Pokémon ~>{*Shiny Hunters Club}<~ Page 960

Started by G-Money October 8th, 2004 12:27 PM
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I only really started shiny hunting back in november, but I'm so happy with how my collection has grown! (helps that I didn't have a life even before confinement so I did a lot of hunting hehe) I figured I'd post an update which will also serve as a checklist for me. One of my favorite things about pokemon and definitely about shiny hunting is thinking up/looking up good nicknames, so while a lot of my names are really lazy, there are a lot that I am also really proud of. I'm always perusing names of minerals, winds, geographic features, plants, other languages/cultures, or world mythology to find good ones. I put the inspiration for a bunch of them in parentheses. I know this is super self-indulgent of me, so i'm putting everything in spoilers so you don't have to see this long list if you don't want to.

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I have some duplicates which will eventually be evolved (I don't know if I'll do a whole living dex but I'll get as close as I can) They're all chilling in in gen 6 and mostly in gen 7 games. The ****** are pokemon that can still get nicknames cause I caugth them in that particular savefile but I don't have anything yet, I welcome suggestions
1-3) Thalassa, Maelstrom and Zoster the horseas
4-6) *******, Thetis and Triton the clamperls (myths)
7)- Lapis Lazuli the Relicanth (after a mineral)
8-9) Pistol and ***** the remoraids
10-11) Lux and Abyssia the chinchous
12) Diodon the Qwilfish
13-14)Cayenne the Clauncher and Macro the Clawitzer
15-16) Tosakin and Oranda the goldeens (after goldfish varieties)
17-20) Coqui, Spiralis, Vernal and Rana the poliwags
21) Brutal the red stripe basculin
22-23) Amazonas the Carvanha and Bullet the Sharpedo
24) Skarn the Geodude (after a mineral)
25)Vanille the Vanillite
26-27) Zenaida (f) and Fowl Play (m) the Tranquills
28) Hematite the Aron (after a mineral)
29-30) Flora the oddish and Bok Choi the Vileplume
31) Marion the Shuppet
32-33) Boing the spoink and Pearl the grumpig
34-36) Nelumbo the lotad, kappa the Lombre and Nymphaea the Ludicolo
37-38) Yamabuki Ogon the Magikarp, Ruddy and Carmine the Gyaradoses
39) Reverb the Exploud
40-41) Marhund the Zigzagoon, Tanuki the linoone
42-43) Neptune and Titan the wailmers (myths)
44-45) Namazu and Barbara the barboaches
46) Tourmaline the tentacool (after a mineral)
47-48) Doge Charger the Electrike, Tempestas the Manectric
49-50) Andromeda (f) and Spartacus (m) the Raltses
51) Nocturne the Crobat
52) Gobi the Camerupt (after gobi desert)
53) Phantomaton the Golett
54) Ghibli the driftloon (after a wind)
55) Hedjet the Yamask
56) Gemma the Sableye
57) Memento Mori the Alolan Marowak
58) ***** the Mimikyu
59) Scolipede, no nickname
60-61) Pluvia the Surskit, Jade the Masquerain
62) Buzz the grubbin
63 Arachne the Dewpider (myth)
64 Domino the Ledyba
65-66) ***** the ninjask, **** the shedinja
67) Durendal the Honedge (myth)
68 Midas the beldum (myth)
69 Stym the Skarmory (after stymphalian birds of myth)
70 Igloo the Alolan sandshrew
71 Dynamo the magnemite
72 Citrine the riolu (after a mineral)
73 Olive the hippowdon
74 OutoftheBlue the stunfisk
75 Vik the sandyghast (after a place)
76 Patagonia the mudbray (after a place)
77 Ferric the Alolan diglett
78 Scorpius the drapion
79 Trashley the trubbish
80 Ophis the ekans
81 Acantha the Mareanie
82 Slick the alolan grimer
83 Anansi the spinarak (myth)
84 Blue the electrode
85 Alex the mareep (after the lighthouse of Alexandria)
86 Serengeti the Shinx (after a place)
87 -95) Katahdin (jolt), Poas (flare), Ibera (vapor), Solaris (esp), Nox (umbr), Aestas (leaf), Glacies (glace), Opal (sylv), Argyro (eevee)
96 Zenith the charmander
97 Zhu the tepig (myth)
98 Habanera the fletchling
99 Lucky the growlithe
100 Arenal the magmar (after a volcano)
101 Poseidon the wishiwashi (myth)
102 Astro the staryu
103 Billabong the totodile
104 Parana the milotic (after a river)
105 Ivies the Snivy
106 Linda the bounsweet
107 Alizé the cottonee (after a wind)
108 Petunia the Petilil
109 Bolero the Maractus
110 Taiga the Abomasnow
111 Subzero the cryogonal
112 Moonlit Snow the alolan vulpix
113 Valentine the sneasel
114-115) Crevasse (f) and Serac (m) the snorunts
116 Fluorence the patrat
117 Ratthew the rattata
118 Ratasha the alolan rattata
119 Azalea the yungoos
120-121 Laporeille (french buneary with no nickname), Rosa the lopunny
122 Hornblende the furfrou (after a mineral)
123 Acacia the aipom
124 Mienshao with no nickname
125 Fruit Punch the crabrawler
126 Blue Nirvana the medicham
127 Bruno the chespin
128 Qinling the pangoro (after a place)
129 Rikishi the makuhita
130 Nectarine the oricorio
131 Sirocco the wingull (after a wind)
132 Cacique the Rufflet
133 Billy the pikipek
134 Asio the hoothoot
135- Viola the murkrow
136- Galaxia the elgyem
137- Yule Tide the Bruxish
138- Psychotrope the inkay
139 Dopamine the Slowking)
140 Shinobi the Froakie
141-142 Quercus the Nuzleaf and Ilex the Shiftry
143 Indigo the Alolan Meowth
144 Mirage the Zorua
145-146 Reprise and Ossa the Vullabies
147-149 Watt the pichu, Kilowatt the Pikachu, Megawatt the Alolan Raichu
150-Jasper the larvitar (after a mineral)
151 Kyanite the Sigilyph (after a mineral)
152 Coralline the corsola (after a mineral)
153 Ishizuke the Bonsly (after a style of bonsai)
154 Agate the rockruff (after a mineral)
155 Quartz the Carbink
156 Kuroshio the Dragalge (after a current)
157 Pesto the Bagon
158 Carambar the jangmoo (after a candy)
159 Echo the noibat
160 Dragonite with no nickname
161 Limna the marill (myth)
162 Cerise the cutiefly
163 Lumin the morelull (after bioluminescence)
164 Menina the mawile
165 Iris the flabebe
166-170) Mystery gift Zygarde, Lunala, Solgaleo, Tapu Koko and Silvally with no nickname
171 Aramis the virizion
172 Clair de Lune the Cresselia
173 Buzzwole with no nickname
174 Calypso the fomantis
175 Cocos the alolan exeggutor
176 Bandit the male salandit
177 Ditto with no nickname
178 Bernadette the crustle (inspired by french for hermitcrab)
179 Nazca the sigilyph (after a place)
180 Decibelle the audino
181 Cirrus the Swanna (after a cloud)
182 Alicanto the Altaria (myth)
183 Speedy blue the yanmega
184 Patzcuaro the quagsire (after a lake)
185 Cirri the barbaracle (after the barnacle family)
186 Zephyr the swellow (after a wind)
187 magma the magcargo
188 Riffle the floatzel
189 Ray the heliolisk
190 Drakkarmin (french druddigon with no nickname)
191 Chelours (french bewear with no nickname)
192 Neon the finneon
193 Merry the delibird
194 Concordia the Alomomola
195 Smaragdus the Wigglytuff
196-197) Fortuna and Lady luck the chanseys
198 Wasabi the spinda
199 Peach the togedemaru
200 Dora the lillipup
201 Brasilia the pyukumuyku (after a place)
202 Stryx the rowlet (owl genus Strix + mythical river Styx)

