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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
Found my first shiny in a long time in a Friend Safari in Pokémon X last night. A shiny Azumarill. So glad that the in game shiny hunting drought is over!
 

Rahus

Love Ball Collector
Okay, so single handedly the best shiny I've ever come across is a perfect IV, Shiny Adamant Shroomish. Nicknamed it Falloom, ev trained it, evolved it, and with it, I win a minor competition match in my home town and won a pot of $150 with Falloom doing a hard carry in the finale.

Great looking shiny. I kind of miss her to be honest. Had to sell the game, Omega Ruby, she was in and didn't have the ability to transfer her and the rest of my beauties to safety.

Which in hindsight was kind of a good thing, considering the new direction GameFreak is going with the number of Pokemon in the cart.
 

Erron Black

The Outlaw
Been a while, and I need to update my signature, but I've been SO lazy about it.

I've gotten Shiny Staryu, Magikarp, and Lapras on Let's Go! since I last posted, and instead of Mewtwo I decided to hunt Regigigas instead, as... by the time I got around to do my St. Patty's day hunt, well... it was April. lol

Also found a Shiny Machoke on Let's Go! after the Staryu was found but... I accidentally ran into ladders and failed it. Man that was heartbreaking to process and see happen.

For Pokemon Go, there's been countless shinies. Listing all of them would take WAYYY too long.
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
After 3 months of soft resetting in my spare time on Crystal virtual console.... it's finally mine. Almost had a heart attack when it came up.


Congratulations on the lucky catch! :)
 

Cyberra

pain in the ***
After 3 months of soft resetting in my spare time on Crystal virtual console.... it's finally mine. Almost had a heart attack when it came up.

How far into the story do I have to get before I have access to celebi, and what are the SR buttons on virtual console? I have one that I got from WT, but there is no way it's legit (lvl 100, perfect 6IVs, and the OT is AuSLove.TV, who trades hacked shiny legends by the boatload). I want my own legit one
 

Marzbar

Well-Known Member
How far into the story do I have to get before I have access to celebi, and what are the SR buttons on virtual console? I have one that I got from WT, but there is no way it's legit (lvl 100, perfect 6IVs, and the OT is AuSLove.TV, who trades hacked shiny legends by the boatload). I want my own legit one
After elite four sometime. But you don’t need to finish any of the Johto area. You get given the GS ball and need to talk to Kurt....
You just tap the bottom touch screen, press the reset button that comes and then hit A for okay. It’s very quick. Much easier than traditional soft resetting and can be done with one finger/hand
 

Team Volt Grunt

Pokémon Collector
How far into the story do I have to get before I have access to celebi, and what are the SR buttons on virtual console? I have one that I got from WT, but there is no way it's legit (lvl 100, perfect 6IVs, and the OT is AuSLove.TV, who trades hacked shiny legends by the boatload). I want my own legit one
As soon as you become champion, go to the pokecenter in Goldenrod (you may need to immediately turn right when you walk in). You'll receive the GS ball. Take it to Kurt. The next day (you can change your clock if you don't want to wait), he'll give it back and send you to the shrine.

A+B+Start+Select will restart the game, or as Marzbar said, you can tap the touch screen and press reset.

Good luck with the hunt!
 

StrongBad456

Beginning Trainer
I had some amazing shiny luck today with Gen 4. Managed to get shiny Totodile and shiny Latias within hours of each other on 2 separate games. Now if only Articuno would shine on Let's Go Pikachu because I went weeks looking for it and never found it but I found it in 3 days in a game with more difficult shiny odds(Soul Silver) trying to see which would shine first. Sadly I failed it in Soul Silver because it struggled and knocked itself out. Still, shiny hunting is the best and I hope everyone finds the shinies they're looking for.
 

Cyberra

pain in the ***
Shiny frillish after 2,028 eggs. That took a while...

Was hoping for a male, but frillish hatched female and apparently the trick of passing the shiny value to the next egg in line no longer works (I tried rejecting the shiny egg and accepting the next, but when the egg hatched it was not shiny). Eh. Modest nature and alert to sounds, with Water Absorb. 5IVs missing DEF.

Once evolved, jellicent will complete the Ula'ula dex. Then I just need two more to complete the Poni dex and I will get my shiny charm.

Up next is scraggy, either SOS or MM. May try SOS first and then switch to MM if I screw up too many times

Edit: Anything that learns High Jump Kick should never be SOS'd if you're not using a ghost as a lead. Back to the egg grind

Edit #2: Caught a shiny nincada and a shiny diggersby in a ground safari. Both males, the nincada gentle nature and the diggersby bashful with Pickup. I would have preferred Huge Power.

The nincada will probably go into Wonder Trade; I have two breed stock nincada in US already for breeding out ninjask and shedinja.

Edit #3: Shiny scraggy after 209 eggs. That was fast... and despite the fact that I was using a non-HA 'karp for the swap breeding, scraggy still got his HA, Intimidate. I wanted Moxie.

Male, everstoned Jolly, mischievous, with Intimidate. I will admit, I was sorely tempted to put my frillish back in and get a male one to go with my female LOL. I'll do that another time

Once I get this guy evolved I'll have one 'mon left to finish off the Alola dex. So up next will be misdreavous
 
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SmeargleRocks

Reputable Trader
I saw someone got a shiny celebi again so I wanted to move this chart to recent incase you wanted a specific nature for it.

