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Old November 24th, 2013 (2:13 PM).
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I keep all shinies that I catch in a saved PC box for them. I don't ever trade them nor do I train/evolve them. I just keep them the way I got them, I think of them as trophies in a way haha...
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Old November 24th, 2013 (3:18 PM).
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I just caught my first Shiny today! She's a Poliwag and I think I'll add her to my party. Which should I evolve her into Poliwrath or Politoed? I can't decide!
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Old November 24th, 2013 (3:51 PM).
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I put them in their own box, unimaginatively labeled "Shiny".

The only one I used for any length of time in-game was my first - a Zubat in Leaf Green. It was a mainstay in my party all through the game, mostly as a Golbat, then I finally got to evolve it to a Crobat after I got the National Dex, and found that I really didn't like the Crobat shiny sprite much. Then I caught a bunch of shinies I wasn't much interested in anyway (Doduo, Tentacool, Spoink, Voltorb...). Some of them were cool shinies, but they weren't pokemon I actually use much, so I started just putting them away. That then became my habit, and since then, that's all I do. The only one I've even had in my party for any time since was a Swadloon I caught in Black, just because I wanted to evolve it to a Leavanny. Since it's a happiness evolution, I didn't actually use it at all - I just carried it around in my team and got it massages and such until it was happy enough, then fed it a rare candy and evolved it, then put it in the Shiny box.
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Old November 24th, 2013 (4:12 PM).
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I usually leave them in their PC box. Sometimes, I'll train them, like my shiny Red Gyarados, who's just an absolute beast, but my shiny Lanturn gets the box.
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Old November 25th, 2013 (12:47 AM).
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I release them, unless it's a pokemon I don't have another of.
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Old November 26th, 2013 (1:35 PM).
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If it's a useless Pokemon, boxed. If it's handy, then I could consider using it. I use the Red Gyrados from the Lake of Rage but my shiny Luvdisc has been rotting in my PC.

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Old November 26th, 2013 (2:33 PM).
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i keep them in my pc box, or train them how i want them to be and then use them to help train my other pokemon or use them in in-game battles.

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Old November 29th, 2013 (12:46 AM).
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The few shiny Pokemon I've found haven't been all that great, so I've mostly just left them sitting in the PC like quite a few others. I did try and put a lot of effort into my shiny Ducklett/Swanna in White 2, but I already had much better Water and Flying options on my team, so I just gave up on it.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (8:00 PM).
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Keep em in my PC, I keep the ones that I have caught and trade away those that I haven't
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Old December 12th, 2013 (12:58 AM).
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All I've got is a shiny FS Ditto, which I use for IV breeding until a superior offspring comes along. Hatched a 3IV shiny Charmander which is periodically a member of my team and is currently lv 65 Charizard, tough to use her though when my other level 60+ Charizard has 6IV's and is EV trained... I thought about using a reset bag and EV training my shiny, but I like her how she is and I don't use her competitively. Looks awesome with the Y mega evolution stone.
If I hatched a decent IV/natured shiny Tyrunt it'd be the happiest moment of my Pokemon 'career'.
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Old December 12th, 2013 (9:29 AM).
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Well, the only shiny that I've run into that was one I wasn't trying for was a Wingull, I tried to use that one in my team but I really just couldn't find a spot for her, so she stays in the PC mostly.

All the other shinies I have are ones I've bred because I want them on my team, so those I'm currently levelling up and using in gameplay.
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Old December 12th, 2013 (5:36 PM).
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I treat my shinies like I treat my legendaries: I just box them and never touch them. I just see them as too valuable to do anything with them and I'm afraid that I might mess them up by training (even though you can delete EVs so that isn't the most important factor) or regret evolving them because that can't be reversed.

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