Have you ever caught any Shiny Pokemon?

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#1 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11917 posts) -

Considering that I just caught a shiny weedle out of the blue in my copy of Soul Silver, I wanted to see if any of you have caught any shiny pokemon, barring the obvious red gyarados. I do recall catching a purple drowzee back when I had regular gold, but I don't think I have ever seen one in either Ruby/Sapphire or Diamond/Pearl. 

#2 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

My memory is hazy, but I remember in one of the versions there was some type of cow pokemon and I came across a shining blue version of it.  Unfortunately it was a really low level, so my choice was to either risk attacking it and lowering it's hp for an ultra ball or wasting my master ball on it.  I attacked it.  I killed it.

#3 Posted by ThaMilkMan (348 posts) -

In my old version of fire red i caught a diglet that had a blue nose instead of a red one....i at first just thought it was a glitch in the game, but it was pretty awesome.

#4 Posted by Horace (139 posts) -

I have only ever seen one.  It was a pidgey and appeared right at the start of the game before I had any pokeballs :(

#5 Posted by pakx (922 posts) -

i have a shiny Arcaus, a shiny Flygon, a shiny Shayman and a shiny Scyther in my Platinum file.

#6 Posted by Tiwi (1401 posts) -

I managed to capture a shiny sandscrew at one point. but when it evolved into sandslash, it lost it's shinyness
a true letdown

#7 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

Shiny Spinarak

#8 Posted by Codariocalyx (56 posts) -

A green Marill and a Ponyta with a blue flame...the blue flame looked awesome till it evolved and went grey.
#9 Posted by samcotts (2258 posts) -

I caught a shiny Onyx in Pokemon Crystal I believe.

#10 Posted by ThaMilkMan (348 posts) -

you guys are all pretty lucky...i got a stupid diglet lol

#11 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -

I FOUND a shiny Ryhorn but it got away. 
 
and red gyarados. But that barely counts.

#12 Posted by rhodric (281 posts) -

shiny psyducks. 3 of them from one of those parks where you use food to catch pokemons.

#13 Posted by Fbomb (1168 posts) -

Never. I've also never played more than about 7 hours of Pokemon in total, which might have something to do with it. I've never been able to get into the game, unfortunately. I tried, but it really isn't for me. 
On second thought I probably shouldn't respond, but I now feel compelled to press reply.

#14 Posted by JJOR64 (19023 posts) -

Besides Red Gyarados, I have not seen one in the wild.     :(

#15 Posted by AndrewB (7669 posts) -

Shiny Pidgey caught and raised as my primary Pidgeot.
 
Shiny Budew raised to a Roserade.

#16 Posted by meismike (45 posts) -

i found a shiny once,,, it was a blue unknown p. I cant even think of a lamer unknown to get.

#17 Posted by Icemael (6339 posts) -

I've only ever met one. It was in Pokemon Sapphire; a black Rayquaza. Needless to say, I spent my Master Ball on it.

#18 Posted by drowsap (682 posts) -

Iv been playing pokemon blue/red  and the only shiny pokemon were the red garados in silver/gold and a gold Kricitune in dimond and thats it i think there way to rare

#19 Posted by squirtle_squad (266 posts) -

ive caught a shiny magcargo in my diamond but idk what happened to it...
#20 Posted by thejamster (263 posts) -

never caught one or seen one in my own game.  But one o my friends caught an orange graveler

#21 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

Have a shiny Clamperl in Emerald, used to have a shiny Bellsprout in Leaf Green but somehow lost it somewhere. :S
Have also managed to chain enough with the PokeRadar in Platinum to get 3 shiny Shinx, but by the time you start doing that shinies are so easy to come by they sort of lose all of their appeal. :/

#22 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -

and would anyone have any tips for finding them? I know the PokeRadar is supposed to be good for it in D/P but I don't really know anything else that could help. Is it really just chance?

#23 Posted by Wess (103 posts) -

I saw a shiny Ralts.  It knew teleport.

#24 Posted by Metroid545 (1823 posts) -

a shiny zubat and a shiny ghastly

#25 Posted by beeryayghost (335 posts) -

Shiny Roserade in pearl. At the Safari zone. I am horrible at the Safari Zone. I (figuratively) shit my pants when I saw it. But then I caught it. I still use it in Soul Silver.

#26 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -
@Romination said:

" and would anyone have any tips for finding them? I know the PokeRadar is supposed to be good for it in D/P but I don't really know anything else that could help. Is it really just chance? "

Just keep repels off and go. Each time you run into a Pokemon, 1 in 8192 chance of it being shiny.  

