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Official New and Improved General Shiny Thread

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

  1. TomoEGoto

    TomoEGoto Mr. Robot-O

    Pretty much.

    I am very happy. One of my friend safaris has both Noibat and Sliggoo so... I am going to hunt until I get both. Fraxure's okay too.
    No shine on my end. Although given the sporadic nature of my hunt, it wouldn't surprise me if it's in the making. Good luck, everyone.
  2. Mays

    Mays Well-Known Member

    I tried shiny hunting in the Safari but it didn't turn out great for me. Still unsure if it's worth continuing my MM or Safari hunting instead for Charmander (MM) or Charmeleon (SZ)
  3. MurderofKrow

    MurderofKrow Bird Brain

    I got a shiny Lampent in the Friend Safari at 382 REs. I'm now going after Dedenne in one of my other areas so I hope I'll find it. Congrats to the recent shinies and good luck to all ongoing hunts.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013
  4. Missingno. Master

    Missingno. Master Poison-type Trainer

    Three Shinies in two days! Yesterday I hooked a Shiny Skrelp and found a Shiny Hoppip in a horde, and today I found a Shiny Gulpin in a horde!
  5. 201238

    201238 Well-Known Member

  6. SEdive07

    SEdive07 DIVEstrong

    So I have committed 4-5 hours towards chain fishing and WOW! Results:


    So I guess that is pretty good. Gonna go back for more!


    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013
  7. Mays

    Mays Well-Known Member

    So what spots are people enjoying for this fishing chain? I've been in Ambrette Town's spot and nothing yet.

    Also running keeps the chain, correct?
  8. SEdive07

    SEdive07 DIVEstrong

    I literally fish anywhere and yes you can run from battle and continue the chain.
  9. Lostsoulz0

    Lostsoulz0 Latest Shiny

    If im using a French Ditto and an English Litleo will it still counts as MM or do I need to get another regions ditto
  10. Supremacy

    Supremacy Shiny Hunter

    Fourth shiny Onix...


    Edit: 5th Onix just popped up.. this is just like Rapidash except its happening so much faster..
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013
  11. JohnNiles

    JohnNiles Well-Known Member

    This thread is moving so fast. o.o

    I'm terrible at chain fishing. I keep choking when pulling up the line- my highest chain is 30 so far. But I did get a shiny today- a Frogadier from a safari. I used a Modest syncher because the safari also has a Wartortle and I wanted a nature that would work for both. Actually, it was the Wartortle I wanted first, but I got the shiny after several RE, so who am I to argue?

    Working on hatching a Timid synchronizer now.
  12. Heliotrope

    Heliotrope it shone! ^_^

    Still no silver fox for me. I'm up at 2200 soft resets for shiny Fennekin in Y. Hopefully it'll appear soon...

    But in other news I did just beat the E4 and unlock the Friend Safari in X. So if anybody wants to go ahead and add my friend codes, send me a PM to let me know, so I can add yours. ^^

    Good hunting to you all. Congrats on all the new shinies.
  13. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    If you use a Foreign Ditto and a Pokemon from your region that is Masuda Method your Regional Ditto and a Pokemon from where you are won't work. They HAVE to be from different countries in order to be MM.
  14. Sligui

    Sligui New Member

    SO after days and nights of trying the pokeradar to no success (highest chain was about 22) I thought I'd give fishing a try: after about 15 minutes I caught my first ever x/y shiny .... a Dragalge!
  15. Cpchris

    Cpchris Shiny Hunter

    Congrats to Less Than Zero on Pansage, Voodoo900 on Diggersby, kirkeastment on Pyroar, Marvs on Froakie, City Of Delusion on Onix, kirkeastment on Braixen, WolfGamingLive on Zubat, tomatohater on Lampent, Gricely on Krabby, Yahazugiri7 on Foongus, darthmalice777 on Tyrunt, Earth Wolf-Howl on Mime Jr.,JBW777 on Trevenant, ubernoobNTH on Kakuna, Hazmiter on Charmeleon, kirkeastment on Krabby, Storm07 on Mankey, Equal-to-Heaven on Trevenant, Soulsworn on Growlithe, Keadin on Wobbuffet, Shadowkrow on Lampent, Missingno. Master on Hoppip and Gulpin, City Of Delusion on Onix, and JohnNiles on Frogadier!

    (Just as Shido- said, this isn’t meant as an attack or insult and shouldn’t be seen as such)

    But that implies there’s only one “right” way to play the games. That would be like Nintendo forcing people to have the 3D on all the time…’What, did you really buy a 3DS to leave the 3D off?’ And yet, people do it all the time. Why? Because there’s no right or wrong way to use a 3DS, just like there shouldn’t be a right or wrong way to play pokemon.

    To say people are wasting their time hunting does the same thing…It implies people are wrong for enjoying one thing over another. I pretty much started getting into the games because of shinies, and now Gamefreak is going to tell me I’m wrong for that? What, do they want me to return their games and get my money back, then?

    Saying we aren’t “playing the game” just because we’re not going through the story immediately is slightly ridiculous and contradictory. At that point, we should just stop playing the games once the story is finished …And if not, that would imply there’s more to Pokemon than the stories, which should include shiny hunting. Any time a game offers options, there are going to be different groups of players that focus on any one of those options.

