>start a new file on AS
>search for modest synchronize Ralts
>use the DexNav
>suddenly shiny Ralts appears
>level 13 so it knows Teleport
>switch in my previously caught Ralts which knows Mean Look
>it uses Teleport
>not just tempting fate by throwing a pokeball at the thing
You have only yourself to blame, my boy.
>Decide to start over in Leaf Green
>Figure I'll do a nuzlocke
>Get past 1st Gym fine, heading to Mt. Moon
>Figure I'll probably be forced to get a Zubat
>Two steps in
>Get an encounter
>It's a fucking Zubat
>Notice it looks an odd color while the daark filter is on
Caught it and threw it in the PC.
>half playing and half watching something running around in the HG safari zone
>trying to find a rare pokemon
>running without looking as soon as I hear the wrong cries
>all of the sudden I hear the sparkle
>it's a shiny Magnemite
>enter panic mode
>ball after ball fails but it doesn't flee
>8 balls later I finally catch it while sweating bullets
It's got a shit nature and one IV at 0 but he'll always be my little nigga. I transferred him all the way into gen 6 too.
I also found a shiny Poochyena in some rom hack before I had any pokeballs but I didn't feel too bad since it was just a rom.
Anon, I hate Pomf as much as the next guy, but Serebii doesn't have detailed move mechanics on his site except for a handful of specific moves. In fact I'd argue the move and ability pages are just about the only thing Bulbapedo is good for.
>MM+shiny charm breeding starters for shinies
>stuck on Squirtles for around 20h of game
>once I'm done with them I'll have only starters that have different shiny colors
NEVER GIVE UP
>Get my starter pokemon
>Be a cheeky cunt and level him up before the first gym
> First pokemon
>Mother fucker no Pokeballs
>Take photo on phone
>Post on /r Pokemon
>Die inside as i kill it.
Don't really have a story, but caught my first full-odds shiny yesterday in Emerald. Took 1,602 RE's.
Today I was dicking around my old stuff when I found my old FireRed copy which I haven't played like in 10 years or so.
>Grinding my old team for level 100 in Cerulean Cave
>Sending Charizard to toast Parasects
>Suddenly I notice a washed colored one
>"Oh shit! Could it be?"
>Dark screen banishes
>Threw Great Ball... Nope
>Threw Ultra Ball... Nope
>"Ok Goddamn it!" Threw Repeat Ball
First shiny I ever caught in gen 3 feels good.
>set up homebrew
>suddenly a pc full of shinies
>AS on release day
>Galade is my bro, so I want a Ralts ASAP.
>fuck around on Dexnav once I get to Route 102
>Realize things get new moves as I level up the dexnav for the area
>Suddenly a shiny of muh bro's preevolved form shows up
I mean I still used it but that was just soul crushing.
when I played Gen 5, Bianca ran into a shiny Purrloin and caught it
nothing will ever top playing Crystal as a kid: shiny Caterpie on my way to Mr. Pokemon's house to get the Egg and shiny Sentret when being taught to catch Pokemon
>Hatching rotoms in Gen 5 for competetion with friends
>rotom is one of my favorite pokemon
>one comes out shiny
>It has 30s and 31s in 5 stats
>It has something like a 30 in attack and 2 in Sp. Atk
>decide i've had enough of this bullshit and won't be cheated out of my shiny being fucking usable and edit it in Pokesav using Pokecheck
>lose my autistic hatred of hacking but still prefer to breed my own mons
>MM for Mienfoo in XY without shiny charm cause I didn't know what I was doing
>3,000 eggsish and I finally get it
>Reattempting now in ORAS with shiny charm and good parents
Mienfoo is a fucking curse
>Somewhere between 2003 and 2005
>Family member accidentally restarted my Gold version on a vacation trip
>Restart over his save file with another of my own
>Progress up to the Bug Catching Contest
>First Pokemon is a Shiny Beedrill
>Close battle, my pokemon nearly faints
>Manage to catch it and immediately exit the contest to the results
tfw it lost in the contest to some random who took first place with a Caterpie
I've told it so many times, but my first ever shiny was in Emerald
> Dicking around in Safari Zone to see what Mons there are
> Suddenly Shiny Wobbufett
> Toss a few Balls and Bait
> "Wild Wobbufett fled!"
About a week later I caught a shiny Oddish, but still. The heartbreak was real
>be training mons in victory road in Y by Floatzal horde farming
>encounter usual horde of Geodudes
>see the golden turd with arms
>go to throw a quick ball
>forget I'm in a horde battle
>only know single target moves
mfw they are all level 12ish and know magnitude
>9yo playing Silver
>dont know wtf about any fucking thing at all
>tard my way to blackthorn city
>surfing in that dragon cave
>weird lookin dratini
>dgaf smoke its shit with sickass typhlosion and forget about it
>remember years later
>dragonite has always been my favorite
>in Safari Zone
>suddenly a goldeen sparkles
>hm this goldeens a little golder than usual
>quickly notice its a fucking shiny
>catch and name it "Shiny"
>evolve to Seaking
>move it to Pearl
>forgot what I did with Pearl
>was walking around house doing something else while roaming grass area near biking route
>get into a battle but dont see the start
>see an Electrike that was an odd shade of blue instead of the usual green
>wasnt too aware of shinys back before LG but do remember noting the odd color
I honestly cannot remember if I caught it or not.
Any and all others were gen 6 shinies and thus do not count
>start a random set pokemon run in white 2.
>lurking un the double battle grass for a certian mon.
>eventually get in a battle with pic related.
>Catch it in a nest ball for balltism.
>made a thread on vp to name it
>end up naming it after some sunflower anime grill
Too bad I couldnt use it due to the challenge rules. Still have it on the white 2 cart.
