Meta Battle Subway PokeBase - Pokemon Q&A

Was the term "shiny pokemon" coined by Nintendo or was it created by fans who played the game?

1 vote

I am leaning toward believing the term was created by fans because of their "shiny" appearance but it could have been Nintendo trying to create game appeal to catch odd colored pokemon.

asked Jun 17, 2012 by Chimcharizard
how would we know? ask game freak >_>

1 Answer

2 votes
 
Best answer

The term "Shiny Pokémon" is fan-made.

The term "Shiny Pokémon" was created by fans to refer to the sparkling sound effect and animation made at the start of an encounter with one in the games.

-Bulbapedia

Click here for more info on shiny pokemon.

answered Jun 17, 2012 by #1animelover
edited Jun 18, 2012 by #1animelover
.#1animelover is correct. I have a strategy guide also saying that the term was created by fans.
this should be a comment