Can You Spot the Shiny?

So, I’m currently taking a break from Tunic as there are a few puzzles I just can’t figure out. I could probably find the answers if I wanted to, but that means that the puzzles have beaten me and I refuse to accept defeat. So, most of my week has been spent playing some more Pokémon Violet. Specifically, I have been spending a lot of time shiny hunting after I got the Shiny Charm. For those who aren’t aware, shiny Pokémon are rare Pokémon that have an alternate color scheme than normal. Shiny hunting is simply spending time trying to find them, usually with a target in mind. This game is probably one of the easiest games to shiny hunt in because there are no fixed encounters and shiny Pokémon are visible in the overworld. So you can walk around and continuously despawn and respawn Pokémon until one appears shiny. There are more efficient ways to do this such as by having sandwiches or using outbreaks, but shiny hunting is pretty easy in this game regardless. However, that isn’t true of all Pokémon and today I would like to talk about this. While looking for shiny Pokémon can be relaxing, it can also be anxiety-inducing depending on which one you are going for. So, today I want us to play a little game called can you spot the shiny? The rules are simple. I am going to show you a picture and then you will guess which one is considered shiny. Then you can scroll down for the answer. Feel free to look up what they look like if it helps. Hopefully, it does. Are you ready? Here we go.

One of the Pokémon here is shiny. Can you guess which one?

This one is going to start out easy. This is during an outbreak for a Pokémon known as Arrokuda as you can see from the photo above. It was introduced in Generation VIII and can also be found in the water in Pokémon Scarlet/Violet. However, which one is the shiny? Take your guesses now.

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Okay, the answer is the one that I am battling with her name over her head is shiny. A little tricky, but I intentionally left a couple of normal brown Arrokuda around for you to see. This one was a little difficult for me during the outbreak because the water can make them seem darker than they really are. However, the alternate color pops a lot more at night than during the day. Moving on to the next one and this time it won’t be as easy as before. See if you can spot it.

Again, one of these is shiny. This time, the shiny is one of a few options so see if you can spot it.

This shiny was actually quite a surprise for me as I was trying to do an outbreak and stumbled across this one. This has happened to me a lot recently where when trying to go for an outbreak shiny I find another one nearby. It is a little unexpected, but you won’t find me complaining. So, which one is shiny? For this one, it might help to know its alternate colors.

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You see that little mushroom-looking thing on the right? Well, that is the shiny Pokémon this time around. It is a Pokémon called Foongus and it is based on a mushroom. It isn’t the most exciting Pokémon, but I will not complain about a shiny. Not even if it was my second one. That’s right all of the shiny Pokémon you see here were found by me today and this happened to be the second one I found. Considering how small this thing is compared to some other Pokémon, I am amazed that I found it twice on the same day.

The difference this shiny has from others is that it has the color purple on its head instead of its normal red. You can see a hint of it in the photo, but it would be hard to spot without knowing that beforehand. That is why I gave the suggestion. I do want you to succeed after all. Even without seeing the purple you could guess through the process of elimination. Although, I do want to say that this next one is difficult even with knowledge of its shiny form. Good luck with the hardest one!

Yep, one of these Slowpokes is shiny. Do your best.

I had to do an outbreak for this one because there was no way I was going to find it in the wild. It has a really garbage shiny because it just looks very slightly different from other Slowpoke. Look it up, then see if you can figure it out. Can you manage to do it? Guess your final guess in and let’s do this.

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Before I say the answer, I just want to say congratulations to you if you managed to spot it immediately after knowing what the shiny looked like. Personally, I almost missed the difference and had to do a double-take to notice it. The shiny one is the one directly to the left of that patch of blue flowers in the photo. If you look closely, you can see that it is ever so slightly paler than the others around it. It was annoying to spot if I am being honest. It is especially annoying since its evolutions have much more noticeable color changes. Well, they can’t all look good. Did you manage to get them all? If you did, nice! I’m glad you did! This was my first time using screenshots from my Switch so I did this as a test run, but this was kind of fun so I might do more of this in the future. We’ll see. Until next time everyone!

Published by thatguy377

Nothing much to say. Just a guy who enjoys talking about games and has too much free time on his hands.

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