So, funny story. So back in May, I was playing Black and was looking to complete the pokedex. The worst part of that? Finding those dang evolutionary stones. Basically, I was reduced to riding around Twist Mountain Repeling and trying to find the stones in dust clouds. I jokingly thought "I'm going to find a shiny before I get the stones I need." Guess what happens next? I find a shiny. But it wasn't an Excadrill- it was a Gurdurr. My last Repel wore off, I was leaving the cave to get more, and there he was.
The moral of the story- never give up on your main goal, and good things will come to you. Also, never use an Escape Rope.
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