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Shiny Fail Stories

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by Memeshadow, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Memeshadow

    Memeshadow New Member

    Rather curious to hear if anyone else has failed Shinies in ways that could have been prevented.

    Here's a few of mine:
    1. Minior: Random Encounter when looking for a Beldum to put in a Moon Ball. Went boom first turn.
    2. Sigilyph: Wormhole Shiny, and I had no Poke Balls.
    3. Altaria: Wormhole Shiny, Perish Songed.
    4. Graveler: Horde Battle, couldn't save it and watched as other Gravelers Magnituded it to death.
    5. Weedle: Looking for a Pikachu with Light Ball in Gen 6, had no Poke Balls.
    6. Murkrow: Horde Battle with 2 Shiny Murkrows, had to faint one.
    7. Shuppet: Same as Murkrow: 2 in 1 Horde.
    What's your Shiny Fail stories? I'd love to hear them.
  2. Sceptile Leaf Blade

    Sceptile Leaf Blade Happy Minun

    I've got only one. I haven't encountered wild shinies outside of Red Gyarados in the Johto games, the Ultra Warpride, and this one. But I was SOS chaining Ditto for IVs and had a Pyukumuku only knowing Memento out on the field to speed up chaining when a shiny Ditto showed up. But it was Imposter so it immediately transformed and I obviously couldn't immediately throw a ball at it as there was another wild Ditto next to it, so it killed itself before I had a chance to do anything about it.
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  3. Memeshadow

    Memeshadow New Member

    Ouch, that had to be painful to watch. :eek:
  4. PsychoKing47

    PsychoKing47 Well-Known Member

    Only one I have is one of my few random Shiny encounters ever, back in Pokemon X: I found a Shiny Psyduck in a horde and got the horde down to just the shiny and a normal Psyduck. Unfortunately, when I went to kill the normal one, I ended up pressing the wrong thing and attacking the Shiny instead, killing it. I still haven't been able to reclaim that blue duck, but one day I'll get to it.
  5. Kutie Pie

    Kutie Pie Together with the Wind

    Mentioned it before, but I'll bring it up again. *ahem*

    Be me, 10 years old.
    It's morning. Had breakfast, waiting to go to school.
    Been playing Pokémon Silver almost a year now.
    At Mt. Silver training.
    Random encounter is a Ponyta. Seen it---
    Holy **** it's a Shiny!
    Want it, bad!
    Try to weaken it to catch.
    "Wild Ponyta fled!"
    Day ruined.

    I still hold a grudge for that day. I also ran into a Shiny Onix in Diamond at Victory Road like five years back, and my Alakazam had to crit it with a Hidden Power Fire when it shouldn't have. I otherwise don't really have much luck with Shinies, so those are my fail stories.
  6. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    The first shiny I encountered was a Pidgey, but since I didn't know about shinies back then, I ended up defeating it. I also encountered a shiny Parasect in Cerulean Cave, but destroyed it thanks to a critical hit from my Arcanine. I also remember battling against a shiny Sandshrew in Fallarbor Town's Battle Tent and shiny Feraligatr, Dewgong and Misdreavus in Battle Factory in Emerald.
  7. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Thankfully the only time I have failed getting a shiny is in the Heart Gold Safari Zone. It was a Golduck
  8. Xionea

    Xionea Half a centaur

    I got 2.

    First was a Graveler in Crystal (also my first non-Gyarados shiny encounter ever!). Now, most stories go that a shiny Graveler usually self-destructs, but not in this case. This was my first time turning on Crystals in forever, and the first Pokemon I ran into just so happened to be that shiny Graveler. I thought all Pokemon back in gen 2 did that little sparkle animation, and I thought nothing of it til after running from it. Then as each Graveler after it didn't sparkle, little ol' me wept on the inside.

    Second was like 4 years ago. This was back in my shiny hunting days, lots of free time in high school and all that. I learned about horde hunting in Y so I was trying it out. Got a couple Swablu out it while trying to find a Spinda. Then I encountered a horde of Scyther (about a 10% encounter rate on that route if I remember correctly?), and surprise surprise, one was a shiny! That one was super exciting cause shiny Scizor is cool and I would have loved that. Around that time I also liked taking pictures of my shiny encounters, so I took a picture of the scyther.... then I hit run by accident. That was painful. Got so upset I even deleted the pic too cause it wasn't "authentic" anymore lol.

