Mine was a Taillow on Emerald on the route towards Petalburg woods. I took it into school, I was that pleased with myself.
A male Sableye in Sapphire. I didn't know what "shinies" were back then, so I caught it and just left it like that...
A shiny Kecleon in Ruby. Just walking through a patch when it just appeared!
I got it only yesterday!
Shiny Taillow, Emerald version. It was the first wild Taillow that I encountered, which really freaked me out. I had to use all five of my given Poke Balls to catch it.
I've only encountered one shiny in my life. It was a Tentacool in silver. I ran because I saw that he was different colors and I though he would mess up my game..:/
I found my first shiny when i was hunting latias in my sapphire version. I was surfing in that small river east of Mauvile when I encountered a single wild pokemon. In my mind, I was thinking, "god dammit another tentacool". But when I saw it, i was like, "why the f%&k is it green?!". Back then i didn't even know what shinies were, but when I saw it, I knew I had to catch. Thankfully I had a team comprised of catching pokemon for hunting latias, so weakening it was easy, but for some reason, it still took like 30 ultra balls to catch it. Then I used a timer ball and finally got. The next day I caught a shiny trapinch, still not knowing what shinies were, and then I did some research and I realized that I was incredibly lucky. Nostalgia!!!!!!
A shiny Gyarados in Silver... At the Lake of Rage... XD
a shiny tentacool in ss
Besides the Red Gyarados in GSC...
My first shiny was a Golden Seaking I found in Leaf Green. I knew what shinys were, but I never thought I'd actually find one. Then one day, I was fishing randomly in Fuchsia's Safari Zone...and all of a sudden, there it was.
I just barely caught it under the time limit/Safari Ball limit. My heart was pounding the whole time.
Credit to Team Artail for the screenshots used.