Welcome to the New and Improved General Shiny Thread!
This is the place to discuss shinies you obtained in any generation, ask questions regarding shinies or participate in the community shiny hunt!
*Rule #1: Keep the number of posts per page at a reasonable number. (Ideally, one post per page that you edit with additional comments)
*Rule #2: Limit posts that are only progress updates to once per day (unless you got your shiny after your update)
*Rule #3: No discussion on the VALUE of shiny pokemon or methods that reduce the odds of obtaining a shiny. *Announcement: Please VM your ideas for the FAQ to me to reduce clutter in the thread =)
Current Community Hunt:
May= Obtain a Water or Grass type shiny. (ANY method, including chaining)
*To ensure your name is entered in the list below, please mark "community hunt complete" in your post when you get it
This Month's Completed Community Hunts:
Shiny Lord - Horsea - May 1st
Master Leo - Treecko - May 1st
ohjeezitskim - Treecko - May 1st
Shadowkrow - Frillish - May 2nd
AquaRegisteel - Bellsprout - May 3rd
pokemaster13 - Golduck - May 3rd
City of Delusion - Wingull - May 3rd
Wobbanut - Marill - May 5th
Shadowkrow - Frillish - May 5th
Shiny Lord - Slowpoke - May 5th
PaddysTurtwigFanClub - Turtwig - May 5th
Dangertrout - Phione - May 6th
ohjeezitskim - Shellder - May 6th
Laurelai - Lotad - May 6th
Wyverndust - Snivy - May 6th
City of Delusion - Relicanth - May 6th
City of Delusion - Tropius - May 7th
Laurelai - Poliwag - May 7th
Shiny Lord - Tentacool - May 8th
Shine - Shellos - May 8th
City of Delusion - Clamperl - May 9th
Cyndajay - Budew - May 10th
AquaRegisteel - Totodile - May 10th
maldoror - Phione - May 10th
Cyndajay - Petilil - May 11th
Wyverndust - Squirtle - May 12th
ChaoticInverse - Bellsprout - May 12th
crashandcortex - Turtwig - May 12th
2rsa - Mudkip - May 13th
cocoadragon - Remoraid - May 13th
Mr. Shinx - Lapras - May 15th
Omishka - Tentacool - May 15th
City of Delusion - Lotad - May 16th
201238 - Shellos - May 16th
City of Delusion - Seedot - May 17th
AquaRegisteel - Roselia - May 17th
Scrufox86 - Bulbasaur - May 17th
JAWAYami - Hoppip - May 19th
City of Delusion - Qwilfish - May 19th
Scrufox86 - Bulbasaur x2! - May 19th
Shiny Lord - Treecko - May 20th
pokemaster13 - Frillish - May 21st
Wyverndust - Feebas - May 21st
Jessara - Oddish - May 23rd
City of Delusion - Corsola - May 23rd
Spoiler:- What are these abbreviations I keep seeing?:
BQ = Badge Quest. (A self-imposed challenge where one must find a shiny before each gym.)
MM = Masuda Method (Breeding two pokemon from different countries to increase the chance of hatching a shiny.)
RE = Random Encounter
SR = Soft Reset
CH = Community Hunt (a shiny hunt that everyone can take part in together)
Spoiler:- What are my odds of finding a shiny?:
Base rate in Gen 3 and up: 1/8192
Breeding with MM in Gen 4: 1/1639
Breeding with MM in Gen 5: 1/1366
Encounters with Shining Charm: 1/2730
Breeding with MM + Shining Charm: 1/1024
Spoiler:- What can I do to make hunting easier?:
Bicycle item -> makes more frequent pokemon encounters
Illuminate / Arena Trap abilities -> makes more frequent pokemon encounters
Flame Body / Magma Armor abilities -> Halves the steps required to hatch eggs
Suction Cups / Sticky Hold abilities -> make more bites occur when fishing
False Swipe move -> Leaves opponents with one HP
Super Fang move -> reduces opponents HP by half
Sleep condition -> increases catch rate
Thunder / Freeze conditions-> increases catch rate (less effective than sleep)
Foresight / Odor Sleuth moves -> Allows False Swipe / Super Fang to hit Ghost Types
Static ability -> Increases the chance of finding Electric type pokemon
Magnet Pull ability -> Increases the chance of finding Steel type pokemon
Damp ability -> Prevents the opponent from exploding / self destructing
Shadow Tag ability -> Prevents pokemon from switching out
Spoiler:- What tips are there for breeding shinies in Gen 5?:
Breeding with Ditto will NOT allow a Hidden Ability to be passed
TM/Egg Moves are passed by MALE pokemon
Hidden Abilities are passed by FEMALE pokemon
Power Items guarantee the corresponding stat to be passed (only one power item will work at a time)
Everstone guarantees the nature to be passed (BW2 ONLY, other Gens is 50% chance to pass)
The Oval Charm increases the rate at which you receive eggs (reward from completing the Unova Dex)
Spoiler:- Why do people say not to SR in R/S/E?:
In Ruby / Sapphire with a dead internal battery or in Emerald, the Random Number Generator always starts in the same place. Because of this, unless you have an early shiny frame, it makes SRing in these games pretty much impossible. You can, however, keep restarting your file until you get one with and early enough frame. When picking your starter, save in front of the pokeball and SR about 50 times, and try to vary the speed at which you spam A at the beginning. If you see a shiny starter or zigzagoon/poochyena in the first battle, you have a file with an early frame and could conceivably SR pokemon throughout the game.
