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Old August 22nd, 2013 (07:58 AM).
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Quote originally posted by lmcde22:
Shiny Lotad in Pokemon Sapphire. Since then I have expanded... I'm fairly lucky when it comes to shinies. My grey Charizard and gold Steelix are still staples in my teams. Also have a gold Pidgeot, black and gold Luxray, grey and gold Metagross (favourite shiny) and green Skarmory my sister has only ever found a brown Starly... lolz bad luck.

EDIT: I have had others traded to me but these are my wild ones
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Old August 22nd, 2013 (01:32 PM).
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Shiny Togepi in Gold. I was so sad when I found out the battery in my Gold game died and I lost little Togero. I do have another Shiny Togepi named Tegaro but it will never replace Togero.

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Old August 22nd, 2013 (02:24 PM).
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I've been playing pokemon for 13 years now. Only one time in my life have I ever found a shiny pokemon. It was a shiny Oddish on the original Silver version, back then I didn't know why it was sparkling like that and accidentally killed it. Never found a shiny since.
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Old August 22nd, 2013 (02:31 PM).
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I think it was a Rattata in my Silver version (or Crystal, it was on a Gen II game, that much I recall).

After that it was a shiny Gastly in FireRed I had a while back, but I don't have either of those anymore.
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Old August 22nd, 2013 (04:09 PM). Edited August 22nd, 2013 by Iceman3317.
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Hmm.... My first was back in Tentacool in original gold but at the time I didn't know what a shiny was. First one I caught was Hoppip in the Safari Zone thing in Heartgold. I was extremely worried it was going to flee, but it didn't
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Old August 23rd, 2013 (03:34 AM).
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The first shiny I got was a Shiny Ralts. I don't even remember how I got it though, I think it was in an egg :p

The second and last so far was a shiny Roselia I got in pearl. It is pretty awesome I think
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Old August 25th, 2013 (01:51 PM).
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The only shiny I've ever seen in any of my games is the shiny Gyrados from HeartGold.

I do, however, have a cousin who encountered a shiny Buizel, and gave it to me in exchange for a Bellsprout (which was kinda like the money of trading for us, we kept a few dozens in our PCs)

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Old August 26th, 2013 (07:19 PM).
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My first shiny that I've saw and caught outside of the Gyarados in Gold is a Rhyhorn I saw in the Safari Zone from Leaf Green. I pretty much threw the ball and it got caught right there. I was pretty much quite excited at that point.
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Old August 26th, 2013 (11:03 PM).
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Mine was a Golbat. I was training a Dragonite in Cerulean Cave for about an hour, then boom! random shiny. I was so excited on getting a shiny Crobat xD
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Old August 26th, 2013 (11:23 PM).
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My first shiny was a blue and cream Medicham in Victory Road in Diamond. I tried using it in the Elite 4 but it wasn't strong enough and I couldn't be bothered training it.

The second was only last month where I caught a level 7 golden Poochyena in Emerald. I decided that sucked too and I didn't use it :/
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Old August 27th, 2013 (01:46 AM).
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I've encountered a couple of shinies across the Pokémon games I've played. I'm going to assume hacks don't count, but I should say that when I encountered the shinies, hackers had no idea how to make shiny Pokémon appear, never mind making the chances of finding one higher (so long story short, I'm counting the ones in hacks XD). My first was a Caterpie in a game called Pokémon Arcoiris. If memory serves, it was too low a level for me to attack without fainting it :(

If that's not good enough, my first shiny in a REAL Pokémon game (that wasn't the Gyarados in GSC) was a Metapod in LeafGreen. I was so very tense when I tried catching it, and was so very furious when it burst out of the last Pokéball I had. I mean it's catch rate surely isn't remotely high. ;_;

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Old August 27th, 2013 (02:48 PM).
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My first (and so far only) shiny is a male west sea shellos named Apricot.
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Old August 27th, 2013 (03:05 PM).
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My first shiny was a Zubat in Pokemon Ruby. I was going to try to look for a Bagon in Meteor Falls, but I stumbled across the Zubat instead. I am not going to say I wasn't happy with this (; The Zubat, now Crobat, is currently on my Black at level 100~
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Old August 27th, 2013 (05:52 PM).
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I remember my first experience clear as day. I was playing Pokemon Gold on my gameboy color and I had already beaten the game. I was just exploring in the forest right before you get to Goldenrod city, where you find Celebi. I may have been training a weak Pokemon.

