Oh Wow! I cannot believe it. Finally i have gotten my shiny Absol after many failed attempts. I have been trying to chain absol and get the chain to 40 for 2 years. Well the chain is at 30 as the 30th Absol was in a shiny patch which kindly appeared for me. I had actually had a lot of failed chaining attempts before it as well so was going really careful with this current chain as it changed days so the swarm would be something else. I am so glad i got a shiny, i am hoping to reach 40 but with all my other chains where an early shiny patch shows up it usually breaks soon after. I am happy whatever happens though as i did get one shiny absol. I'll have to update my signature now too.
Edit (2nd august 11:03am)- Ok i got a 2nd shiny Absol shortly after the first one but like all my previous chains where i have gotten early shiny patches before chain 40 it broke. I am not upset at all though because i did get two shinies from the chain. And i hate chaining on route 213 anyway so i have gotten my shinies from there now. I think i will see what swarm i have on platinum, i don't have much left to chain really. I find it more difficult to chain pokemon with low appearance rates though like the ones with 20% and below as i wanted to chain Snorunt, Gastly etc but they have such low % that chains tend to break more than swarming and other higher appearance % pokemon.
Edit 2 (4th august 12:51am)- Hello everyone would just like to say i have managed to sucessfully get a Snorunt chain to 40 and have so far captured NINE shinies from it so i now have TEN in total including my early shiny patch Snorunt from two years ago. I always wanted to get more because i wanted to get both evolutions in shiny form and with only having one and it being male i couldn't get shiny Frosslass but now i can. I think i will stop the chain soon.
Edit 3 (5th august 12:55am) - Hello everyone i am just updating on my Snorunt chain. I managed to capture FIFTEEN shiny Snorunt before ending the chain on purpose. I am unsure what my next target is yet but i'll be back on here to let you know.
Edit 4 (8th august) - Hello everyone, just an update i have chained Pidgey and have captured FOURTEEN shinies from this current chain brining my total number up to 16 with my previous two from last year. I am thinking of stopping at the 15th shiny.