This thread is approved by SPP Staff Shine and Nutter t.kk
Alright, since this is a new thread I will be explaining how I got all of my shiny's.
While fishing for a Feebas (Fishing 5 times on every spot) I ran into a Shiny Carvana, a few spots later I ran into another one.
The first one was a male, and the second one was a female. I evolved the male into a sharpedo, and kept the female as a Carvana.
When I completed everything in Diamond I learned about chaining, it took me a few weeks to understand. Finally at chain 40 I was able to get
a male and a female Chattot. (Traded one away for a Manaphy.)
And just a few months ago, I needed a Vulpix out of my girlfriend her SoulSilver, and ran into a Shiny Stantler. Caught it with a masterball because she
didn't had any other Pokéballs. She said I could have it, but I only like my own shiny's with my name on it.
Now I'm currently triple hunting.
I'm hunting at the Giant Chasm Plains for shiny Delibird, Ditto, Piloswine or Metang. (Especially Metang) (Black 2)
I'm doing the Masuda Method for a shiny Taillow, I really love a green Swellow. (Black 2)
And I'm Soft Reseting for a shiny Lapras, I love that purple colour on him! (Soul Silver)
After every 1000 random encounters I will be doing 100 eggs, after the eggs I will be doing 100 soft resets.
I do multiple hunts because I hate to do the same thing all over again.
I have the shiny charm, so I hope that the 2 above hunts won't take any longer.
That's it, I wish all of you alot of luck hunting!
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~Current Random Encounter Hunt: Route 8~ ~ (3570) Random Encounters~
~I would like anything to shine! ~ ~But my main goal is Shiny male Quagsire! ~
I'm still hunting for my 3rd White 2 badge quest shiny. I'm currently at 5687 encounters. I'm hunting in the Castelia city 'park" (or whatever it's called) I'm hoping for anything other than a shiny Rattata or Audino (since I already have them ).
Heres a shiny brand new shiny thread, which was needed. I to will be looked at on 'page 1'. Wel any way i like the way dangertrout has did the community hunt at the start. Anyway, my mm needs to speed up a bit, so tonight i will make a good progress on 630ish eggs (have exact number), new thread = new shinies!
My shiny card, special thanks to Cha Chi
Luvin' the t'wigs <3
Sring johto starters - Started 9th May (will complete)
Yes, a general factoid list on the front page, now how many noobs will ignore and still post the same questions over and over? Got to 1400 encounters in my nature preserve/victory road hunt. Though i did get black ops II, which will dominate my gaming for the foreseeable future, so i might only do 100-200 encounters a day for a couple weeks
Hopefully I'll be up there again in the next few days...
This. In its entirety. I want Kyogre to shine soon! Last night I made it up to 7,250 SRs and now I have done a few hundred today. One of my classes got cancelled, so I am replacing class time with Kyogre time. (Not a smart idea, but it makes me happy ) Good luck everyone and I hope that y'all are having better luck than I am!
@Dangertrout: I LOVE the new setup by the way!
Chained: MM: ~500 eggs Over 1,000 eggs ~850 eggs ~775 egg 2,352 eggs 2,922 eggs 376 eggs 2,222 eggs 421 eggs 1,402 eggs 1,402 +110 eggs 1,940 eggs 128 eggs 277 eggs RE: 12,589 encounters Random SR: 4,948 SR 4,084 SR 10,329 SR 1,454 SR 3,441 SR 13,490 SR 1,692 SRs Event:
Current Hunt(s): Eeveelution MM/RE Hunt (started Dec 7): (1) 2,944 RE (Dec 10) (2) 641 eggs MM (Dec 12) (3) 1,229 eggs MM (Dec 30) (4) 343 eggs MM (Jan 11) (5) 1,539 eggs MM (Apr 1) (6) 617 eggs MM (Apr 13) (7) 6,832 RE (May 15) (8) 694/930 eggs / 158 REs