Let's talk about shiny Pokémon.
by, 4th December 2013 at 09:36 AM (306 Views)
At first I'd like to say that I think they're extremely overrated. Everyone wants them, everyone have them. Everyone in Tumblr are showing their shiny Pokémon from Pokémon X and Y nowadays. What's so special about them? They're just like ordinary Pokémon, just in different color.
Of course I got it back in generation three. I still remember when I found my first shiny, a Golbat, in my LeafGreen and my friend was so jealous to me. He always wanted a shiny, and he even lied to me that he saw a Pikachu with green cheeks in his Sapphire (which I later proved wrong when I saw real shiny Pikachu on internet). He still got a Pokérus, but while it's rarer than shiny, he never cared about it.
But yeah, in generation three shiny Pokémon were really something rare and cool. Not all had them. But when the series moved to fourth generation, the GTS and Pokéradar came - and suddenly pretty much everyone had shiny Pokémon. I have to admit that my only myself caught shiny in Pearl is got by Pokéradaring (shiny Staravia, got with two chains).
Many of those shinies out there are got by using some kind of special method: using Pokéradar, Masuda method, etc... And now Pokémon X and Y have increased the possibility to find shiny. I thought it was bullshit at first after playing over 90 hours in both X and Y. But what happened soon after I reached 100 hours in my X...
In the end of last month, I was playing my X and looking for a Cryogonal in Frost Cavern. After finding countless of Jynx, Beartic, Haunter and other Pokémon there, I came across with this:
A frikkin' shiny Jynx. Since I still appreciate wild, natural shinies, I of course caught that thing and boxed it.
Two days later I was looking for bug types with decent stats in Santalune Forest...and no kidding, the third encounter I had there was this:
A shiny Weedle. I was just "huh, okay" and caught it with Quick Ball.
So I encountered two shiny Pokémon in two days. No Pokéradar, just by walking randomly around. Naturally.
So yeah, I think they have made getting shiny Pokémon way too easy, and thus I don't really appreciate them anymore. They're just normal Pokémon with different color, after all. And extremely overrated.
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