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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    I've been soft resetting for a shiny Turtwig these past few days on my Diamond copy. I've always wanted to do a badge quest and I would really like to have one on my unused Diamond game. I miss the sparkles of 4th generation shinies too much! If only the resets weren't 1min30 each!
  2. ArcanineRaichu77

    ArcanineRaichu77 Shiny Hunter,Bookworm and BVB fan~

    Good luck mate! I've hunted Piplup in Diamond and Tepig in BW so I know how those resets can drag! Looking away from the screen helps I find. Speaking of, my Lapras hunt is now officially my longest sr hunt. I'll hit 29k srs today. I swear the Silph Co employee is keeping the shiny for himself haha.
    Everlasting likes this.
  3. Auraninja

    Auraninja Try to understand.

    Raid Dens have netted me a couple of shinies.

    After failing a shiny Ivysaur in one, I got a shiny Eevee and G-Max Garodor.
  4. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    Thanks! And good luck to you too with that nagging Lapras of yours!

    Does anyone know the answer to this question?: If, during my badge quest, I were to soft reset a Pokémon in a honey tree, will the fact that I am constantly resetting in front of the tree prevent it from stopping to shake? I would assume leaving the tree (offscreen) after 24 hours have passed would make the Pokémon flee, but will staying in front of it allow me to reset it until I find the shiny? I don't want to have to put honey on trees every day...
  5. TheLink

    TheLink Member

    Was hatching a Trubbish to complete the Pokedex (to get the Shiny Charm) on Sword over the weekend and the first one that hatched was shiny.

    Currently hunting for a shiny Rookidee with Shiny Charm in-hand.
  6. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Question: with shinies on Max Raids, is the shininess set once the Wishing Piece is installed, or can you SR beforehand?
  7. Auraninja

    Auraninja Try to understand.

    I think it is already like that when you attempt them, but I got mine through hosted raids.
  8. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    What a stressful day this has been. With the new virus infecting more and more people our government has decided to close a lot of establishments, including my university. I was so anxious about the ordeal that I simply could not focus on my studies, even if I had two important exams this coming week. To keep my mind off of things I was watching... pretty much anything on Netflix while doing soft resets for this Turtwig hunt I had started... about a week ago.
    By the end of the evening we got word from our faculty that exams would be held at another date and I finally could breathe. I popped in a movie my friend recommended and started doing more resets.
    Guys, I tend to find shinies on crappy days. This was a really crappy day. And I got my Turtwig.

    What a magnificent little thing. I didn't expect it to arrive so soon! I think I started this hunt a week ago! Resets weren't easy in Diamond but oh so worth it. And I was fortunate enough not to encounter any uncatchable Starly!
    Mild nature, which is pretty much the worst thing for a Torterra, and his IVs are nothing impressive (I believe nothing is higher than 19?), but I LOVE HIM, and I DON'T CARE. I've never been so pumped to start a badge quest!! Next target I planned: anything in Eterna Forest. Always wanted to double hunt with Cheryl, and I love everything this location has to offer me in terms of shinies, so I'll let fate decide what my next partner will be! :D
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2020
  9. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny HA snivy after 631 eggs. That didn't take long.

    Ivy is female, timid nature and likes to thrash about, with Contrary. 5IVs missing DEF. Hatched in a moon ball (thank you, island scan!)

    That makes two of the Unova starters I have HA and shiny. I wanted to get all three, but after extensive searches of nine games' PCs and my Pokebank, it appears that I do not have a Shell Armor oshawott or either of its evolved forms. I posted in the trade section here and got no response, and even Facebook trade groups have failed to yield results. The HA Unova starters were a serial code distribution that I was unable to obtain, and I have not managed to get a random one in Wonder Trade either. So it looks like I'm going to have to take a non-HA samurott, because I do not have its HA or any way to obtain it.

    Breeding for reuniclus next.
  10. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    First of all, congratulations on the AMAZING shiny Snivy you got. I'm so jealous that it is female AND Contrary.

    As for a way to obtain Oshawott, I don't know which game you're doing this hunt in, but maybe you could contact forum user @Zold privately. I'm not sure if he does business in games prior to Sword and Shield anymore but I've come to him a few times in the past to obtain HA Pokémon. He's got pretty much everything and maybe he'd be able to help with your request!
  11. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    I'm hunting in Ultra Sun. I don't own a Switch so no Sword or Shield for me.

    Edit: Shiny ho-oh after only 370 resets. Dang that was quick. Sync failed and it came out Lax nature and capable of taking hits, with Pressure. Got it on the first ball (and why I threw a fast ball, I'm still not entirely sure. possibly because the sprite looks yellow and orange and matches ho-oh's shiny coloring)

    Edit #2: Shiny solosis after only 187 eggs. A very quick hunt.