    Definitely could be worse but those two stick with me now.
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  9. Sutittaja

    Sutittaja Lightning zebra

    My only shiny fail was in Ultra Sun when I was soft resetting for Buzzwole. I wasn't paying enough attention and soft reseted over it. I almost soft reseted over the second shiny Buzzwole too, because I didn't see the encounter animation and managed just see it when camera scrolled over it.
  10. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Next God

    Pokemon Platinum: shiny Starly encounter happened right before I got the Pokedex...
  11. Cyclone

    Cyclone < where it all began

    I physically lost 2 Pokemon games in my life: the first was Pokemon Heart Gold; i left it in my bag in a taxicab. Never got it back. It had a shiny Flygon (random encounter Vibrava in Safari Zone) in it. A year ago, someone stole my bag right out of my office, which had Pokemon Moon in it, which I had shiny hunted for hundreds of hours. I lost many Pokemon including shiny Araquanid, shiny Espeon, shiny Cleffa, shiny Rockruff, shiny Marowak Alolan and several others I had SOS battled for. That was quite painful to lose, but I bought Sun and got most of them back over the following year.

    I once found a shiny Rhyhorn in the Safari Zone (i think FR or LG) but it fled.

    OH -- and also it took me 45 Lugia raids to get 1 shiny Lugia recently in Pokemon Go. 45!! I've never met anyone who can beat that unlucky streak. :mad: lol
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
  12. Earth Wolf-Howl

    Earth Wolf-Howl Nuzlocker

    I think I've only lost three shinies- a male Nidoran, a Fearow, and an Eevee.

    The Nidoran wasn't really preventable, as I ran into it in the FireRed Safari Zone. I tried throwing a ball at it, but it broke out and fled the first turn. A little disappointing, but really, no big deal to me. To be honest, I didn't even properly process it. I've been trying to reclaim it in Sun, though.

    Again in FireRed was Fearow, and this one was absolutely preventable. While training outside of Victory Road, I encountered a shiny Fearow and tried to weaken it with the weakest attack I had- Quick Attack. It was a crit. That Fearow was gone. I later realised that I'd had my Master Ball all along, which only rubbed salt in those wounds. Thankfully, though, I reclaimed it a year or two ago while Nuzlocking SoulSilver. That Fearow, Osiris, actually ended up being one of the best members of my team.

    The last? Kind of a stupid story. I hatched a shiny Eevee in Y, accidentally released the wrong Pokemon, and reset to get it back. I didn't save. I wasn't too concerned, but I'd really like to reclaim it sometime...
  13. LadyTriox

    LadyTriox ~Korrina in her little white dress :) <3~

    Haha, I have one :p

    I was in the process of either training regularly or EV training an Umbreon of mine on Pokemon White Version.

    I found a wild Woobat, and he was a shiny.

    I had my umbreon use Return to weaken it, i wanted to catch it, and i figured it wouldn't one hit KO....


    The Woobat fainted xD
  14. Cometstarlight

    Cometstarlight What do I do now?

    I was replaying Emerald version and challenging the Battle Pike. All of a sudden, a trainer throws out a Shiny Clamperl. No possibility of catching it. I just let out a long sigh. That's how it goes sometimes. Womp.
  15. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    In my last Pearl playthrough, a Gentleman I faced in Battle Tower sent out a shiny Seaking. I still beat him, though.
  16. Drake Pokétrainer

    Drake Pokétrainer Blood of Insanity

    1. Shiny Tangela in Pokémon Gold, had no pokéballs
    2. Shiny Graveler in Pokémon Pearl, used Explosion while I was weakening it
    3. Not really a fail as it was on purpose, in Pokémon Y I was hunting in a Riolu/Throh/Mankey friend safari for both shiny Riolu and shiny Mankey. I got 5 shiny Throh before finding any of the others and was so sick of it I KO'd the 5th one. I got 2 shiny Riolu and a shiny Mankey after that though.
  17. LiepardTrainer

    LiepardTrainer *mreow*

    Not sure if mine counts as a fail or not?!!
    fainting a shiny (wild) to make one of mine shinies evolve

    In Pokemon X, wanted to make my shiny Eevee evolve to a shiny Glaceon (can't remember the cave name where Ice Rock is located)
    I just fainted the first wild Pokemon I saw (had run out of rare candies too), didn't care which one it was
    I was also replying to a forum so I missed the shiny sparkles it makes

    Fainted the Beartic that showed up - didn't realized it was shiny until it was making the fainting animation
    lost the shiny Beartic, haven't encountered another ever since, (did get the shiny Glaceon)
  18. Tiffo

    Tiffo Geeky Pokemon Master

    In bw2 I was looking for a certain pokemon (can't remember which one now) and a shiny vulpix showed up, however I was so used to wild pokemon popping up that my fingers clicking run on autopilot most of the time. I ran from the vulpix and only realised it as it was fainting.
  19. Pikasaur

    Pikasaur FR/LG > LGPE

    The only Fail i can remember definitely could have been prevented.

    Back in Emerald, I ran into a Random Shiny Poochyena on route 110. I ran away from it, because "I'll never use a Poochyena".

    Regretted that decision about a week later.
  20. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    The only time I sShiny hunted was once when I was little and playing Sapphire. I thought I'd try and get a shiny Treecko, so I soft-ressetted for a while. I didn't get a shiny Treecko...but the Poochyena that attacks Birch, the one you can't catch, was a Shiny.
    hahahaha :p I was pretty pissed.

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