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Title: Shiny hunting
Post by: Evie the Bird Mother 🌸 ☽ on January 22, 2018, 09:59:41 am
Talk about Shiny hunting here.

Who else is going to collect Shinies from the Odd Egg (https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Odd_Egg) in non-Japanese Crystal when it comes out for 3DS Virtual Console? The chance of getting a Shiny from it is only 14%! (Similar to how it's relatively easy to get an Ultra Wormhole Shiny in Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon now).

You can get Shiny Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid and Magby. I would like the Cleffa.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Epsilon on January 22, 2018, 10:04:35 am
Eh, my "hunting" essentially consists of RNG abuse. I used to have the patience for shiny hunting, but nowadays I seem to have lost this patience.

Though, I heard it was somewhat easier for shiny hunting in USUM.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Evie the Bird Mother 🌸 ☽ on January 22, 2018, 10:12:21 am
Eh, my "hunting" essentially consists of RNG abuse. I used to have the patience for shiny hunting, but nowadays I seem to have lost this patience.

Though, I heard it was somewhat easier for shiny hunting in USUM.

That's still cool though. I don't do RNG abuse and prefer not doing it for shinies, but I imagine it's still fun hunting that way. :)

It's very easy in comparison to soft-resetting or repeated encounter (max of about 36% Shiny chance depending on how good you do the minigame, and type 2 and 3 wormholes max out at 10%, 19% Shiny). While hunting for legendaries there's a good chance you may encounter one or two shinies without even hunting for them.

There are only a few shinies you can get this way though. Additionally they are extremely common on GTS. If you collect extra legendaries like me, at the time of posting you can easily get every possible wormhole Shiny by trading legendaries for them.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Nostalgia on January 22, 2018, 03:24:15 pm
I've only really played the first 3 generations where it's harder to find shinies. In my time, I've had a few dozen shinies in Gen II, I've played countless Crystal files over the years, out of all the odd egg Pokemon the only one I've never had shiny is Pichu. The odds seem to be the lowest to get a Pichu as well so to get one shiny is even lower, I think it's 1%. The most common Pokemon from the odd egg seems to be Cleffa and Igglybuff, so it shouldn't be hard for you to get a shiny Cleffa Torchickens, I've had several over the years. :)

As for gen 3 I've only had two shinies. I have a Shiny Aerodactyl in my Fire Red which I soft reset for, I wanted a aerodactyl for my playthrough anyway so this was the only shiny I spent a decent amount of time soft resetting for.  My only other gen 3 shiny was a random Graveler in my Emerald file that I found post game after a ton of hours played, ending up ev training it and evolving it into a Golem and training it to level 50 for the Battle Frontier.

I agree with Epsilon though, I don't have the patience to shiny hunt, I find it better when you just come across a shiny through casual gameplay.

I'm thinking of playing Leaf Green soon, and it would be interesting if I could find my first wild shiny in those games, seeing as the only one I got from FR/LG was the soft resetted Aerodactyl.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Evie the Bird Mother 🌸 ☽ on January 22, 2018, 03:42:21 pm
I've only really played the first 3 generations where it's harder to find shinies. In my time, I've had a few dozen shinies in Gen II, I've played countless Crystal files over the years, out of all the odd egg Pokemon the only one I've never had shiny is Pichu. The odds seem to be the lowest to get a Pichu as well so to get one shiny is even lower, I think it's 1%. The most common Pokemon from the odd egg seems to be Cleffa and Igglybuff, so it shouldn't be hard for you to get a shiny Cleffa Torchickens, I've had several over the years. :)

That's neat, congratulations on your Crystal shinies Nostalgia. :) Hmm, I remember reading about the odds being different for different Odd Egg Shinies as well. Shame that the odds to get Shiny Pichu are among the lowest.

Awesome, will keep that in mind then when hunting for Cleffa. Thanks for the information Nostalgia. ^^

As for gen 3 I've only had two shinies. I have a Shiny Aerodactyl in my Fire Red which I soft reset for, I wanted a aerodactyl for my playthrough anyway so this was the only shiny I spent a decent amount of time soft resetting for.  My only other gen 3 shiny was a random Graveler in my Emerald file that I found post game after a ton of hours played, ending up ev training it and evolving it into a Golem and training it to level 50 for the Battle Frontier.