Anyway, I was confronted by a shiny Metapod, which gave it a pink color instead of the usual green. I was dumbfounded for two reasons:

1). When I saw the sparkles I was completely caught off guard and I questioned what it was.

2) It looked darn awesome and I knew it was rare.

It was during the time when I was looking up ways to get the pink Butterfree that the girl has behind the counter at the gate to Goldenrod City, so experiencing this event made me very excited. I had only known about the existence of shiny Pokemon for a short amount of time beforehand.

So I caught it and evolved it into a pink Butterfree which I kept in my PC for safekeeping in case any of my friends or siblings got a hold onto my game. Then I remember the day when I checked my PC and it wasn't there anymore, I think one of my friends tried to do a glitch or a cheat with my cartridge. I was devastated.

Anyway, that is my first shiny. A pink Metapod in Pokemon Gold . A fond memory of mine.
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Old August 27th, 2013 (06:00 PM).
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My first randomly-encountered shiny was a Shiny Silcoon which I came across one Thursday night earlier this year in HeartGold while doing the Bug Catching Contest at National Park.
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Old August 27th, 2013 (10:42 PM).
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My first Shiny was a Shiny Donphan on Silver while I was wandering around Route 28 for some reason. Was probably heading to New Bark town or something when I found it. But I caught it anyways and I was soo happy. ♥ Too bad that I soon lost the Silver version along with my GBC but I hope someday I'll see a shiny in my Soul Silver that isn't a Shiny that I soft-resetted for or anything.

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Old August 27th, 2013 (10:45 PM).
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First shiny was a light blue bidoof..
I really can't believe why bidoof, still I was glad.
but man.. what a drag.
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Old August 30th, 2013 (10:50 AM).
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Aw man, most of you have had shinies? I've been playing Pokémon for years and I've never found one except the Red Gyarados from Gen II

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Old August 30th, 2013 (11:15 AM).
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My first shiny was a Whismur in Ruby. I thought it was diseased, so I just had to catch it.

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Old August 30th, 2013 (12:17 PM).
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I remember when I first found a shiny. I didn't even know that it was shiny, so I just ignored it and ran away. Then I thought, was that Geodude gold? I was annoyed by the fact that I could of have had a gold Pokémon. However, when I reached the Red Gyarados (G/S/C) I thought it was a special Pokémon so I caught it that time. I later found out that the gold Geodudes were called shiny and had a very low encounter rate. I was super mad :/
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Old August 30th, 2013 (12:51 PM).
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My first shiny encounter was a Snover in Pokemon Diamond. I knew I wanted it as soon as I saw those sparkles! I swiftly caught it and stored it away in the PC.

Sadly, in a stupid move I traded it for my brother's level 100 Espeon. Now that I realize how rare they are, I really wish I didn't trade it.
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Old August 30th, 2013 (01:10 PM).
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Excluding the Red Gyrados, I have just found two Shiny Pokémon to date, maybe because I don't play that much (yet I plan to start playing more often again in the near future). I can't remember witch one I caught, as I was jsut able to catch the second one that appeared.

The second shiny that appeared was a Yellow Magikarp, I was unable to catch it though.

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Old August 30th, 2013 (01:59 PM).
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First shiny:Red Gyarados
second: magnemite in emerald
third: Geodude in Platinum
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Old August 30th, 2013 (02:03 PM).
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Shiny Rufflet in White. Ran out of Pokeballs when I encountered it. It was really good in evading all of my pokeballs.

Not really an "encounter" but technically my first shiny I obtained was a Shiny Treecko via trade. It was a gift from a friend.
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Old August 30th, 2013 (02:15 PM).
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My first shiny was a weepinbell back in Gold. I was training whatever Pokemon I was training when suddenly this guy came up. After that I got a shiny Spearow in Gold and Unown in Crystal. The only shiny after that was a shapedo which was mercilessly crited by my evil Magnemite in Sapphire ._.

Also in Snakewood I got this ugly piece of (you don't get me parser) which apparently is a rock type thing. Since its whole existence is a act against nature I destroyed its shiny form (which doesn't even have a color swap) mercilessly.
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