Written by Gluxbox 2/9/11.
A Shiny in my Pokédex
With less than a month to go until the release of Pokémon Black and White, I made it my mission to complete my HeartGold Pokédex. This was no easy task and I’ve been working on it for a few weeks now, trading Pokémon from my Diamond and Platinum games to HeartGold. And now I can finally say that I’m ALMOST done.
A [somewhat] thrilling thing happened yesterday. I have been battling my pokémon at Mt. Silver because it’s the most convenient location with high-level pokémon opponents. Since a lot of the pokémon I needed were high evolutions of ones I already had, this seemed like the best place. I was busy battling Donphan after Donphan, leveling up a Nincada (with an empty party slot so I could get a bonus Shedinja at level 20). Suddenly a Ponyta appeared! But this was no ordinary Ponyta!
It’s shameful to admit that I’d never seen a shiny pokémon in the “wild” before. Sure, I have a few shinies that were traded to me from friends or from the GTS, but that’s not the same as the exciting moment when you see the sparkly swirl around your opponent and notice that the coloring is a bit off! I was so excited, and threw out a quick ball to catch my Shiny Ponyta without a hitch!
In fact, I was so thrilled that I almost forgot to run back to the Pokémon Center and deposit this Shiny Ponyta in my storage boxes. (Imagine if I wasted the opportunity to get a Shedinja by forgetting to leave that space open in my party! lol)
Anyway, so that was very exciting for me. Suuuure, some of you might have been chaining-masters in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum… but I never had any luck at finding shinies that way. This was my first wild shiny and I am very proud of it! Now I need to evolve it to a shiny Rapidash for extra butt-kicking-ness! 😀