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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. wobbanut

    wobbanut Team Awesome

    While playing Pokemon Go this week, I got a completely unexpected shiny, one I've wanted for forever since it's one of my all-time favorite anime pokemon:

    Shiny Chikorita!

    I was shocked, especially since it was the only starter to show up that day in the wild in the midst of all those tricky pokemon spawning. That was great!

    I also got a shiny Alolan rattata a few days later, which I have evolved into Ratticate. :)
  2. Mr.Munchlax

    Mr.Munchlax Pokeball Rank Trainer

    I REALLY lucked out with the various events yesterday. While trying to catch baby pokemon in Sword, I caught a shiny Togepi in a Y-comm raid with high IVs, a modest natrure, AND Super Luck. Meanwhile in Go, I caught a shiny Marill through the Battle League event and it had high stats and IVs.

    I'm still not sure if I want to use either of them on my team (counting Marill for when Home finally has Go transfers) since I already have a shiny Skuntank, but I've still never been this lucky with shiny pokemon before!!
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  3. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    I've done so many encounters for Shellos/Buizel in the past week and I have nothing to report yet. This hunt has suprassed Drifloon in annoyance, ahah! I think knowing that my next target is the dream shiny I've never managed to obtain before makes me more impatient to complete it. Hopefully I'll get my BQ #5 soon, I'm excited to continue the game.

    EDIT: I did NOT just get Pokérus before encountering a shiny on this route.... dear lord.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2020
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  4. WishIhadaManafi5

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

    Congrats on the new shinies, guys!

    Found a random shiny Toxel raid tonight. Caught it and named it Pink Floyd.
  5. wobbanut

    wobbanut Team Awesome

    I've been on vacation this week so I didn't play much Pokemon Go, but I did play Let's Go Eevee, and after four previous tries outside of Fuschia City with a catch chain I FINALLY got a shiny venonat, which I've wanted for FOREVER. ^_^ Love the little blue-eyed bug.
  6. Carrick2097

    Carrick2097 Member

    Congrats all on new shines! I found a random shiny Graveler in Let's Go, never found so many random encounter shinies in other games?!
  7. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Pleasant surprise. While getting Pokemon in Ultra Sun to add to Home's Dex one day, I was looking for Cubone. And I found a green Cubone by complete chance. I'll be saving it for later to become a shiny Alolan Marowak
  8. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    3 weeks have passed since I've obtained my last BQ shiny (Combee on April 1st). Can't say I have been giving it my all considering I have a lot to study for but I've definitely given this hunt at least a handful of thousands of encounters. Hoping Shellos, Buizel or Floatzel shines soon. I'll do a few hours of encounter tonight after my online class.
    In the mean time, I've been hatching the Odd Egg in Crystal VC for fun and I didn't expect to have to reset about 15 times before finally getting something. I got a shiny Cleffa today! I could've reset over it considering Pichu, Igglybuff and Tyrogue were my preferred shinies, but I decided to keep it instead. Years ago, I accidentally ran away from a shiny Clefairy in the Friend Safari in X. Clefairy isn't a Pokémon I care for much so I was never really saddened by it but I figured if I got a shiny Cleffa from the Odd Egg it would make up for it!
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2020
  9. WishIhadaManafi5

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

    Had some random shiny luck tonight. Found a shiny Torkoal raid :). Was able to catch it. Named her Dolly, after Dolly Parton. What a way to spend a Wednesday evening.
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  10. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    Oh finally. ;w;
    So after taking this online lecture I went ahead and did some random encounters for 2 hours before going to bed. I had a feeling that tonight would be the night I obtained my fifth BQ member. Funny how my intuition was right again!

    Meet Coquelicot, my SHINY EAST SEA SHELLOS!! I expected shiny Shellos' color to be hard to identify, but I saw this RIGHT AWAY. In the shadows!! I knew this Shellos was shiny. I jumped off my bed and waited for the sparkles. It was my target, too. And while shiny Buizel/Floatzel would've been equally awesome shinies, I'm really glad Shellos decided to shine for me. AAAH! <3
    It is male, which is great since I wanted this Shellos to be my little boy. Nature is Jolly which is pretty atrocious, and IVs look like so: 21-25/30/9-13/0-8/13-16/10-13. Defense, Special Defense and HP pretty average, but on top of having a nature lowering its Special Attack, it needed to have low IVs in Special Attack as well. Ah jeez... Not that it matters! If I can make a male Combee work (and I am, lmao!), then I can surely make this work. The Storm Drain ability is cool, but rather unfortunate still in Diamond without the stat boost.