I'm thinking of playing Leaf Green soon, and it would be interesting if I could find my first wild shiny in those games, seeing as the only one I got from FR/LG was the soft resetted Aerodactyl.

Congratulations on both Shinies! :)

The first Shiny I encountered in Generation III was a Shiny Aron in one of the Hoenn games, which I remembered for having red eyes. Unfortunately I didn't have enough Poké Balls to catch it. Later I encountered a Shiny Gastly in FireRed but again didn't catch it for some reason.

The first Shiny I actually caught was a Shiny Yanma in FireRed in the Sevii Islands. I later evolved it into a Shiny Yanmega when Diamond/Pearl came out. I cloned it and traded away clones of it on GTS, but I regret what I did a lot and released the Yanmega because there are copies of it that aren't strictly legit anymore.

I've come across various other Shinies since, very recently got my own OT Ultra Wormhole Shiny Yanmega which fortunately has a great nature (Timid) and IVs (max Speed and Sp. Atk). Named it "FRLG Days ❤" and very happy to have caught it.

I remember encountering a Shiny in Pokémon Battle Revolution once. I think it was Mysterial's Snorlax.

The only low odds Shiny I've actively hunted for is for a Shiny Torchic that was bred with Masuda Method, which I have now.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Bert on January 22, 2018, 04:44:31 pm
I remember seeing a lot of shinies in Crystal version back when I was 8-9, although I don't believe I caught them for whatever reason. Pretty sure one of them was a Magikarp.

My most prized shiny ever was a shiny Flygon I had on Emerald version, which I caught as a Trapinch. Then I stupidly restarted the save file without sending it into Platinum version and beyond. I even wrote a song about it because that's totally going to impress the ladies. I spent like a week trying to find one in Moon version but the game either a) summons a Gabite right before the Trapinch can Struggle itself to death or b) eventually summons a regular Trapinch that doesn't know the SOS system exists.

But but but everyone else of course is fucking drowning in S/M/Us/Um shinies.

I remember also catching a shiny Voltorb and a shiny Carvanha on Emerald version, but I don't think I ever used them.

Caught a shiny Pelipper in Diamond, which immediately went to to the box.

The last shiny I encountered in the wild was a shiny Donphan in HeartGold, on Mt. Silver, in like 2010. It also went to the box.

By wasting time on Wonder Trade, I've gotten a few shinies: Turtonator, Palkia (which is named Cotton Candy, lol), a Regirock (which I traded for a Buzzwole), and a Vikavolt (which I traded for a Battle Bond Greninja). Turtonator and Palkia currently reside in the prestigious "Not for Trade" box. I've had at least three people contact me for link trades but it quickly becomes obvious they just want to show off their PkHex'd shinies.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Evie the Bird Mother 🌸 ☽ on January 22, 2018, 06:41:27 pm
Nice :)

I like the Cotton Candy name. I don't have any Shiny legendaries other than a few event ones.

May as well share my collection. It's nowhere near as many as a lot of Shiny hunters but one moment.

Edit: Have the Crown Beast Raikou too but forgot to put it in the Shiny boxes.
Edit 2: Does anyone have a spare legit event Shiny Palkia or Giratina? I would happily trade Shiny Entei, Suicune or Tapu Koko for one. I missed out on those and only got the Shiny Dialga. Thanks!

(https://i.imgur.com/75aH3Gz.png)(https://i.imgur.com/us1WKMX.png)
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Bert on January 22, 2018, 10:25:33 pm
Well, now I have a shiny female Hippowdon from Wonder Trade.

Nice :)

I like the Cotton Candy name.

Honestly, if it weren't for the fact that I can't stop laughing over it for some reason, I might've traded it away by now.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Nostalgia on January 23, 2018, 05:39:34 am
That's neat, congratulations on your Crystal shinies Nostalgia. :) Hmm, I remember reading about the odds being different for different Odd Egg Shinies as well. Shame that the odds to get Shiny Pichu are among the lowest.

