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In your opinion, is it worth it to search for a shiny?

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2 years ago#1
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2 years ago#2
If you have masuda method, shiny charm, and magma armor/flame body, perhaps. Trying to get a shiny solosis now.
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2 years ago#3
Sure. I like the fun of looking for a shiny Pokemon. I don't like trading for them, or things like that- gotta be all legit for me. And I don't trade them away either, they're basically mine to keep.
2 years ago#4
Honestly... no. Way too rare for absolutely no practical value what so ever. If you encounter one randomly, yeah... catch it. But to willingly search for one... it's not really worth it.
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2 years ago#5
Shiny hunting is just....a waste of time. Shiny Pokemon do exist within the game are meant to be that lucky break. Abusing it with RNG, SR, I don't really like it. Look at this way, which shiny is more prestigious? One you find after literally reseting your game in the thousands? Or one you find randomly without warning, either in the grass, or while hatching for a strong IV Pokemon? Think about that

Bonus - I have only one "abused" shiny from the Pokeradar, and not only that it wasn't fun chaining, but I don't consider one of my "legit" shiny Pokemon among my 34.
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2 years ago#6
TherianReturns posted...
Shiny hunting is just....a waste of time. Shiny Pokemon do exist within the game are meant to be that lucky break. Abusing it with RNG, SR, I don't really like it. Look at this way, which shiny is more prestigious? One you find after literally reseting your game in the thousands? Or one you find randomly without warning, either in the grass, or while hatching for a strong IV Pokemon? Think about that

Bonus - I have only one "abused" shiny from the Pokeradar, and not only that it wasn't fun chaining, but I don't consider one of my "legit" shiny Pokemon among my 34.


Neither is more precious. One is precious because it is something you really put in an effort to get. One is just lucky and a special surprise. The only shinies that aren't special are ones you hack.
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2 years ago#7
Arne83 posted...
Honestly... no. Way too rare for absolutely no practical value what so ever. If you encounter one randomly, yeah... catch it. But to willingly search for one... it's not really worth it.


I would probably agree if not for this; if it's a shiny you really like/want, then it's totally worth it. Sure, it's not practical, but if it's something you really want, then go for it.
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2 years ago#8
I don't hunt for shinies. I just find them.
That's the way they were intended, after all.
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2 years ago#9
Eh not really. If I really like the color then yeah (like for Rayquaza)
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2 years ago#10
only if they bring back chaining
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