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Pokemon Sword & Shield - RECENT HAPPENINGS Thread

Prince Amrod

Dragon Tamer
Caught a shiny HA G-Meowth after significantly fewer raids than Eiscue which is pleasing. Not sure whether to hunt a second though. Can't decide whether I'd rather run Steely Spirit or have the boost from Tough Claws instead.
Also bred a sextet of Rotom for training and transforming into the various forms. Thought I'd see if I got the 6 I wanted before one hatched shiny using the foreign ditto I have. Sadly, no shiny.

Edit: caught a second Meowth shortly before midnight reset. Tough claws so both options are open.
 
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Det. Viper

That’s Detective Viper to you
Caught a shiny HA G-Meowth after significantly fewer raids than Eiscue which is pleasing. Not sure whether to hunt a second though. Can't decide whether I'd rather run Steely Spirit or have the boost from Tough Claws instead.
Also bred a sextet of Rotom for training and transforming into the various forms. Thought I'd see if I got the 6 I wanted before one hatched shiny using the foreign ditto I have. Sadly, no shiny.

Edit: caught a second Meowth shortly before midnight reset. Tough claws so both options are open.
Lucky you. I played both events and did not get a shiny for either. Tough luck there for me. I did manage to join a shiny Mandibuzz raid and was lucky enough to catch it. Thinking about using a mint and ability capsule so I can use it. But, yeah, missed out on the event shinies. Glad to see that some people are getting the luck with them that I’m not getting.
 

Prince Amrod

Dragon Tamer
Lucky you. I played both events and did not get a shiny for either. Tough luck there for me. I did manage to join a shiny Mandibuzz raid and was lucky enough to catch it. Thinking about using a mint and ability capsule so I can use it. But, yeah, missed out on the event shinies. Glad to see that some people are getting the luck with them that I’m not getting.
I raid endlessly until I get them. Before Eiscue I had 399 dynite ore, after the second Meowth I had around 970 and that's with switching to the first wild area as the weather was more conducive to finding the next battle. In total I hit up around 650 dens to get them all
 

Det. Viper

That’s Detective Viper to you
I raid endlessly until I get them. Before Eiscue I had 399 dynite ore, after the second Meowth I had around 970 and that's with switching to the first wild area as the weather was more conducive to finding the next battle. In total I hit up around 650 dens to get them all
That makes sense. I raid for an hour but never more than two per day for these events. I am less committed than you.
 

Rahus

ㅤㅤㅤㅤ
I only take the events with the Shinies that I want seriously. I wasn't serious at all with this Meowth event, and I got three of them shiny.

Eiscue? Zero.
 

Prince Amrod

Dragon Tamer
That makes sense. I raid for an hour but never more than two per day for these events. I am less committed than you.
Committed is the nice way of putting it... Tbh it's more that it's something to do to keep me playing the game that's more than breeding whatever makes the pokemon of the week slot.

Trained a bunch of shinies from those events up. As well as a clutch of Rotom and Stonjourner. Thinking of ribbon sweet for the Milcery to evolve it.
 

DannyDiglett

Well-Known Member
The rate of encountering shiny Pokémon is so weird. I just don't understand it. This is what happened to me recently:
  • I wanted to play the SwSh storyline again so I started a new file last week. When I walked around on route 4 I encountered a shiny Eevee. It was the first Eevee I encountered on this file! Encountering a shiny that quickly didn't happen when I played Shield for the first time.
  • During the recent Eiscue event (on my first file) the first Max Raid Battle I ran into was already against a shiny Eiscue.
  • During the last Meowth event (also on my first file) I had multiple Max Raid Battles against Galarian Meowth but none of them were shiny.
How can this be explained?
 

Bus

Well-Known Member
The rate of encountering shiny Pokémon is so weird. I just don't understand it. This is what happened to me recently:
  • I wanted to play the SwSh storyline again so I started a new file last week. When I walked around on route 4 I encountered a shiny Eevee. It was the first Eevee I encountered on this file! Encountering a shiny that quickly didn't happen when I played Shield for the first time.
  • During the recent Eiscue event (on my first file) the first Max Raid Battle I ran into was already against a shiny Eiscue.
  • During the last Meowth event (also on my first file) I had multiple Max Raid Battles against Galarian Meowth but none of them were shiny.
How can this be explained?
Luck.

