Not currently hunting anything but I have a large majority of the shinies in Legends Arceus. Only ones I’m missing are Cherubi, Cherrim and Pokemon that can only be found in the time rifts. I guess the legendaries as well but I think those are shiny locked in game
I was doing some RNG manipulation on Emerald so I could build a solid shiny team to use when beating all of Battle e Cards for gen 3 games.
This guy on YouTube does fantastic explanations of everything. It’s definitely not easy, but it’s also not impossible. I managed to get shiny rayquaza doing this, then tried for feebas, but as he explains, feebas is a random chance of encounter instead of planned, so I actually had to catch 4 shiny carvanah doing it before I even got one feebas was pretty brutal.
I’ve always wanted to go after the shiny starters across the Gen 3 games, but mass soft resets/egg hatching is more than I can bare at old school full shiny odds…it’s random luck like that, or bust for me!
Think it was my fault for derailing the Hoen Hoes thread when I showed off the random shiny Corphish I’d just found while EV training in Emerald last weekend (now a beastly Crawdaunt), so it’s nice to have a dedicated thread for game shinies.
Gonna quote my post on the last thread for pictures and use this post to gush about hunting lol.
I love shiny hunting to death. As a kid I was always so daunted by it. Like my thoughts would be “it would take me years to do something like that” or “this will be so boring I just cant!”. Full odds was a no go for me and even masuda hunts felt like they would take forever. I did it on and off with methods from gens 6-8 and then at one point I was talking with a friend about playing through FireRed again(My favorite game) and he brought up to maybe try hunting and doing a DTQ(Dream Team Quest which is you get 6 dream shinies for you team). I guess the best way to put is was I didn’t feel daunted anymore and was in fact excited. I thought this was a challenge I could take on now. So I started hunting Charmander in FR and Regigigas in DPP(a dream shiny of mine at full odds for years at that point).
This was all in August 2022. Flashforward to now and hunting has become just as big a part of my collecting identity as cards have. I simply love it. I’ve grown past my fears of hunts from when I was a kid and realized they aren’t some daunting task I could never do, but rather a test of my patience and perseverance at something, something I can enjoy with friends or while we relax and hangout or alone for that matter, something that can give you a great rush and sense of accomplishment, and something I just think is fun.
My last shiny was a shiny zigzagoon on Thursday which is phase 14 of my shiny ralts in RS hunt and I intend to get plenty more.
I’m a MASSIVE fan of shiny hunting haha. Currently going for shiny Giratina in BDSP and a shiny Sneasel in Crystal to finish out my badge quest team. Here are some highlights of mine over the last 3-4 years: