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    Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver

    Game » consists of 12 releases. Released Sep 12, 2009

    Remakes of the original Game Boy Color games, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are given updated graphics and gameplay on the Nintendo DS.

    Have you ever caught any Shiny Pokemon?

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    ArbitraryWater

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    #1  Edited By ArbitraryWater

    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. 

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    #2  Edited By kmdrkul

    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.

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    #3  Edited By ThaMilkMan

    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.

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    #4  Edited By Horace

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

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    #5  Edited By pakx

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

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    #6  Edited By Tiwi

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

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    #7  Edited By dbz1995

    Shiny Spinarak

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    #8  Edited By Codariocalyx

    A green Marill and a Ponyta with a blue flame...the blue flame looked awesome till it evolved and went grey.
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    #9  Edited By samcotts

    I caught a shiny Onyx in Pokemon Crystal I believe.

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    #10  Edited By ThaMilkMan

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

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    Romination

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    #11  Edited By Romination

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

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    #12  Edited By rhodric

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

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    #13  Edited By Fbomb

    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.

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    #14  Edited By JJOR64

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

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    #15  Edited By AndrewB

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

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    #16  Edited By meismike

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

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    #17  Edited By Icemael

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

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    #18  Edited By drowsap

    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

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    #19  Edited By squirtle_squad

    ive caught a shiny magcargo in my diamond but idk what happened to it...
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    #20  Edited By thejamster

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

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    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. :/

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    #22  Edited By Romination

    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?

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    #23  Edited By Wess

    I saw a shiny Ralts.  It knew teleport.

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    #24  Edited By Metroid545

    a shiny zubat and a shiny ghastly

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    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.

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    @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.
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    #27  Edited By Okari

    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.

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    #28  Edited By sixghost

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

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    #29  Edited By Badam

    I didn't know there were shiny Pokemon.

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

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    #31  Edited By Romination
    @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.
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    #32  Edited By IrradiatedTurnip

    I caught a shiny...piranha thingy, in Ruby. The one that evolves into Sharpedo.
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    #33  Edited By shadows_kill

    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..

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

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    #35  Edited By LiquidPrince

    My Ho-oh was shiny.

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    #36  Edited By HHAP

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

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    #37  Edited By majormitch

    I hatched a shiny Roselia. Never used it.

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    #38  Edited By Yukoei

    Not that I can remember.

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    #39  Edited By jaycee13

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

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    #40  Edited By Codeacious

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

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    #41  Edited By jacksukeru

    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.

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    #42  Edited By Snuffy

    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.

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

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    #44  Edited By LooityLoo

    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.
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    #45  Edited By jinxman
    @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.
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    #46  Edited By jinxman
    @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.
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    #47  Edited By Red

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

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

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    #49  Edited By jimi

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

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    #50  Edited By Kiemoe

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

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