Waiting for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y since January, 2013!
Once I ran into a Sentret in Gold
Jut after I caught it, the game crashed :(
Wow, I can't believe I got frustrated under 150 eggs on the GPX site when I was hunting for a shiny Shinx (which I got yesterday at egg #145! :D). xP
But still, some members there go over a thousand eggs while hunting for a shiny as well, and shinies on this site are not nearly as rare as they are in the games!
Oh yeah, I want one of my own at level 1 so I can nickname it, train it, spoil it rotten, the works. I also hope to get a good Nature, but if I don't, no big. The little guy will be perfect in Attack anyway. (Papa Golurk is holding a Power Bracer. Mama Ditto has an Everstone.)
Honestly, I have three boxes left. The only thing I can do is shut off the power when I'm done hatching. I don't have to release anything and they get a second chance, if you will. I don't dare take anyone to the judge in Nimbasa, lest I get an "outstanding" one and feel the need to keep it...which I've done. At least four times. And I won't release the others, either. Because that's just mean. (Um, Game Freak? How 'bout releasing a Gen V Pokemon Ranch? I think it'd be a great idea...)
Roselia was around 8 months. >.<
Maybe it's because I'm trying to keep count: some of my previous hunts were over within a few days, sometimes within only a few hours. My Palkia sparkled after 35 resets--what the hey is taking Golett so long?! Of course, when I get the little guy, I'll be over the moon. :clenches fist: It will happen! If not today, then sometime in the future! Must. Not. Give. Up. Hope!
"Bumblebee reporting for duty..."
Date Started: 15JE2012 Date Resumed: 19JA2013 Eggs Hatched: 1000
Claimed: Golett ~ Iron Fist ~ Shadow Punch ~ Big Pearl ~ Light Clay.
Automatons Rescued: Shiny--481, Dream Worlders--30
@Silverwynde - I have about 2 left, my dex is about 300ish. I'm planning on catching 'em all so extra space at all is valuble, I only have one box marked breeding (Which is mostly full of my Luxray x Buneary breedings, not to mention starters and my Jolly Haxorus hunt.) I'm thinking of getting the other version, White, just for more boxes, a Zekrom, bordom/nothing else to spend my money on... I can't believe you have 76 Shinies! I don't have one! In fact, I've never seen one and I've been playing since Diamond. Not that long, but pretty long considering every game since and no shiny.
The only shiny I have ever encountered was a completely random Caterpie that I caught in my Crystal version. I didn't even know what a shiny was at that age, so I used the cloning glitch and evolved the clone into an adorably pink Butterfree. It was years later that I realized what was going on and got to upload the game and gawk and stare. Thing STILL didn't win me that Bug-Catching Contest, which was the whole reason I even caught it!
I tried the Soft Reset method for a shiny Cobalion - more because I wanted a whole shiny Musketeer pack with Virizion's beautiful shiny coat - and stopped to prevent insanity. Granted, I only played at night for around two to three hours, but I did nothing but reset for that darn thing for a month. One. Month. Nothing. I give you all major props for sticking with it, especially with the Masuda Method. I RageQuit so easily with games and am quite surprised that I held out for as long as I did. I'm considering doing a soft reset again for the long haul if B2/W2 provide any good places for it. I hate to not finish things and would love to see a shiny and actually know what it is. God bless all of you who are carrying forward...breeding or reseting or otherwise...into that shiny yonder.
What's the point of a "soft" reset instead of just turning the game off and back on? Does it increase the chances of getting a Shiny or something? Also, I'd never do it, lol. You could reset the game 10,000 times and still never get a Shiny (unless the chances of getting one do increase each time it's done).
It dosent increase the chances. The odds are always the same as a random encounter: 1/8192 each reset. The point is it gives you another chance to encounter it, so therefore gives it that chance to be shiny each time you reset. If you didnt you'd have to be very lucky to get a shiny of that Pokemon you reset for. Very few people just encounter that Pokemon shiny the first time.
Why exactly is "soft resetting" with that button combination better than just powering off / on the system? Is it just faster that way, or is there any reason it's preferable (does powering off / on the system damage it if done too much or something)?