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Why do people waste SO MUCH time trying to get legit shinies?

#21X_Ayumi_XPosted 7/18/2013 11:20:29 AM
AuraWielder posted...
There's a huge sense of accomplishment/awesomeness you get when you obtain a legit Shiny. I have an Action Replay, but I've only used it to get the Member's Card/Oak's Letter/Azure Flute to access locked away Pokemon in the game. And even then, I caught them legitimately.


That technically makes them hacked.
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#22pokemonfreak97Posted 7/18/2013 11:20:30 AM
Because legitimate Shiny Pokemon prove that you put effort into something as long as you can prove that they're real. AR Shiny Pokemon prove that you know how to buy a cheat device. (And yes, even Emerald Shinies require effort)
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#23Half-GhostPosted 7/18/2013 11:24:34 AM
Yeah, I personally do think it's a waste of time if someone spends a week of constant playing (minus eating, sleeping, etc.) to get some shinies.
#24X_Ayumi_XPosted 7/18/2013 11:28:31 AM
Half-Ghost posted...
Yeah, I personally do think it's a waste of time if someone spends a week of constant playing (minus eating, sleeping, etc.) to get some shinies.


Could get lucky.
Made 20 Magnemite eggs with my old Ditto. out of the 20 the 1st 2 were normal, 3rd and 4th were shiny and 5th to 20th were normal.
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#25YourLuckPosted 7/18/2013 11:32:16 AM
Kurumiee posted...
There's such a thing as an action replay. I'm not here to tell them what they should and should not do, like a parent would, but it's not healthy to stare at a screen all day to find a Pokemon that is of a different colour than what it''s supposed to be.

Don't get me wrong, I love to have a team of shiny pokemons, but I don't mind getting them hacked. Of course, the feeling of having a legit one, might be more special, but do you really want to spend a week doing the same thing over and over again? As if hacked shinies are in any way different than legit ones, besides that of course.


The people who generally want to find a shiny pokemon just get one and then are happy with that. Also, it's been said that shinies are easier to capture now.
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#26Nado6Posted 7/18/2013 11:36:49 AM
Shiny's you catch or more special than Shiny's you miss, I found one Shiny outside the red Gyarados was a Shiny Onix in the original silver and didn't catch it :(, But one day I will catch a shiny and hold onto it for dear life.
#27Second_ChancesPosted 7/18/2013 11:39:43 AM
I dunno, most shinies don't even look that good.
#28Goten55Posted 7/18/2013 11:55:13 AM(edited)
Why do I waste thousands upon thousands of hours shiny hunting? Because I enjoy it. Its not like I have anything better to do anyway. Just got a shiny Latias on White 2 on Sunday after 32 days of soft resetting, do I regret it? Nope, not in the slightest.
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#29Missingno_MastrPosted 7/18/2013 11:59:17 AM
Legit Shinies are so much more satisfying than hacked ones. I speak from experience.
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#30PPPPLAASSUMAPosted 7/18/2013 12:08:51 PM
IMO if you wanna waste hours on end searching for a palette swap, be my guest, but you won't find me doing anything of the sort. I spent weeks looking for a Feebas in Ruby, never found one, so ever since then I've refused to go along with the ridiculous encounter rates in games like this and just take what I can get.

LOL @ "altering a game is cheating" People sure do have some straight up warped sensibilities! I doubt St. Peter has ever stopped anyone from entering because of using a hacked pokemon LOL.

I hack on second playthroughs usually, and I don't play the meta either so no cheating here. I just like to build a team of lvl 1 mons that are awesome and be able to choose from the entire pool of pokes rather than the 4 you can get in the first area. 1st playthroughs are for struggling, 2nd playthroughs are for kicking ass and taking names.

I do trade hacked shinies for FREE from time to time, I put the fact that they're hacked in the TT and OP, I ask for nothing special in return other than maybe a gift of the persons choosing, and they get shiny ubers and legendaries (usually holding a masterball)..... and sometimes just plain awful pokes that happen to be shiny.

You'd be surprised how many people take a shiny of any kind, hacked or not.
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