And also had enough luck to catch it, unlike most people, who seem to have their shiny Geodude explode. It was even in a Horde where any of the other four could have used Magnitude!
Of course, it seems that shinies are more common now, but this is the first totally random shiny I've ever caught other than a shiny Starly in Platinum.
So I was EV training an Umbreon in defense on Route 18 and was looking for hordes of Geodude anyway. I enter the battle and next thing I know, there's
Updated 16th November 2013 at 06:27 PM by Shiny Staraptor
But I hardly ever post on Bulba anymore and I'm really enjoying Y so I thought I might as well do something to mark the occasion. At the moment I have a Fennekin at level 15, Zigzagoon (nicknamed Syzygy) at level 14 and Squirtle at level 13. Zigzagoon has been extremely helpful thanks to its Pickup ability, getting me a lot of Super Potions and things early on.
I wasn't as excited for this game as I have been for the previous Pokémon games, perhaps due to the fact that there were less spoilers
And for the first time I have almost no spoilers. Good for me. Looking forward to them coming out!
Also, I completely missed my 3 year anniversary... don't know how I forgot, I've been on BMGF longer than literally any other forum I'm on. Damn it.
Digitally - it's downloading now. The first game in the series I played was Wild World borrowed from a friend, and then Let's Go to the City. I'm looking forward to being able to play it on the go, like I did for the few days I had Wild World. Also, it's the first retail game I digitally bought, so no need to find somewhere to keep the cartidge safe. Can't wait for the download to finish!
And I'm not feeling very proud of my country at the moment. I actually thought we might have a chance this year (because who votes for Jedward?), but no, we actually did worse than we do most years. Oh well. We can always try again.