Awesome, will keep that in mind then when hunting for Cleffa. Thanks for the information Nostalgia. ^^

Yeah I remember reading something that gave the exact odds, but I can't find the link now, but through hatching enough eggs you can see you will get mostly Cleffas/Igglybuffs, a few Magby/Elekid/Tyrogue, but Pichu seems the rarest for some reason.

If people want to get multiple odd egg shinies on VC Crystal then the odd egg cloning glitch is a good method: https://imgur.com/gallery/Dx4Kt

I never bothered much with the odd egg pokemon though due to their fixed bad DVs, if they weren't shiny then all their DVs were the lowest, if they were shiny then their DVs were still quite low compared to the average shiny, with low HP and attack, and odd egg Pokemon were always female due to their low attack stat (except from Tyrogue who couldn't be). Still, if I got a shiny one I'd make the effort to train it up to it's final evolution. :)
Later I encountered a Shiny Gastly in FireRed but again didn't catch it for some reason.

Lucky and you should of caught it, Gengar is one of my favourite Pokemon of all time so I would of loved a shiny Gastly. :p
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Charmy on January 23, 2018, 10:09:57 am
Well, does the fact that I literally encountered 2 full-odds shiny Zubats without even looking for them?
One was on Ruby, other on a 2010 build of Prism (because why not)...
And I also encountered (and caught, of course) a Shiny Spinarak on UM when I was filling in the dex.
And later I hunted for a shiny Xurkitree (which i got in like 20 minutes lol) and a shiny Guzzlord (which was my 1st SR of the second day).
and besides a few more shinies in other romhacks (like the actual newest build of Prism) and some "sorta not special" shinies, then I don't really have anything else, besides a shiny Bunnelby (Diggersby) I found on Y, and a shiny Xatu on the same game...
Oh and of course a ton of hacked ones from WT, who wouldn't have expected that...
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: CytricAcid on January 23, 2018, 05:33:22 pm
this generation has been so generous with shinies for me! in UM i found two random shinies in the wild within 20 minutes of each other, WITHOUT the shiny charm!
I have quite a few shinies now, I find it much easier and better on my circle pad to SOS chain than to hatch them. I also had a shiny oricorio and shiny fomantis i caught on sun and transferred to my UM game. Shiny Lurantis is my favorite <3
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Evie the Bird Mother 🌸 ☽ on January 24, 2018, 10:33:31 am
this generation has been so generous with shinies for me! in UM i found two random shinies in the wild within 20 minutes of each other, WITHOUT the shiny charm!
I have quite a few shinies now, I find it much easier and better on my circle pad to SOS chain than to hatch them. I also had a shiny oricorio and shiny fomantis i caught on sun and transferred to my UM game. Shiny Lurantis is my favorite <3

Wow that's lucky. Bet you were pleased. Congratulations! :)

Shiny Oricorio and Shiny Fomantis sound awesome. I love both those Pokémon.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Bert on January 29, 2018, 10:21:25 pm
SHINY TRAPINCH IN THE HOOOUUUSE actually it's a Vibrava now but still.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Parzival on January 30, 2018, 07:39:48 am
I found a shiny on my very first encounter during a playthrough of SoulSilver one time. Didn't have Pokeballs either.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Nostalgia on January 30, 2018, 09:30:15 am
So what's everyone's favourite shiny that they have obtained?

Mine is the Aerodactyl I obtained on Fire Red. For the simply reason being, it was the first shiny I used for a full playthrough, I also properly EV trained it as well. I was soft resetting for one with a good nature, IVs and Rock Head ability, eventually I ended up with a shiny one with good IVs, decent nature and the Pressure ability, not ideal but I'll take it! Adamant or Jolly would of been best for Aero, but Hasty is not bad, boosting it's highest stat and lowering it's already bad defense.