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hi this took me nearly 800 eggs zzz

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"lol" I was hoping to avoid voting since both finalists had such amazingly terrific names, but it looks like the tiebreaker comes down to me, haha! :confused: Here goes...

icycatelf's Rheau:
+1 Cool-sounding name
+1 French influence
+1 Japanese influence
+2 Hockey name for an Ice Pokémon (link points)
+1 Cool Pokémon
+1 Alternate pronunciation
+1 Personal history with the trainer from a previous game
+1 Menacing eyes in the photo
+1 Goofy face in the photo (I laughed)
-3 Not using a cool accent mark where one could have been used

Total points: 7

the Alolan naturalist's Kuroshio:

+1 Japanese influence
+1 Cool name origin
+2 The thing it's named after looks like the Pokémon (link points)
+1 "Grueling" story of capture
+1 Menacing pose in the photo

Total points: 6
Status: Eliminated


the Alolan naturalist's Triton:

+1 Greek influence
+1 Cool reference
+2 Reference to the god of the sea for a Water Pokémon (link points)
+1 Cool-looking shiny
+1 Great shiny colors
+1 Multiple possible evolutionary futures
+1 Hiding in the photo (kinda cute)
-1 Planned evolution into an ugly Pokémon

Total points: 7

Darn. So my tiebreaker is going to need a tiebreaker! :pink_disbelief: After much deliberation, I have finally come to a decision. The grand winner of The Great Shiny Nickname Contest!!! is...

