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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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    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'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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ☭Secret_Shocker☭ View Post
    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.
    that makes no sense....kyogre is lv. 45 in sapphire when you find him, so sheer cold shouldn't have worked on your pokemon since your pokemon was a higher level. I'm gonna call lying on this one.

    As for failure, I have watched quite a few horror fails on youtube, like a shiny groudon fail, a shiny poochena fail, and a shiny nidorino fail, but I've never had my own fail. My only 2 random shiny encounters were a shiny ponyta and a shiny kricketot, both on my diamond version. I did soft reset for weeks and finally got a shiny abra at the game corner, and my friend killed a shiny hariyama......because he thought his game was bugging out since it was a different color....I wanted to strangle him!

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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 -.-
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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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    I've only ever encountered one shiny which was a regular shiny wingull in my ruby. Re-playing emerald just now, found and caught a BLACK SHINY zubat. It sparkles when it's placed in battle, but I can barely find any information on this kind of zubat..... what happened?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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    I found a shiny Wurmple i actually was trying to get it but then one of my attacks made it faint so that was a failure
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    R/S/E are the best pkmn games...
    Anyhoo years ago about 2 weeks after Sapphire was released I encountered my first ever Gulpin, was about to flee when realised i just couldn't remember if it was supposed to be blue or green, so i toss a pokéball and catch it, and nickname it GULPIN, turned out to be a Shiny, yey ^_^ I decide to restart Sapphire, so I traded it to Fire Red, really liked Swalot at the time. So I level up and evolve, yeah I saved the game after of course, but didn't realise that... Now i got a Shiny level 42 Swalot called GULPIN. Also, I transferred it to Black. My Fire Red is actually a "Rouge Feu", the french version of the game.
    Don't know if this counts as a failure, but it pisses me off, 1# a Shiny Pokémon nicknamed as its pré-evolution. 2# B/W: Pokémon have got one single capital letter in their names. It's so ugly.

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    I was fishing for a feebas in Ruby and a shiny Carvahna appears. I send out my weakest Pokemon who then CRITS the Carvahna, killing it. I actually didn't know about shinies at the time, I just knew that this Carvahna looked different so I wanted it.
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