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Reasons for shiny hunting?, Completion? For nicknaming? Shards? Let's discuss!
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post Jun 2 2017, 05:08 PM
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Only because of the shards and to fill the Pokédex. I am not so amazed by many of the Shinies' designs.


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post Jun 6 2017, 06:35 AM
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Lemme check my Shine Recorder...

I'm currently shiny hunting Bulbasaur because I've already hatched shiny Charizard and Blastoise, and I want the full set of Kanto starters.

I haven't been working towards the other three hunts that I have active: Gulpin for the achievement, and Ponyta and Present Drifloon... I can't remember why I started these two grin.gif


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post Jul 5 2017, 11:12 PM
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I haven't done many shiny hunts but I really love some of the colorations that shinies have so that's my main drive.
Though I'm still looking for my shiny Tentacool because that was my first shiny I ever saw in game (it was in Fire Red) and I ran out of pokeballs so I couldn't catch it. Guess I'm just chasing after the one that got away in that respect!
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post Jul 11 2017, 11:11 PM
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There are a lot of shinies that are simply beautiful. Take Alolan Ninetales for example: I was so charmed by it that I was happy when it came up in the previous SWSH, but didn't obtain my shiny until the hunt ended. However, I was still happy about my shiny.
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post Aug 8 2017, 12:14 AM
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Right now I'm doing a shiny race against my sister to help keep me attached to this game and as a friendly competition of sorts. Currently doing Sandygast and I'm pretty sure I'm the only person actually breeding these dumb sandcastles on the site.


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post Aug 8 2017, 12:26 AM
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My most common reason for shiny hunting is for nicknames. Whether it's after fictional characters, tributes to pets, or just bad puns. I also like to have counterparts for all my self-caught shinies from the canon games. Lastly, I've decided to challenge myself to get shinies of all the non-legendary megas. I realized I already had several, so why not go all the way?

My current shine recorder hunts:

Charmander, Shuppet, and Beldum: Need their megas still.
Pink, Black, and White Magikarp: I like their shiny colors, and I still need to go for Undaunted.
Gulpin: Pokii's Rage
Skarmory: I want a male to name after one of my OCs.
Pikipek: I temporarily cancelled this one to make room for one of the Magikarp hunts, since I couldn't resist the temptation to pick up multiple colors. Anyway, I want a shiny Toucannon named Bi Bi Birdie.


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post Aug 14 2017, 03:02 PM
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I like hunting shinies mostly for their 'rarity' factor. And because it gives me a good excuse for nicknaming 'mons after colors. Especially colors I like. tongue.gif But the big reason is I just like shinies. happy.gif


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post Aug 16 2017, 05:21 PM
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I'm an avid shiny hunter in the actual games, so I suppose it only makes sense that that would carry over to GPX+. Of course, I have way more shiny Pokemon on those actual games than on here haha.

..Speaking of shiny hunting, I'm trying to save up to get at least a few Shine Expansions. 4 slots just isn't enough sometimes. But I'm trying to finish my current official hunts [Dewpider, Brown Jump Karp, Hoppip] first. Dewpider I'm just hunting because I love its shiny coloration/I got tired of actually playing Moon a while back, so why not hunt for it on an adoptable site, Jump Karp I'm hunting because I still need Undaunted + I wanted to see what the shiny looks like [though some people have posted theirs on the shiny thread already, so there's that], and I'm looking for Hoppip because it was on my eventual hunt list for a solid several years and from the moment I saw the character Joseph from Dream Daddy, I immediately thought of shiny Jumpluff.


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post Aug 30 2017, 08:21 PM
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I'm actually in a shiny race against my girlfriend!

My big reason for shiny hunts: I really love the colors of the ones I actually shiny hunt, or the colors of their shiny evolutions--like I love most shiny eeveelutions because they're my favorite colors. Shiny litten--that one is because I love the colors completely.
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post Sep 2 2017, 12:14 AM
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for me part of it is just the satisfaction of finally completing a hunt and because it's something to do, but mostly it's because i really love either the Pokemon or the shiny version of it!
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post Sep 2 2017, 08:24 PM
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Partly shards, mostly just to fill the shiny dex, though I'm definitely tracking my sprite dex much more avidly. Currently, the only purpose of hunting is to try to free up a slot for the SWSH so I don't have to cancel and restart a hunt headache.gif

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post Sep 6 2017, 05:12 AM
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I'm currently hunting for a Shiny Aron mainly because it is my favourite non-legendary Pokemon, especially its fully evolved form, Aggron and Mega-Aggron, and I love its colors, too.


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post Dec 5 2017, 03:10 PM
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For me it's something to do, I also don't have a lot of patience for it in the games. I use this site as sort of a time killer and hunting shinies gives me a goal to work for instead of being on here with nothing to do. So far I've only been shiny hunting for my favorites but sometimes I just get a shiny egg from the shelter so that's added to my collection. In fact, my first shiny on here was a shiny Rydon that I just got as an egg from the shelter.


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post Feb 15 2018, 09:01 AM
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For completion for sure! That includes for shards too of course. Can't complete the dex without those.


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post Feb 15 2018, 03:01 PM
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I haven't done a shiny hunt yet, but when I do it'll be both for shards and because I'd love to have a living shiny dex at some point.

-Cries because a Missingno hunt would be pretty much impossible-
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post Jan 6 2019, 09:46 PM
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i love shinies.... MY PRECIOUS!!

hunting for shinies is fun.


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post Jan 27 2019, 10:55 PM
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Doing it for the Shards is more of a secondary reason for me. I mainly just shiny hunt as a Sisyphean task, because to me it's the best activity to ensure maximum efficiency - I can hatch all the eggs at the same time and simply cycle through to the next batch. This also allows me to focus on building up interactions more and other such activities. There's also the simple desire to build up a trophy case of shinies, and eventually complete a Living Shiny Dex. The only other reason I can think of is that I like hunting for shinies of Pokemon I have a particular affinity of, or at least ones I enjoy the shiny form of; the Pokemon I've gotten shinies of in the games are ones I like to hunt for.

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I mainly shiny hunt for the sense of accomplishment but I also love nicknaming, the colours and making stories for shiny Pokémon. My life is rather uneventful so it gives me something to do.


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post May 20 2019, 01:56 AM
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i dont shiny hunt on gpx+ yet, but i do on another site (will remain unnamed to avoid possible rule break??) idk if theres really a tradeable money system here, so when i do start hunting here itll be just so i can collect them? i think my favourite shiny is PROBABLY chimchar line or the turtwig line


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