Shiny Pokemon Experiences

Ever found a shiny Pokemon


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Update: Just got another Shiny Zorua and a Shiny Caterpie in the same 3 hour flight.

Also got a random shiny Popplio at the start of my USUM playthrough when I was SRing for a female. It wasn’t female, but I got it after 3 SRs, so that’s cool. This was about a month back.
 

Xen

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Soft-resetted a nice little bacon birb earlier today for the VGC season. Sync failed (was initially going for Timid), but the end result was Jolly, which is still a nice nature right now in the Sun Series.

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What's really cool about it though is that not only was it a quick hunt (didn't keep tabs, but it was around 50ish SR's), but the IVs ended up being extremely good too. The IV spread ended up being 28/31/31/4/30/31, which is just one HP IV away from being essentially flawless at lv 50 w/ a Life Orb HP value. Definitely going into my trophy case.

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I have had pretty poor luck regarding shinies.

Back when G/S was the new thing, I encountered a shiny Pidgey and successfully caught it.

Throughout the years, I did not find any shinies despite playing every generation that was released. My friend on the other hand found multiple shinies in Emerald and beyond, including Torchic, Latios, and a Rhyhorn.

A few months ago, I was searching for a Wooper/Quagsire to play with on an Crystal ROM. I found a shiny Quagsire, but accidentally killed it.

And that is the extent of my shiny encounters throughout the past 15+ years!!
 
I've caught quite a lot of them, relatively. I never did shiny hunts but had several games in which I encountered one. But I have to say, I've (re)played countless times, especially Gold/Crystal and Ruby/Emerald over the course of 15 years.

What I remember as my first shiny Pokémon was a Noctowl in Pokémon Gold (matches the colour palette ^^). It looked really awesome! I also remember a shiny Tangela I had accidentally beaten when I was training during the night and didn't notice the yellow sheen it had. In Ruby/Emerald I had several Pokémon (mostly common ones) as shinies. I still could find Grimer, Aron and Wurmple. I think I've caught Poochyena and Marill too, but I wasn't particularly interested in shinies and didn't trade them all. In Platinum I definitely had a shiny Zubat, which looks really sweet too.

Of course, like the others, I had some bad luck too. I encountered a shiny Wurmple in Ruby before I could get Poké Balls, for example. ^^
 

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Never did shiny hunts but caught more than one. From what I recall my first shiny was a Drowzee in FR. In the same game I caught a Caterpie, a Nidorino, a Phanpy, a Growlithe and a Clefairy. Then got nothing for some generation but found and catched several shinies in BW. To be more specific, Altaria, Mienshao, Jigglypuff, Drifblim, Tangela, Clefairy, Golduck, Litwick, Sandile and a newborn Spheal from an egg.
The most important shiny I found was a Metang but I couldnt catch it because of some bad luck. Basically, I was hatching eggs so I only had 5 eggs and Volcarona in the team. I found the Shiny Metang and he attacked me and got burned by Flame Body. Metang chances to get caught are extremely poor so I literally saw him dieing turn after turn in front of me.
 
Replaying Platinum today and that little girl with a Kadabra you escort through Wayward Cave killed a shiny Geodude :psycry:

It outsped my Prinplup so I had to risk the 50/50 to even get a shot at catching it, but it targeted it first turn... Worse part is that my first thought when I ran out of repels was "Man, it would suck to run into a shiny now." I'll have to reclaim it when I get the pokeradar. That'll teach me to help little girls lost in dark caves...
 
Replaying Platinum today and that little girl with a Kadabra you escort through Wayward Cave killed a shiny Geodude :psycry:

It outsped my Prinplup so I had to risk the 50/50 to even get a shot at catching it, but it targeted it first turn...
Oh, that's soooo frustrating! Also, the message you'll get in those double battles makes me want do defenestrate my console: "there are two Pokémon, it's impossible to aim!" When one of those Pokémon is shiny, and your other half is uncontrollable... I feel you. :(
 

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