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icycatelf's Rheau!! A huge congratulations to icycatelf for coming up with the greatest nickname for his shiny in the SHC, and a huge congrats to the Alolan naturalist for a hard-fought battle with not just one, but two contestants who fought it out to the bitter end! This was a super tough choice, and all three of the aforementioned contestants merited serious consideration and deliberation, as well as lil' starfish's Lily, who had a fantastically hilarious name for a Totodile, but I wasn't going to split the votes yet again and perpetuate the tie, haha! Duverger rears his ugly head in the most unexpected of places! :laugh-squinted:

I ultimately went with Rheau because, although my metrics produced a tie between Rheau and Triton, Rheau had a larger number of distinct positive attributes than Triton, making it a slightly more multi-dimensional and well-rounded shiny (don't get me wrong, Clamperl is very, very rounded, but Glalie is almost a perfect sphere! :laugh:). And the fact that it's a French name derived from a hockey player that describes an Ice-type shiny, but it also sounds like the Japanese word for the Pokémon Glalie counters, is just too cool. icycatelf! I hereby pronounce you "Champion of Shiny Pokémon, Majesty of Majestic Monikers, Finder of Phenomenal Pseudonyms, and Royal Excellency of the Most Exalted Nomenclatures." You may bear this glorious title in whatsoever fashion you so choose. You will also receive a $20 gift card to a store of your choice, provided by the ever-magnanimous VisionofMilotic and Fairy!


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13777 Swarm encounters (Pearl)
4371 Anorith SRs (Pearl)

I'm still hunting the Swarm Pokémon in Pearl and SRing for Anorith on days when it's a lame shiny available, haha. On my other DS, I've been encountering in the Pinwheel Forest for a shaking-grass Pokémon (hopefully an elemental monkey!), and when that DS runs out I occasionally hatch Chespin eggs in X.

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It's no Shiny Venonat/Venomoth, but I'd sort of been wanting another Shiny Oddish anyway since learning that pawpaws (which I only recently discovered behind my house) have flowers that, like the much larger and rarer Rafflesia that inspired Vileplume, are carrion mimics (they look and smell like dead flesh to attract scavenging insects). His nickname comes from Asimina triloba, the common pawpaw's scientific name. (Now I kind of wish that Shiny Vileplume's petals stayed a shade of red...)



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Congrats on the new shiny, Champion of Shiny Pokémon, Majesty of Majestic Monikers, Finder of Phenomenal Pseudonyms, and Royal Excellency of the Most Exalted Nomenclatures!! Your posts are absolutely fascinating, by the way. I feel like I'm talking to a world-class expert on biology every time you post really cool facts like these, haha. I love it!

I'll go ahead and join. I have been stalking these halls with admiration for a long time, I think this is such a cool club and you guys who have been hunting shinies all these years are so awesome, but because I'm a rookie I've been timid about posting here. I feel ready to come out of the shadows.

I just caught a bashful shiny Purugly this weekend with the help of the dexnav in Omega Ruby after 397 encounters. I know a lot of people don't like Purugly, but I always thought she was a funny pokemon with the puffed out chest, death stare and teeny feet. She thinks she's so tough.

I would have loved one with the hidden ability defiant and either the jolly nature I was synchronizing for or adamant, but I will still happily take this bashful own tempo kitty. I think Purugly has such a fun purple shiny and I named mine Cheshire after the infamous Cheshire Cat from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.





The first shiny I random encountered was Gible in Wayward cave in Platinum. The first I bred was Mawile in Omega Ruby, and the first legendary pokemon shiny I caught was a Lugia I sr for on the virtual console Crystal which I traded to my boyfriend as a Christmas present.

My current collection is in the spoiler tags. It's modest, but I am still proud. It's the culmination of my efforts breeding with the masuda method, friend safaris, random encounters, dexnavs encounters, GameStop distributions, trades with my friends, penpals and fellow members and my many other adventures in the pokemon world.

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Braviary

Gible

Gabite

Ponyta

Rapidash

Female Pyroar

Ratatta

Dedenne

Wooper

Slurpuff

Swirlix

Charizard

Greninja

Ninetales

Roselia

Tentacruel

Skrelp

Dragalge

Swablu

Altaria

Kingdra

Poliwhirl

Poliwrath

Politoed

Larvesta

Starmie

Milotic

Tyrogue

Wingull

Lombre

Gardevoir

Goomy

Eevee (who will become Umbreon or Sylveon)

Purugly

Raichu

Butterfree

Floatzel

Camperupt

Clefable

Electrode

Ditto

Basculin (red stripe)

Corsola

Clamperl

Pikachu

**Events
Suicuine
Entei
Raikou
Zygarde
Gyarados



I am currently hunting a shiny Pikachu in an electric Friend Safari. As I mentioned have a shiny Raichu already, so now I would like a Pikachu to go along with it and add another member of the mouse family to the house. If I get two Pikachu then I will make one an Alolan Raichu, since the Raichu I have already is the Kantonian Raichu. I would not mind that regional variation with the chocolate candy color scheme at all.
OMG VISIONOFMILOTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU JOINED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :pink_boogie: :boogie: :pink_boogie: :boogie:

I can't believe it!!! I'm so glad you're a part of the club now!! :pink_nod: You know this means you can no longer be the coolest member of PC who's not a shiny hunter, right? :tongue-poke:

Congrats on your impressive shiny collection - you're off to a terrific start already! I had no idea you were such an accomplished shiny hunter!

