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Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!

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Old May 23rd, 2011, 06:04 AM
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How frequently do you see Shiny Pokemon in HGSS? Do you catch them straight away or do you catch certian shinies? At the moment, none for me , but im not giving up.


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Old May 23rd, 2011, 07:11 AM
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according to Serebii.net, the odds of seeing a shiny Pokemon in the wild is a 1/8000 chance. Every Pokemon has a shiny version. They're just really, really rare varieties of all the available Pokemon.

I myself have never ever seen one, and I've been playing the games for sixteen years, but my friend is a few years younger than me has a lot of shinys. I think it just depends on how frequently you play the game.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 09:03 AM
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Shinies are wierd. Generally, I have found one shiny or more per game, since i play them a lot, but i haven't caught all of them. I try, but sometimes i dont make it. Either i have no pokeballs, or they run away
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 03:37 PM
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I've encountered one shiny in the wild out of 12 years of playing. It was a Patrat.

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Old May 23rd, 2011, 04:03 PM
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Well, I've never seen a shiny in my five or six years playing Pokemon.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 04:50 PM
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yeah, what everyone else said. they're just really, really, really rare Pokemon with color variations. XD

Technically speaking, the red Gyarados at the Lake of Rage is a shiny Pokemon, but I personally dont count that as a rarity since it is there every time you play the game--it is built into the storyline.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 08:39 PM
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Next to never. I started playing back in the Pokemon Red days, and I've only seen 7 shinies ever.

Caught 3 of them. =(
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 09:59 PM
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In SoulSilver I encountered two random shinies! Shiny Magnemite and Shiny Teddiursa and later I decided to hunt on Delibird and got it shiny too.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 03:57 AM
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I haven't encountered a shiny in hg/ss yet but, I have gotten a shiny Totodile as my starter. I was just scrolling through the starters and when Totodiles' picture showed up it was a shiny.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 05:54 AM
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2 Random Shiny Meowth.

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Old May 24th, 2011, 09:25 AM
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I've had incredibly good luck with finding shinies. I've got at least ten of them, spanning from two in Leaf Green to three in White. As for HG/SS, I've found a shiny Meowth in SS, but none others as I spend more time with my other games.

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Old May 24th, 2011, 09:41 AM
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I'll catch any shiny I see, but that only applies to two so far. I found a shiny Gloom in HG and a shiny Marill in Emerald. I do wish I could find more, but I'm not too dedicated to it.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 11:43 AM
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I vaguely remember seeing one when I was young, but I thought it was just either me or the game that was strange. I had no idea about shinies, lol. Other than that, I never run across them in my games (except Gyarados in HeartGold).

I don't see what the obsession is with shinies. Is it just because they're so rare that everyone loves them? I don't really see any significance. I couldn't care less!
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Old May 24th, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Lordy, I must be the most unlucky person on the planet because i have never seen one EVER in all my years of playing Pokemon.

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I don't see what the obsession is with shinies. Is it just because they're so rare that everyone loves them? I don't really see any significance. I couldn't care less!
I do agree with you there, Wyatt Fire.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 01:35 PM
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I saw and catch a shiny goldeen on my ev training. Oh I also throw a masterball at it. The nature was gentle. I couldn't do nothing with that. :'(
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Old May 24th, 2011, 02:16 PM
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i have 10 shinies. 9 of them chaineed in Pokemond Diamond, one Farfetch'd found randomly.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 03:26 PM
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I have 2 shinies.

Gyarados and Graveler - both male.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:13 AM
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I caught a shiny Tentacool the other day in HG and that is my first ever shiny in any game, I had a little nerd moment when it popped up lol
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Old May 25th, 2011, 08:53 AM
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The Red Gyarados from lake of rage and a green swinub are my shinies.

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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:44 PM
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The Red Gyarados from lake of rage and a green swinub are my shinies.
Personally, I dont consider that red Gyarados a true, rare shiny because it is there every time the game is played--it is a key element to the story and it will always be there.

However, I suppose that if I were to count it, then I've seen one shiny Pokemon--the red Gyarados. XD
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Old May 26th, 2011, 04:32 AM
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I didn't run into too many shinies in HG/SS, but I did catch a shiny Mewtwo in HG before I lost it. In SS, I caught a shiny Tentacool and Golbat, which was surprising, since I never saw more than 1 shiny in the same game that time since Platinum.

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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:43 PM
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Early on, I found a shiny Bellsprout in HG. Luckily, it was only two levels behind the regular Bellsprout I already had, so I replaced it with my brand new shiny one. Tendrils the Victreebel is now an awesome powerhouse.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 02:35 PM
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I have played pokemon for years, and, never got one shiny. I hear there's stuff you can do to get them, like go to herds and stuff, but, I never cared to.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 05:31 PM
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I have played pokemon for years, and, never got one shiny. I hear there's stuff you can do to get them, like go to herds and stuff, but, I never cared to.
There's no 'herds' for shiny Pokemon - you can use the Pokerader to chain for shiny Pokemon in DPPt but beyond that and the Masuda breeding method (and RNG I suppose...) there's no other way besides being lucky.

I have found two shiny Pokemon in HGSS thus far! Both on my monotype runs - one is a Donphan in Victory road, and another was a Miltank.


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Old July 12th, 2012, 03:57 PM
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I got a shiny roselia while trying to train for the elite four in platnium. i was shocked XD. um my second shiny i just finished plying soul silver and i wanted to restart with a chikorita. I have started with a cyndaquil. I wanted the chikorita to be female. so after 2 restarts if it being male i restarted again. i was browsing to click on chikorita when i thoguth I saw one of the pokemon seemed odd. I went back and it was a shiny cyndaquil O_O I was shocked lol still want a female Chikorita but im happy with my shiny. it was unexpected. I didnt know you could get a shiny starter XD. I've been playing since the old red and blue and those are my only shiny encounters.

my little brother has caught 2 shinys too one Ratatta outside of Goldenrod and a Phanpy by Backtorn. He's fairly new to pokemon and he's so lucky!
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