Alright, let’s keep things going as we head into the triple digits. We still have a long way to go.
This is an outbreak that I had been putting off for a while. There are a good amount of Pokémon in this game that are small. Due to this, it can be hard to find shiny variants when hunting them. This particular outbreak was for Floette, the middle evolution of the Flabébé line. I didn’t realize exactly how small this Pokémon was until now, mainly because I had forgotten the entirety of Gen VI’s storyline. Anyway, this Pokémon can be hard to spot because of its size and somewhat subtle color change. However, I promised myself that I wouldn’t give up on this outbreak. The RNG gods must have born witness to my determination because I actually managed to spot it. Somehow the purple actually jumped out at me when I got closer to it. Not looking forward to trying to find the other forms, but I’ll cross that bridge at a later date.
There was one more outbreak I wanted to head to and it was for the most well-known shiny Pokémon of all time. For those who aren’t aware, when they first introduced shiny Pokémon back in Generation II, there was one shiny Pokémon that you were required to interact with for story progression and it is many people’s first shiny Pokémon because of that. That Pokémon is the red Gyarados. However, just because it was easy to get in Generation II, doesn’t me I was getting lucky in an outbreak seven generations later. I even use a flying boost sandwich before I found the guy. I can’t be mad though. It still looks good.
It was a new day of outbreaks and once again, there were two I didn’t have. One was Barboach and the other was Florges. Of the two, the one I wanted the most was Barboach. I didn’t have either of the shiny forms from its line since I failed to get any results from the Whiscash outbreak weeks back. So I hunted there first and the spawns were not the best. The body of water was kind of small and most of the spawns were on the surrounding land. It could have been better but not all was lost as one of the land-dwellers was a shiny Nacli. Honestly, an unexpected find. I turned my camera and found a mushroom with copper sticking out of it and immediately jumped at it to catch it. And that is how I met Nacli the Peckish. Now, back to the Barboach outbreak.
Just kidding. I got bored. Unfortunately, the Florges outbreak spawns were not a lot better. It was a little weird but the spawns were stacking Pokémon for some reason. So around twenty Florges would spawn at a time, but they would be in five different spots with four stacked on each spot. The only real benefit was that Florges, the final evolution of Flabébé, has an easily distinguishable shiny form since it is a lot bigger than the previous two forms and the leaves change from green to purple. So to help speed things along, I made a fairy boost sandwich and kept checking out stacks until I found some purple leaves sticking out. It took about twenty minutes, but I found her. Thankfully I managed to encounter the purple one properly when it was hiding within the stack of its sisters.
So, afterward, I was going to head back to the Barboach outbreak, but there was still some time left on the sandwich I made for Florges so I decided to head to a place where lots of fairy types spawned and test my luck. It didn’t go according to plan. However, I noticed something odd just when the sandwich was on the verge of running out. It was a Gothorita staring at me. Normally I wouldn’t think anything of it, but there was another Gothorita nearby also staring at me; for some reason, its face looked different. Now Gothorita was one of the few Pokémon I could safely say that I had no clue as to what its shiny form looked like. I may have looked it up at one point, but I probably forgot immediately. And yet, at that moment, I looked into that Gothorita’s eyes and realized that they weren’t the usual blue and felt its face looked a bit pinker. I gave it a check and it was shiny. It isn’t a fairy type, but I’m glad I came.
Of course, I wasn’t going to give up on the Barboach that easily. I was able to figure out how to increase the spawn rate, but it was still taking a while. I was also feeling like my eyes were getting heavier every minute. However, I didn’t want to lose this opportunity so I forced myself to stay awake for as long as I could. Thankfully, at around 45 minutes to midnight, I found the little yellow guy. Getting four shinies in one day is something I can sleep on.
The next day I decided to test my luck by visiting the raid dens that spawn in the overworld. I was just traveling to them in the hopes of maybe getting very lucky and finding some shiny Pokémon. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out. However, at least I found a bright white Skiddo chilling in a group of normal Skiddo. So, at least it wasn’t for nothing. He even had a title making her Skiddo the Cloud Watcher.
You know, now that I think about it, something else happened that day. About an hour after I found the Skiddo, I ran into a Scyther that looked like it was a darker green than usual. So, I ran up to it to see if it had any pink on it or if it was just the lighting. Fortunately, my senses were spot on as I found a green Scyther with pink joints. Still amazed I spotted the darker shade of green.
The next day I was continuing the same sort of method. I was going in and out of raids constantly. At the time, I didn’t realize that the Pokémon around you get reset when you enter a raid. It seems obvious in hindsight, but I didn’t really it was the case until I found a yellow-brown Mudbray with blue hair next to me. The funny thing is I almost reset it by going back in. Luckily I noticed it in time.
This guy doesn’t have a special story in particular. I was just cruising around while doing some more raids when I got distracted and started roaming around. Part of me wanted to find a Diglett to complete my line so I started looking for blue noses. Turns out that I found blue, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. A blue Voltorb was just rolling around in the quarry. Thankfully, I think that the shiny ones aren’t programmed to explode like the normal ones.