Times when vidya treated you good

>Tosses you a free shiny in your path

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone ever been able to find a shiny beside Gyarados without using cheats or romhacks?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I found a shiny koffing in burned tower pokemon crystal. My only wild shiny ever in the old games I think?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This you?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hatched a shiny Eevee. Traded it to the girl I liked.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        and?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Aw, thanks anon!
          >We will always be friends!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what a dumb fuck
        having a shiny in front makes it harder to even notice the sound cue of another shiny.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          he was doing a shiny pokemon only challenge

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no kek, besides gyrados my first ever legit shiny was a zoroark traded to me just after B/W launched.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Legit
        >Traded to me

        Come on now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I played from the start and didn't see one naturally until whatever gen the "yellow bug wearing leaves as clothes" was in. It was the middle stage of it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've found a shiny Zigzagoon, a shiny Magcargo, a shiny Buneary and a shiny Voltorb on my own with no boosters.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shiny Bellsprout in silver and I didn't know what the duck a shiny was so I boxed it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I found a shiny Tauros one time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Caught a shiny Dodrio in Pokemon Let's Go.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, a shiny Seel in Gold. Couldn't catch it, though.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm pretty sure my first Shiny was a Seel I hatched in emerald but I had no idea it was shiny for the longest time because it was just for my live dex and they don't play the shiny animation in the hatch screen or on the PC menu. I ended up forgetting about it when I deleted my emerald save.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah, i found a shiny Makuhita in granite cave. but i had like 2 ultra balls. i also foudn another shiny that i did catch, but i forgot what it was

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's incredibly time consuming due to need to complete the dex but you can significantly boost shiny rates now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I found a green golbat back then in Silver days, it was cool that you could play with your shinies in Pokemon Stadium 2

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pidgey but it was a romhack
      Aside from that yes but I don't remember

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A shiny Poochyena in Saphire. I had no idea what a shiny was so I traded it to some other kid for a Latios. I still think I got the better end of the deal.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not cheats or romhacks
      but soft resetting last year.
      I got my shiny cyndaquil and shiny igglybuff.
      i played GS so many times I have never encountered an unexpected shiny before in that game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shuppet in y

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got a shiny Psyduck in Pokemon Quest the other day. My kids were super jealous

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One time one of my friends was doing early farming on a FireRed rom, got a shiny, had no balls.

      Sad!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've found tons without even hunting for them

      >tentacool/golbat in Gold
      >zigzagoon/sableye in emerald
      >kengeon in clover
      >skarmory in colosseum
      >quagsire in soulsilver
      >sandile in black1
      >fearow and pancham nearly back to back in sun

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hatch a shiny Magikarp in Sword
      >know that I can't evolve it or else it will just be another red Gyarados
      >but whatever, it's neat
      >two months later there's an event with high shiny Magikarp spawn rates for New Year's
      >it lost whatever little extra value it had

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        shinies never had worth after gen4

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Shinies don't have any value period just some sentimental value to the person who caught/hatched it I can go hack one right now and it'd be better than some random one you caught but vp is too autistic to see this

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One time I the gamecube GBA extension for Fire Red, beat the entire game and saved in front of Mewtwo, just to lay in bed and click the reset button with my toe for 2 days straight until it was a shiny so I could catch it with a masterball. Traded that fucker to Emerald and proceeded cloned the shit out of it. Then I traded it all the way up from Fire Red to Alpha Sapphire which was a pain in the ass. Went to a popular Pokemon trading website (people were also straight up selling Pokemon), and traded away probably 50 clones for pretty much every rare and shiny pokemon I could ever want. Almost all of these trade/seller listings specifically stated no clones, and the ones that wanted money were usually so interested in the shiny mewtwo from Fire Red that they would take down the listing and do the trade anyway. It was all worth it in the end

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        One time I used***

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      An abra who escaped, a drowzee and a gold magikarp

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got a shiny elekid playing Crystal version on emulator. It was from an egg. I don't know if it is always shiny but that would be the only other one I ever got.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Odd Egg isn't always shiny, but it does have an extremely high chance of being shiny, something around 16%. if it's not shiny the pokemon actually has the worst stats possible

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Found a shiny Tentacruel in Silver while surfing to the 5th gym and caught it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I found 2 shiny Pokemon in Pearl while I was trying to find a Chansey with a lucky egg.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shinies in Emerald are stupidly easy to get

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What makes it easier in Emerald?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The way rng works in emerald is that your file has a seed and every frame it moves down a list. Use your trainer ID to get the seed and set a timer. On the right frame hit A on any stationary pokemon or gift pokemon and it should be shiny every time

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I would assume he is referring to the fucked rng in emerald. It's not random. It depends on an individual save file seed and how much time has passed since the last reset/start. Knowing these two things you can predict when you will have to get into an encounter (e.g. talk to rayquaza) to get a shiny.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The RNG value in Emerald is broken and always starts at 0 when you start the game and advances predictably (I'm not sure if it's 1 each frame but it might as well be). This basically means that RNG in Emerald is completely predictable, so with some other in-game information and some external timers to make sure you land on the right frame when you perform an action you can reliably get shit like pokemon with perfect stats or shinies, since if you reset the game and say for example start a pokemon battle on frame 1000, the RNG will always be the same and the pokemon will always be generated with the same stats.

