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To this day...I have NEVER encountered a shiny....

#1cloud_8f8fPosted 4/10/2014 7:55:39 AM
And I have been playing since Red and Blue. I feel like I'm the only one who hasn't ever found one.
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#2CosmoesisPosted 4/10/2014 7:58:23 AM
try chain fishing. I've only done it twice but I caught two shines that way. While looking for politoad I was chain fishing and caught a shiny whiscash before I even saw a politoad and I don't have the shiny charm yet. (Current dex > obtained: 701; seen: 703)
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#3SoulRequiem2Posted 4/10/2014 7:59:13 AM
May Arceus have mercy on this poor soul. Go to the church DP/PT and pray to him, He may send you permission to speak to the Great Helix Fossil. It would tell you what to do if you are approved and receive it's blessings.
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#4Meganium7Posted 4/10/2014 7:59:36 AM
same
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#5MagikarpusPosted 4/10/2014 8:01:52 AM
This was me until last week. I then bred a shiny Gastly and found a shiny Gulpin in the same week. No charm. I guess I'm saying, it'll happen eventually!
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#6javel34Posted 4/10/2014 8:06:56 AM
You just gotta believe.
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#7MrFingers07Posted 4/10/2014 8:07:18 AM
Can I ask you a question? Like how do you play? I know alot of people who haven't encountered shinies like you but they play in a way where they don't even have the opportunity to encounter them (like playing the E4 all the time or in the Battle Maison, etc)

It's like how can they get shinies playing like that?
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#8TAINTED ENIGMAPosted 4/10/2014 8:13:38 AM(edited)
Dude, shinies are overrated.

Silver/SoulSilver - Gyrados pve event, not rare and suffers from the IV problem (IVs have to be mid-range) in gen2.
FireRed - Mankey in the wild, bad IVs and bad coloring on Primeape.
X - Mawile from egg, attack lowering nature. Pidgey from egg, why on earth would I use this?
Trades - roughly 6-8 'mons, all of which suffer from poor stats or clearly hacked.
Other - Gengar, et cetera hacked, the value of these go out the window the second you hack them.

If you really cared though, get a 6IV Japanese foreign Ditto and the Shiny Charm and that's your maximum chance of getting a shiny with 4-6IV. I think it's like 1/~413-1024, which is a lot better than dat 1/4096-8192.
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#9hopelessurchinPosted 4/10/2014 9:01:14 AM
Never had one that wasn't Red Gyarados, and I've been playing since GSC. I've never worried about it xd
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#10EddMarioPosted 4/10/2014 9:15:38 AM
hopelessurchin posted...
Never had one that wasn't Red Gyarados, and I've been playing since GSC. I've never worried about it xd


This.
The only time I encountered a Shiny in the wild I didn't have any Pokeballs on me. I thought they were always in a specific spot, mostly because of the Red Gyarados. It wasn't until Gen III that I learned about the chances.
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