Ladies and gentlemen, I can finally call myself a member of the Shiny Pokemon Encounter Club. I have just been going through the Lost Tower in my Pokemon Platinum Wedlocke and it finally happened for me - a Shiny Gastly. I caught her! I have never encountered a shiny before either through breeding or in the wild, no matter how hard I tried. I'm just so happy and excited to have finally got one. I have been playing for ten years too. Yay!