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    Default Shiny pokemon failures

    We always hear about people who have success finding and capturing their shiny Pokemon... but what about those of us who have not been so lucky...? Well, here is my FIRST shiny experience....

    Ok, so here’s what happened.

    I was walking through Victory road, not using any repels so that I can encounter every pokemon in the hopes of eventually seeing a shiny pokemon. And… as Kitty’s hopes were dwindling… A SHINY HARIYAMA APPEARS!!!!
    Anyways, Kitty throws an Ultraball at it and it fails to catch it, no biggy I’ll just keep lobbing the balls at it, right? Of course this silly person forgets that this particular pokemon knows Whirlwind. WHIRLWIND! So guess what… IT FLEES!… Kitty is not happy… not happy at all….

    It was my first EVER random encounter with a shiny pokemon…

    Have you ever had an aweful experience with shinies?
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    Funny story)
    My first shiny was a shiny weedle in Fire Red in 2005 or 2006
    Than it was a strong Beedrill with Sludge Bomb Aerial Ace Brick Break and Twineedle

    Later my brothers encounter shiny oddish in emerald safari zone and hunter in fire red

    And...time for failure
    I encountered a shiny Roselia in Emerald...In the battle pyramid

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    Congrats on the shiny Beedrill, Oddish and Haunter captures :3

    but finding that roselia in the battle Pyramid .... that must have been... kdbhglsghbvsgbvh uhhh i hate it when that happens >< that happened to me a few times on my old save...

    Still we search for more! xP
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    I've never even seen a shiny in any gen 3 game. That's a fail in itself since I've been playing pokemon for years.

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    While I haven't run into a wild shiny in Ruby (that I can recall), I have seen trainers in the Battle Tower with shiny Pokémon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutie Pie View Post
    While I haven't run into a wild shiny in Ruby (that I can recall), I have seen trainers in the Battle Tower with shiny Pokémon.
    Apparently, those trainers with shinies always have them... ones a shiny Espeon I thinks. Im not sure though I just remember reading something about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by CupcakeSkittyKat View Post
    Apparently, those trainers with shinies always have them... ones a shiny Espeon I thinks. Im not sure though I just remember reading something about it
    Ohh or i might be thinking of Leaf Green/ Fire Red I'm pretty sure its one of those
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    my first shiny encounter is on sapphire.i was walking in route 115 to find a jigglypuff.then *gasp* shiny jigglypuff appeared!good thing i catch it.

    for my failure...
    i found a shiny zubat in mt.moon but...i ran out of pokeballs


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    Never failed since my only shinies are three Gyarados.
    My first red Gyarados was in LG, forgot about the 'Karp salesman, it was only after I finished the entire game that I bought the karp. GUESS WHAT? IT WAS SHINY ON MY FIRST TRY. It's now a level 71 gyara.
    Second was from ShinyGold (i'm into rom hacks), lake of rage.
    Third is from SS. You can guess how I got it.
    Other than that, I never remember encountering a shiny.
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    I found a shiny Graveler it used Selfdestruct

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    Shiny abra.
    Nuff' said.
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    I find it highly amusing that over the course of I think four Emeral playthroughs on I think four different games, Mine and a number of my friends, I always find a shiny Larion about where WAlly is at the end of Victory road....and Then I dont' have any pokeballs....you think I would learn.

    Or worse I found a shiny Zigzagoon ,I think, and right afterwords the batteries died.
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    I have soft set on my Japanese Emerald for more than 12 hours... Then I find out that the Emerald RNG is broken and must be used a specific way.

    I have soft setted for 6 hours on Ruby for Groudon, no luck, gave it to a friend who tried for what he says 8~ hours, no luck, and someone else tried for 3 hours. Which I need that Ruby back... >.>

    My friend is playing through my Fire Red because he wanted to. At the battle tower, there is a shiny Espeon. We were both like "NOOOOOOOOO!!!!one!!!!!"

    Anyways, going to just play through one of my Rubies and my Japanese Emerald like crazy. My mind hurts from trying to figure this method out: http://m.gamefaqs.com/boards/921905-...rsion/48296893

    If anyone else figures it, I'd give them a shiny to do it for me. XD Four hours of trying to find the right link does stuff to you.
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    The first wild pokemon I encountered after leaving the starting town was a shiny poocheyna. Obviously I hadn't been given pokeballs so I had no way of catching it
    as a consolation, the first magikarp I encountered was shiny, so now I have a gold magikarp which I sure as hell aint going to evolve as a red gyarados isn't rare...

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    I have encountered 2 random shinies. One was a shiny Drowzee in the pokemon rumble demo, where you can't save (I don't know if that counts, but still). The second one was a shiny Wormadam in the Neon colosseum in pokemon battle revolution. It was a rental pokemon, so I couldn't keep it. ...My games hate me

    EDIT: I didn't realize that this thread was in the R/S/E forum. That's why I posted those shinies here. I guess that I clicked on the latest thread without thinking or something Dx
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    I encountered a shiny Kyogre in Emerald, so I was overjoyed. Then it attacked first and used Sheer Cold. I only had 1 pokemon at that time, so fail. And my Pokemon was level 60.

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    I remember I found a shiny Sandshrew in Sapphire one day but only had two pokeballs on me at the time and both failed to catch it. That really ruined my day.

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    I once saw a shiny ralts unfortunatly it was the ralts wally was going to catch so it was never shiny again -.-
    yay hatched my shiny bagon took 191 eggs but worth it jolly natured too

    now have my entire shiny squad hatched on my diamond just waiting for someone i know to let me borrow thier ds -.-

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    I found a shiny in the Battle Tower once (Platinum). Oh, I was so disappointed.

    I did also find a shiny Bibarel in the Great Marsh (Diamond), but luckily it didn't flee and I caught it on the second or third ball. I remember vidding it, but I don't think I put it up on YT.
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    I have never been able to RNG for a shiny, I have tried on a few games but I always get a problem

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    Maybe My both the luckiest and the unluckiest day of my life
    When I go "Grinding" in Victory Road I accidentally found A Shiny Hariyama which has Whirlwind me
    And right after that. I saw a Shiny Golbat. Weird Huh? No?
    I am not a Shiny Hunter but maybe I starting to look for a shiny(Even not as hard as hunter used to be)
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    I ran into a shiny grimer....
    I used double kick, knowing he cou;d take both hits.
    Blaziken used DOUBLE KICK!
    Critical hit!
    Enemy grimer fainted!
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    I ran into a shiny Geodude, and it exploded

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    Fire red, I was in mt moon and I encountered a green zubat!!! Over joyed I caught it, then saved and turned it off to go to sleep. When I awoke the next morning it was no where to be seen... I still have no idea where it went.
    I had to reset my 3DS,

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    I was walking around the first route and I encountered a shiny Zigzagoon.But I killed it because I didn't know what it was ): (I was 6)


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