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Shiny Sprite Glitch in XY?

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Just wondering if anyone else noticed this....

I spent the weekend breeding a shiny Koffing with the Masuda method and I finally got it after about 800 eggs! What's weird is, when I use her in battle (she's a weezing now) she flashes to her normal un-shiny colors when the camera zooms in on the opponent as she uses an attack.

It's just barely noticable cause it happens so quickly but it happens a LOT. Here's a slowed down gif of it happening against a Poliwhirl:

https://imgflip.com/gif/7zzol

Anyone else with a shiny notice this? Or is it just a Koffing/Weezing thing? It makes me feel like she's just a normal Weezing with a shiny coat of paint and it's kinda bumming me out...

asked Apr 8, 2014 by LastMinuteMo
I don't see it switch, it's blue all the way through, like a shiny Weezing is supposed to be.
Wish you luck, I got no patience for the masuda method
Well you can't see her body, but you can see the gas turns green. Shiny Weezing should have purple gas.

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It's not a glitch. It might be that 1 or 2 frames remained as a normal sprite during animation. Your weezing is still shiny don't worry. As for the frames not working, it would most likely be caused by a problem with your 3ds.

answered Apr 8, 2014 by Generekt
selected Apr 8, 2014 by LastMinuteMo
Hmm... maybe! I'll trade it to my other 3ds and see if it still happens.