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    first shiny encounter was with a nincada, i didnt know what a shiny was then. so i ignored it. i killed it for the exp. then i looked it up and found out it was rare DX

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    well the only wild shiny i ever saw was a shiny magikarp at the pond behind blackthorn gym i caught it, but its still a magikarp and if i evolve it it is even more worthless due to red gyrados being the least rarest shiny

    but over some trades and such i have acquired a few shinys myself including arceus and deoxys

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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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    My first shiny was way back in the original Pokemon Silver. I ran into a shiny Swinub in the Ice Path. Unfortunately I didn't have any pokeballs with me, so I had to let it go.
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    I remember when I was playing ruby or emerald I was going to Raquaza and I encountered a shiny Golbat. I didn't think anything of it even though it was green and I never understood why so I just beat it and kept on my way. Later in life I found out to my dismay it was a shiny XP Anyway thats my story from my childhood

    EDIT: Oh and I think I was at my grandma's when I ran into a shiny Garados, not sure what happened after, but I do know I didn't catch it
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    Well, I was minding my own business in new Mauville, you know just helping out the old guy. I see a pokeball on the ground. I pick it up, thinking I will get a potion or something. So I pick it and a shiny electrode pops out! Nuff said. But I got my revenge when I surfed down without the boat and a shiny tentacool pops out. I captured it. Then I played FireRed and my rival somehow got a shiny on his team. That was annoying until I got myself a shiny ponyta. Now I've never had an RE since... I've noticed for me it takes a shiny fail to get a shiny


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    Every Shiny I've found, I've caught, but my friend had an epic fail with a shiny. On his way to Oldale Town for the first time, he was armed with no Pokeballs, he encountered a Shiny Zigzagoon.... He was so annoyed he didn't play the game for 3 months!
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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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    my brother randomly encountered a gold nincada without any pokeballs--that drove him insane.I haven't found any

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    I got a shiny poochyena on emerald and accidentally wiped the game


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    I don't think I've ever found a shiny in my Emerald, Ruby, or Sapphire. I only found 1 once in Fire Red and caught it, but never in Hoenn as far as I can remember.
    Hopefully when I do finally find one some day I'll be able to catch it.
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    One time I found a shiny Nidorino in the Safari Zone in my FireRed game and it fled. -_- I immediately turned my game off in frustration, lol.

    I played it again several hours later and actually ran into a shiny Venonat and caught it though. So that turned out not to be such a bad day.

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    ok get this i sold all my pokeballs for coins in Emerald so i can get ice beam for my Swampert. then after getting it i went to tran in the Desert and what do you know a shiny Trapinch pops out, totally forgot about selling all my pokemon balls i weaken it to red status, and put it to sleep. went to throw a great ball and boom it hits me. FML!!

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    I had my first good and first bad shiny experience all within the space of 20 minutes.

    Pokémon LeafGreen - Cerulean Cave (2am-ish many years ago)
    Decided I'd see if I could SR for shiny Mewtwo, you never know. Tried twice, thought if I get to 30 I will just catch it. 3rd time, it's shiny! Master Ball-ed it, and started way out. Max Repels run out about ten steps from the exit. "Well, I'll get out fine" I think.

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    Met a shiny Tailow when training my Mudkip. Got in on the last ball.

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    Shiny oddish in the safari zone.
    I used about 20 safari balls on it.



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    Lol I got one for you guys. So I used to collect pokemon cards like a mofo and I happen to come across a shiny latios and alakazam card. When I got our of pokemon cards, I find out that together they were worth like 150 dollars together. When I ask my buddy for the cards back he tells me he sold all of the cards I gave him for 50 bucks and a copy of CALL OF DUTY 4...I hate life. T.T

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    I have had no shiny fails on R/S/E, but two on FireRed.

    The first was when I was running through the Safari Zone in search of a Scyther. I kept finding Nidoran after Nidoran, and was thinking: When am I ever going to find this Scyther? Next encounter- I look at the darkened sprite of the Nidoran(M), and realised it was blue. So, of course, I throw a Safari Ball. It immediately breaks out, and flees. I was disappointed then, but I already had a perfectly good Nidoking in my party, so I wasn't too bummed.

    Of course, next fail was epic. This time, I was outside of the Pokemon League, training up my team. I was working on training my level 52 Pidgeot this time, having already trainied my Charizard to level 55. I was thinking about how nice it would be to run into a shiny Fearow as, though I thought it looked awful at first, it had grown on me. Ironically enough, the next encounter was the shiny Fearow. Panicking, I decided to use the weakest move in my arsenal: Quick Attack. Of course, with my luck, the attack was a critical hit, and it fainted.
    Worst thing of all? I HAD A MASTER BALL!!!!!!! That really was a painful day...

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    Lucky for me I have never had a problem with catching a shiny...since my first and only shiny was a Shroomish. ^^




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    I failed to capture a Shiny Xatu that I found in the Safari Zone in Ruby version a few months ago. I was just looking for a regular one when it appeared, and even though I was able to keep its interest for a while, it eventually fled and I missed out on a great opportunity. That's why I've never been one to seek Shiny Safari Zone Pokemon; it's a complete waste of time since you can't even weaken them and they always flee.

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    First Shiny:
    Golbat in LeafGreen: thought game glitched. Ran.
    Second Shiny:
    Oddish in Pearl: evolved it to Gloom, forgot about it, deleted the file.
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    Found a shiny pidgey, but when I found it I had only one pkmn and no pokeball a yet

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    ive encountered 3 Shiny pokemon in my Emerald.
    First was a Shiny Golbat (female). i was a bit dissatisfied cuz i prefer male pokemon, but i caught it anyway.
    Second was a Shiny Carvania. but it was a Battle Frontier trainer battle.
    Third one was a Shiny Girafarig. unfortunately it was in the Gosh darn safari zone so u can guess what happened.
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