We know the probability of finding shinies and what affects the rate, but in the end, it all boils down to luck. When you flip a coin, there's a 50% chance it'll be heads and 50% chance it'll be tails. If you flip it 10 times, statistically you're likely to see it land on either side half the time, but that doesn't mean it will turn out that way; it's completely possible it'll come up tails or heads for all ten flips.

Same with Shiny Hunting. If something's got a 1/100 chance of being shiny, it doesn't mean that on your 100th encounter, the pokemon will be shiny; just that you're likely to have encountered one by then. Since it's all luck, you could still go another 300 encounters before you finally see one.

So, you happened to get lucky with a few of your encounters and not so much during one of the events. Nothing more than that, really.
 

DannyDiglett

Well-Known Member
Luck.

We know the probability of finding shinies and what affects the rate, but in the end, it all boils down to luck. When you flip a coin, there's a 50% chance it'll be heads and 50% chance it'll be tails. If you flip it 10 times, statistically you're likely to see it land on either side half the time, but that doesn't mean it will turn out that way; it's completely possible it'll come up tails or heads for all ten flips.

Same with Shiny Hunting. If something's got a 1/100 chance of being shiny, it doesn't mean that on your 100th encounter, the pokemon will be shiny; just that you're likely to have encountered one by then. Since it's all luck, you could still go another 300 encounters before you finally see one.

So, you happened to get lucky with a few of your encounters and not so much during one of the events. Nothing more than that, really.
Thanks for the clarification! Yeah, we just have to accept this.
 

Prince Amrod

Dragon Tamer
Finished the remaining sparring types to earn the t shirt as well as another 200 battle points for nature mints. So another group of shiny pokemon are now in their appropriate boxes. Gonna evolve my shiny Milcery with a ribbon sweet and file that in a bit. Then tomorrow I shall start new Snap!
 

Jeppo

Well-Known Member
For the first time ever, I completed the dex and got myself a shiny charm.

Now, to figure out which shiny is worth killing time for. Might go and try to get a shiny Axew. A black Haxorus looks kinda cool.
 

Pikasaur

Panda Power
Training Rufus, he took care of 90% of the Galar Mine with Metal Claw. Only assist was Cocoa Handling the Timburr trainers. Dusk took down Bede in a biting frenzy as well. Along Route 4 i managed to find the smallest and biggest Pumpkaboo right next to each other. Also caught my own Galarian Meowth, so i can trade the Surprise trade one to the kid in Turffield. Milo's Gym was mostly uneventful. Cocoa Double Hit everything into victory, since he restists grass. I did have Dusk Roar Gossifleur away thinking Milo would Dynamax it as his last pokemon for some reason though. :p

Couple wonder trades with my failed ralts. About half of them I ended up receiving Hacked and/or ".com" pokemon. One didn't even have a location just 'found in a pokemon den'

after the Gym i headed my way to the Island of Armor. Was interested in seeing how far i could get without the Water Bike and at level 21. Ended up distracted with Diglett hunting though. Managed to get up to 33 and all the gift pokemon with it. Saved just before a battle with Mustard

Edit: After the Mustard battle, it was time for our Dojo Trials. Didn't think i'd be able to catch Slowpoke without the bike, but luckily they are set in a pattern/loop. I chose the Bulbasaur as my trial reward and i'll probably send it to Shield for a double starter playthrough. Found a Cramorant on my way through the forest and to my surprise it was only level 20. So now i have a Cramorant 2 gyms early thanks to the Island of Armor. Got 27k Watts from Digging Pa on my way into Warm-Up Tunnel for the Mushrooms. Had trouble against Klara, becuase i kept forgetting about Koffing's Levitate. Fed the Max Soup to a Butterfree in my PC and saved again.

Team
Cocoa - Thwackey lvl 24
Dusk - Yamper lvl 24
Rufus - Drilbur lvl 22
Atlas - Cramorant lvl 20
 
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Luthor

Well-Known Member
I've had an ongoing MM shiny hunt for a Unovan Yamask which is still on 1638 eggs and still no shiny. Decided to take a break and use the other day care for a Kantonian Slowpoke and to see which would take longer....and got a shiny in 45 eggs. Well that was a fun experiment.
 
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