6th Gen The Shiny Race

Started by Spyro October 4th, 2017 6:30 AM
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Spyro

Seen October 5th, 2018
Posted July 26th, 2018
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The Shiny Race Challenge

Hey, I'm Soapy, a veteran Shiny Hunter, and this is Graine, you know, the guy that killed the only Shiny he ever saw. We decided to do a Shiny Race, where we'll compete with each other to see who will get the target Shiny first. Both equipped with the Shiny Charm and our trusty Sweet Scent/False Swipe partners, we are going to Shiny hunt Hordes Pokémon in Gen 6 games. The rules are simple:
  • Shiny needs to be caught to count
  • Other Shinies can be caught, but only the Currently Hunting Shiny will count
  • We start to our first Sweet Scent at the same place and time
  • You are welcome to take bets on who will get the Shiny first!
I will log our adventures in the posts below, while the first post will be updated. Click on the Shinies' images in the scoreboard to jump directly to the post.

Scoreboard Soapy

Scoreboard Graine



Extra Soapy

Extra Graine


Currently Hunting



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Spyro

Seen October 5th, 2018
Posted July 26th, 2018
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The Shiny Hoppip


A long time ago, back in the Gold/Silver version, the elusive Shiny Pokémon were added. They didn't have a name yet, but everyone knew the famous Red Gyarados. A young boy, Game Boy in hand, encountered a Green and Sparkly Hoppip in the grass. Foolishly thinking it was a Boss Pokémon, he killed it for extra EXP. The RNG Gods did not reward his decision, as the lad would never encounter a Shiny again...

So! I decided, let's race to a Shiny Hoppip first! Will Graine reclaim the lost Shiny? Or be Further humiliated by the RNG Gods? We boot our consoles and head to Route 7 in X,
where Horde Hoppip is a 60% Encounter. I show him the patch of grass he needs to go in.

Graine: I don't even know where to go, you'll cheat and start before me!
Soapy: ...the patch of grass is right there, I'm waiting for you.

We settle in the grass and we use Sweet Scent at the same time. We both get our first horde....both a Psyduck horde. Graine giggles, we run away. We use Sweet Scent again and...I hear the distinctive sound of a Shiny Sparkle. I'm confused because my own Shiny Mawile I use to hunt isn't out yet! I look over to Graine, who looks at me with a smug face:

Graine: Vas t'coucher. (Go to bed.)

It took him 2 hordes. Litteraly two hordes to get his Shiny Hoppip. WELL, we're off to a fantastic start!

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Graine

It looks at you and casts Mind Blast.

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My bet is on Soapy our fearless Tradercorner Leader. In Soapy and Labrie we trust.
Soapy has this in the bag! The RNG gods may have blessed Graine once, but Soapy will win!!!


Can you guys do Shiny Sudowoodo next
Aww yis. My boy sudowoodo should def be on the list.
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Janp

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Wow, Graine, good start.

But I still believe in Soapy!!
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Spyro

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Can you guys do Shiny Sudowoodo next
lmao Graine needs to finish the game first, he doesn't even have the second badge since he restarted not long ago :P

Radiating

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Wow nice win on round 1 Graine!

All my money is still on Soap though

Spyro

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The Shiny Wingull


Last Shiny hunt was high in emotions; slightly disappointed I lost, but still overjoyed Graine got his Shiny Hoppip back. I kept trying to horde hunt in the Grass while he went to train in the Battle Chateau. After a few minutes, I gave up and told him, Round 2, let's go to Route 8.

Obviously I get to Route 8 first, then I show Graine where to go. The target is Wingull, and we start hunting immediately. There's a lot of Zangoose hordes with a single Seviper... I remembered the Zangoose turn on the Seviper in these battles, wouldn't it be just awful if the Seviper was shiny? It's pretty late and I don't think either of us will get a Shiny soon.

Graine: What does Shiny Wingull looks like?
Soapy: The little blue stripes on their wings becomes pale green.
Graine: Aw, I'm sure I'll miss it if I get one!
Soapy: You just need to listen to the audio cue of the sparkles...

Then we hear it. The unmistakable sound of a shiny glitter. I look at my screen in surprise...no Shiny. I look over at Graine, as calm as ever, in front of that damn green Wingull. 32 hordes. He dabs.

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Radiating

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Graine dabbing on the haters. Congrats! :0

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beyond salvation

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/ bashes the door in
I HEARD RUMORS THAT MY BELOVED PARTNER WAS GETTING DABBED AT FOR LOSING.
THIS IS UNNACCEPTABLLLLLLLLE.

Anyway, I came to say good luck to Soaps! I don't have much Shiny luck myself, but I can maybe give you some of my burning hatred passion! / rubs it all over Soaps

Ho-Oh

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Lol wow soap you are letting us down :c

Spyro

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The Shiny Zigzagoon


The Shiny hunts were not a success for me. No matter, Graine is in the lead but he got 2 more Shinies in his box than he ever had before, so I'm happy for him. We decide to try our race in Omega Ruby (him) and Alpha Sapphire (me). Route 102 is where we'll do our first ORAS hunt. We both also have a Sweet Scent/False Swipe Pokmon along with the Shiny Charm.

The new target is Zigzagoon, but in route 102, there's also hordes of Lotad/Seedot and Ralts. After a long while, we still didn't see anything. Graine calculates that we do around 2 hordes per minute. I had to go somewhere, and I'm bored, and I want to give up for now, it's been 1 hour of nothing. But then,
glitters and sparkles...it's coming from my game!

Graine: It looks like it was burned by the sun hahaha!
Soapy: This game hates me.

It's staring at me with its dead, empty eyes. I still catch it, and we find nothing else before we need to stop. Zigzagoon is still avoiding us, but we'll get a rematch.

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Nah

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clearly Soap is not making enough sacrifices to the RNGoddess
Nah ンン
“No, I... I have to be strong. Everyone expects me to."