First got into Pokémon around 2010, with SoulSilver being my first game. I only played casually, which grew boring after getting and completing White.
A few years later, I got back into it competitively through Showdown!, which I used in favor of the actual games for a while until getting Ultra Sun.
Favorite Pokémon by type:
STEEL: Beldum; favorite Pokémon, favorite type
ELECTRIC: Luxray (2nd favorite overall)
PSYCHIC: technically Beldum, but I’ve got to give this one to Lugia (3rd favorite)
GRASS: Bayleef (4th fav)
NORMAL: Eevee (5th) (after this, I’m not so sure overall; the rest of these are in no particular order)
FLYING: technically Lugia, but I’ll give this one to Noivern
FIGHTING: Pancham/Lucario. don't make me choose :(
FIRE: Alolan Marowak
DRAGON: technically Noivern, but I'll give this one to Flygon
GROUND: technically Flygon, but I’ll give this one to Krookodile
ROCK: Midnight Lycanroc
My Shinies, in order of me finding them: (102 seen, 96 caught)
* Gyarados in SoulSilver - doesn't count
- Pidgey in SoulSilver - met a tragic end at the hands of an unlucky crit. My first shiny fail
* Gyarados in HeartGold - once again, doesn't count
* Vanillite in White - Grew up to become a Vanilluxe as a part of my in-game team
> Mewtwo in HeartGold - My first successful shinyhunt
* Unown (L) in HeartGold - Hilariously enough, I think I remember encountering this one with my Shiny Mewtwo
* Heatmor in White - Caught and left mostly untouched
* Zubat in LeafGreen - Migrated to SoulSilver several days after capture. Now a Crobat
* Sandshrew in SoulSilver - A lucky catch at the mercy of the Safari Zone. Now a Sandslash
* Rattata in SoulSilver - now a Raticate
* Tangela in SoulSilver - Caught and left completely untouched
- Mr. Mime in SoulSilver - Once again at the mercy of the Safari Zone. Not so lucky this time; second shiny fail
* Abra in SoulSilver - A very lucky catch, only to still be completely untouched
> Rayquaza in Emerald - My second successful shinyhunt, and my personal favorite shiny in my collection
> Shinx in SoulSilver - Found in a wild encounter after 1019 encounters (shiny inclusive), 503 of which were Shinx, in addition to 1387 Shinx eggs; 1890 Shinxes total. Later transferred to White. Now a Luxray.
> Litwick in White - Found after 7328 wild encounters. Now a Chandelure.
* Golbat in Emerald - Guess this means I'll have two shiny Crobats now. That's cool I guess.
> Eevee in Ultra Sun - A phenomenally short hunt after only 91 SOS calls. Now an Umbreon.
> Pikipek in Ultra Sun - 235 SOS calls. This game makes shinyhunting too easy. Traded for a Trevenant to be used in the Beldum shinyhunt.
* A-Meowth in Ultra Sun - Phase 1 shiny during Zorua hunt
> Zorua in Ultra Sun - 443 SOS calls
> Beldum in Ultra Sun x3 - The first one was at 56 calls, which I accidentally killed because I was busy feeding pets while it was being called, and didn't realize it was shiny until the fainting animation. The second one was at 101 calls on the same chain, and was Adamant. The third took an additional 73 calls (174 calls total) and is finally Jolly.
> Exeggcute in Ultra Sun x17 - All given away in a giveaway for Easter.
> Togepi in Ultra Sun - was planning to also farm Togepis for Easter, but chaining is so easy, and I decided to devote time to Exeggcute instead of waste time on Togepi. Still got 1 out of it.
* A bunch of shinies in US through the Ultra Wormhole, which are all listed here in bulk because otherwise it takes up too much space: Stunfisk, Quagsire x2, Hippowdon x2, Drapion, Audino, Medicham x2, Crustle, Abomasnow, Lombre, Magcargo, Swanna, Nuzleaf, and Heliolisk.
> Drifloon in Ultra Sun - Found after 408 SOS calls.
> Noibat in Ultra Sun - Found after 52 SOS calls.
* Chansey in Ultra Sun x5 - Accidental finds while grinding. Only caught 3.
* Omanyte in Ultra Sun - Was breeding tradables using a foreign Ditto because it's the best one I have, and got an accidental Masuda Shiny.
* Litwick in Ultra Sun - Same story as Omanyte.
* Lapras in Ultra Sun - Almost same story as Omanyte, except that Masuda Method wasn’t in affect this time
> Froakie in Ultra Sun - 2104 eggs, with Masuda Method. Torrent :(
> Exeggcute in Ultra Sun x24 - I’m collecting as many as possible to give away on Easter. No, I’m not giving any out early.
> Natu in Ultra Sun x7 - I’m doing a small Natu giveaway for Christmas. Still ongoing with 3 Natus left.
- Tropius in Ultra Sun - accidentally ran away. I was distracted and missed the sparkles. It was too subtle of a shiny for me to immediately recognize and by the time I did, it was too late.
* Raticate in Ultra Sun - another random shiny. Caught it this time.
> Oh boy, time to prepare for the Easter giveaway. Exeggcute time!
> Cap Pikachu in Ultra Sun (10,000 and still going...) (on hold)
> Vulpix in SoulSilver (on hold)
> Trapinch in Emerald (on hold)
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