Hello everyone! It's been a little while.
With the new school year, I decided to take a break from shiny hunting to get my footing in this new semester. As such, I haven't had the pleasure to hunt since late August before I left for my campus apartment. I left my Pokémon games at home, and only had the opportunity to hunt on the first weekend of September when I came back to pick up some extra stuff.
Because of the pandemic, I've had more freedom to come home, and so I've only recently picked up the occasional hobby of hunting, with less might than before thankfully (which was the reason why I took a break in the first place). I've been so busy studying for midterms for the past two weeks that I only kept hunting for lunch breaks or for a few minutes before heading to bed as a way to cool down (mind you I went to bed at 2 or 3 am a lot of nights just to study as much as I could). I finally got through most of my midterms of the moment, and after a grueling 7 days of nonstop panicking and anxiety, I decided to take a much needed evening off after my exam earlier today. I picked up Munchlax again, and I was juggling this hunt with Skrelp and Route 110 on other games. Wouldn't you know it, Munchlax didn't shine, but something exciting did...
Shiny Zigzagoon on Route 110 in Sapphire, and BQ#3 for this game as well! This hunt took very little time to do, actually! A few hundreds encounters at most is what I believe I put into this specific hunt.
I love Zigzagoon, it's among my favorite Pokémon of all time, so I was very happy to find this so quickly! Specifically on this route, however, I had my mind set on getting Electrike, Gulpin, Minun or Plusle before I did Zigzagoon, but nonetheless, an awesome shiny. It has no business looking this vibrant! The regular coloration of Zigzagoon quite literally pales in comparison. I never tire of 3rd generation shinies.
Nicknamed the good boy Maple for his coloration and because I'm canadian and I can do whatever I want sksksks. It is Rash natured, which isn't really good, but seeing as he has near perfect Atk and Sp. Atk IVs, I think I can pull off a mixed Linoone with this one.
School is still kicking my butt very hard at the moment, but I believe I found a better hunting-studying balance than I used to have months ago. I'm hoping more shinies are to come soon!
Munchlax is still my top priority for BQ#8 on Diamond, followed closely by Skrelp on Y for BQ#6. I'll be happily progressing in the story of Sapphire with my newest member, and my 4th BQ target shall be Spoink or Numel on Jagged Pass!! Praying not to get a Machop.
Good luck everyone!!