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As the title implies, last night was not too great for me as a shiny hunter. I started a hunt for a shiny Latias in Ultra Moon around a year ago and I hunted for it off and on up until last night when I FINALLY managed to find it. I was on a call with a couple friends as well, so they were freaking out right along with me when the Latias showed up. I was also doing this for the Winter Shiny Hunting Competition, or WSHC, so I was recording the entire battle/catch attempt so I could submit it for points.

Long story short, the me of a year ago didn't think to prepare for the fight beyond having a false swipe user, so I could paralyze it or put it to sleep to prevent it from running out of PP on its moves. Needless to say, it finally struggled itself to death before I could actually catch it.

Now the interesting part is that I also hunted for a shiny Latios in Alpha Sapphire about two years ago, and I accidentally ran from it when I found it the first time. Losing the second half of the Eon duo on my first attempt was basically just a big "screw you" from RNGsus.

Well, I'm going to continue mourning the loss of my shiny Latias. In the meantime, enjoy this video of the entire thing happening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Deh6Uktiw&feature=youtu.be
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Old 4 Weeks Ago (3:21 AM). Edited 4 Weeks Ago by Percy.
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oh my god, i remember my last shiny hunt. that drifloon in platinum. i just got my shiny chimchar after 280 soft resets and i was testing out my luck. it was nighttime and i was blinking myself to sleep and i was about to hit the sack. it shone then and there. my genius brain decided that I should soft reset again. and it was gone gone gone.... after 10k soft resets. i vowed that i would never ever shiny hunt again ;-;

there was one wild shiny i encountered in sun though. a pikipek while i was grinding my pichu. still won't try shiny hunt anytime soon ;-;
hope you get your latias soon
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    I am in a Soft Resetting progress for a shiny Latias for Ultra Moon. It has been going for almost a week and have been doing this from 2 hours minimum through 5 hours maximum (nights), and have not encountered the golden Latias. This is going to the be longest shiny hunt since Mewtwo! I have gone 1 to 2 days or even half an hour to encounter a shiny, but this Latias is insane with its RNG. I do not know how many days or hours people have counted to encounter the shiny Latias but I am exhausted in seeing the normal latias. If anyone wants to know. I am past +1K SRs.
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    I am in a Soft Resetting progress for a shiny Latias for Ultra Moon. It has been going for almost a week and have been doing this from 2 hours minimum through 5 hours maximum (nights), and have not encountered the golden Latias. This is going to the be longest shiny hunt since Mewtwo! I have gone 1 to 2 days or even half an hour to encounter a shiny, but this Latias is insane with its RNG. I do not know how many days or hours people have counted to encounter the shiny Latias but I am exhausted in seeing the normal latias. If anyone wants to know. I am past +1K SRs.
    I totally feel your pain. My encounters as of now are up to 5882, including the encounters leading up to my fail. Just waiting for that second golden Latias to appear...
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      Latias finally shined, yesterday night! I was watching random YT videos, as usual, to stay awake. Fifteen minutes later I saw Latias with green eyes and golden scheme. I knew the wait was over. Caught it 5 minutes later with Moon Ball! 4 Days of shiny hunting. caught on 1/29/2019. Glad that is over. Now to EV train.
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      Latias finally shined, yesterday night! I was watching random YT videos, as usual, to stay awake. Fifteen minutes later I saw Latias with green eyes and golden scheme. I knew the wait was over. Caught it 5 minutes later with Moon Ball! 4 Days of shiny hunting. caught on 1/29/2019. Glad that is over. Now to EV train.
      oh damn, that's awesome :D Pretty amazing it only took you 5 days when mine took a year of hunting off and on. And of course what's even more amazing is the fact that you managed to catch it with a moon ball and didn't fail it. I guess it's time for me to get going on my hunt again
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      ooh congratulations!! what nature though?
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        oh damn, that's awesome :D Pretty amazing it only took you 5 days when mine took a year of hunting off and on. And of course what's even more amazing is the fact that you managed to catch it with a moon ball and didn't fail it. I guess it's time for me to get going on my hunt again
        *Picks up a Wind Chime and plays it peacufully* Have a share of my shiny luck! I wish you the best on your shiny adventure, even if it is from the interwebs. : 3
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          ooh congratulations!! what nature though?
          Timid nature. I had Gardevoir with Timid nature and Synchro, worked! I had a Modest nature in mind first, but decided with Timid. ^___^
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          *Picks up a Wind Chime and plays it peacufully* Have a share of my shiny luck! I wish you the best on your shiny adventure, even if it is from the interwebs. : 3
          lol thanks a lot :) Hopefully I'll manage to reclaim Latias pretty soon. I am at 6000 encounters now after all.
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