Heading Back to Legends Arceus

As you may know, I have spent a lot of time playing Pokémon Violet lately since I am trying to find every possible shiny Pokémon. However, playing the same game for a while can start to wear down on you after a while. That hasn’t really happened to me, but I know that does happen to some people. Actually, what is annoying is past me not accounting for all of these repeats that I keep finding. After finding seven green Hoppips, I decided to change things up before I lose my mind. So, I decided to head back to Pokémon Legends: Arceus. After watching most people go back to hunting shinies in those games due to the performance issues most people were having with the game, I figured I’d also give it a shot. So, the first thing I did was to organize the Pokémon boxes I had in the game. My god, was it bad. It took me nearly four hours to do so and I found out I had a full box of shiny Pokémon. Here they are.

I realize that some of these are repeats, but I am too lazy to evolve them right now. However, now that I was done with organizing, it was time to hunt for some more shinies. So, I went to the Obsidian Fieldlands for a few hours and found absolutely nothing. Off to a great start right? So, I decided to change to my favorite area which is the Coronet Highlands, and do a couple more runs before bed. Nothing, but I didn’t mind. The next day was a bit different though. I actually managed to get a few things. First was a Bronzor, which I already had in Pokémon Violet. I wasn’t complaining though since I actually had space for it. Then the craziest thing happened: I went up the cliff to find a bunch of Gligars, one of which was shiny. I think that was the first time I got two shinies in one run without the use of outbreaks. The next time I found a shiny was another shiny Gligar in a different area. I still love the blue of this shiny over its usual pink so I was not complaining. The last two I got were during a massive mass outbreak, which is an event where lots of outbreaks appear on the map at once. The first one was a shiny Luxray that wasn’t actually part of an outbreak and just happened to spawn randomly. The second was a shiny Sneasel in one of the outbreaks. I should explain that while I have Sneasel in Pokémon Violet as well, it isn’t the same as it is with Bronzor and Luxray. Sneasel has an alternate Hisuian form in this game that is purple and white, but when shiny it is gray and yellow. This is what they all look like together.

From left to right we have Sneasel, Bronzor, the two Gligars, and Luxray in their shiny colors. These were the ones I managed to find after a few hours of hunting. It was fun to come back to this game after a while, so much so that I don’t want to stop playing it right now. However, I still have the Shiny Living Dex I am going for in Pokémon Violet so I can’t just stop now. So, I decided to add a little side challenge. I came up with this idea ever since I found the Shiny Luxray. I have used six Pokémon during my playthrough of this game and part of me always thought it would be cool to have a full shiny team. That never did up coming true, but I never tried too hard to make it a reality. However, all that is about to change. I am doing a side challenge to fulfill this wish and I will take it one step further. You may have noticed in the previous picture that the two Gligars are vastly different sizes despite being the same Pokémon. There is a reason for that. I left out the fact that the first Gligar was an alpha Pokémon. Alpha Pokémon for those who don’t know are bigger and more powerful versions of normal Pokémon. In the wild, they are very aggressive and they all have red eyes. It is possible to find every Pokémon in this game shiny save for legendaries. that means that alpha can also be found shiny. These Pokémon are also referred to as “shalphas” because they are shiny alphas. You can probably see where I am going with this.

That’s right, I will keep hunting until I find all six of these Pokémon as shiny alphas. Ignore the Chimeco floating over the old lady, he’s just chilling as a wind chime. That means the Luxray from before doesn’t help here. Now some of these are easier since they are static spawns you can hunt, but others will be more of a challenge. It will be a challenge, but I think I can do it. Also, I am allowing myself the ability to evolve them in case of a duplicate unlike in my main quest since these things are pretty rare. I will see if I can create a tracker for the future since I probably won’t do big posts for this challenge. I’ll figure something out, but that’s all I have for today. Thanks for reading and wish me luck. Although I won’t deny this is partially just an excuse to play this game some more. Oh, and expect the next part of the main quest sometime this weekend. Have a good night!

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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