Recently, after having poured what must cumulatively come to well over three weeks solid across several years into tose stupid little cartridges and cards and disks, I encountered my first ever real shiny. A Roselia in Platinum, while EVing my Gardevoir. I caught it. I celebrated. My DS ran out of batteries, jettisoning some 200 Sp. Atk EVs and my shiny Roselia into the oubliette of game-progress-that-never-really-happened. ;~; Worry not, shiny Roselia. "Alstroe", as I nick'd you. Alstroe, you'll live on in my memories, you beautiful nonexistent thing.