(http://i.picresize.com/images/2018/01/30/PTRHN.jpg)

Funny thing is, Aero is not a favourite Pokemon of mine, but is my favourite shiny so far. The lack of choice of Pokemon in FR/LG pre Elite Four was what made me chose it for my team. Despite obtaining a good number of shinies on the gen II games, I never bothered with them much due to shiny Pokemon in gen II having set DV's, making them inferior to max stat Pokemon.

Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Bert on January 30, 2018, 04:22:39 pm
So what's everyone's favourite shiny that they have obtained?

Definitely shiny Flygon, of course. I was doing a playthrough of Emerald version and was gonna add one to my team, and the very first Trapinch I encountered on said run was shiny. I've always liked Flygon and considering the odds of this happening I was not going to let this opportunity slip by.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Nostalgia on January 31, 2018, 03:44:25 am
Definitely shiny Flygon, of course. I was doing a playthrough of Emerald version and was gonna add one to my team, and the very first Trapinch I encountered on said run was shiny. I've always liked Flygon and considering the odds of this happening I was not going to let this opportunity slip by.

Nice. I was thinking of choosing Flygon for my last Emerald playthrough, but ended up going with Salamence thinking it would be a better choice for the Battle Frontier. In the end, Salamence did almost nothing for me in the Frontier, with a combination of Slaking, Metagross, Milotic and Latios doing the job and getting me 5 of the 7 Gold Symbols.

I do prefer Flygon to Salamence though. :)
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Bert on February 21, 2018, 10:43:13 pm
I got a VC Crystal shiny Celebi through Wonder Trade today. The bidding starts at ten million dollars.

Also, I no longer have Cotton Candy, which I put up on the GTS for a lark asking for a Lugia between levels 1-10. I was surprised to come back an hour later to find out that I now have a shiny Lugia from the Dream World.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Marv231 on February 24, 2018, 11:34:06 am
I managed to get all, but one shiny out of the odd egg.  ;D
The only one, who`s missing is Shiny Tyrogue.

Even resetting shiny Celebi was easier then getting the last one
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Evie the Bird Mother 🌸 ☽ on February 24, 2018, 11:49:25 am
Lucky to both of you.

I'm still soft-resetting for my Shiny Celebi, ha ha.

I have two of the Odd Eggs Shinies, Pichu (now Alolan Raichu) and Magby (now Magmortar). I may attempt to get more soon.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Charmy on March 01, 2018, 11:01:36 am
I have two of the Odd Eggs Shinies, Pichu (now Alolan Raichu) and Magby (now Magmortar). I may attempt to get more soon.
I actually have a spare Odd Egg shiny Cleffa for you, so if you want it just DM me or maybe reply here (I would prefer if you would DM me on Discord though but it's your choice).
I also hunted for a few shiny UBs and got them relatively quick, these were Xurkitree, Guzzlord and Blapcehalon, I still want to get the others but I lack the time nor interest at times.
I also hatched a few gen 2 1/64s, Pichu and Larvitar to be more exact, And Charmander.
I also have a box of spare wormhole shinies.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Evie the Bird Mother 🌸 ☽ on March 01, 2018, 01:17:52 pm
I have two of the Odd Eggs Shinies, Pichu (now Alolan Raichu) and Magby (now Magmortar). I may attempt to get more soon.
I actually have a spare Odd Egg shiny Cleffa for you, so if you want it just DM me or maybe reply here (I would prefer if you would DM me on Discord though but it's your choice).
I also hunted for a few shiny UBs and got them relatively quick, these were Xurkitree, Guzzlord and Blapcehalon, I still want to get the others but I lack the time nor interest at times.
I also hatched a few gen 2 1/64s, Pichu and Larvitar to be more exact, And Charmander.
I also have a box of spare wormhole shinies.

Wow that's really nice, thank you Charmy.  :)

You want anything in return?

