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Reasons for shiny hunting?, Completion? For nicknaming? Shards? Let's discuss!
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post Aug 17 2016, 05:25 AM
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As the title states, why do you hunt shinies?
For me, it is for nicknaming. I personally love naming shinies according to fictional characters, real-life people, or just naming them after my OCs in general. Partially, I hunt for shards too, but not that hardcore.
Sometimes, colors of the shiny in question will affect my decision as well. I kinda dislike shinies with same colors or very slight alteration of the normal colors. (Looking at you, Girafarig!)

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post Aug 17 2016, 10:48 AM
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Shiny hunting gives me an excuse to collect even more Pokemon, and gives me a reason to keep hatching eggs. I like to nickname my Shinies as well, but it's not a huge reason.


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post Aug 18 2016, 03:32 AM
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My favorite thing to do around this site is to hunt shines. ^-^ I primarily stick to hunting ones I find cute, simple as that :')


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post Aug 18 2016, 08:29 PM
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Both time killer and sense of accomplishment. However, I've had this one hunt going for four years so maybe I should wrap it up soon, aha...
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post Sep 1 2016, 07:10 AM
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Mainly to pass the time. But I also hunt because there are shiny colorations that I actually like better. For example, Shinx and Swablu.


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post Sep 1 2016, 02:20 PM
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I haven't had any shiny hunts yet as I'm a new member but I definitely want to do some. For me this is all about completing my dex so getting entries from all the shinies would be awesome. Tough I don't think I end up keeping them all. As an example, I like color of normal Sableye more than I do shiny one. No point in keeping pokemon I don't like so I might as well release those pokemons so someone else can grab them from shelter.


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post Sep 6 2016, 02:14 PM
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I tend to shiny hunt in order to fill the shiny portion of the Pokedex. That and I love some shiny colorations better than the normal ones, so I thrive to get that coloration to have instead of the normal one. Plus, it keeps me pretty active on the site. c:


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post Sep 6 2016, 07:53 PM
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Mostly I'm shard-hunting, but completing that nice pokedex is tops, since I've completed most of the achievements. All remaining Hunt achievements can only be acquired reliably with shiny vouchers.
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post Sep 6 2016, 10:53 PM
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I mainly shiny hunt for a mix of looks and dex completion, but mostly the latter, hahaha. The shards are nice, too, and get me closer and closer to an arceus form, which is nice.


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post Sep 9 2016, 02:05 PM
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I do it to complete the shiny dex for the most part, but it's also the best way to spend my time on the site. There's always that thrill from hatching a shiny egg as well. :P


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post Sep 10 2016, 12:08 PM
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Completion, and it's the only thing I still have to do here aside from new explorations.

I also want shinies of my in-game teams.


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post Sep 10 2016, 02:35 PM
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I've not gotten any shinies yet but I just think it's so exciting waiting for a shiny to pop out of that egg.


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post Feb 28 2017, 08:59 PM
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It gives me something to do. And I really love certain shinies. (Like shiny Mistilil) There's also a bit of a compleationist aspect, though I am not anticipating making a shiny living dex.


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post Mar 5 2017, 11:29 AM
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whenever I start playing pokemon adoptable it is usually because of the shiny hunting... usually do hunt for shinies I really like - colour or design-wise happy.gif I don't really care about completion but if I run out of favourites I shall do :p


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post Mar 5 2017, 06:51 PM
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I mostly just hunt to gather shards. I still hunt some things like Litten I already have a plate for though, just cause I like getting shinies of my favorite Pokemon


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post Mar 5 2017, 07:19 PM
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Outside of SWSH, the shines I've searched for were either for an achievement, or for some other meaning (I.E. the Shiny Koffing I was hunting was for the sake of quoting Chuggaaconroy in its description).


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post Mar 6 2017, 04:25 PM
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I hunt shinies because of completing my pokedex. It's the only way I'm going to get all those Arceus, after all.

And on top of that, I'm also using the opportunity to complete my Sprite Dex.

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post Apr 6 2017, 01:44 AM
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I hunt the ones I like the alternate colours for, I'm not gonna go for a living shiny dex, that's way too much work xD And a lot of them don't really get major changes, like Charmander or Pikachu


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post May 3 2017, 07:27 PM
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1) i love colors 2) it feels really special to have alternate versions of your favorites 3) the moment you Finally hatch them is so sweet and fulfilling?? literally nothing compares. and 4) it's something you can work towards relatively easily without giving the screen in front of you 100% of your attention after the initial setup! i usually shiny grind in the main series games in particular when i'm lazing around and watching cartoons/lps with my girlfriend.


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post May 4 2017, 01:41 PM
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I do it mainly for nicknaming, but I just love the different colors of some shinies. And I'm really trying for as much completion as I can, since as some other folks have said, I've done a lot else there is to do on the site. But nothing really compares to the feeling of finally getting a shiny!


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