Welcome! Don't see why you felt timid, you have a very respectable collection with some iconic shinies (gardevoir! greninja! and some personal faves too (ninetales! camerupt!)

As for me, I've been doing a shiny playthrough/shiny badge quest of Alpha Sapphire which I'm journalling here https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=10152395#post10152395 if anyone wants to check it out. I ahven't beeing SRing for starters or legendaries but I have been catching at least one shiny before each gym.
My team is:
-Tanuki the linoone
-Reverb the Exploud
-Bok Choi the Vileplume
-Gobi the Camerupt
-Nocturne the Crobat
-Bullet the sharpedo
-Carmine the gyarados I occasionally rotate in because despite being a common shiny, it's such a striking one and I don't get tired of looking at her!

I've also caught quite a few more!
I should probably post an updated list of all my shinies soon, since my collection is coming along nicely. I can't believe I had never hunted in gen 6 before this month (I'm doing it with no charm). Anyways, here's a nice picture of a purple duel that took place yesterday
Dude, that's so cool! Massive congrats on all those shinies!!! :pink_boogie:

I absolutely love your Travel Journal thread - def feel free to post your shiny stories here, too! After all, swapping shiny stories is the fundamental core of this club! :laugh-squinted: I think everyone here would be thrilled to hear your exciting tales of grand shiny victory! And even tales of defeat!

Thanks everybody for the warn welcome and words of encouragement.

I have been pretty lucky lately. I caught that shiny Pikachu and have updated the collection in my spoiler tags since we grew! I also chained fished up a corsola--such a lovely robin egg blue shiny, as well as a shiny clamperl. I want to keep clamperl in its pre-evolution. I like Gorebyss and Huntail as pokemon, their shinies are also really vibrant, Clamperl is a golden pearl though with a violet-colored shell, and to me it is the prettiest of all.

I also caught a shiny Buneary this week. I did not keep it, I hunted specifically for a friend who loves this pokemon and traded it to her this afternoon. So it's not in my collection right now, but I still think it's worth mentioning so I have the credit for still participating as a huntress.

I had good look with this one too. Only 277 dexnav encounters, it was female and had the jolly nature I was synchronizing for.

Your generosity truly knows no bounds. A shiny Buneary as a gift during the Easter season!? What a great friend you are, hahaha! Congrats on those shinies and congrats on being the first person literally ever to figure out a way to make Corsola an Easter shiny, hahahaha! :laugh: That's a nice link that I would've never thought of, "lol!"

And good call on not evolving that Clamperl into a gross Huntail (how icky!). the Alolan naturalist could learn a thing or two from you... :pink_giggle: *snickers evilly*

Second Shiny while hunting Sneasel in Silver Cave:



Golduck is pretty cool (I may actually make it part of my Gen. 4 team if I don't also find a Shiny Quagsire during the hunt), but I want my pink weasel/cat-weasel/civet!





I decided to bring Lickitung back after all. I had dropped it since I was trying to base my team on things I've seen IRL, having read that Lickitung may be based on chameleons or blue-tongued skinks, but it hit me while reading up on things I've taken photos of that it's totally a lungless salamander! Similar to chameleons, many of these species have free-projectile tongues that they can launch nearly the length of their bodies. Lickitung also tends to hang out in damp areas (caves, watersides, and rainy routes), just like lungless salamanders.

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I did drop Wartortle, though. I'd been comparing box turtles to Squirtle since they're in the same family as pond turtles, but now I think box turtles would be better represented by Turtwig given their mostly-terrestrial behavior. I also decided to switch my Shiny to Eevee (but closer to GSC colors) to represent my cat.

I'm still keeping Dunsparce though. I like to compare it to a sphingid caterpillar, which have a history of being mistaken for the Tsuchinoko. I've seen a few, but I'm still waiting to find one with big eyespots similar to Dunsparce (like the Tersa Sphinx caterpillar). (I have, however, seen a sphingid caterpillar that turns into a bee mimic: the snowberry clearwing/bumblebee moth caterpillar. Dunsparce looks like a bee, so good enough?)

Here's the game again if anyone else wants to play. (No need to make IRL connections like I did!)

Congrats on the shiny Golduck! I'd keep going for that Sneaze if I were you, though! I had a regular Weavile on my original Diamond team, and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made for my team, along with my Zoroark/Lucario/Sandslash core from my Black 2 team. Masquerain/Camerupt/Manectric from Omega Ruby was a pretty great one, too, but Weavile is definitely in the discussion for the coolest possible Pokémon to have on an in-game team. And if you can have a shiny one, I'd say go for it!!! :happy:

I've never thought of Turtwig as a turtle, and it's about the furthest thing from Squirtle in my mind, haha. Heck, one of them is blue and the other one is green!! But looking at the first four letters of Turtwig's name, you might be on to something, "lol!" The part about Dunsparce resembling a caterpillar that mimics a bee (!???) is fascinating, too! I had likened Dunsparce more to a ground-based version of Stunfisk or a more inland Wimpod, haha.

