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Did anyone every catch a "shiny" Pokemon?

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A shiny Pokémon is an alternately colored variant of a Pokémon. They can be caught in any Pokémon RPG from Gold and Silver, though the odds of catching or finding one is 1 in 8192. However, there are some Pokemon with no difference from normal and shiny; some examples include the ?????????? glitch Pokemon in Pokemon Ruby, Saphire, and Emerald. There is one major exception to this--in Pokémon Silver, Gold, and Crystal, there is always one shiny, red Gyarados in the Lake of Rage.
Since first-generation games do not recognize shiny Pokémon, there is no distinction unless the Pokémon is traded to a later version.
Shiny Pokémon are not necessarily better than regular Pokémon but, in the metal generation games, they have an attack gene at the 70th percentile for their species. In the GBA generation, however, "shininess" had been given their own value and are effectively the same as any other Pokémon in battle. Most shiny Pokémon are considered to be collectors' items in the games since they are so rare.
In the Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald versions you can still catch a shiny Pokémon, with the same odds. (There are Also shiny pokemon in FireRed and Leafgreen Versions.) Shiny Zigzagoon were given out from GameStop and EB Games in July 2004. In the Trainer Memo section of the Pokémon Summary, a message would read "fateful encounter". Other Pokémon traded to Ruby and Sapphire through Nintendo promotions, such as from Pokémon Colosseum, or its pre-order disk bear this description. Also in FireRed and LeafGreen, shiny Pokémon are frequently encountered in the Trainer Tower, under the control of an opponent.
The term "shiny" is in fact a term used by the pokémon fan community, probably because of the flash of stars appearing as the Pokémon enters a battle, which was used so that one could tell a pokémon was shiny even if playing on a monochrome gameboy.

I caught a gold Caterpie.
 
I got a Mew... but shine it did not :(
 
i got a black rayquaza,blue gardevoir,and a shiny blaziken.
 
i caught the red Gyarados in Gold. But I never saw another shiny in any other pokemon game.
 
NO! You guy's are cool. I got mew though, I was so proud. Pokemon rules. :O:up:
 
Never played past Red and Blue. I got up to 149 then my cable broke and I couldn't trade over the blue Eevee one to make it 150.
 
All of you should trade from yellow to blue or Red. Me and my friend did it and all hell broke loose. We trades like charmander for Squirttle and got other random even stronger pokemon. It was so insane. :confused::up:
 
:( I miss the old pokemon days. Trading cards, watching the show every Saturday. Buying rare cards $20 a pop. Good times...
 
I rememberwhen I traded my pikachu on Yellow to my Blue then traded back... the little bugger never followed me around again... :D
 
You should have evolved him to a Raichu instead while he was in the blue version. Oh Raichu. How I love you.
 
What was everybody's favorite pokemon? Mine's was Blastoise:O
 
Mr. Vice said:
What was everybody's favorite pokemon? Mine's was Blastoise:O

Kingler beyotch! He didn't need an attack, he'd cut you in two with those big ass... grabby things of his.
 
I liked Vaporeon. My Vaporeon in Blue owned. Damn Missigno!!! Catching it crashed my game:mad:
 
Spidey-Bat said:
I liked Vaporeon. My Vaporeon in Blue owned. Damn Missigno!!! Catching it crashed my game:mad:

Missigno! Damn! I remember that! that did alllllllll kinds of crazy s*** :D:up:
 
I really miss the days of playing pokemon cards. It was fun to be 8 and dumb.:(
 
Electro UK said:
Missigno! Damn! I remember that! that did alllllllll kinds of crazy s*** :D:up:
Didn't do anything to my game. But I remember getting one.:up:
 
Electro UK said:
I rememberwhen I traded my pikachu on Yellow to my Blue then traded back... the little bugger never followed me around again... :D


Same here! Haha, but I made him Raichu!
 
Blastoise was mine always used him to fight people even though he was only in level 90.
 

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