That's horrible. D: I think I'd have to throw my DS at something if that were to happen. And I'm sorry, but your last sentence is pretty questionable when taken out of context... xD
Thanks again, the help's been much appreciated.
Yeah, that's the magic trade-off. Sometimes it does help to reset early if you're not confident that you can make it...I broke Diglett at 40 late at night once << (on accident, obviously). I'll never get that high again...
I'd love that! And thanks for your help again, I'm starting to feel like more and more of a noob. xD It's just beginning to seem like I'd save time resetting at 30 than restarting so many times. And then as a bonus stab in the back, when my chain does break, my next chain usually breaks at 1. It's as if the game just reeeeally doesn't like me. But that could be the delirium talking, hours of (literally) watching grass grow does that to me.
It seems I can't break 35 no matter how careful I am, so has anyone here tried resetting before 40 (in the 20-30s range)
Cool, another one-
You've gotta be insane to try resetting before 40. It's too much eye strain :/. If it's a rare one like Numel or Cacnea, then it doesn't necessarily hurt to stop early and begin resetting...just realise it could take a good 50 repels before something might show up. 20 is a safe bet at 40.
As far as worst-case scenarios go, my sister tried to pull in a Gastly at 39..worst experience ever. It took two hours of resetting the radar, no breaks. It happens.
If you'd like, I have a spreadsheet with the odds at each chain and their 'average # sweeps' needed to find a shiny patch...they took it off the site, but I can upload it if you want.
Don't get me wrong, while shiny patches are, for the most part, not missable (that a word?), ones in the 4-box close to the edge during certain times of day are easy to miss if you don't scan the entire area every reset. I sometimes find myself almost missing them because I focus on my character and not the whole patch ;...
Thanks for clearing that up, now I won't be so paranoid about missing a shiny patch. xD I did once hear about a guy who's chain was actually broken by a shiny Kricketune. Some people are just too lucky for their own good.
Just to clarify, shinies can appear in a non-shiny patch, right? It's just the usual odds. Because even though I was pretty out of it, that patch definitely did not shine; most videos make it seem pretty noticable.
Yes, I'm a witness to this. Since shinies aren't random, I don't know how this really works, but the shiny patches are guaranteed shinies. I suppose, additionally, normal and blinger patches have the 1/8192 chance of a shiny. How it works, I don't know.
I found a Roselia that way, and my sister found a Staravia and something more recent...Wobbuffet? It does happen. Leave no patch unchecked!