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    My little story ended well but it couldve been so so bad.

    Years ago I nearly had an epic shiny failure, was playing my first run through of Sapphire.. at the time I didn't really like the look of the Hoenn pokemon so I didn't pay them much attention. Once I got the Goggles I proceeded to go into the area with the permanent sandstorm.

    My first encounter was with a Trapinch, I had 4 strong pokemon and was running through the game at a quick pace so wasn't really worried about the pokedex. Anyway as the battle started I turned away to get a drink or something so missed the stars flickering to show it was a shiny, I had never seen a Trapinch before this moment and I didn't really like the look of it so I go to run away from the battle but it had Arena Trap so I couldn't run. So I end up damaging it with the intent of KO'ing it to get some exp since I couldnt run...

    My first attack was a critical hit which nearly took it out in 1 hit, thought since its so low may aswell capture it because it should be an easy capture so I through a ball and now I have a Trapinch... a little while later I'm running through the Pokedex randomly and notice that in the pokedex its a different color...... so go to the pc to check it out and what do you know.. I see on the summary screen that its a shiny... had such a good laugh after that, I had no idea lol!

    I imagined what my reaction might have been if it didn't have the Arena Tag ability and I managed to run away from the battle only to find out it was actually a shiny...

    (I've only ever encountered 3 shiny pokemon all which I have caught luckily, so while this wasn't a failed attempt, it was pretty close to being an epic fail)
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    ^ It really was meant to be for you to catch that Trapinch! And shiny Flygon is simply amazing

    It didn't happen to me, but a friend of mine was diving near Sootopolis City, shiny hunting for a Clamperl but he run into a shiny Chinchou instead. He kept on looking for that shiny Clamperl, but several months later another shiny Chinchou appeared and he turned off the game!
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    On Pokemon Sapphire, I found a shiny Geodude.
    My failure......
    I wasn't paying attention and attacked it, making it faint -.-
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    Once, someone traded me a shiny Tympole. I restarted the game and forgot to trade it to Black.

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    A shiny Carvanha I knock out


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    OMG MY GAME IS GLITCHED!!!!! turns of power switch... *_*
    A week later.... THAT WAS A SUPER RARE SHINY... NOOOOOO!!!!

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    When I found a shiny Zubat in one of the caves (forgot which, it's been so long), instead of trying to catch it I was forced to run away since I had no Poke Balls.
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    I was training my Sharpedo in Victory Road. A shiny Golbat appears. Sharpedo uses Crunch. Golbat has more than half health left. Sharpedo uses Crunch again. Critical hit. Failure.

    I boxed that Sharpedo and never used it again.
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    Exeggcute appears in Safari Zone. Run out of pokeballs


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    I remember first hearing about Shinies when my friend told us he found a gold Caterpie. We were all in fifth grade so we thought he was making it up. The next day on the bus he showed us his shiny Butterfree. I was amazed.

    Two years down the road, I was on the bus to middle school, playing FireRed. Walkin through Victory Road when...

    Shiny Arbok appears.

    I caught it in a heartbeat. I was overjoyed. I still had time left before we got to school, so one more battle couldn't hurt. I went against the stupid b*tch with the Chansey and the Minimize and Softboiled spamming. I went through all first period with the game on, trying to beat that chick so I could save. I realized it was hopeless and just shut it off

    Now every time I play FR and I meet that Ace Trainer, I'll never forgive her for deleting what would've been my shiny Arbok. grrrrrr
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    Oh well... I encountered a shiny Numel on my Pokémon Sapphire, then I started wondering: "Huh, since when do Numel have different colours?" (Like Spinda have different spots) so, I ran from it so I could look for other ones but the "other ones" all had the same colour. Then I figured out it was a shiny Numel I ran from! xD That wasn't so nice haha.

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    In the beginning of Sapphire when you had to choose your starter and beat the Poochyena, guess what? The Poochyena was shiny..... -.-
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    On my glitched Sapphire, on route 110, the Cycling Road, the first pokemon I always encounter is a shiny Electrike, though the Sapphire can't save so its always in vain
    On my first Nuzlocke, Emerald, guess what Wally did! He fainted a Shiny Ralts! Yet he still caught it.

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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 was in the car, my DS was on red.
    I found a shiny bagon in Emerald, I caught it.....
    My DS Died on the 'Would you like to give a nickname to the caught Bagon' screen.




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    Kanto Safari Zone found the pink Dratini... yeah Safari Zones pretty much all I have to saya
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    I was Sr on my ruby and then I closed my gba to take a break and before I closed it I heard the swift sound and I opened it and it was a shiny poochena too bad I didn't have any pokeballs
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    shiny electrode... enough said I think :P

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    You know how in Emerald Version, the first pokemon you fight is a Zigzagoon...Yeah...

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    I've never personally had a shiny fail. I came close though. In Fire Red I was in the Safari Zone getting some garbage Pokemon then yellow Exeggcute appears (sparkle sparkle). I throw ball. It fails. I throw another ball, IT WORKS! I would have sat in the corner and cried if it had gotten away. I've managed to cath 5 shinies in my GBA games total, never missed one. Ever since the shiny scare, I no longer go in the Safari Zone. It's scary.

    But uh yeah about those shiny fails... my sister was leveling up her pokemon then a taillow appeared and once she attacked it she realized it was green then it died... woops.
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    My first ever RE with a shiny Pokemon was a golden Graveler in Diamond. He used Selfdestruct Fortunately, not 10 minutes later a shiny Chingling appeard and it was successful. I no longer have the Chingling
    Within my lifetime, I've done a lot of walking. I started my journey walking on a little path called Route 1. Little did I know that walking down that route would lead me onwards to a road that went by the name of Victory. Just west of Victory Road, I walked up an entire mountain where atop stood a silent trainer who was one of the mightiest I had ever faced. I've walked, through sandstorms, across the hard desert of Hoenn. I've walked through pelting hail, across the snow covered terrains of Sinnoh. And now as I look back on all my travels I find myself walking across the Skyarrow Bridge of Unova. It took a lot of walking through tall grass patches to get where I am today...But it was worth the walk.

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    One day I was battling a really strong guy, who was the 97th trainer of the battle tower in Pokemon Ruby (surprisingly I never manage to get past the 97th trainer and thus can never get the Gold Trophy which you get after beating the 105th trainer )...and the guy's first Pokemon was a Latias, I took it down, his next Pokemon after that was a Moltres...I knocked it down just barely...then it happened...he summoned a Shiny Latios (metallic green is the colour for those who aren't aware).

    So what happened after that? It took down all three of my Pokemon, I couldn't even land a single hit. It was strong...and at that point I hadn't caught the Latios in Pokemon Ruby so it was still wandering around... That could have been my Latios... bloody hell...

    EDIT: He was a dragon trainer btw, they are always so strong!
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    I once spent nine hours SR-ing on my Ruby for a shiny Mudkip. No luck. I did, however, find a female Mudkip with an extra hit point and really high stats, so I just gave up and kept her.

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    i were SR for about 20 mintues for a shiny rayquaza, but did not notice and my brother was watching on my gameboy, and i just SR again and my brother went crazy,
    i still dont know if he made it up or was serious,

    ( i was watching tv at the sametime, and i thought it was going to be a long hunt so i just SR )


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