          There are tools that basically let you punch in information and will tell you "press A 11 times and start the battle on frame 7431 and the Ponyta will be shiny with perfect stats". It's so reliable that Emerald speedrunners will do RNG manipulation for perfect starters instead of just resetting until they get something with workable stats like they do in other games.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I would assume he is referring to the fucked rng in emerald. It's not random. It depends on an individual save file seed and how much time has passed since the last reset/start. Knowing these two things you can predict when you will have to get into an encounter (e.g. talk to rayquaza) to get a shiny.

            The way rng works in emerald is that your file has a seed and every frame it moves down a list. Use your trainer ID to get the seed and set a timer. On the right frame hit A on any stationary pokemon or gift pokemon and it should be shiny every time

            Holy shit, I never knew this. I wonder if I lucked out by immediately getting a shiny Poochyena after getting the ability to use Pokeballs.

            So is it like a website thing you put numbers in to help see it or is it one of those build your own tech things?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cousin found a shiny Ratata in FireRed. I found a shiny Shellder in the Johto remakes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Quagsire in Mt Silver in HG is the only one I've ever seen, and I didn't capture it at the time, was a kid and didn't think much of it, especially since its pink.
      I've got the time stuck at 999 for both Emerald & Platinium too but this is the only shiny i've ever seen

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      played almost all the regions, not even after shiny rates were boosted have i ever been in a shiny encounter or hatched a shiny.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's just impossible
        Newer games hand out shinies like candy

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >playing the new games

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >played almost all the regions
            Means that he has played few of the new games at least

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              i played up to gen 8

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >gen 6, gen 7 and gen 8 without a single shiny
                You're bullshitting Anon

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                dude i'm not shitting you i swear to god

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon you literally have a 1/40 chance in gen 7 to get a shiny in one area

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you WHAT

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i didn't do that many wormholes

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        however i was watching my friend play BW2 around when it came out and he found a shiny delibird, we both freaked the fuck out

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, in all my life of playing Pokemon I have encountered and caught three shinies. Unfortunately I don't remember which Pokemon they were lol I should add the last Pokemon game I played was Black and the shinies for me were on Sapphire and SS.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I stumbled upon a shiny Rhyhorn once on the platinum victory road while leveling my team as preparation for the league.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have played pkm since the very first ones, never have i found a shiny "naturally", always had to use some mechanic to increase the chance

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i caught a shiny doduo in the post-game wild area in X

      and then i played a romhack of X where i found a shiny zangoose. those are the only 2 times

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have never encountered a single shiny at all
      t. played every game except gens 6 and 7

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shiny Rattata in gold pretty early in the game. Didn't know what it was so boxed it and forgot about it. Played every game since then, some multiple times and I have never seen another shiny. Lucklet bros wya

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, a fucking shiny Ratata.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No. I just played the games normally instead of obsessively hunting for one like an autist, tho, so that's probably why.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I caught one on Red when I was a kid. I thought it was a glitch and reloaded a save lol.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shiny seviper in BW2. It looked cool as fuck and i was ready to use it on the World Tournament, but the nature sucked ass. I hate this mechanic so fucking much.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was a sperg who always trained my starter in the first patch of grass until they evolved before progressing. Came across a shiny Bidoof and Starly in Pearl/Platinum at some point, as well as a shiny Hoothoot in Soul Silver. Couldn't catch any of them because I didn't have poke balls yet, still hurts to this day.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just onto their second stage right?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          third stage

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, but I picked Turtwig 99% of the time.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >trained my starter in the first patch of grass until they evolved before progressing
        why

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I liked steamrolling everything in the beginning, I dunno. Autism.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      my first time playing pokemon i encounter a shiny noctowl, i caught it and keep it in my team because ash had one in the anime but had to box it because it was shit to battle with it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember running into a shiny Sandshrew in Union cave on my first playthrough. As a kid I didn’t even knew Shinies existed. I saw it sparkle, figured it was something important, and caught it.
      I’ve again found a shiny Pokemon in the wild afterwards. The only other rarity I found was Pokerus in SS.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I found a shiny Nidorina by accident in Gold and that's it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A shiny Tangela in Crystal. Got PKRS as well some time later.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My man, I got a shiny Tangela in gen2