I'll go on Discord tomorrow and if we're both on I'll try and pick it up.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Charmy on March 03, 2018, 10:37:02 am
Oh didn't notice you were there, like, I don't use the forums often anymore, I still sometimes lurk and reply, but I still use Discord way more than the forums, The only thing I could recommend would be you checking on the server more often.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Sherkel on August 06, 2018, 04:07:19 pm
For a while, I had what I think was the only shiny ExtremeSpeed Zigzagoon. Back in 2011 I soft-reset for a decent one on Box (Hasty, 31/27/9/5/15/27) and then RNG'd an ID on a new Ruby file to make it hatch shiny. This was the soft-resetting process:

1. Boot up Box (using NeoGamma, obviously)
2. Connect GBA with Ruby, having stored 1500 Pokémon from that file
3. "Hey dude, looks like you've stored 1500 Pokémon from this Ruby! Here, have this Zigzagoon as a prize."
4. Dump Ruby save file, plug the microSD into my laptop, open the save in Enciclopedia Pokemon (a Spanish program that was effectively PKHex for 3rd Gen until a couple of years ago), check the IVs
5. Put the previous save file (having not received Zig) back onto Ruby, put it in the GBA, and go back to step 1

There was a much more dedicated user (Zari on Smogon) who discovered an extension to the Emerald cloning glitch that allowed Box to send infinitely many Zig Eggs to the same save file, but it still took a while for each and I never had a clue how it worked. I remember he might have told a friend of mine through PM, but whether I'd be able to find that now remains to be seen.

I also had around 100-200 RNG'd shinies with perfect IVs scattered across Generations 3, 4, and 5 before I got bored of it, but this undertaking was a good deal more unique than any of those.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Pokedude on August 06, 2018, 09:46:31 pm
I'm not as much of a shiny hunter but I got lucky in X  Shiny Bunnelby, Scraggy, and  Plusle! I got a shiny Cascoon in Ruby but had to delete my game cause I sold the incense and don't have/use an AR. Is there a trick to Poke Radar in Platinum?
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Bert on August 06, 2018, 10:03:33 pm
I got a shiny Cascoon in Ruby but had to delete my game cause I sold the incense and don't have/use an AR.

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/018/489/nick-young-confused-face-300x256-nqlyaa.jpg)

Is there a trick to Poke Radar in Platinum?

Not really (https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9_Radar#Shiny_probability). Your odds increase slowly at first as the chain keeps going, and at a chain of 40 your odds are 1/1200.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Sherkel on August 07, 2018, 12:33:36 pm
Hahahaha, I've seen that image as many times as anyone but couldn't help losing it at that reaction, Bert. :XD: I can relate to the incense thing though, actually. Back in my early days of playing, I spent countless nights unable to fall asleep due to being stuck in a spiral of unrelenting hatred for myself after finding out you only get one Earthquake TM in Ruby and that I had used it. As for the Radar, yeah, it's stupid, don't use it.

Dang, hearing about you guys losing shinies like Cotton Candy, Evie's Yanmega, and that Cascoon makes me want to get replacements for you guys. I feel horrible watching people playing without the ability to clone and not doing anything to help. :P I'd have to get used to so much stuff that used to be second nature for me, though...like ID abuse in DP, just ugh...but if you guys want me to, I can get any shiny you request from Generation 3, 4, or 5, transfer it up and trade it to you guys. It just might take some time.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Pokedude on August 07, 2018, 01:20:49 pm
Thx but how would you trade 2 us without meeting irl? Also no AR's please. I don't like them. But thank you so much for the offer!
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Sherkel on August 07, 2018, 01:21:43 pm
Thx but how would you trade 2 us without meeting irl? Also no AR's please. I don't like them. But thank you so much for the offer!
No cheating devices whatsoever would be used. I'd use Wi-Fi to trade them.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Pokedude on August 07, 2018, 01:23:18 pm
Ok need to get a wifi adapter for gba then.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Sherkel on August 07, 2018, 01:25:19 pm
Ok need to get a wifi adapter for gba then.
Well, uhh...I could send a shiny Cascoon caught in RSE to you through a save file if you wanted, but I was thinking 3DS Wi-Fi. I'd move it up to (Ultra) Moon.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: RETIRE on August 07, 2018, 03:40:56 pm
Currently hunting my second shiny arceus, this time caught in Café, I wanted to catch it in restaurant but my streamchat won the strawpoll with Café instead
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Sherkel on August 07, 2018, 03:49:41 pm
Currently hunting my second shiny arceus, this time caught in Café, I wanted to catch it in restaurant but my streamchat won the strawpoll with Café instead
Suit yourself, it's just a simple Method J search though. :P
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Nostalgia on August 08, 2018, 04:17:40 am
I started a new file on Fire Red and obtained the same shiny Aerodactyl as I posted before in less than 100 SR's.  Seems a lucky poke for me. The other Pokemon you can SR for in FR/LG such as the starters, Eevee, Lapras and the game corner pokes - I have never obtained as a shiny despite resetting a lot for them. I don't even go for shinies, I just SR for good natures and IV's.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Nostalgia on August 28, 2018, 03:19:13 am
(https://i.imgur.com/uTc4quQ.jpg)

