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Your sad shiny Pokemon stories?
My sad shiny story, the fact I have never found a single shiny ever... except programmed ones.
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I remember my first Shiny I encountered was in White 1. I was in white forest and I talked to the lady who said she saw a Magby in the grass, I went looking to see if I could get one real quick before buying more powerful pokeballs and what would be the first pokemon to show itself?
A shiny magby! It looked so awesome...but I only have 1 regular pokeball
Now, obviously I didn't catch it, but if you could imagine my face when I threw my only pokeball and it shook TWICE before it popped back out...it looked something like this
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it's adamant and has illuminate and terrible IVs
It was on an emulator anyway so it doesn't really count
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Put in my old gold just to see my old pokes and the first pokemon I run into is a shiny metapod....and I had not a single pokeball...God was I stupid as a kid =|. I almost freaked out the same way and was about to break my ds when I ran into a shiny geodude about 15-20 mins into my play through on pearl. Right before I threw it I stopped and remembered they just gave me pokeballs.
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I found a shiny Magikarp back in GSC and, unlike most of the stories here, I actually caught it. The sad part was that in my naive 8 year old mind I thought that a yellow Magikarp obviously meant that it would become a yellow Gyarados. My plan was to breed it with a blue Gyarados to make a green one and then again with the Lake of Rage Gyarados to make an orange one. Then I would have bred the offspring with the parents and each other and so forth until I had a motherf***ing army of incestuous, rainbow Gyarados. Boom! Instant coolest kid on the block status.
But then the damn thing turned out red and made me sad.
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My sad shiny Pokemon story: I've played every iteration of the main series pokemon games and never come across a shiny pokemon (save that red Gyrados of course). :(
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MovesLikeJabba posted...My sad shiny story, the fact I have never found a single shiny ever... except programmed ones.
My brother's story is that his first one, a beige-and-purple Delibird in Silver, ran from him... he did catch a green Marill in Ruby, though.
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In the original Gold version I saw a Shiny Venonat on my way to the Lake of Rage and ran from it. Less than 5 minute later I was at the red Gyarados and realized what that sparkle meant.
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Ignoring that it was on a ROM, a Shiny is a Shiny. My Shiny Weavile is Quiet, and my Shiny Swellow is Modest, but I don't care. Just the fact that they are Shinies that I myself found and caught makes it all worthwhile.
In Heart Gold I was training for the E4 in Victory Road and encountered a shiny Graveler. I had a Lanturn out and decided to switch out to Dragonair to use Dragon Rage to guarantee I wouldn't knock it out.
I forgot that Graveler had Selfdestruct :(
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