@jakob187: There's nothing wrong with not wanting to play video games. If you would rather be doing other things in your spare time you should do them. from your post It almost sounds like you feel some sort obligation to play more games.
iirc shinys are more common in the friend safari because encountering the same pokemon repeatedly raises the chance of it being shiny, and if your friend is offline there is only two Pokemon that can appear.
@techhits: If you're still interested, sure. I'd be willing to just give you a Squirtle for whatever. You can Pm me your friend code if you want but I'm probably not gonna be on until Tuesday evening (Central US time).
yeah that would be awesome, srry for the late reply GB doesn't seem to notify me when people @ me anymore.