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Why do people waste their time catching shiny Pokemon?

#1SeamusOHasseyPosted 10/24/2013 5:35:55 AM
It's not like the stats are different. Seems like a waste of time if you ask me. Just saying.
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#2ab199990Posted 10/24/2013 5:39:06 AM
It's like asking stamp collectors (or collectors of anything, for that matter) why they do what they do. It's a novelty item. Plus, shiny Pokemon can get traded very easily.
#3ArcXenosPosted 10/24/2013 5:40:21 AM
Everyone has their own method of seeking entertainment.


Different strokes for different folks.
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#4pokerealmPosted 10/24/2013 5:40:23 AM
It's like a hobby, they're collectables and the feeling when you finally get that shiny you've been trying to get for ages is amazing. That is if you like shinies, ofcourse. I don't care about stats or anything when it comes to shinies.
#512ehstevePosted 10/24/2013 5:40:26 AM
Because chain fishing is easy and I've gotten some crazy Pokémon (legendaries etc) off the GTS by offering up shinies I can get in 30 minutes.

Plus some of them just look wicked.
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#6PhoenixWroggiPosted 10/24/2013 5:41:06 AM
You really are horrible at trolling any board other than the film board, seamus.
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#7CA0001Posted 10/24/2013 5:47:33 AM
Stats aren't the only thing that matters, if they are, competitive battlers should just play with numbers.

And a poll I conducted last time showed that competitive battlers are the minority at 25%, the rest are non competitive and focus on every other aspect of the game, breeding, catching, collecting, casual play etc.
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#8PizzusPosted 10/24/2013 6:47:51 AM
Why do people waste their time catching Pokémon? It's not like they're going to use a majority of them. You don't exactly need Pokémon to live. Why do people play games in the first place? Seems like a waste of time if you ask me. Just saying.
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#9MivoPosted 10/24/2013 6:56:02 AM
Playing video games in general "wastes time", if recreational values don't matter. If they do, then collecting shinies doesn't waste time. It's just the next step after you caught them all, if you're not into competitive battling.
#10ProdicalxPosted 10/24/2013 7:00:47 AM
Cause the only thing people hate about being beat by a perfect Aegislash, is to be beat by a perfect shiny Aegislash.
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