    Male, jolly nature and capable of taking hits, with Magic Guard. IVs are not what I was hoping... xx/xx/31/31/xx/31, but meh. Not like I'm actually going to battle anyone but npcs with it.

    Think I'm going to breed honedge next. I love this 'mon and its line. First, though, back into the wormholes after dialga, and hopefully it'll be more cooperative than the last time I hunted it.

    Still no responses about a HA oshawott.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2020
  12. UltimateNinja

    UltimateNinja Cute Redditmon

    Well I was shiny hunting after a two months break and today I had the most insane luck in my shiny hunting history. Shiny Eevee after about 30-40 eggs, then I thought why not make another one for my nephew and after literally 12 eggs I got another one. Then I switched to Wooloo and got my third shiny within about two hours of gameplay (made a break in between) after hatching about 50-60 Wooloo eggs (mad though it doesn't have the ability I was aiming for).

    So thats 3 shinies in about 110 eggs. Without the preperation eggs for nature, ability, pokeball etc. even less. I suck at calculating rates but I am sure I won't have that much again in the future.
  13. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Shiny raikou after 1,332 SRs. Yeah, I went in after dialga but I kept running into raikou, so I grabbed another syncer and started resetting the fuzzball.

    Sync failed... raikou is naughty nature and mischievous, with Pressure. Still happy with it... Was not expecting it to shine this quickly.

    Back to honedge. Now just have to decide if I want it in a beast ball, a heavy ball, or a moon ball. Leaning toward beast ball.
  14. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    Forgot to update it here: about 9 hours into my hunt for a Pokémon in Eterna Forest, a shiny Budew graced me with its presence!

    Very lucky find indeed! Budew was my least wanted target in the forest despite its AMAZING shiny coloration because I already own two shinies of the line (I obtained a male shiny Roselia in 2013, followed by a female shiny Budew I hatched in late summer 2013 I believe). I decided to stick with what fate is giving me and left the forest after catching this gorgeous little girl. She's Serious natured and has Natural Cure, which I totally love. Nicknamed her Rosalie!
    My ongoing hunt is Drifloon. Always wanted the little balloon in this crazy awesome yellow. I don't expect my luck to be so kind to me this time around!
  15. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

  16. Cyberra

    Cyberra pain in the ***

    Apparently apples are out of season right now or something. Or they just like messing with you. Good luck!

    Edit: Well, that was quick... Shiny honedge after only 62 eggs. Adamant nature and capable of taking hits, with No Guard. Perfect 5IVs but the SpATK stat is listed as "very good" so it was dang close to being a flawless 6IV.

    Going to start breeding for oshawott next. Normal ability, since I have been completely unable to obtain a Shell Armor oshawott.

    Edit #2: Shiny oshawott after 93 eggs. What is my luck right now.

    Male, Jolly nature and alert to sounds, with Torrent, and hatched in a dive ball. 5IVs missing DEF. Will still be an awesome samurott.

    Up next: Unburden treecko
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2020
  17. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

  18. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    I've been hunting Drifloon like crazy for the past week and it has yet to shine for me. I estimate about 7k SRs were made so far considering the significant amount of game time that was put into this hunt and that I can do about 125 resets/hour.
    Out of boredom I purchased Pokémon Crystal on VC and "began" a Totodile hunt on the side to help me distract myself from that purple balloon that won't cooperate.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 3:14 AM
  19. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria ☆~Shiny hunter▢~ and Animal Crossing

    Shiny Milcery #1 is done in 340 Eggs!
  20. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    Hey guys! Congratulations to Cyberra on the Honedge and Oshawott, TheMaster327 on the Machamp and Mega Altaria on the Milcery!

    I finally got it. After about 11 000 SRs on Diamond, I can finally say I have obtained my third BQ member!

    Absolutely gorgeous colors. I nicknamed this little boy Chickpea! I got lucky with the nature, too! He's Modest! His IVs are pretty bad all around, highest being a 15 in Defense. Yikes.
    So thrilled to leave this hunt behind, aaah! A dream shiny of mine finally obtained.

    My next target shall be Combee in a honey tree! I always adored Combee, and considering the challenge I am in, I figured Combee would simply be the perfect shiny to hunt. It's a win/win scenario, really: if I get a male, he can be my team mascot and sit in the PC once I start getting more shinies (I can only have a party of 6 after all). If I get a female, well... that's just insanely lucky and totally amazing. I'd definitely use that for my team if I were lucky enough!

    Good luck everyone on your hunts!
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020 at 4:46 PM

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