Very weldone! Great shiny! Though I can't really tell it's shiny in the first pic...but the blue border and gold star tells me otherwise! Now you've got to update your banner! I'm almost at 300 eggs for Paras now...gotta hatch more! Good luck!So, last night, I was playing LeafGreen. I had just helped Celio with the Network Machine, and I was on the hunt for Suicune, in the vain hope that it might be shiny. Now, curious thing about the legendary gerbils is, even when you're hunting for them, the suddenly different battle music, even if it's just a higher-pitched version of the regular Kanto battle music, can be startling. So I had the volume all the way down. I also covered the screen with my hand so the sight of a Suicune wouldn't give me a heart attack. I shifted one finger so I could see the bottom of my backsprite and the leftmost portion of the text box. This way, I could also tell if I ran into a shiny; with non-shinies, the "Wild POKEMON appeared!" text appears as soon as your backsprite locks into place. With shinies, the text doesn't go until the Pokemon does its cry and the shiny animation. I had headed west from Saffron City, and decided to see if Suicune was waiting for me. Two encounters in, no Suicune, but what really caused my heart to skip a beat was that THE TEXT DIDN"T APPEAR UNTIL A FEW SECONDS AFTER MY BACKSPRITE LOCKED INTO PLACE! Quickly I uncovered the screen. It was no Suicune, but it was.....
Netted the little guy in one Ultra Ball. Never did find Suicune yet, BTW.
Now, I apologize for the crappiness of the above picture. Obviously it was meant to show that no cheating devices were used in the encountering or capturing of this shiny. I'm getting a digital camera for Christmas (FINALLY!), and that should be able to take better pictures than a DSi. In case you were wondering about the Pokemon plushes in the background, they're Pikachu (right), Sableye (left), and I was also trying to get a Drifloon plush into the background. But I had to reposition my GBA SP so the camera would take the picture as desired. And it's hard to tell from that picture that the Meowth is shiny, but you CAN tell.
EDIT: even easier to tell when the forum enlarges the picture like that. And yes, I, unlike my rival, kept my Raticate. Actually served me well. 2hKOed Lance's Dragonite with Ice Beam. Decimated my rival's Pidgeot. Actually, except for the first battle at Professor Oak's, and the last battle at the Pokemon League, the only Pokemon I used against my rival was my Rattata/Raticate. The last battle was spectacular, like something out of the anime- I actually defeated Blastoise with Charizard when we were both down to our last Pokemon. But I digress.
Oh, and profile pic.
It's Rash, which is good. I'm gonna Pal Park it to Platinum and evolve it, hoping that the ability changes to Technician. Already got the moveset in my mind: Nasty Plot, Thunderbolt, Water Pulse, Swift.