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    if you've had a bad bit of luck during a playthrough of pokemon with shinies, post it here.
    i encountered a shiny zigzagoon earlier. the problem: it was before i was given any poke balls!!!!!!!! i thought resetting might help... it didn't.
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    SUre there must be a hidden mechanic where facing a shiny doubles the chance of critical hits, I've crit hit 2
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    First shiny, I had no pokeball and it selfdectruted (darn voltzorb, but I found another and got it.)

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    my other two encounters with shinies were a success though. i used ultra balls as soon as the battles started
    Sandslash is nearly indestructa- oh COME ON! a Serperior? Rea- oh, hold up. X-scissor... nice.

    I started playing in the Summer of 2003, it was all I had out of school, I never bothered going out, except for visiting the odd friend every so often. i took a break but I'm right back at it. that shows I'm like A Day To Remember (Google them if you don't know who they are).

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    wild pokemon should not have suicide moves. So many dead shinys
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    Found a shiny Quilladin in the friend safari.. Used false swipe on it and threw a luxury ball. But it failed... he used a moved with recoil and killed itself... I cried!
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    Default Re: the shiny failure thread

    agreed

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    I was playing ruby and in victory road I came across a shiny Hariyama. It used whirlwind immediately.

    The next time I played through ruby, I was in victory road again. All I could think about was that Hariyama. Surely, it was just a one-time thing. Wrong. I encountered another shiny Hariyama. I quickly gained hope. I was able to whittle its health down enough, but the first ultra ball failed. Another hit, health in the red. Another failed ultra ball. THEN it decided to use whirlwind :/

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    I believe it was my brother who found a shiny Graveler in one of the 2nd gen games, which of course used Selfdestruct.
    He also, when he was a lot younger, told me that he found a shiny Sableye, but didn't understand that it was rare so he ran from it.

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    In a cave that I forgot the name of in GSC years ago, I found a shiny Zubat, unfortunately I had no Poke Balls and couldn't catch it -.-


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    I think my only failure with shinies is the ability to find one. As in, I can't. Over probably 1500+ hours of playing every game, I've only ever found one shiny naturally; a Cubone in SoulSilver Rock Tunnel.

    I did manage to chain fish enough to get two shiny Claunchers in X, though, which is nice but kind of feels like cheating.
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    Default Re: the shiny failure thread

    I only had two Shiny failures so far thoughout my years of playing Pokémon. They are:

    Shiny Graveler
    Game: Pokémon Crystal
    Reason: It used Selfdestruct on me

    Shiny Volbeat
    Game: Pokémon Sapphire
    Reason: Ran out of Poké Balls, so I had no choice but to knock it out.
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    I've found two shiny Frogadier inside the Friend Safari, both terribly useless for competitive.

    Going back to the days of GSC, my very first shiny encounter was a shiny Spinarak on the route north of Cherrygrove. Not knowing about the shiny mechanic at the time, I immediately turned off my game and restarted the file, thinking my save had become corrupted.


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    I am happy to say I have not had a "shiny failure." I was close when a Shiny Machoke decided to show itself in my Pokemon Pearl. Thank goodness my friend was able to catch him.
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    Default Re: the shiny failure thread

    With all of the shinies I've encountered in X/Y, surprisingly I've only had one fail. A shiny Mankey that I used too strong of a Pokemon against, and knocked it out with Shadow Ball.


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