Before the last generation, I didn't have much luck when it came to Shiny Pokemon (I was awful at the Poke Radar and still am), I'd maybe get one if I was lucky, but in White 2 I ended up with 3 before my luck ran out.
Until the Friend Safari in X, my first there being a Pansage which I chalked up to luck, but then I got Pancham and Charmeleon.
Then I was introduced to Fishing Chaining, which has allowed me to get a few, but sometimes I think it is too easy. It was getting boring so I went back to the Friend Safari, and my most recent catch was a Shiny Eevee, I wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to make it a Sylveon.
Shiny Pokemon List (not counting lost):
Glameow (Pearl, now a Purugly in White 2) Paras (HeartGold, now a Parasect in White 2) Gurdurr (White 2, now a Conkeldurr) Solosis (White 2) Litwick (White 2) Pansage (X, Friend Safari, now a Simisage) Pancham (X, Friend Safari) Charmeleon (X, Friend Safari, now a Charizard) Starmie (X, Fishing) Alomomola (X, Fishing) Clauncher (X, Fishing) Corphish (X, Fishing) Goldeen (X, Fishing) Barboach (X, Fishing) Eevee (X, Friend Safari, now a Sylveon)
I'm starting to think that maybe X and Y made it a little too easy to Shiny hunt, as my list is longer than someone of my skill would have gotten before.
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After hearing about fish chaining, I rushed to test it out since I'd been grinding Luvdiscs for experience and heart scales anyways. Skeptical of the claims, I did it casually, but followed the instructions as well as I could without surf.
After a small amount of time and a relatively small chain (under 20 most likely, though it followed some broken chains), I found a shiny Luvdisc. It was when I decided that I'd only fish twice more for the day.
After following the same procedure, I've drawn many blanks. However, I have gained dozens of heart scales, so it could be worse.
Well, as for previous gens, I've caught tons of them with the regular 1/8192 odds. That said, I've been shinyhunting ever since their introduction in G/S/C. I usually hunt on 2 games at the same time and sometimes 3.. lol.
As for this generation, I've caught 27 shinies through different sorts of methods.
The shiny rate has definitely gone up in the Friend Safari. Even though I'm intenionally looking for shinies, they appear MUCH faster than they ever did in any other game. I do think it has something to do whether the person of a particular Safari is online or not, though.
Never encountered a shiny before, been playing since Gen 1. Finally found my first shiny, a Zubat, but I was almost complete EV training my Sylveon doing horde battle, and Zubats weren't what I was killing, so I chose to flee instead of starting over :(
Got a shiny Modest Ralts today while I was breeding for synchronize natures, so that was pretty awesome. Ended up with the right ability as well, and max speed IV :-D
Found many shinies in the past but I have failed to catch a couple.
When I was younger and played Ruby I had a hard time catching Registeel. One of the resets rolled me a Shiny Regi where I hit him down to tiny red HP and Paralysis but ran out of balls, so I missed that.
Also Pokemon Y; Shiny Solosis appears! *battery dies*