Zima's Shiny Hunting Tips
by, 16th January 2014 at 08:40 AM (314 Views)
I bet all of you are wondering how exactly I do it. It may seem like luck is a huge part of finding those special Pokemon of another color, but that honestly isn't the key. In fact, it has nothing to do with it.
First thing is the most obvious. You must be patient. Shinies appear at extremely random times and like to show up unexpectedly. (My fastest encounter was seven minutes and my slowest encounter was seven hours.)
Second thing is also pretty damn obvious. Don't lose hope and never give up. If you decide to take a break or something, that won't make your shinies come any faster.
Third tip... This is going to sound bizarre to some of you, and make sense to the rest of you, but your mindset is a huge part of encountering/hatching shiny Pokemon. I've also found that saying to myself "I have [target shiny]" and smiling, as well as saying "I don't want [target shiny]" while wearing a frown alternately works well while hunting. I also find estimating the time of encounter to be oddly helpful. It's pretty rare when the shiny you want appears at the time you predicted, so don't be upset if that doesn't happen the first time.
It may seem very difficult at first to lie to yourself like that, but when you learn how to do it, they won't stop appearing. It really has to do with controlling your thoughts. I'm not going to lie and say it's easy to do, but it's certainly useful once you get to that point.
Multitasking also makes the hunt less painful. (I was actually shiny hunting while writing the majority of this blog.)
I'm excited to see how many people decide to try these while on their shiny hunts. If you have any questions, be sure to comment, and I'll answer them to the best of my ability. Someone else might have the same ones. ^_^
Best of luck to everyone!
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