Probability. So a while back I picked up Pokemon White, having only previously played Blue I was ignorant of the whole Shiny concept, I was familiar, just not f
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So a while back I picked up Pokemon White, having only previously played Blue I was ignorant of the whole Shiny concept, I was familiar, just not fully aware of the magnitude of what happened to me May 27 2011.

So I was struggling my way through Victory road, filling up my pokedex along the way when I came accross a cool looking ant, so I caught it, Durant, neat, go to take a step, another encounter, another Durant, go to kill it, a fire attack leaves it with a sliver of health, why not? (Thanks to sturdy I had already caught a half a dozen Boldore) Threw a dusk ball, caught it, moved on, next room another Durant pops up, Whoa! This one looks different, silver with red eyes, nearly gave myself an ulcer carefully capturing it. Shortly after catching this silver one with red eyes I come accross and capture two more before I get curious.

Once free of Victory Road, after having met countless more silver with red eyes, I consult my computer, discovering the first two I had met, the second caught on a whim, were shiny, at the time this did not seem extraordinary, so I continued on and quickly forgot about the ants thanks to being repeatedly molested by uber powered NPC pokemon.

I have just recently picked back up the DS and started playing again, research into breeding led me to the realization that a shiny in the wild is a one in eight thousand one hundred and ninety-two chance.

I felt a wave of durr wash over me as I realized not including the fact that they were the same pokemon/level there is a 1/67108864 chance of me catching two shiny pokemon in two consecutive encounters.

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#1 - anonymous (01/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Durant is a gay pokemon.
User avatar #2 to #1 - effthree (01/18/2013) [-]
Good thing they're both male then.
User avatar #4 - raidan (01/18/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Nice that you got both, shame they had to be the same pokemon however. My only shinies encountered were both in Soul Silver, one was a Vulpix (which eventually became a white Ninetails), the other was an Eevee from an egg during a period I was mass producing them for all the eeveelutions. Still haven't chosen what shiny eeveelution I want...
User avatar #3 - twinklyturtles (01/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Nice dude!! The only legit shiny I ever encountered was a swinub in silver and I K.O.'d it.
#5 to #3 - effthree (01/18/2013) [-]
Now that I understand the rarity of shinies, I live in fear of the day a pokemon with explosion shines at me, or teleport, or sandstorms, or moves that deal damage to the user. Needless to say my Master Ball will gather dust waiting for a shiny Abra... someday...
Now that I understand the rarity of shinies, I live in fear of the day a pokemon with explosion shines at me, or teleport, or sandstorms, or moves that deal damage to the user. Needless to say my Master Ball will gather dust waiting for a shiny Abra... someday...
#15 - randtherrin (01/24/2013) [-]
Shiny Roselia in platinum... despite rampant ditto breeding i have never gotten another shiny
User avatar #14 - SunshinyJuzez (01/23/2013) [-]
my only shiny was ever a Pidgey, which I trained to goddamn perfection as the best Pidgeot ever. Unfortunately, it was in Crystal so I couldn't take any where with me past generation two.
User avatar #10 - zilver (01/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I have only encountered one shiny... it was a Zubat in pokemon gold
User avatar #13 - misterfatman (01/19/2013) [-]
i one time caught a shiny machop in pokemon ruby.
User avatar #12 - beffen (01/19/2013) [-]
The only shiny I've ever had is the red Gyarados in Pokemon Heart Gold...
#8 - Jericothelich (01/18/2013) [-]
in gold i got a purple drowze used the thing so much.
User avatar #7 - swampert (01/18/2013) [-]
Nice ones. I have legit a gold Hoothoot in gold version, a green tentacool from emerald, a black camerupt from diamond and a slightly darker mandibuzz in black. I have also had multiple encounters before I obtained pokeballs for the first time in games. Always exciting to get a shiny especially by random encounter
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