Well this was tragic. Two balls left (one when this photo was taken) I used a rock and it broke out both times. Nidorina's catch rate is not so low, so I feel this was plain unlucky. Oh well this was my first wild shiny I've encountered on Fire Red.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Krys3000 on August 28, 2018, 06:20:53 am
Hey guys,

So basically, I've been playing Pokémon since R/B/Y, but I recently made a total count of hours played on games that contain Shiny Pokémon (2G onwards).

That would be 857 Hours and 28 Minutes, distributed on 17 different games. While playing the main story, I have been doing for all this time a Living Pokédex run (https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Living_Pok%C3%A9dex) (for which at this time I have 803/807 Pokémon total). That to explain that I have spent a considerable amount of time attempting to encounter Pokémon.

Despite this, never in my life I have encountered a Shiny Pokémon by pure chance.

Until last night, with that little Heliolisk in the Ultra Space Wilds. It took that much time for me to finally reach that milestone  :P

Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Parzival on August 31, 2018, 11:09:08 pm
300-some hours across all gens before my first. Legit SoulSilver cart, it was a Ratatta. Level 7(?)... accidentally killed.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Epsilon on September 05, 2018, 10:39:28 am
300-some hours across all gens before my first. Legit SoulSilver cart, it was a Ratatta. Level 7(?)... accidentally killed.

Mega oofers.


I can't get the exact amount of hours I've played Gens 2+, but i'd say it was around that amount (circa 300 hours). Never recall genuinely encountering a shiny without actively looking for one/hacking. Oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Evie the Bird Mother 🌸 ☽ on September 05, 2018, 10:49:23 am
300-some hours across all gens before my first. Legit SoulSilver cart, it was a Ratatta. Level 7(?)... accidentally killed.

Mega oofers.


I can't get the exact amount of hours I've played Gens 2+, but i'd say it was around that amount (circa 300 hours). Never recall genuinely encountering a shiny without actively looking for one/hacking. Oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Not too long ago I accidentally encountered a 1/8192 Shiny Ho-Oh while fishing for Pokémon in EN Pokémon Gold glitch map 0xDA00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf5u3b815mc), no lie.

Too bad glitches were required and this was not on 3DS Virtual Console, both meaning I wouldn't want to transfer it up as it's technically not legit or couldn't legitimately be moved up the generations.

Unlucky though. :( Hope you get one like that soon.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Bert on September 05, 2018, 03:56:32 pm
I now have two shiny Lugia! Except I stole this one from some old hobbit in a volcano:
(https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/7/71/249Lugia-Shadow_XD_2.png)

Not too long ago I accidentally encountered a 1/8192 Shiny Ho-Oh while fishing for Pokémon in EN Pokémon Gold glitch map 0xDA00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf5u3b815mc), no lie.

Lol what level was it?
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Evie the Bird Mother 🌸 ☽ on September 07, 2018, 05:14:18 am
I now have two shiny Lugia! Except I stole this one from some old hobbit in a volcano:
(https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/7/71/249Lugia-Shadow_XD_2.png)

Nice! :)

Lol what level was it?