For Pokeradar, there are tutorials around the web, but basically you want to use a repel, then use the radar and see which bits of grass in a patch rustle (and make sure you pay attention to the way it rustles, too). Run into a pokemon and you'll begin a chain. Each time you run into these Pokemon, make sure you kill them.  You then need to run around the grass enough with the repels to recharge the radar before using it again and trying to walk into the same type of grass patch to get another Pokemon of the same type. After you get to a chain of 40, just keep running around the grass and resetting the radar until you see a patch of grass that sparkles, then go into that patch and you'll find your shiny.
 
There's also a new method that raises your chances which involves breeding. Basically if you breed two Pokemon caught in different regions (one Japanese, one English for example), you'll have the chances of a shiny hatching from the egg quadrupled if I recall correctly. I don't think this method's as easy as chaining with the radar but it's still viable.
#27 Posted by Okari (168 posts) -

I still have yet to catch or even see one. It's ridiculous. I've played every game that's come out, and I put over 100 hours into Emerald. I don't think I'll ever see one. When I was playing Diamond I ran into the blue version of Snellos and thought I finally caught a shiny. I was so happy that day, and then I came home and found out there is two versions of that Pokemon. What a cruel joke.

#28 Posted by sixghost (1679 posts) -

Sorry to ask such a dumb question, but a shiny pokemon is just a pokemon with a different color scheme?

#29 Posted by Badam (431 posts) -

I didn't know there were shiny Pokemon.

#30 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

I don't recall seeing shiny pokemon, and I've played a lot of pokemon. 

#31 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -
@sixghost said:
" Sorry to ask such a dumb question, but a shiny pokemon is just a pokemon with a different color scheme? "
Yep. when you find it, there's a crazy sparkle that goes over them (along with the different colour) so you know there'ssomething going on. See- Red Gyarados, most people's only encounter with one.
#32 Edited by IrradiatedTurnip (184 posts) -

I caught a shiny...piranha thingy, in Ruby. The one that evolves into Sharpedo.
#33 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

nope. after all the ridiculous amount of hours i have put in each pokemon game.. still none. (each one has at least 200 hours..) red garidos but that doesnt count..

#34 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

Never seen a Shiny Pokemon(Besides Red Gyarados), although i hope to find one in soul silver.

#35 Posted by LiquidPrince (16016 posts) -

My Ho-oh was shiny.

#36 Posted by HHAP (214 posts) -

I still haven't after all of these years.  Really unlucky.

#37 Posted by MajorMitch (533 posts) -

I hatched a shiny Roselia. Never used it.

#38 Posted by Yukoei (1878 posts) -

Not that I can remember.

#39 Posted by jaycee13 (523 posts) -

got a shiny flaffy in crystal and a shiny tentacool in ruby.

#40 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

Zigzagoon, but that's all I ever saw. Glad I caught it.

#41 Posted by JackSukeru (5922 posts) -

I think I've run into a total of 2 Shinys in my lifetime, I think. I remember the first one was a golden Hoothoot, I didn't even know about shinys then. The worst thing was that I couldn't even catch it since I was at the very beginning of the game and didn't have any Pokeballs. >_< 
 
I think I accidentally killed the other one, it might have been a Stantler.

#42 Posted by Snuffy (146 posts) -

I have a shiny Kabutops but I really don't remember how I got it.
 
I have also tried chaining for shinies but failed miserably and gave up on that.

#43 Posted by masterpaperlink (1853 posts) -

i saw a shiny zigzagoon once before i had even gotten any poke-balls

#44 Posted by LooityLoo (42 posts) -

I've never caught or seen one either (barring the Red Gyrados and the Pikachu-Coloured Pichu), and I've been playing since red/blue.
#45 Posted by jinxman (514 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" I've only ever met one. It was in Pokemon Sapphire; a black Rayquaza. Needless to say, I spent my Master Ball on it. "
bad fucking ass.  you're a lucky bastard.
#46 Posted by jinxman (514 posts) -
@Okari said:
" I still have yet to catch or even see one. It's ridiculous. I've played every game that's come out, and I put over 100 hours into Emerald. I don't think I'll ever see one. When I was playing Diamond I ran into the blue version of Snellos and thought I finally caught a shiny. I was so happy that day, and then I came home and found out there is two versions of that Pokemon. What a cruel joke. "
dude same thing happened to me haha.  i hate shellos so much.
#47 Posted by Red (5995 posts) -

I think I got a Shiny Pichu and Shiny Eevee in a trade. Don't think I've ever really used 'em, though.

#48 Edited by HistoryInRust (6338 posts) -

Shiny Elekids early on in Gold and Silver are really, really good Pokemon to have.

#49 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

I got a shiny metapod.
 
It's the most useless piece of shit ever.

#50 Posted by Kiemoe (1056 posts) -

I found a shiny zigzagoon, and I traded somebody for a shiny cyndaquil.

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