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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 August 18th, 2012 (09:58 PM).
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I caught a Shiny Larvitar the other day and its one of my frequently used Pokemon. It had 31 IVs to boot.

After that, I haven't found much. Luck's toying with me.
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Old August 25th, 2012 (03:13 AM).
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Found a random shiny Horsea while surfing around Whirl Islands, other than that the Red Gyarados. I've killed a shiny Graveler in Platinum as well so unlucky, I guess?
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Old August 25th, 2012 (05:48 AM).
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i have 2 shiny 1 being the red gyradous and the other being a shiny unkown in the ruins of alph it was blue for some reason i thought it would be white or something,but i think if you use the old rod a LOT you could find a shiny magikarp then evovle it into a shiny gyradous
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Old August 27th, 2012 (06:25 PM).
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well I wouldn't say its common to run into shinies, but I have caught a shiny ratatta in soulsilver (it's a goldy/greeny color) and I have caught the red gyarados .. also in the platinum/diamond/pearl games I have caught a shiny rhyhorn. It's color wasn't any different than a normal ones, but when it appeared it had the shiny circle go around it, and when I caught it it had the red star indicating it was a shiny in its summary.
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Old September 13th, 2012 (08:44 AM).
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I got a shiny cyndaquil in my Heartgold game. It took three days of soft resetting.
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Old September 21st, 2012 (03:59 PM).
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HeartGold was the first Pokémon for me to ever find a wild shiny in whom I've kept to this very day! It was a shiny Buizel which I was extremely happy with since it was a Sinnoh Sound Pokémon and it started off my whole love for the Buizel family which lead me to start chaining for them in Pearl with the Pokéradar x] But yeah, it's the only shiny Pokémon I found in HG but I'm very happy with it. Also of course Red Gyarados :p
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Old September 25th, 2012 (09:51 AM).
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Only shiny I ever got was the red Gyarados in the main storyline
But I have seen someone trading a shiny growlithe on the GTS tho. I was amazed lol
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Old October 1st, 2012 (02:00 AM).
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Me? There are ~11 Shiny Pokemon in my game, but only ~3 of them are random shiny Pokemon. The rest were RNG abused for shininess/traded.
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Old October 1st, 2012 (03:58 AM).
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I caught a shiny ghastly on Soul Silver.
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Old October 1st, 2012 (07:01 PM).
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I feel like these two games I have the worst luck in seeing shinies. Although I haven't exactly spent the most time playing the games, so you can't blame that haha.
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Old October 1st, 2012 (07:30 PM).
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Well once I started my shiny quest on Heartgold, I got quite a few shinies in quick succession

-Totodile form NewBark on February 15th - my join date ;) (SR)
-Abra from the Goldenrod Game Corner (one or two weeks later? Maybe less) (SR)
-Eevee from Bill two days after Abra (SR)
-Beedrill in the National Park during the BCC sometime later (RE)

But then I tried to get a slugma by breeding, and that took SO long that I got impatient and HG is sitting in my bedroom slightly unused lol
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Old October 3rd, 2012 (11:11 AM).
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I caught a shiny Pidgey on my quest to find entei and right now im trying to get Shiny Lugia but in platinum i have over 35 shinies and i am willing to trade some of them
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Old October 4th, 2012 (06:30 AM).
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The only shiny I have besides the red gyrados (which I don't count since the game gives it to you) is a shiny Charizard I had to soft reset 4833 times for! Oh, but it was worth it!! :D
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Old October 10th, 2012 (02:16 PM).
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I found a shiny Pidgey that I accidently killed because I was multitasking and didnt notice it was shiny until it fainted ;_; But yeah, other than that no.
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Old October 17th, 2012 (05:04 PM).
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Never once saw one in HeartGold. I only just recently saw one for the first time outside of Matsuda breeding, but that was 5th Gen...
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Old October 21st, 2012 (09:05 AM).
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I actually have had one shiny, in Pearl but i got it from a friend, also i've seen one shiny Zubat in Pokémon Platinum while escorting some girl. She had Kadabra, i had Gabite i tried to kill the Kadabra with my Gabite before it could kill the shiny Zubat but it was just too fast. ;______;
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Old October 21st, 2012 (06:11 PM).
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Soft-resetted for a Shiny Bulbasaur. But other than that I haven't caught a Shiny Pokemon in my Soul Silver. Such a shame too since Silver was the first game that I found one.
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Old October 27th, 2012 (06:51 AM).
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I found a shiny Rattata in Mt. Mortar in my HeartGold version! I named it Fang because I'm so great with nicknames. :> I almost lost it, too, because I delete my save file to start a new game so I can do a nuzlocke; luckily, I decided to check my PC for anything I may want to save. It's now safe and sound in my Platinum version. c:
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Old November 8th, 2012 (01:05 PM).
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In HG alone I found 2. Ponyta up on Mount Silver when I was training and Hoppip my first go in the Safari Zone like place. Caught both of them. Because even if you don't want,you can always trade them later on.
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Old November 10th, 2012 (09:11 PM).
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Sadly i never encountered a shiny in HG/SS except the shiny Pichu event.
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Old November 10th, 2012 (09:18 PM).
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Quote originally posted by p3ndu1um:
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.

"Do you catch them straight away or do you catch certain shinies?"



I'm sorry.. WHAT?! If I encountered a Shiny DITTO or DUNSPARCE of all things, I would put it on my team.. just because of the rarity.

Oh, and the chances of a shiny are a 1/8192 not a 1/8000. (In reply to the 2nd post)
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Old November 11th, 2012 (05:46 AM).
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The only shiny I found on my HGSS games was a female Mr.Mime which I soft reseted for. Other than that, nope, none. Been playing for around 130hours total and no other shinies though.
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Old November 15th, 2012 (03:01 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Bourne-mouth:
I caught a Shiny Larvitar the other day and its one of my frequently used Pokemon. It had 31 IVs to boot.

After that, I haven't found much. Luck's toying with me.
Train it to be a beast! Luck was giving you a present lol

Quote originally posted by Toshiro.:
I found a shiny Pidgey that I accidently killed because I was multitasking and didnt notice it was shiny until it fainted ;_; But yeah, other than that no.
Sorry for your loss. Moment of silence :x

But I'm a shiny hunter myself and it's what got me back playing pokemon in the first place. I personally like shinies for their rarity, and hunting them is a fun hobby if you're patient enough. Started hunting in SS and got really lucky and found shiny Cyndaquil in only 18 resets, and got lucky again and got shiny Eevee after a long hunt of 9401 resets. Right now I'm looking for shiny Skarmory in SS and I'm at 6363 random encounters. Hoping to get lucky soon!
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Old November 15th, 2012 (03:06 PM).
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Once, in a previous play of SoulSilver, I found a shiny Tangela and I caught him. I named him Shine. I gave it to my brother later in exchange for a Growlithe mainly because I didn't know it was shiny. I'd never seen a Tangela before.
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Old November 18th, 2012 (03:13 PM).
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Only a Ratata for me, but it was cool!
BTW, am I the only one who prefers a normal Gyrados compared to a shiny one? I just think they look so much better blue. "
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