I'm super glad to see you drop Licki back in there. A trainer's got to keep their main Pokémon and best buddy with them!! Also,

free-projectile tongues that they can launch nearly the length of their bodies
This deserves its own quote because it's frankly one of the coolest and most amazing things I've ever read. I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT!!!!! :pink_disbelief: Shut up! :disbelief: Like, really!? This is just so cool!!!!!! It's called a "free-projectile tongue"!??? Even that name oozes with coolness. And it can really shoot out almost its body length!!?? Woah!!! That's hyper-extraordinary!!! I was always under the impression that Lickitung was some kind of mythical thing, but I had no idea that there are things crawling out there that can shoot their tongues out like that. Far out!!

Hi guys, it has been a long time since I posted on here and my shiny count has increased a lot during the past couple of years. I am currently hunting shinies from max raids in Shield and yesterday, I caught an Espurr (which I evolved), a Sableye and a Rolycoly. I also caught a shiny Gigantamax Pikachu on Wednesday.

@icycatelf Oh that sounds like a fun game. Would starters or other gift Pokemon you get from soft resetting count as long as the shiny charm wasn't used? My team would be Exploud, Gallade, Caterpie, Electrike, Venomoth and if soft resetting counts, Charizard.
My new shinies:
Chatot in Platinum with a Pokeradar chain of 28
Two Whismur from horde encounters in Alpha Sapphire. I evolved one into Loudred.
Oddish from a horde encounter in AS. I now have the whole Oddish family.
Gmax Eevee from a raid. I evolved my two other Eevee into Glaceon and Sylveon, so now I have all Eeveelutions.
AliceBlaze!!!!!!! You've returned!!!! I'm so glad to see you back! Congrats on those new shinies and I hope you find many more to commemorate your auspicious return to the SHC!

I "lol"led when I saw you sandwich Caterpie in between those towering behemoths of coolness Exploud, Gallade, Venomoth, and Charizard, haha! :laugh:

I've been trying to Shiny Charm + Masuda Method Shiny Treecko but I'm probably over 50 with no results yet.
Welcome to the SHC, DragonKing48! Good luck on your Treecko hunt! You've certainly picked a shiny with a cool color, haha. Keep hatchin' those eggs! :smile:

Congrats! :D

bf's friend hosted a shiny gmax Eevee raid yesterday, though it was at a bad time for me so I couldn't participate. I'm still eager to hatch that shiny Dream Ball Wooloo too... it'll happen eventually!!
Good luck on your Wooloo hunt, Sheep! You're the first person I've heard of hunting a shiny Wooloo, but with a name like yours, I shouldn't be surprised... :pink_laugh:

I totally can't get over the fact that the literal owner of the site and Supreme Leader of the whole PokéCommunity has posted in our club...I'm so honored!!! It's so surreal, haha.

hi this took me nearly 800 eggs zzz

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Sweet, congrats on hatching a spectacular shiny! That's a killer frame when you took the picture, since that gleaming behind it makes the moment seem all that much more momentous, haha! Enjoy your great victory!

Are you planning on evolving it into a Chandelure?

btw I totally love how my cursor turns into a Shaymin when it goes by your profile, haha! That's so dope!

Fun game! I take it dexnav doesnt count, but what about horde hunting? You know what, I'm only going to list the pokemon that were completely random finds that I wasn't even looking for. That's not a huge list (I'm also going to use the evolutionary stage at which I found them): venipede, voltorb, ditto, mienfoo, growlithe. Not exactly a dream team for me but I'd probably keep venipede as a shiny since it was my first ever non gyarados shiny, looks great, and it was actually the first venipede I ever saw and caught on a whim without realising it was shiny!
That's a really cool story about Venipede! Finding a shiny of a Pokémon before finding a regular version of it is baffling, bwahahahahhaa!! Sometimes when I'm playing a new generation and I'm not familiar with the new Pokémon yet, if I look away from the screen for a second, I'll catch something again the second or third time I see it since I don't remember what the color was of the last one and I'm not sure whether it's a shiny or not, haha! I must have a half-dozen Flabébé in X since I didn't realize they came in multiple colors for the longest time, haha! And even in recent years, sometimes I've drifted too far into the flowers while collecting eggs by the Day Care and ended up catching the Flabébé because I wasn't sure if it was a shiny, "lol!" :laugh-squinted:

I only really started shiny hunting back in november, but I'm so happy with how my collection has grown! (helps that I didn't have a life even before confinement so I did a lot of hunting hehe) I figured I'd post an update which will also serve as a checklist for me. One of my favorite things about pokemon and definitely about shiny hunting is thinking up/looking up good nicknames, so while a lot of my names are really lazy, there are a lot that I am also really proud of. I'm always perusing names of minerals, winds, geographic features, plants, other languages/cultures, or world mythology to find good ones. I put the inspiration for a bunch of them in parentheses. I know this is super self-indulgent of me, so i'm putting everything in spoilers so you don't have to see this long list if you don't want to.

