny.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  13. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    I caught a shiny piloswine in the friend safari while hauling my father around this afternoon (I spent a lot of time sitting and waiting in parking lots). Male, hardy nature and mischievous, with Thick Fat, its hidden ability.

    Partner cap pikachu is at 526 SRs.
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  14. Auraninja

    Auraninja I'm ready to Smash

    I rarely catch shiny Pokemon in Go (even during community days), but I happened across a shiny Horsea today.
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  15. bigdaddy95

    bigdaddy95 Active Member

    Just chained fished a shiny seaking as well as catching a shiny donphan and hypno in less than 4 hours with a dexnav search level of 154 and 49 of the latter two, respectively (thinking about purchasing a couple of lottery tickets with this luck). I feel like I'm cheating when I shiny hunt in ORAS lol...
  16. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    Back to hunting Eevee at the Friend Safari in Y and I found and caught two more shiny Dunsparce, one of each on two consecutive days, which was yesterday and today. Still yet to find the shiny Eevee there.
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  17. Leonhart

    Leonhart Banned

    I've been playing Platinum version in the hopes of finding a Shiny via chaining and so far I haven't made much progress even though it's been almost a week since I began this hunt. I was hoping to find at least one Shiny at Route 228 by now since I once found two Shiny Noctus (Cacturne) using this method in just a short period of time a few years ago, but I haven't had much luck.
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  18. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny partner cap pikachu after only 1,165 SRs! Woot!

    That actually didn't take too long. It's hardy (fixed nature) and has Static. The usual stuff for this pikachu.

    Back to hatching. Target is elgyem, followed by golett

    Edit: Uhm... okay. Shiny elgyem after 219 SOS calls. I'd just been looking for an elgyem with its hidden ability (I don't even know if the HA is available through SOS; the main Serebii site just says "available through transfer" but don't all SOS 'mons have the chance of getting their hidden ability?) and it turned into a full-on SOS hunt.

    Gonna see if I have something with the move Skill Swap and go back to see if I can get a HA elgyem from SOS, just to have one.

    Shiny elgyem is female, relaxed nature and likes to thrash about, with Telepathy. Gonna evolve her for my 'dex, then move on to breeding for golett
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2019
  19. Still in my Ice friend safari.
    Snorunt just shone, it's male so it'll obviously is gonna be a Glalie, which is nice. I'll keep trying till I find a shiny Bergmite and hopefully a female shiny Snorunt for a Froslass.

    I also found 2 more shiny Cloyster that are going to the shiny spares box on bank.
  20. SpookyMimikyu

    SpookyMimikyu See me?

    I was prepared over two months in advance for hunting Riolu for Safari Week. No yellow Riolu, but I did successfully catch a Shiny Wooper for my first phase just a little over two hours into my hunt.

    Moving on to the second phase now, but I'm really happy to get a Shiny this early.


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