I know right? It gets annoying sometimes. <.< Just wait until you prefer having certain Pokemon being certain genders and they just refuse to show up as that gender! I always seem to run into male Clefairy(s?). Yeah they're rarer, but I don't see Clefairy as a male. Not that it really matters though.
I kinda feel the same way. Then again I RNG my mons so gender doesn't become an issue. I still prefer some Pokemon to be certain genders. Just look at how I gender my Eeveelutions!
Espeon = girl Jolteon = boy Umbreon = boy Flareon = boy Vaporeon = girl Leafeon = boy Glaceon = girl
Even certain fighting games do this crap to me. Brawl and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 are especially bad about it! (I need a Luke Cage card... cue almost 200 battles later and not getting ONE, but getting NINE cards of stuff I don't want!
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Agreed completely. And it's not even just the Chansey, though those are bad enough in and of themselves (to say nothing of Tauros- how did I manage to catch one back when I was a 10-year-old noob who only trained his Pidgeot in Yellow?!?!)- any of you have the supreme misfortune of having a Shiny run away from you in there? Because this guy has. I remember it well. March 17th, 2010. I was trying to fill up my PC boxes in HeartGold with trade fodder so I could bring in all my EV trained stuff, in-game teams, and legendaries from Platinum. The Safari Zone seemed the most cost-effective way to get this done, and I was starting to like that one area that had practically nothing but the Ekans and Koffing lines... Bam! Shiny Ekans! I throw one Safari Ball, doesn't even wiggle, Ekans breaks out and flees.
That said, I have had better luck with my other two Safari Zone Shinies- Nidorina in Kanto's Safari Zone, and Tropius in the Great Marsh. But that Ekans will haunt me.
Not only does it not show up when you want it, but after you finally have one, they start showing up by the dozens as you're walking around.
even though i know what you mean (a really big list of occasions come to mind), it is also true that most ppl, me included, tend to only remember their bad luck. but whenever i look back i can still remember stuff like finding a yanma in HG without even trying (you've got a 1% chance of finding one when not swarming).