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Your first unexpected random shiny?!


i caught a shiny ratatta near the beginning of the game in soul silver. i was so excited when i saw it.


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That Ponyta mentioned in my sig, which I found on Mt. Ember in Leaf Green.


HG: A shiny Dodou

SS: A shiny Nidoran Male

Platinum: A shiny Electabuzz


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Pokemon Crystal, a shiny Poliwhirl outside Mt. Silver.

More recently, a shiny Bibarel in the Great Marsh that ran away. :(


Like a Boss!
A shiny Mawile back in Sapphire. That cave Steven was chilling in. I literally had no idea what the importance of it was. I thought that since it shined it was like twice as strong or something. :D


Chaos Nightmare
My first one is Graveler on SS while LVing up my EV trained pokemon, good that he not explored itself.

Next one is Snover while LV up my pokemon to battle 7 gym.

Last 3 from Black.

Yooterii when EV training.

Landlos when Soft reset for IV and nature but I get Shiny instead.

Next day, after get Shiny Landlos, Hitomoshi when EV training.
This is actually really sad, but I haven't caught any shiny in Gen IV yet. Well, except for the Red Gyarados. And I've been playing since 2008 almost non-stop.


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I've found 3, Budew, Meditite, and Bidoof, but I think Bidoof got lost in a new game or something.


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My first random shiny was a vulpix which I got from breeding (no I wasn't using the Masuda method) and more recently a shiny dugtrio which I got whilst wondering around diglits cave.


If I remember correctly, my first was a Houndour or Houndoom from Silver back in the day. The red sparkles surprised me for sure.


Blazing Spirit
My first random shiny? A gold rattata in firered. Pokemon mansion was the place. I only had great balls. I was trying, but he wouldn't go in. Eventually, he went in, and I got a shiny rattata!

Same thing in diamond. I was in great marsh, and a shiny wooper randomly appeared. Stupid thing ran away...
Whismur. I can still remember when my sisters began fighting over it when I said I didn't like it. This was 4 years ago when I played Sapphire.

I don't really like shinies, I normally give them away.

Bolt the Cat

Bringing the Thunder
My first in 4th Gen: a shiny Geodude I found in Maniac's Cave in Pearl.

My first ever: a shiny Onix I found in Union Cave in Silver.

Other than that, I've caught like half a dozen random shinies at least.


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I believe the game must have been Pearl in which I caught a shiny Golbat in Victory Road. At that time I had a vague idea of the extraordinary nature of shiny pokemon, so I was pleased...but unfortunately it was an ugly green Golbat.
i caught a shiny ratatta near the beginning of the game in soul silver. i was so excited when i saw it.

Similar to this guy though it was a shiny Ratatta back in regular Silver and long after I had beat the game. Found it in the ruins of the burnt tower.

O.J. da Juiceman

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For some reason my soulsilver save seems to be a portal to the shiny dimension or something.

I got a shiny slowpoke (now slowking), a shiny tentacool, and a shiny ponyta within about a week and a half time period. I also found a shiny onix while training on Mt. Silver.

My first shiny was a shiny sneasel in pearl before I even knew what shinys were. Unfortunately I left my DS in a friend's car and he made his own save >.<.

I also found a shiny rattata in heartgold.

Yeah... I think that's all of them.