View Full Version : Is shiny pokemon overrated!

rishi 20
September 9th, 2007, 9:27 AM
do u think that these kind of pokemon are overted

Eos Aduro
September 9th, 2007, 9:36 AM
They are so over rated. There only rare, and a different colour, I suppose like Charizad, Rayquaza, Metagross I can see, but some I just shake my head.

September 9th, 2007, 10:15 AM
I think so, but that doesn't mean I don't want any! lol

September 9th, 2007, 10:22 AM
I'll move this to Pokémon General.


rishi 20
September 9th, 2007, 10:24 AM
thanks moderator and sorry

y do u people think that shinys arnt cool

Eos Aduro
September 9th, 2007, 10:26 AM
Whats there purpose? They Pokemon that are a different color. I love re-coloring them, but people would beg for shinies kind of depress me. Plus, some dont even LOOK good. (Shiny Drifblim being one)

September 9th, 2007, 10:33 AM
Using shinies as trade bait... Depressing and overrated. Collecting them is good since they're really rare and there's nothing else to do in the game. And some of the colors rock more than the originals.. :3

Rebellious Treecko
September 9th, 2007, 10:46 AM
Well, they're only like trophies to collect, but the things people do with them when trading is just...

September 9th, 2007, 10:48 AM
Is they overrated? I not know. Me think it hard two see him, so we not even going try too look for you.


JX Valentine
September 9th, 2007, 10:57 AM
Yes. A lot of people make a big deal about having them, when in actuality, they're no better than a normal Pokemon in most cases, especially nowadays, when shininess isn't determined by IVs. On top of that, a lot of shiny sprites, in my opinion, tend to look inferior to the normal sprites.

September 9th, 2007, 11:01 AM
They are overrated and that is the reason I want them.

September 9th, 2007, 11:14 AM
i think they are overrated to a certain degree. i do agree that people go nuts with the whole trading shinies and whatever, and some of the shinies look like complete garbage (i.e. shiny Dragonite) compared to the original. but, i do like some of them, and im making a small collection of only the ones i want, and use them as a team.

September 9th, 2007, 11:33 AM
I don't think so. For battling, they don't do anything, so they are useless in that regard, unless you have a good nature and good IVs. It depends on the shiny. If anybody has a shiny steelix, you know that having a golden steelix is pretty cool. With azumarill, it's not so exciting. I don't think they're overated. Sometimes, but not usually.

September 9th, 2007, 11:49 AM
Not really.
Everyone likes different things, but that doesn't make it overrated.
They're rare, so there's a certain amount of pride in catching one and showing that you have it.

September 9th, 2007, 11:52 AM
Being easily hackable significantly diminishes their worth. Shiny Pokemon are usually the wrong nature, too, making them weaker than normal, well-natured, properly trained Pokemon.

September 9th, 2007, 12:39 PM

Not much besides the cool factor for battles and such, but it's fun to collect some when you have the time.

A shiny Metagross is just awesome.

September 9th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Overated, however I see them as more of a collectors item rather than trade bait, I do look for good shinies however, for battling.

September 9th, 2007, 5:11 PM
Very, Very overrated, It's kinda cool while it lasts, but the trade offers are rediculous. They're are a couple that I might want to show off (Metagross) but the rest arn't that great.

Now if pokemon were real and you couldn't duplicate or trade across the world then I'd say no.