It was possibly one of the Level 135 ones, but I don't know for sure, ha ha.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: lapras on December 29, 2018, 12:07:40 am
How does the game decide if pokemon hatched from eggs are shiny? I've looked around a bit and haven't found anything. If it makes any difference, I'm using Ultra Moon.

EDIT:  Fixed a typo.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Sherkel on December 30, 2018, 05:49:58 pm
How doea the game decide if pokemon hatched from eggs are shiny? I've looked around a bit and haven't found anything. If it makes any difference, I'm using Ultra Moon.
It runs the Pokémon's PID (bit hard to explain this, but think of it as a Pokémon's unique identifier among 2^32) and your full trainer ID (i.e. both the visible and the secret ones) through some sort of operation, and if it returns true, it's shiny.

It does make a difference in Gen 6 and on, actually, because they introduced yet another variable to the mix called the "TSV" that's set when you name your character, but the process is presumably similar and ends up having a 1/8192 chance to return true.

Quote from: Bert
I now have two shiny Lugia! Except I stole this one from some old hobbit in a volcano:
Wait, what? Everything from XD is shiny-locked.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: lapras on January 01, 2019, 10:34:00 pm
Is the pokemon's PID generated when it hatches or when you get it from the daycare?
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Sherkel on January 02, 2019, 02:56:44 pm
Is the pokemon's PID generated when it hatches or when you get it from the daycare?
When you get it from the Day Care. (You're able to trade it to a save file with a different ID to make it hatch shiny, but there's no reason not to make it shiny on the first file to begin with.)
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Bert on January 03, 2019, 06:38:54 pm
Quote from: Bert
I now have two shiny Lugia! Except I stole this one from some old hobbit in a volcano:
Wait, what? Everything from XD is shiny-locked.

The joke is that shadow Lugia is a different color than normal Lugia.

Might've worked better if I said it was an Orre variant or something.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Sherkel on January 03, 2019, 06:41:57 pm
Ah. :P Well, just be sure not to take it anywhere near something called a Purify Chamber!
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Nostalgia on May 24, 2019, 03:29:47 am
I hope it's okay to bump this thread. Has anyone caught any interesting shinies lately? I caught this Psyduck in Fire Red yesterday. I was actually searching for the 1% Koffing in Celadon pond, but I found this in no time at all. It's 99% for Psyduck to appear and I was using sweet scent because surf encounters are slow.

(https://i.imgur.com/LAZtQtZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Parzival on May 24, 2019, 12:00:13 pm
this should be stickied anyway lol
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Sherkel on May 24, 2019, 03:42:05 pm
I hope it's okay to bump this thread.

It is. It's on-topic.

this should be stickied anyway lol

I don't see the point personally.

Has anyone caught any interesting shinies lately?
Aaaactually, now that you mention it...!

(https://i.imgur.com/QGGDBps.png)

I don't remember exactly when I got it, because I've already completely forgotten the entire process. Fairly recently, though, and my first in Gen 7! :)

I might use my eventual playthrough of English Vega as an excuse to go for more, but I'm realizing I've kind of lost interest in the whole collecting thing...I've put off learning how to do it in the Orre games for years already.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Pokedude on June 01, 2019, 08:53:41 am
Ok so this is what's gonna be good to do for shiny hunting once we have Pokemon Home. Simply shiny hunt through PoGo since they have a higher spawn rate it seems (My dad's caught at least 15) and then send them to Pokemon Bank through Pokemon Home. Or just send them to Switch games of you want through Pokemon Home.
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Sherkel on June 01, 2019, 02:49:16 pm
Ok so this is what's gonna be good to do for shiny hunting once we have Pokemon Home. Simply shiny hunt through PoGo since they have a higher spawn rate it seems (My dad's caught at least 15) and then send them to Pokemon Bank through Pokemon Home. Or just send them to Switch games of you want through Pokemon Home.
I thought you were making reference to a joke at first...but no, apparently this is a real thing...
Title: Re: Shiny hunting
Post by: Bert on July 31, 2019, 10:23:39 pm
Caught this earlier tonight.