Was playing Platinum, wanted a Cyndaquil, had an Action Replay. Turned on the Pokemon Modifier code, and what the hell, put the always shiny code on too.
Run into a Cyndaquil and... it wasn't shiny. I ran into a Pokemon that would have been shiny if I wasn't cheating. Still wouldn't have been legit since it was a wild Cyndaquil and all, but fuck I still think about it to this day
>TFW emerald has a potential glitch that could render finding shinies impossible but could also potentially slightly raise shiny rate
It's sad. I really wanna shiny hunt in emerald, but I know it could be futile.
>missed a Shiny Golbat in Emerald on my way to Steven because of an OHKO Crit and not having many Balls to waste
>missed a Shiny Primeape in FireRed because of No Balls when I only went there to grind some Tyrogue since my team wasn't ready for E4/Blue Rematches
On the opposite side, disregarding Chain Fishing, I've caught a Ponyta and Starly in Diamond, Articuno in Heart Gold after deciding Soft Resetting for an entire week was a good idea, Solosis in White and Trevenant in Y.
Emerald's problem/benefit is that it didn't have actual RNG, and could easily be exploited to guarantee Perfect IV and/or Shiny Pokemon via Eggs and Wilds if you knew what you were doing.
>Be a kid
>On Pokemon Ruby
>Catch a wurmple that looks a bit different, think nothing of it
>Evolve it into Dustox, make it my Flash HM guy
>Box it when I don't need it
>Friend looking through my box for trades
>Interested in my Dustox
>Tells me it's shiny
>"Oh snap! Shiny Dustox!"
>He understands when I don't wanna trade it
>1 year later
>Disenchanted with pokemon, into Magic: The Gathering instead
>Friend wants to play Pokemon Ruby
>Let him have it, cool with him erasing my save because don't give a fuck
I don't feel too bad about this. I got back into pokemon and have a shiny sandslash now, who is way cooler than that fucker Dustox.
Tried breeding a Walrein to go with my gen 3 Pokemon in Y.
I kept getting the wrong IVs, but eventually I got a shiny. The color wasn't too bad, but purple isn't my favorite color. I recently swapped it for a new shiny.
My nigga from the future
>go to grandma's house for her birthday weekend
>got Gold for Christmas and want to start while I'm there
>get file going while everyone's getting ready for lunch
>on way to Oak for first time
>ask Mom what color it is to be sure
>looks yellow or gold
>mfw shiny Caterpie and no way to catch it
>mfw shiny Graveler commits allah akbar in same playthrough
>2 days ago
>EV training Ninetales by horde slaughter
>"oh fuck me now I have to kill the others one by one"
>kill every Oddish except the green fucker, catch it
>FF to yesterday
>horde slaughter because EV training Kingdra
>green radish again
>almost used surf anyway because I just wanted to train my fucking Kingdra
>studying 14 hours straight for finals
>quit for the day, continue my second run of X
>decide to go catch a Binacle
>first rock smashed outside of Ambrette, it's a shiny Binacle
>stare at the screen for a full minute before my fried brain can process what happened
> quick ball does its job
>find shiny audino in friend safari
>use Spore, and then False Swipe
>Audino wakes up and uses Secret power
>use Spore again, catch it
>check its moves
>it knew Take Down
>Post in a thread about a subject
>It is a subject I couldn't care less about.
>I just like the less than 1 second of attention.
>Anons like this one >>25096063 and this one >>25096124
encourage me to keep doing this.
>playing HG when it came out
>get to Ho-Oh
>have the hardest time catching it cause my team was under leveled
>had to soft reset over 20 times
>encounter shiny Ho-Oh
>use all my balls except my master ball
>thought that using it on Lugia post game was more important
>kill it instead
>2 years later my game gets stolen
I still think about why I didn't use my fucking master ball not that it would of matter
Only shinies I've ever gotten outside of trades or in-game events were a rattata and a zubat. Rattata was in my copy of soul silver which later shit the bed and no longer works, while the zubat was in a romhack. I just have shit luck with shinies.
Meanwhile I have friends who've gotten a shiny houndour, a charmander, and a boldore, along with a few others that I can't remember, but they sure as hell were a sight better than a rattata and a zubat.
> Flag hunting in secret bases to get closer to getting Garchompite
> Go through desert route
> Horde encounter
> Holy shit, green Sandshrew
> Gets burned
> Kill the non shinies
> Manage to catch it at 1HP
Shit looks good in a Heal Ball, I tell you what.
>Shiny Gyarados in the lake of rage as a normal encounter. fuck you game.
>Shiny Pidgy as the first encounter in fire red on the first patch of grass with no pokeballs.
>Shiny Oddish years later
>Shiny Zubat in sapphire
>Another shiny Oddish
>Some shiny shitmon in diamond that I forgot about.
>Fishing for barboach to evolve and fod
>Show friend asking if I should relase it cause thought it was a glitch
>yells at me it's shiny
Still laughs at me to this day over it.
Catch and box, now I want a fucking shiny spinda
>not injecting or cheating for shinies
>actually playing the game
Makes me sick
>just got Pearl
>get home and start that shit up, so excited
>get to route 201
>never seen a shiny, only knew from online
>no pokeballs, too early
>no Sparkly Bidoof
I got over it pretty quick, didn't know exactly how rare they could be. To this day it's the only shiny I've ever encountered.
He probably had a Flame Body Pokemon out front. The same thing happened to me with a horde of Scraggy. I didn't care and was gonna just kill it with my Talonflame, the Shiny Scraggy got burned but had Shed Skin so it healed itself. I thought "Fuck it, if you wanna get caught so bad, fine." and just caught the thing.