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Let's imagine you had the chance to introduce shinies through a Pokemon other than Gyarados.

Say instead a shiny Alakazam near Mt Mortar - along those lines. What other Pokemon do you think would be cool as the shiny posterchild? How would you change the storyline? :)
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    Shiny Eevee! I dunno what'd change about the story but I'd be a very happy person with a shiny Umbreon. :')
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    Shiny Sudowoodo after Goldenrod! But I actually like Shiny Gyarados, so I would let it stay.
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      I keep thinking Red Gyarados is a species and not a shiny.

      As for a shiny encounter, I'd say a shiny Shuckle from the pokemaniac would be rad, it would make that pokemaniac in Cianwood city less of a loser because a Shiny Shuckle is indeed a super rare pokemon and worth stealing.
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        A collectible side quest where the reward is a shiny.
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        I feel like Ampharos would be a good shiny. Eeryone loved Ampharos, no? And it could be linked with the lighthouse...
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        When making this thread the first thing I could think of was Dragonite. A shiny Dragonite. Lance's star Pokemon. He's the champion, like, that's a cool thing. After the battle he could give you access to battle a shiny Dragonite as a reward. You JUST saw the strength of Dragonite... so why not try to get your own to take on Kanto? Would kiiinda make more sense to me than shiny Gyarados. Although the Lake of Rage IS cool.
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          The same way you're rewarded with a Dratini with Extreme Speed in HGSS, a shiny Dratini would be great
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            Shiny Sudowoodo after Goldenrod! But I actually like Shiny Gyarados, so I would let it stay.
            Lol I actually caught shiny sudowoodo after goldenrod. Now it's in my Poke bank.
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              This would be in addition to the Red Gyarados, but I would have had whichever starter your rival (Silver) got be shiny. This would let the characters could drop some information about these rare, highly-valued alternate colors from (almost) the very beginning, and it would add an interesting new dimension to why Silver stole it...Plus, players would feel so smug when they finally got to catch their own Shiny. >:)
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              This would be in addition to the Red Gyarados, but I would have had whichever starter your rival (Silver) got be shiny. This would let the characters could drop some information about these rare, highly-valued alternate colors from (almost) the very beginning, and it would add an interesting new dimension to why Silver stole it...Plus, players would feel so smug when they finally got to catch their own Shiny. >:)
              I guess the only flaw is that you get first dibs, and then you're gonna have a ton of disappointed kids because they didn't get the lucky shiny one :c
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                I guess the only flaw is that you get first dibs, and then you're gonna have a ton of disappointed kids because they didn't get the lucky shiny one :c


                ...You have a point, haha; I was just throwing out an idea. (Although that's sort of why I felt that the Red Gyarados event should still be in there...)
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                I would agree with a Shiny Sudowoodo.

                It's a one-of-a-kind catchable Pokemon that does not have another appearance as it only appears one time. So, it should have been at least shiny to make it more valuable.
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                  Shiny Eevee or Dragonite would be pretty cool!
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                  It already exists. ;p In Pokemon Crystal there's the Odd Egg which you get from the Day Care, which (in English versions of the game anyway) had a ~17% chance of being shiny and always had one of the baby Pokemon (Pichu, Magby, Elekid, etc.). I trust it'll still be in Crystal when released on the Virtual Console.
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                  It already exists. ;p In Pokemon Crystal there's the Odd Egg which you get from the Day Care, which (in English versions of the game anyway) had a ~17% chance of being shiny and always had one of the baby Pokemon (Pichu, Magby, Elekid, etc.). I trust it'll still be in Crystal when released on the Virtual Console.
                  Yesss I know but we are talking guaranteed to replace Gyrados smh.

                  Odd Egg is great but no guarantee is no fun for kids!
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                  Yesss I know but we are talking guaranteed to replace Gyrados smh.

                  Odd Egg is great but no guarantee is no fun for kids!
                  Agreed on the Odd Egg being a bit annoying - it's not obvious it could be shiny and even then it's only a chance, determined when you get the Egg. Thank goodness for the duplicate glitch!

                  I do agree that Sudowoodo would be a decent choice for an alternative shiny in GSC.
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                    a shiny sudowoodo would be great. or a shiny eevee. I personally would’ve liked the opportunity of a shiny bird >:)
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