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Shiny Pokemon in Competitive Battling

#21ChaosCreativityPosted 7/9/2013 4:27:16 PM
I thought this was gonna be "What are the chances that so many people have shinies?"

But just because you don't like shinies, doesn't mean they don't. There's some cool shiny pokemon that I like better than the original.

Besides I like seeing shinies in competitive, it reminds me of why i don't play competitive (besides luck screwing me over), there's too many hackers.
#22Missingno_MastrPosted 7/9/2013 4:27:42 PM
Some people might just like certain Shinies whose colorations are perceived more commonly as, shall we say, "bleh". Others might just be noobs who think Shinies=awesome.

torNATEo posted...
Having shiny Pokemon nowadays isn't even a bragging right either. We all know they exist, and it's not that hard to hack or RNG a shiny, so owning one doesn't really make you look any cooler.

I have to disagree with this. As far as I'm concerned, owning a legitimate Shiny is very much a bragging right. I have 54 legitimate Shinies in my Black 2 version (counting the Garchomp from Benga and the Nature Preserve Haxorus, though I consider those to not be on the same level as the Red Gyarados, given that they actually require considerable work in order to obtain, as opposed to the Red Gyarados, which you are required by the storyline to encounter), and I'm proud of them all.
#23pokemonfreak97Posted 7/9/2013 4:27:52 PM
IVIasterJay posted...
The only shiny I use is my Victini.
I love it's colors, and it tells my opponent that yes, I do hack. ph34r t3h cute ones!

Do you try to use a Shiny Victini in official Game Freak tournaments?

Because if that doesn't get caught, NOTHING will.
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#24AysanderPosted 7/9/2013 4:29:20 PM
FuneralCake posted...
Tatakai-No-Kami posted...
wow. what a ****ing geek

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Yeah, everyone tosses that term around like it's "Jocks" who succeed and become multi-billionaire bosses giving large corporate ladders executive orders...
#25SirPikachuPosted 7/9/2013 5:19:53 PM
Tatakai-No-Kami posted...

That was hilarious.
#26Luigi4PresidentPosted 7/9/2013 5:43:03 PM
Now I've only found two shiny's so far, a Pidgey from HG and a Watchog in White. I've gotten a lot more through online trading, and I only really like Torkoal's shiny sprite. All the others are okay at best (from the ones I've looked at).
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#27BBA322Posted 7/9/2013 6:05:39 PM
I've always assumed it was just a way to show they put in more effort to gather their team together. That could be by trading for ones stumbled upon by others in the wild by luck or doing this recent RNG method everyone has talked about. Compound that with IVs and breeding for move-sets as well as the EV training involved, I'm sure some of those National competitor's teams of Poke' have quite a bit of time put into them. Seeing a shiny just makes me think they put forward more, because they wanted to show something, if not because it was just their favorite. I guess its something they feel more accomplished about having done overall? *shrug* I've never let it bother me.
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#28RoobitysuPosted 7/9/2013 6:18:07 PM
The only shinies I use competitively is that Chomp I got from Benga and a shiny Breloom I got in a trade. Making your entire team shiny is something I associate with 12-year olds.
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#29CakeOfLiesPosted 7/9/2013 6:20:00 PM
Roobitysu posted...
The only shinies I use competitively is that Chomp I got from Benga and a shiny Breloom I got in a trade. Making your entire team shiny is something I associate with 12-year olds.

Same, but replace Breloom with Politoed and replace Chomp from Benga with my good ol' friend Fluffy that I met in the Nature Preserve.
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#30RoobitysuPosted 7/9/2013 6:20:40 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot about the Haxorus. Yeah, I use that, too.
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