The first that I ever encountered was a shiny Cacturne in Pokemon Pearl (which I used the master ball to capture it). I also caught a shiny Machoke in Pokemon Platinum and a shiny Abra in Pokemon Soul Silver.
I was actually surprised when I saw them considering I had never encountered a shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Blue, Silver, Ruby, Emerald, or Fire Red. That is, unless I encountered one, but failed to recognize it, and instead made it faint or ran away.
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I have played yellow, fire red, leaf green, ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl, platinum, heart gold, black, white, white 2 and have not seen a single shinny pokemon in my 10 years of playing pokemon
No, I've gotten lucky quite a few times, but I'm stupid so I always reset my games without trading. For example, one time I got a shiny tepig without even trying, and while I ruined it by using it during the main run of the game, it's blue flames looked awesome. I had a few others too, I believe I had a green Onix at some point, if it's not green forgive me but I had a shiny one, and I also had a digglet with a blue nose(i think) Then there's that stupid Gyarados in heartgold, but he doesn't count. The only non scripted shiny I have right now is my Golduck. I caught him back in November last year and ev trained him on July 4th lol
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My first shiny encounter was a Zubat in Diamond. I was training to battle Roark, when it appeared; a green Zubat. I got so excited that I woke up my sister who had been napping, and showed her my DS. She also got excited...but then...
I realized I had no Poke Balls...
Heartbroken, I had to decide to either run from it, or knock it out...and I knocked it out.
Ever since that day, I always make sure to carry Ultra Balls.
Yet, I still wonder about that Zubat that could have been.