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Voltagenic
June 11th, 2007, 10:56 AM
I mean, all they are are pokemon with weird colours.

Nothing special in my eyes.

Why does everyone want them?

Erimgard
June 11th, 2007, 11:15 AM
it's just sorta bragging rights. they are rare, and therefore desirable

Drew
June 11th, 2007, 06:13 PM
it's just sorta bragging rights. they are rare, and therefore desirable

Exactly.

If I had shiney, I'd sure as heck brag. xDD

But other then being rare, I don't think they're that special..

I don't even like some of the colors picked for the shiney versions..
Actually I like the Pokemon's regular colors the best.

Except for maybe Shiney Mew... its blue! x3

Voltagenic
June 12th, 2007, 04:40 AM
I have realized the part about bragging rights.

I know if I get a shiny female Snorunt from my breeding, I would sure as hell brag too.

Yeah, I guess shinies are special.

Cherrim
June 12th, 2007, 02:02 PM
I don't really see the appeal. Sure, they're kinda cool, but that's really it. I don't even like the shiny designs of most Pokémon and the ones I do like are usually almost identical to the non-shiny versions. XD;

Of course, maybe if I had a shiny Pokémon I actually liked, it might change something. The only one I've ever found (apart from that Gyarados, lol) was a shiny Dusclops. :| I don't even like Dusclops in the least.

Harmony
June 12th, 2007, 02:03 PM
they are more rare
than others
and some of the colors are sometimes very unique

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 12th, 2007, 02:06 PM
its just for bragging rights, they will be like cool I have a shiny, but then I;m like cool I have a Pokemon that can kick your butt. But they are rare alot of pepole like rare things


:t354:tatsujin gosuto

Nattydee
June 12th, 2007, 02:39 PM
I just want something to show off, really. I mean, who wouldn't brag? The only shiny I've got though is a Beautifly..looks pretty cute though.

Rivvon
June 12th, 2007, 05:37 PM
I like 'em, 'cause yeah, the bragging rights...and also, if I don't like the Pokemon's original color, I could always go around with the shiny!

Chibi-chan
June 12th, 2007, 05:44 PM
I only like shinies if they have a prettier color scheme...like a golden Shinx. That's pretty awesome X3 Little color alterations...nah. Besides the cool effect when the come out and the little star by their picture, I don't get the point in collecting shinies either. Unless their colors are really cool.

ToraSushii
June 12th, 2007, 10:22 PM
They want shines because you can trade almost ANYTHING for them. :)
Except useless ones. I like some of the colors, but I don't like some. Such as Kyogre. It's lavender, an ugly shade. (it's my opinion.)

AztecSunshine
June 12th, 2007, 11:01 PM
shiny kyogre looks cooler than a normol one but a shiny mantina? it looks the same
and yes you could get a deoxys,ho-oh,lugia,mew for a shiny but no one wants a shiny bidoof

Ayano Katagiri
June 12th, 2007, 11:09 PM
I only like shinies if they have a prettier color scheme...like a golden Shinx. That's pretty awesome X3 Little color alterations...nah. Besides the cool effect when the come out and the little star by their picture, I don't get the point in collecting shinies either. Unless their colors are really cool.

I agree with you there. Shinies are IMO, only cool because of some of their colour schemes. There are a couple of Pokemon in which I prefer the shiny version over the normal just because of its appearance and its colour...

RYOUKI
June 13th, 2007, 01:01 AM
People only want shiny because it IS rare, more rare than a legendary.....I think
People who only played pokemon for the first time will choose pokemon who had good apperance
I think that was It.....Because it has a cool good apperance

Storm-DC
June 13th, 2007, 03:26 AM
why do people want diamonds and other juwels? same question.. they are rare and special

AztecSunshine
June 13th, 2007, 05:47 AM
why do people want diamonds and other juwels? same question.. they are rare and special

thats must explan alot lol
and shinies are like those rare diamonds a it's like a diamond worth thousends and a shiny worth event and ev traind poke's got et?

Drifblim
June 13th, 2007, 06:17 AM
Think of it this way. Imagine you're walking along that diamond-mining park in Arkansas and you happen to find a ruby or other gemstone. Now, gemstones aren't too common in the area, so you'd want to keep it for yourself and display it wherever you can. Soon, others will flock in and look for their own rubies. The same concept applies for shinies.

Nicku
June 13th, 2007, 06:52 AM
They are rare and Pokemon like Charizard Umbreon is cool in Shiny x3
But i don't really care, if i get a Shiny i am Happy if not... I am still happy =3

- Nicku

Jim
June 13th, 2007, 06:58 AM
Bragging rights and what Drifblim said, that's all they're for, as most of them look stupid. I mean, look at a shiny Butterfree for Petes sake!

Vulpix-trainer K
June 13th, 2007, 12:42 PM
The first time I encountered a Shiny I thought there was something wrong with my game XD Really it was hillarious.
Well I don't play pokemon to collect Shinies. :knockedou but I will put everything on everything to catch em if I do though.

Just like those before me said it, it's for the braggin'. :p

SBaby
June 13th, 2007, 09:50 PM
That, and they want to have Pokemon that are more funky looking than Power Rangers.

kohei
June 14th, 2007, 06:53 AM
Because official recoloured sprites which are ultra-rare are perceived to be cool?
Dunno. Apart from bragging rights and showing how much free time you have on your hands if you "shiny hunt".

GIVEMEDARKRAI
June 14th, 2007, 07:11 AM
The One Horible Misconception About Shinies Is That If You Catch Them And Their Nature Goes Against Them (such As A Rampardos With A Nature That Lowers Attack But Hightens Sp.atk) It Will Be Only Used To Brag Then You Will Lose And It Will Seem Less Interesting

Pkmn Trainer Alex
June 14th, 2007, 09:09 AM
But of course, there are people who do manage to catch the shinies they want with the natures they want. And people are still eager to find such specific Pokémon for trades as well...

As far as the appeal, yea, it would be the rarity and shine factor, but I think with all the cloning going on, rarity isn't that big a deal anymore, since most people who have a Shiny Mew, for example, probably have either a hacked one or a cloned one. It's quite sad if you really wanted to have something truly "one-of-a-kind." :(

GIVEMEDARKRAI
June 14th, 2007, 09:12 AM
It Is Almost Impossible To Get A Non Hacked Non Uplicated Shiny Mew

Pkmn Trainer Alex
June 14th, 2007, 09:16 AM
Yea, bad example actually lol. But you get the drift. The luxury of having a Pokémon to brag about is lessened when other people have the same exact one from the same exact trainer with the same exact IVs, nature, etc. But if you're in it just for the shine, it won't matter much.