I remember my first shiny; an Oddish. I was in the route with the Cycling Road in Emerald where you fight May also, and I went into a wild battle. It was an Oddish... but something was wrong... It wasn't blue, it was green... and it sparkled. I thought, "What the...? Is this a hack?" I've never heard about shinies before so I thought it didn't matter as much. I threw a ball, and guess what?! I caught it! Years later, Oddish is still in my PC. I don't know when I'll transfer it. :3