I got sapphire/ruby when they came out in 2003. I was going to get firered/leafgreen/emerald but then i was like nar. I wish i had though as finishing platinum would be a hell of allot easier.
Shiny Count (From Gen 3 - 7)
Sharpedo (2003) - Caught as a Carnavana in Sapphire
Machamp (2010) - As a Macoke in Platinum
Ivysaur #1 - Gothorita - Quilladin - Magneton - Ivysaur #2 - Kakuna (2012-13) - friend safari
Omanyte (2014) - Hatched thanks to the will of Lord Helix during TPP.
Charmander (2017) - Hatched in Gen 7 will be a perfect Charizard-Y thanks to bottlecaps
Elygem - Pelipper (2017) - Sneaking in Alpha Sapphire.
NidoranM - Horde Encounter (2017)