    I am soooo glad to be leaving this route behind. The hunt went pretty smoothly all things considered! I thought Repel Tricking without an Illuminate Pokémon in the lead would be tiring but encounters were plentiful. I now have high expectations for my other Repel Trick hunt I was planning for this BQ. But for now, I will focus on defeating Fantina and acquiring my next gym badge...
    I may now mentally prepare to obtain a dream shiny of mine: Buneary. I've hunted in Eterna Forest in the BQ and got Budew, I've attempted MMing in the past (a considerable 1380 eggs!), I even attempted to chain one in Eterna Forest years ago, but I have never been able to find one. And I've been lusting after it for years! That is why I've decided I would MM a shiny Buneary for my sixth BQ shiny. Thanks to my french copy of HG, I have an unlimited access to foreign Pokémon for the fourth generation. :3

    CONGRATULATIONS to everyone on your latest shinies!!

    EDIT: 200 eggs hatched today for Buneary. Nothing to report! Let's see how this goes...
    Last edited: May 17, 2020
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  11. Hunter Zolomon

    Hunter Zolomon Into the Shadows Staff Member Moderator

    I hatched a shiny Scorbunny in 270 eggs! I also hatched a shiny Sobble a while back. Now I just need to hatch a shiny Grookey and I'll have all three gen 8 starters in shiny form.
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  12. wobbanut

    wobbanut Team Awesome

    After going all week without a shiny, I got not one, not two, but THREE shinies today, which was amazing, all in Pokemon Go. First I got an illumise, then I got a honchkrow less than an hour later, then later on that night I got shiny volbeat. ^_^ All repeat shinies, but I loved getting them.
  13. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria ☆~Shiny hunter▢~

    Today, I got two shinies around 30 minutes apart! First, I got a shiny Audino from a wormhole. Next, I got my second shiny Milcery in 156 Eggs!

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  14. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    600 eggs hatched for Buneary so far. My last MM hunt was years ago, I had completely forgotten how fast it can be, particularly in 2D generations. Hoping that I can get a shiny Buneary below 1000 eggs!
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2020
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  15. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Been Thief-searching for a Metal Coat from the Beldum in Ultra Sun. I haven't found it, but I did find a blue Ditto. Already had one, but it's still nice consolation
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  16. WishIhadaManafi5

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

    Ran into a shiny microwave Rotom via a raid. Was able to catch it and named it Panasonic.
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  17. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    Last final of the semester was completed today at long last. Summer semester starts next monday though. :D

    I could finally pick up my Buneary MM earlier today. I've managed to hatch an additional 150 eggs, bringing my total to 750 hatched so far. Getting it in the little time off I have from school would be a blessing!

    EDIT: 900 eggs have been hatched. My slight paranoia makes me want to give the Everstone test a spin for my next batch of eggs (the Everstone fails to help passing down the parent's nature in the fourth generation when MM is in effect). MM should work with a French and English Buneary but I just want to be absolutely sure it's working. 900 eggs isn't all that much considering the odds but I just want to erase any suspicion before I realized my time was wasted!

    EDIT #2: We have reached 1000 eggs hatched!! A shame that I'm getting closer and closer to MM odds but through hatching one of my latest egg batches, I was able to confirm that MM is indeed working on the Pokémon I am breeding with! Even with an Everstone attached to one of the parents, in the 45 offsprings I made the test with, 2 of them got the nature of the parent with the Everstone, which is right about the odds of getting a nature randomly (1/24). That's a relief!! I have been waiting for such confirmation for years.

    EDIT #3: 1500 eggs hatched, 0 shiny Buneary.... I'm going just a little bit insane. :eek:
    Last edited: May 5, 2020
  18. TheMaster327

    TheMaster327 Well-Known Member

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  19. WishIhadaManafi5

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

    Zigzagoon finally shown today! Just hatched a shiny one that I named Ziggy. Working on a shiny Togepi hunt next along with others after.
  20. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    2500 eggs hatched for Buneary as of today. Nothing yet. :oops:

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