Already on my 2nd run through this game since I said I'd restart if my friend bought a 3DS.
I'm way too late to recap everything (since I'm in Snowpoint), but I can say that I found a Shiny Mine Jr in a horde encounter and then traded it for a Xerneas (since I have Y version). I would have kept it, but its nature was horrendous and I've never cared for Mr. Mime anyway.
After that, my other friend, who doesnt have a 3DS decided he loves Wonder Trade and did that for about 2 hours, getting me a host of amazing crap including a Froakie with its hidden ability of Protean, a Chespin (the only starter I havent used yet), and a Ditto with the ability Imposter!
I'm damn happy there. I'm probably going to take a month long break (or longer) and when I play it again, I'll do an "all" team. Not sure what team I'll go with, but so far my ideas are:
All Turtle Team (Torterra, Carracosta, Avalugg, Torkoal, Blastoise, Shuckle)
All Dinosaur Team (Tropius, Ramparados, Tyrantrum, Aurorus, Aerodactyl, Aggron)
All Dragon Team (Druddigon, Goodra, Haxorus, Dragonite, Salamance, Noivern, with Altaria, Flygon, Hydreigon, Tyrantrum, Dragalge, Kingdra, or Garchomp as either a secondary team or alternates)
I know there's a ton of other themed teams I can do, like All Fire Starters, or something, but these are the ones I've really been interested in doing.
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What's better than a Malamar?
A Shiny Malamar!
Vivillion (evolved into Modern pattern...thought Shiny turned into High Plains pattern, but whatever)
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