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What made you start shiny hunting?
The first time i started shiny hunting was when i first found the old third gen shiny discussion page. Which was years and years ago now. At the time i was just seeing so many people putting hours of effort into SRing and REing, and this was how i found out about these methods of shiny hunting as well, as until that point i had no idea how to actually go about finding shinies, just that i had found quite a few whilst playing my games.
What is your favorite method of hunting?
I would have to say REing. It adds so much variety, and although you can create a control group on what you'll find, its nearly impossible to control down to the exact Pokemon you want. I think thats what makes it all the more surprising and exhilarating when you find a shiny.
What is your favorite shiny you own?
Its a split decision for me, as on one hand i have my avenged Shiny Groudon, which took a few hundred SR's to find on my old Ruby file. Which is sentimental as i had to avenge a Shiny Groudon i had lost a few months earlier(due to me not knowing what it was), which actually appeared without SRing, so it was a RE legendary.
On the other hand though, i have my Shiny Treecko. My first ever Shiny Starter, and a hatched one w/egg moves, which was hatched on Emerald to boot.
What is the shiny you would like to own?
Shiny Jirachi. I love this Pokemon so much as its just so cute, especially for a Steel Type.
What's your best shiny story?
Difficult to say really, if i had to pick my best then i would say its my Shiny Snover.
At the time in the 2nd(i believe) imagination of the Shiny Pokemon Club, i had noticed that when chaining if you try and fish up a Pokemon and KO it, it resets your patches.
For example, if i reset the radar and there were 2 sparkly patches and two shaky patches, then i fished up a pokemon, KO'd it, then the patches would stay where they were, but they would change to 3 sparkly & one shaky patch.
I was attempting to see if this could be exploited to get a Shiny Patch without the need for excessive use of Max Repels/recharging the radar repeatedly. I had just arrived at Lake Acuity, activated the PokeRadar, went into the first patch i saw, and bam, Shiny Snover, 100% random encounter shiny, to start off my chain.
Needless to say, i didn't continue testing the method, as i felt this was a way of saying to me, nice idea, your off your rocker, but heres a shiny anyway.
It's all happened - What shiny got away from you?
OMG, well, theres only ever been one shiny that got away, and it was an Exeggcute, which i encountered during my first ever run-through of Pokemon Fire Red. I was in the Safari Zone, attempting to find Chansey for Lucky Egg's, and bam, Shiny Exeggcute appears before me. Chuck Ball. Escaped. Fled. Sucks.
If you could change the color of one shiny, which one would it be?
Garchomp. Its like hey i'm Shiny here. Wait. No i'm not. Wait, yes, no, yes, no, yes, no. For crying out loud.
Did some MM hatching today for a Shiny Zorua, just to try and mix things up a little in my lack of a shiny hunting regime, and i didn't find it terribly tiresome for some reason.
Of course i only hatched 25 eggs, so not really much time to find it boring, but hey, that took me around 40 minutes, which is the longest i've spent playing the games in a few weeks now.
I'm going to continue my EV training over the weekend, and begin to build my team in Pokemon White.