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.
http://imgur.com/261c9QG
http://imgur.com/9tRrRCh
 

Lemonski

Active Member
I personally haven't hunted for shinies a lot but I still have a few, for example multiple shiny Nosepass from a friend safari while I was looking for a shiny Onix. The most recent shiny I got was a shiny Cleffa from the odd egg in Crystal.
 

Cyberra

pain in the ***
Caught a shiny illumise in the friend safari. Naive nature and somewhat vain, with Tinted Lens. Will be sent to US later.

Misdreavous is at 660 eggs and counting

Edit: Shiny misdreavous after 708 eggs! That wasn't too bad.

Female, everstoned timid and takes plenty of siestas, with Levitate, in a fast ball. And she's 5IVs perfect. Gonna get her evolved, which completes the Alola dex and gets me the shiny charm. And then I think I might want to go for a better-natured nihilego in the ultra wormholes.

Gonna keep my breeder frillish handy so I can get a shiny male later. Gonna hatch for a black minior and then a shiny dhelmise, after which I have a laundry list of things I want to breed shiny

Edit #2: Shiny nihilego after 1,045 SRs. But the sync failed and instead of Timid, it came out Naughty. So the hunt is not over. This one will be going through Wonder Trade to some unsuspecting player, and I'm going to leave the Ultra Wormholes and come back until I get my Timid floating jellyfish.

Edit #3: Shiny nihilego after 486 SRs! And this time sync worked!

I named it Amemasu, after a lake monster from Ainu myth. It's Timid nature and mischievous (max SpATK!), with Beast Boost. Will need to bottle cap the Speed, but that's what they're for.

Gonna hatch for minior now
 
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Team Volt Grunt

Pokémon Collector
I was trying to catch my LG up to my FR, and while trying to find a male nidoran before going through Mt. Moon last night, I found another shiny Spearow. Not sure that I will count it toward my shiny badge quest since I got Spearow in FR. I wish it had been any other shiny on Route 3 lol. It has a bold nature, no nickname for now. FR is currently saved in front of the Eevee in Celadon; I started soft resetting for that last week.

Good luck on your hunts!
 

Cyberra

pain in the ***
Shiny minior after 371 eggs! I love this shiny :D

Everstoned adamant and somewhat vain, with Shields Down, and it's 5IVs perfect. Hatched in a moon ball.

Dhelmise is up next ^_^

Edit: Shiny yungoos after 529 SOS calls. Oi...

I started that SOS hunt after finishing a box of eggs yesterday, figured it'd be a quick hunt just to kill some time. But nope. Bugger decided to be stubborn.

Female, hasty nature and likes to thrash about, with Stakeout. Gonna evolve it and then go back to hatching eggs.
 
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Shine

Psyched Up
Staff member
Moderator
Shiny minior after 371 eggs! I love this shiny :D

Everstoned adamant and somewhat vain, with Shields Down, and it's 5IVs perfect. Hatched in a moon ball.
Lucky you. It took me more than 1300 eggs for mine, definitely my second longest MM hunt lol
 

Cyberra

pain in the ***
Another shiny illumise from the friend safari. This one's timid nature and takes plenty of siestas, with Tinted Lens.

Dhelmise is at 660 eggs and counting

Edit: Shiny female combee from the friend safari. Jolly nature and alert to sounds, with Hustle, its HA. Very pleased. I'll be sending her to US and evolving her to vespiquen

Edit #2: Shiny dhelmise after 695 eggs!

I actually could have had it much sooner, but for whatever reason I hit the save button without thinking while I had two unhatched eggs in my party. I don't even remember actually doing it... I just looked down and the game was on the save screen with two unhatched eggs XP And one of those eggs was shiny. So I have a spare shiny 'karp in my WT box and had to hatch another 100+ eggs to get dhelmise.


Dhelmise is everstoned adamant and capable of taking hits, with Steelworker, and is 5IVs perfect.

I think I may breed for turtonator next (though I'm not the fondest of its shiny). If the next shiny 'karp is a male I'm going to switch in my frillish and get the shiny male frillish I've been wanting first, though

Edit #3: Shiny cutiefly after 189 SOS calls. That wasn't too bad.

Cutiefly is female, hardy nature and likes to thrash about, with Shield Dust. 4IVs missing DEF and SpDEF. I'm quite happy. Gonna get her evolved, then get back to egg hatching.

Frillish/turtonator are at 240 eggs and counting.

Edit #4: Shiny female pyroar from the friend safari. I was cute charming for a male >.<

Naughty nature, takes plenty of siestas, and has rivalry. She'll go into my shiny box in US.
 
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Mega Altaria

☆~Shiny hunter▢~
Hatched a shiny Eevee in Omega Ruby using the Masuda Method in less than 200 Eggs! One down, eight more to go.
 

Cyberra

pain in the ***
Shiny male frillish after 419 eggs. Not bad.

Everstoned modest, alert to sounds, and has Water Absorb. 4IVs missing HP and ATK. Never meant to use it in battle though.

I'm going to continue counting up for turtonator. Can't be bothered to reset the count.
 
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