View Full Version : What is the point?

Guitar God in Training
June 26th, 2008, 10:41 AM
What is the point of trading or hacking for shinies?

In my opinion, the whole point of a shiny is to be lucky enough to encounter one and if you didn't find it yourself then what's the point?

The fact that I found shinies in the wild or took the time to soft reset for them is what makes them valuable to me.

June 26th, 2008, 11:09 AM
^People do crazy things from Envy.

Some shinies are plain ugly to me D: and I like my pokemon either way.

Euphoric Magikarp
June 26th, 2008, 11:17 AM
I dunno, maybe it's because people look and look and get nothing. Then they see other people get lucky enough to get one, so maybe they take the easy way out.

El Gofre
June 26th, 2008, 12:01 PM
I see shinys as collectors items, not something i hope to get lucky with. I find their aesthetics better on certain pokes (Swampert) and some have nostalgic value (Red Gyara). I have over 80 UT shinies, none of which were caught myself. As for hacking, I'd imagine people do it for the reasons i do but are more desperate.

June 26th, 2008, 7:14 PM
shinies are pretty useless, the only thing good about it is that it has a different look. I will never hack on a game I worked on.

June 27th, 2008, 8:56 AM
I trade for shinies for collecting purposes.

I don't hack my shinies, though.