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I have some duplicates which will eventually be evolved (I don't know if I'll do a whole living dex but I'll get as close as I can) They're all chilling in in gen 6 and mostly in gen 7 games. The ****** are pokemon that can still get nicknames cause I caugth them in that particular savefile but I don't have anything yet, I welcome suggestions
1-3) Thalassa, Maelstrom and Zoster the horseas
4-6) *******, Thetis and Triton the clamperls (myths)
7)- Lapis Lazuli the Relicanth (after a mineral)
8-9) Pistol and ***** the remoraids
10-11) Lux and Abyssia the chinchous
12) Diodon the Qwilfish
13-14)Cayenne the Clauncher and Macro the Clawitzer
15-16) Tosakin and Oranda the goldeens (after goldfish varieties)
17-20) Coqui, Spiralis, Vernal and Rana the poliwags
21) Brutal the red stripe basculin
22-23) Amazonas the Carvanha and Bullet the Sharpedo
24) Skarn the Geodude (after a mineral)
25)Vanille the Vanillite
26-27) Zenaida (f) and Fowl Play (m) the Tranquills
28) Hematite the Aron (after a mineral)
29-30) Flora the oddish and Bok Choi the Vileplume
31) Marion the Shuppet
32-33) Boing the spoink and Pearl the grumpig
34-36) Nelumbo the lotad, kappa the Lombre and Nymphaea the Ludicolo
37-38) Yamabuki Ogon the Magikarp, Ruddy and Carmine the Gyaradoses
39) Reverb the Exploud
40-41) Marhund the Zigzagoon, Tanuki the linoone
42-43) Neptune and Titan the wailmers (myths)
44-45) Namazu and Barbara the barboaches
46) Tourmaline the tentacool (after a mineral)
47-48) Doge Charger the Electrike, Tempestas the Manectric
49-50) Andromeda (f) and Spartacus (m) the Raltses
51) Nocturne the Crobat
52) Gobi the Camerupt (after gobi desert)
53) Phantomaton the Golett
54) Ghibli the driftloon (after a wind)
55) Hedjet the Yamask
56) Gemma the Sableye
57) Memento Mori the Alolan Marowak
58) ***** the Mimikyu
59) Scolipede, no nickname
60-61) Pluvia the Surskit, Jade the Masquerain
62) Buzz the grubbin
63 Arachne the Dewpider (myth)
64 Domino the Ledyba
65-66) ***** the ninjask, **** the shedinja
67) Durendal the Honedge (myth)
68 Midas the beldum (myth)
69 Stym the Skarmory (after stymphalian birds of myth)
70 Igloo the Alolan sandshrew
71 Dynamo the magnemite
72 Citrine the riolu (after a mineral)
73 Olive the hippowdon
74 OutoftheBlue the stunfisk
75 Vik the sandyghast (after a place)
76 Patagonia the mudbray (after a place)
77 Ferric the Alolan diglett
78 Scorpius the drapion
79 Trashley the trubbish
80 Ophis the ekans
81 Acantha the Mareanie
82 Slick the alolan grimer
83 Anansi the spinarak (myth)
84 Blue the electrode
85 Alex the mareep (after the lighthouse of Alexandria)
86 Serengeti the Shinx (after a place)
87 -95) Katahdin (jolt), Poas (flare), Ibera (vapor), Solaris (esp), Nox (umbr), Aestas (leaf), Glacies (glace), Opal (sylv), Argyro (eevee)
96 Zenith the charmander
97 Zhu the tepig (myth)
98 Habanera the fletchling
99 Lucky the growlithe
100 Arenal the magmar (after a volcano)
101 Poseidon the wishiwashi (myth)
102 Astro the staryu
103 Billabong the totodile
104 Parana the milotic (after a river)
105 Ivies the Snivy
106 Linda the bounsweet
107 Alizé the cottonee (after a wind)
108 Petunia the Petilil
109 Bolero the Maractus
110 Taiga the Abomasnow
111 Subzero the cryogonal
112 Moonlit Snow the alolan vulpix
113 Valentine the sneasel
114-115) Crevasse (f) and Serac (m) the snorunts
116 Fluorence the patrat
117 Ratthew the rattata
118 Ratasha the alolan rattata
119 Azalea the yungoos
120-121 Laporeille (french buneary with no nickname), Rosa the lopunny
122 Hornblende the furfrou (after a mineral)
123 Acacia the aipom
124 Mienshao with no nickname
125 Fruit Punch the crabrawler
126 Blue Nirvana the medicham
127 Bruno the chespin
128 Qinling the pangoro (after a place)
129 Rikishi the makuhita
130 Nectarine the oricorio
131 Sirocco the wingull (after a wind)
132 Cacique the Rufflet
133 Billy the pikipek
134 Asio the hoothoot
135- Viola the murkrow
136- Galaxia the elgyem
137- Yule Tide the Bruxish
138- Psychotrope the inkay
139 Dopamine the Slowking)
140 Shinobi the Froakie
141-142 Quercus the Nuzleaf and Ilex the Shiftry
143 Indigo the Alolan Meowth
144 Mirage the Zorua
145-146 Reprise and Ossa the Vullabies
147-149 Watt the pichu, Kilowatt the Pikachu, Megawatt the Alolan Raichu
150-Jasper the larvitar (after a mineral)
151 Kyanite the Sigilyph (after a mineral)
152 Coralline the corsola (after a mineral)
153 Ishizuke the Bonsly (after a style of bonsai)
154 Agate the rockruff (after a mineral)
155 Quartz the Carbink
156 Kuroshio the Dragalge (after a current)
157 Pesto the Bagon
158 Carambar the jangmoo (after a candy)
159 Echo the noibat
160 Dragonite with no nickname
161 Limna the marill (myth)
162 Cerise the cutiefly
163 Lumin the morelull (after bioluminescence)
164 Menina the mawile
165 Iris the flabebe
166-170) Mystery gift Zygarde, Lunala, Solgaleo, Tapu Koko and Silvally with no nickname
171 Aramis the virizion
172 Clair de Lune the Cresselia
173 Buzzwole with no nickname
174 Calypso the fomantis
175 Cocos the alolan exeggutor
176 Bandit the male salandit
177 Ditto with no nickname
178 Bernadette the crustle (inspired by french for hermitcrab)
179 Nazca the sigilyph (after a place)
180 Decibelle the audino
181 Cirrus the Swanna (after a cloud)
182 Alicanto the Altaria (myth)
183 Speedy blue the yanmega
184 Patzcuaro the quagsire (after a lake)
185 Cirri the barbaracle (after the barnacle family)
186 Zephyr the swellow (after a wind)
187 magma the magcargo
188 Riffle the floatzel
189 Ray the heliolisk
190 Drakkarmin (french druddigon with no nickname)
191 Chelours (french bewear with no nickname)
192 Neon the finneon
193 Merry the delibird
194 Concordia the Alomomola
195 Smaragdus the Wigglytuff
196-197) Fortuna and Lady luck the chanseys
198 Wasabi the spinda
199 Peach the togedemaru
200 Dora the lillipup
201 Brasilia the pyukumuyku (after a place)
202 Stryx the rowlet (owl genus Strix + mythical river Styx)
By Jove! I knew you were a magnificent shiny hunter and I've been thrilled to see your theme hunts produce a bunch of different related shinies at a time, but this is absolutely obscene! You're, like, not just a great shiny hunter here and now, but seeing your list in its entirety like this makes me realize that you're a historically significant shiny hunter. Like, in the Keruso/Maserati tier of ridiculous shiny victories, haha! And I'm pretty sure you're the first shiny hunter ever to come up with "extreme" nicknames for so many shinies!