    (If you’re referring to me literally not playing the games, then that’s only because of what happened to the shinies. I still plan on getting to the story sometime, but I had planned on getting the Kanto starters shiny before actually doing a playthrough. With the shiny odds messed up and still uncertain, I don’t want to hunt on those games, and right now, I’m not going to skip the only chance I have at a possibly-legitimate Kanto starter hunt, and so I won’t get to the story right away).

    And look at this thread and youtube. People are STILL hunting shinies all the time whenever they want to, so that didn’t change at all. If Gamefreak really used this reasoning, it was not very well thought out.

    I completely respect that people care ONLY for the color schemes and not the rarity…If shinies had absolutely no change except that they sparkled, I couldn’t care less about their rarity and wouldn’t be hunting them (and surely, far less people would care about shinies as well). But I do hope you realize the only reason they’re unique is BECAUSE of the rarity. If you take the rarity out of the equation, then the color schemes are about as unique as any gender differences between pokemon or an East vs. West Shellos…Which, to my knowledge, generally aren’t thought of as being unique.

    As far as shinies in the other generations and their rarity goes, I don’t think there was ever a notion (except maybe in the early days of the respective games and new pokemon, but I wasn’t really playing then to know) that we’re one of the only people on the planet to own a certain shiny. But they’re STILL rare. They’re still something that far more people lack than have, overall. So even though thousands of people might have a certain shiny, compared to the millions of people that play, it’s still something that’s rare.

    Also, I hope no one thinks I’m trying to tell them they aren’t allowed to be happy about their shinies, or that you should only hunt a certain way. I’m just trying to point out the fact that the concepts of shinies have gotten very mixed up with Gen 6, and I’m just not happy with it at all. Sorry if anyone took it that way, as I didn’t mean for it to be (though I certainly don’t think my opinion would be enough to make anyone feel bad about anything, but I could be wrong).

    And I woke up this morning (I’m not sure why it was one of the first things I thought of…Kind of like when I wake up singing a song in my head immediately, before I even realize what I’m doing, and it’s just so bizarrely random), and realized I’ve inadvertently/indirectly been talking about the value of shinies, which isn’t supposed to be discussed here, so sorry for bringing up the topic :p

    Glad to hear everything went well. I was wondering about that a day or two ago (along with Kitty’s belly).


    This morning, I finally unwrapped my White 2…I’ve had that game for what, 5 months or so? I’m going to get myself a Tepig and Oshawott to trade over to my Black 2, just so I have access to those two, and then I’ll start SRing for Snivy in odd moments, like before any morning work shifts I have, or maybe late at night if I’m watching TV or something. Not sure I’ll try to get it live just because I’d have to record the bottom screen, and I’m not going to be changing my camera angle all the time.

    YES!! I just found a shiny Sentret! I’m so happy right now, actually getting the one I was hoping for more AND not going absurdly over the odds…On the contrary, very under the odds compared to many of my RE hunts as of late, at just 3,418 REs, and my 18th RE today.

    [IMG200] http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b579/Charizard4993/IMG_1082_zps163c43c8.jpg[/IMG200]

    I saw it when it was first appearing and thought “That looks lighter! Could it really be a shiny?!” And without a doubt, it was, and then the sparkles happened. So now my second pokemon on my HeartGold BQ!

    It’s male, though I thought either gender would be fine. Modest nature, Hates to lose. It has Keen Eye, which doesn’t really bother me, but I feel like Run Away would have been more useful early on.

    I think I’ll go ahead and EV train it, even though, aside from not playing competitively, it’s just a freakin Sentret/Furret…Also, time to start smackin on those HMs I’ve been holding off on using (move deleter isn’t for a long time, so I didn’t want to give them to Meganium).

    And this is still fast for me, to have found a shiny just 2 days after finding a different one!

    Back to hunting/training now, but will probably post at the end of the night with a video/other hunt stuff…Good luck, everyone!
  16. ShinyMisty

    ShinyMisty This person is dead.

    Oh man. That really stinks. ^^; I do hope you get that Shiny soon. I wish there were a way to help you get one quicker.
  17. Moog2

    Moog2 Must stay awake...

    I just got a shiny Qwilfish, which is easily in my top 5 favourite shinies, in Pokemon X.

    And it's hot pink. I had no idea it was such a terrific colour.

    Really happy with this one. :D
  18. Sligui

    Sligui New Member

    Literally just caught a shiny octillery (maybe 20 minutes after my dragalge). It was in a different fishing spot though, I broke my chain by mistake after the dragalge :p

    What a ... ahem... awkward colour shiny octillery is xD
  19. slash9999

    slash9999 Member

    Just broke my chain by mistake going for a shiny Luvdisc. I'll try again later. :(
  20. Giblie

    Giblie Dragon Pokemon Fan

    Today I hooked another shiny Skrelp! I hooked in less than 10 casts. This time a Calm nature with Poison Point. I was getting another shiny for my sister but I got a better one than the one I have, so I gave the first one to my sister. : D I do hope to sometime get a Shiny Charmeleon from the Friend Safari.

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