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember finding several but it was never a Pokemon I liked so they always just get benched

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shiny zubat in x
      shiny makuhita in emerald
      shiny mushroom shitmon in violet

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have to wonder about all the time I spent as a little kid playing gold, before I knew what a shiny was. It's possible I could have seen one without knowing!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A Shiny Tentacool in Gold and I saw a friend get a Shiny Graveller in Pearl
      Pic somewhat related

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Recently caught a shiny Mareep in Violet.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nope, nothing
      a fuckton in pogo, though
      so many i had to start transferring them

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've gotten at least 7 while playing numerous games.
      >Magneton in FRLG
      >Pidgey in FRLG
      >Meditite in Ruby
      >Rhyhorn and Scyther in Plat
      >Zigzagoon in Omega
      >Butterfree in XY

      The sandwich mechanics in S/V 100% guarantee you to get shinies now though and if you use Pokemon Go its mind numbingly easy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >anyone ever
      No. They don't exist. All of you are schizophrenic.

      >S-so it's like the normal Pokemon... but a different c-color...
      Like a gender difference? Nidorino and Nidorina?

      >N-n-no. Y-y-y-you have a 1/8,192 ch-chance of f-f-finding it...
      Really, anon? You expect me to believe that? Do I also have to beat the Elite Four 10 times and then use strength on the truck?

      >N-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-no it's r-r-real and i-it sparkles........
      This is how dumb you all sound.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One day I started a new save in Silver and literally the first wild mon I encountered after obtaining my first pokeballs was a shiny Pidgey
      I kept that shiny Pidgeot in my squad the whole game even though it had truly abysmal stats, just cause it was shiny
      First and last shiny I ever got legitimately besides the Gyarados

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got a shiny pidgey in crystal chasing the doggos around the map. got shiny tentacool in Y just randomly on a surfing route playing through. Besides that I hatched a shiny charmander by chance after trading for a charmander through GTS so I could breed my own. Also a shiny peliper in ultra sun trying to grind levels off wild blissey

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      First shiny was a shiny golbat in diamond when I was EV training on victory road. Or it was a shiny seviper in ruby I can't remember.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      my sister found a sentret in firered and I was so butthurt I gaslit her into thinking she glitched the game because we abused our gameshark so much while playing those games (nevermind that it wasn't plugged in at the time and this was a one-off thing so it was clearly legit)
      outside of that I found one or two in Arceus but you run into so many random pokemon in the overworld due to that game's systems being wildly different that I don't think it's really special anymore. still caught it for posterity's sake though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In Legends Arceus I found a shiny Snorunt and a shiny Gastly

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The chances of encountering a Shiny Pokemon randomly in the wild are a dismal 1/8192
    I never saw another shiny in this game and played it a lot. Hell, shinies were like an urban legend among my friends until we grew up

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      my friend got a shiny zubat but he didnt even use the thing on his team, i was jealous because crobat was one of my favorite pokemon. Hes the only one at my school i knew of who got a shiny from the wild.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I ran into a shiny tentacool once. Fled like an idiot before my brain caught up with me.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not until playing Violet but that's cheating with outbreaks. Although my trainer card thing says I fought 4 shinys but I only recall catching two so my dumbass probably killed two. In my defense, some of them are impossible to tell if you aren't paying attention. Like my shiny slowpoke. Motherfucker is slightly more pale than a regular slowpoke. How the fuck am I supposed to tell it's shiny if I didn't see the stars?

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's the gen gyarados is at its worst in

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If everyone has a free shiny Gyarados, no one has one. Cope~

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tfw the only shinies I’ve ever found were this and the blue ponyta in arceus

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I killed it. Shinies are for autists of the highest order and such people need to be culled for the betterment of humanity.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >such people need to be culled for the betterment of humanity
      Imagine posting this while talking about a sprite being coloured differently and then going on to call other people autistic.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >25+ years later and he's still one of the best shinies ever made
    How does he do it?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Literally the first wild Pokemon I saw in Violet was a shiny female Lechonk. I've never seen another shiny in the game because I don't go shiny hunting, but that was pretty cool.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the only shiny i ever caught was a magikarp

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be colourblind
    >can't see shinies
    feelsbadman.jpg

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't think you can miss that by being colourblind

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck, wrong file

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm shine

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've had a few. Got a shiny Dragapult in Sword, a shiny Rosalia in Legends Arceus. You also get shiny Ponyta in Legends for free from a quest. I got that one, then found another when I was further into the game. All legit and caught by myself.

    They're definitely easier to get in the newer games. I played hundreds of hours of Pokemon as a kid and never saw one back then. Apparently they're not that hard to find in Scarlet/Violet.

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