And by "extreme," I mean that the vast majority of your nicknames are tremendously clever, well-thought-out, multi-faceted, and borderline inspirational, drawing on non-prosaic references to the most unique and striking nomenclatures ever bestowed from geography, literature, and mythology that demonstrate an incredible breadth of knowledge from world cultures and linguistic traditions...

...but you also have a bunch in there that are so awful that I laughed out loud ("lol!") at how bad they were, haha! :laugh: As the grand contest showed, you're the only person in the club who can remotely keep pace with icycatelf's mastery of the craft, and your best names don't just approach his glory, but they consistently go toe-to-toe with his and have a plethora of merits to commend them. But then, you go ahead and dump on us those disgraces to dignity and justice like Ratthew, Ratasha, Billy, and Smaragdus, hahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahahahhahaha! :pink_laugh: At first I thought your asterisks next to certain names were you censoring out the very worst of the bunch to spare us the horror! :tongue-poke: I love how the hunter who named his shiny Spoink "Boing" and besmirched the very air we breathe with Linda the Bounsweet (ew!) is the same fellow who blessed us with resplendent Thalassa, Maelstrom, Zenaida, Diodon, Ishizuke, Stym, Concordia, Stryx, and a whole multitude of other beautifully-named shinies! :laugh: My favorite of all, though, has got to be none other than Doge Charger, although I can't tell if that's because it's your best or if it's because it's your worst...if you had caught that during the contest, you would've run away with the trophy and Doge Charger would've rightfully earned 30+ points! I've never seen anything in my life that's so incredibly clever with multiple layers of meaning resonating so concordantly to forge a harmony far greater than the sum of its parts, all while simultaneously being mind-bogglingly dumb and simplistic. Bien joué, mec! I'm aghast in amazement!
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The grand winner of The Great Shiny Nickname Contest!!! is...

