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Old January 6th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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The only bad shiny experience I've had is a relatively common one - encountering a shiny Geodude, then watching it blow itself up.
Old January 6th, 2013, 09:24 AM
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I've only ever seen one shiny, and I caught it... so I haven't really had any bad experiences. It was a pidgey in Crystal though, so I guess it sucks that I can't use it in any current games.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 09:26 AM
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Well I once cought a shiny geodude in Pokémon Emarald and I cought another shiny in HG but it was a spearow .
I liked the geodude but I hate spearows .

Old January 6th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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My worst experience is when I soft resetted on a shiny giratina after wasting days hunting for it. Another one would be when I encountered a Shiny Hoppip on Crystal while I had no Pokedex.
Shiny Pokemon I caught :(Platinum) (Shining Charm) (SC)

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Old January 6th, 2013, 07:52 PM
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I found a shiny Poochyena once...but it was the uncatchable one at the beginning of Ruby version.
Old January 6th, 2013, 08:52 PM
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My worst experience was finding a shiny Electrike in Ruby, which didn't get captured in my only great ball. Made me sooo angry. I also kind of liked Manectric back then, so it was really sad.
Old January 6th, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Probably finding a shiny Zigzagoon, but thinking it was normal, and just running. Worst mistake I ever made. Tears are shed from the memory.

Adventures, are sometimes even the simplest things.
Old January 6th, 2013, 11:45 PM
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The first shiny I found in B/W was the Patrat Prof.Juniper caught at the first route.
Old January 7th, 2013, 03:04 PM
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I caught a legit shiny Numel on Emerald, but I'd already cheated for a full team of shiny legendaries...
Kind of ruined the legitimacy of it all, and I never used it
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Old January 7th, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Zapperz View Post
The first shiny I found in B/W was the Patrat Prof.Juniper caught at the first route.
Is that even possible ? I just dont see it .
Old January 9th, 2013, 01:02 AM
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I've never had any bad shiny experiences.
...Of course, to have a bad shiny experience, you actually have to have a shiny experience...

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Old January 12th, 2013, 02:41 PM
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My dad's girlfriend got her first pokemon game a week ago.
I was SO expecting her to find a shiny and not catch it.

She did, however, catch loads of Purrloins and yesterday say to me "I didn't know you had to train your pokemon. I thought you just caught them."

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Old January 13th, 2013, 04:38 PM
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Wandering around on Diamond version. I was on that route between Jubilife and Oreburgh (ahaha probably spelled those wrong because I don't pay enough attention). Then boom encountered my first shiny.

A Bidoof.

I didn't really care but caught it anyway. Then forgot I had him/her and deleted the save file. x: Lost my first shiny darn it.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 03:38 AM
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I have not encountered a shiny since Gen 2 Days....
The one Shiny I have seen was in Fire red but it was one of the Battle Tower trainer's Meowths

Although this is not something that happened to me personally, I would still count this as a "bad shiny experience"

A friend of mine was playing one of the Core Gen 3 Games (I can't remember which one of the top of my head) and managed to catch a shiny Electrike. His friend though it would be absolutely hilarious to rip the Gameboy out of his hands, and shut the game off before he had a chance to save it. He hasn't even encountered a Shiny since.
Old January 15th, 2013, 03:55 AM
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running into a shiny seaking in the safari zone guess what it ran away it looked like it was in a fire spin when i encountered it
Old January 21st, 2013, 12:51 PM
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The one that got away. :'( Encountered a shiny Lillipup at the beginning of a new game I started on my White version and only had 3 poke balls at the time. I was too scared to actually damage it, and wasn't able to catch it in 3 tries and failed.

Luckily a shiny Gothita I encountered last month made up for that, lol.
Old January 22nd, 2013, 08:01 AM
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I wish I could remember the generation (I think it was II) or the Pokemon, but the first shiny I saw I didn't know what was going on. It was a weak Pokemon that I had already caught for my Pokedex. Since I didn't realize what a shiny Pokemon was...I just killed it and took the experience. You can imagine how I felt when I realized what a shiny was.
Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by vaporeon7 View Post
I've had many bad shiny experiences.

#1: Shiny Rattata in Gold, no Pokédex yet.
#2: Shiny Jolteon in the Battle Pyramid in Emerald.
#3: Shiny Metagross in the Battle Tower in Ruby.
#4: Shiny Combee... male shiny Combee.
I lol'd at the Combee one. Not at your misfortune, but just how unlucky that circumstance is.

The only bad experience with a shiny that I ever had was in Ruby, I ran into a green Golbat while grinding my Crobat. Low and behold, nothing to catch it with.
Old January 22nd, 2013, 11:06 AM
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My worst shiney moment was tryna catch the silver rattatta in pokemon gold (original) off pallet town it was level 5 yet breaking out of all the poke balls and all if my pokemon were too strong to hit it

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 12:15 PM
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My worst moment would have to be when I found a shiny mienfoo. I had been hunting for days at Dragonspiral tower, and had looked away... and saw the blue pokemon...

As I was running away. I checked my pokedex to confirm it, and sure enough, I had missed it :(
Old January 22nd, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Fled from a shiny Sableye in Sapphire, a shiny Shellder in FireRed and a shiny Machop in LeafGreen.

Old January 23rd, 2013, 01:37 AM
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mixed feeling about this white forest wild pidgy SHINY POKERUS shame it was just a pidgy
but thats not it back in gen. II my rivals tododile was SHINY WHAT THE #### was not shiny when i looked at it NIIIIIIIICK!!!!!!!!! GAMEFREAK >(
so far (may change)
Old January 23rd, 2013, 07:17 AM
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I'm not sure if this counts, but I ALMOST ran away from a shiny Unown in my Ruby Destiny Reign of Legends ROM. I still shiver at the thought that I was about press B on 'RUN' before I realized that the Unown was blue.
Old January 23rd, 2013, 07:25 AM
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I have the worst past with shinies.I can usually can catch them but i forget to save for some reason.Has happened to me three times./gets shot.
Old January 23rd, 2013, 07:31 AM
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When I encountered a shiny Pidove in a nuzlocke challenge, but it wasn't the first Pokemon that I saw there ;;

I almost caught it anyways, but of course the crit hax came to bite me.

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