I've been enjoying the games since red and blue, and up until about a week ago, I had never found a shiny, excluding gyarados at the lake of rage.
It was in my platinum. I was training my newly caught gible under cycling road, which would eventually be a powerful part of my team, which at the time consisted only of my level 29 Monferno and level 26 Staravia. So I was running through the grass in search of more enemies, when I found myself engaged in battle with a machop. Now, I immediately thought to myself: Hey, that machop looks a little....funny....... Is it maybe.....the color?..... But that means...... No, that's ridiculous......its near impossible.... And then I saw it. That glorious sparkle. That sparkle that every little boy dreams of seeing. I couldn't believe it.
A SHINY MACHOP!!!!!!!!!!
I was amazed and scared at the same time. I was nervous that I was going to kill this glorious freak of nature, and if I did, I would be very, very,VERY pissed off. I withdrew gible and sent out Bronzor (which I had planned on using but quickly found it to be much to difficult) and hit machop with a hypnosis. It began to snooze, and luckily I had just restocked on balls. Pokeballs, mind you. I threw a pokeball, and..... Ahhh, the feeling of success. I added this shining glory to my team.
Haha, that's not all. You think I would make a big story out of a lone shiny? No, this machop is not alone.
THE VERY SAME DAY, I was still training. I encountered a Gligar, seemingly usual. I wasn't looking at the screen at the time of the encounter, and I was, well, a little zoned out. Now, keep in mind I was playing on my 3ds, so the colors were a little muddy. (For those of you who don't know, DS games on the 3ds look bad.) I noticed the Gligar might have a bit of an odd coloration.
I looked on this very website to see what the shiny sprite looked like. At the time, the shiny and normal Gligar sprites looked similar to me. Given the 3ds' graphics and the fact that I had found a shiny earlier that day, I thought there was no way this Gligar was shiny. I was about to finish it off when I decided to catch it anyway, just in case.
I threw a pokeball, and it failed. The Gligar re- emerged, and yet again I saw that glorious sparkle. I exclaimed a large selection of inappropriate words quite loudly to voice my amazement. I put it to sleep with Bronzor's Hypnosis, and caught it on my second attempt.
And thus is the story of my double shiny.
I have claimed Alduin, the mighty dragon! He shall one day return to bring forth the end of time, and fulfill the prophecy of the world eater.