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icycatelf's Rheau!! A huge congratulations to icycatelf for coming up with the greatest nickname for his shiny in the SHC, and a huge congrats to the Alolan naturalist for a hard-fought battle with not just one, but two contestants who fought it out to the bitter end! This was a super tough choice, and all three of the aforementioned contestants merited serious consideration and deliberation, as well as lil' starfish's Lily, who had a fantastically hilarious name for a Totodile, but I wasn't going to split the votes yet again and perpetuate the tie, haha! Duverger rears his ugly head in the most unexpected of places! :laugh-squinted:

I ultimately went with Rheau because, although my metrics produced a tie between Rheau and Triton, Rheau had a larger number of distinct positive attributes than Triton, making it a slightly more multi-dimensional and well-rounded shiny (don't get me wrong, Clamperl is very, very rounded, but Glalie is almost a perfect sphere! :laugh:). And the fact that it's a French name derived from a hockey player that describes an Ice-type shiny, but it also sounds like the Japanese word for the Pokémon Glalie counters, is just too cool. icycatelf! I hereby pronounce you "Champion of Shiny Pokémon, Majesty of Majestic Monikers, Finder of Phenomenal Pseudonyms, and Royal Excellency of the Most Exalted Nomenclatures." You may bear this glorious title in whatsoever fashion you so choose. You will also receive a $20 gift card to a store of your choice, provided by the ever-magnanimous VisionofMilotic and Fairy!
WHAT?!?? :O

Congrats on the new shiny, Champion of Shiny Pokémon, Majesty of Majestic Monikers, Finder of Phenomenal Pseudonyms, and Royal Excellency of the Most Exalted Nomenclatures!! Your posts are absolutely fascinating, by the way. I feel like I'm talking to a world-class expert on biology every time you post really cool facts like these, haha. I love it!
I'm glad I can educate! I love teaching people about the things I find on my little excursions, though I'm certainly no expert!

Congrats on the shiny Golduck! I'd keep going for that Sneaze if I were you, though! I had a regular Weavile on my original Diamond team, and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made for my team, along with my Zoroark/Lucario/Sandslash core from my Black 2 team. Masquerain/Camerupt/Manectric from Omega Ruby was a pretty great one, too, but Weavile is definitely in the discussion for the coolest possible Pokémon to have on an in-game team. And if you can have a shiny one, I'd say go for it!!! :happy:

I've never thought of Turtwig as a turtle, and it's about the furthest thing from Squirtle in my mind, haha. Heck, one of them is blue and the other one is green!! But looking at the first four letters of Turtwig's name, you might be on to something, "lol!" The part about Dunsparce resembling a caterpillar that mimics a bee (!???) is fascinating, too! I had likened Dunsparce more to a ground-based version of Stunfisk or a more inland Wimpod, haha.

I'm super glad to see you drop Licki back in there. A trainer's got to keep their main Pokémon and best buddy with them!! Also,

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This deserves its own quote because it's frankly one of the coolest and most amazing things I've ever read. I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT!!!!! :pink_disbelief: Shut up! :disbelief: Like, really!? This is just so cool!!!!!! It's called a "free-projectile tongue"!??? Even that name oozes with coolness. And it can really shoot out almost its body length!!?? Woah!!! That's hyper-extraordinary!!! I was always under the impression that Lickitung was some kind of mythical thing, but I had no idea that there are things crawling out there that can shoot their tongues out like that. Far out!!
Don't worry, I have no intention of giving up on Sneasel. I've always thought it was a cool Pokémon (partially because I remember my cousin flaunting arount his Neo Genesis Sneasel card way back in elementary school). It's also one of my most popular custom cards, so I kind of feel that I need a full-odds one to go along with it. (I actually do have a full-odds female from Moon, but I prefer the longer "feather" of the male.)

Weavile is definitely useful in battle, hitting fast and hard, but I'll probably only evolve it if I clone it. I'm cool with Weavile, but Sneasel is more nostalgic/significant to me (though Weavile does suit my username pretty well, being an Ice-type feliform with elf-like ears.)

I've always thought of Turtwig as a turtle, but its evolutions look more like Ankylosaurs to me. And I actually think Dunsparce may draw inspiration from snake-mimicking caterpillars, similar to Caterpie, though unlike Caterpie is actually part snake (I think its bee-like features are just a reference to bachi hebi/bee snake, another name for the snake-like Tsuchinoko, and likely has no actual connection to bee-mimicking moths). (I go into the theory more here if you'd like to give it a read.)

(What I didn't mention in the theory is that there's another creature that some believe to be synonymous with the Tsuchinoko, the Nozuchi, which is sometimes depicted as a hairy caterpillar-like creature.)

Lickitung is thought to draw its core inspiration from a mythological creature, the Akagame or "filth licker," a yokai sometimes described as a red, humanoid frog-like creature that licks bathhouses clean. The size of its tongue is actually more in line with chameleons, having tongues about twice the length of their bodies, but Lickitung's other characteristics (like its glossy skin and damp habitat) are definitely more salamander-like.

Not my pic, but here's a lungless salamander catching a fly with its tongue:
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