Showing Off Some Shalphas

I will be honest with you. I had a lot of technical problems over the past couple of days. So, the only games I ended up playing were Pokémon-related. I said I would try and move away from Pokémon this week, but I didn’t want to rush something out of nowhere or try and frustrate myself with more technical issues. So, I figured I would at least do something short and talk about my shiny alpha (shalpha) Pokémon. This should not be an issue next week and it won’t affect anything going forward so long as nothing else happens. Fingers crossed. So, let’s talk about them. One you may remember from before, but since I only have five at the moment, I will still give it some spotlight. Let’s start with the first one.

Interestingly, this alpha is probably the least common of the ones I have. Back when the game first came out and I was hunting to complete my dex, I spent every chance I could hunting to complete the dex. Unfortunately, a couple still eluded me. One of them was the Pokémon Cleffa. At the time, I thought that they would only spawn during a full moon and not just at night. That was my mistake. Thankfully, one day a massive mass outbreak had a hoard of Cleffa for me to check out. So I started going through the outbreak by catching them when something shocking happened. A shiny Cleffa spawned while I was catching Cleffa. I didn’t want it to run away so I backed off and got ready to save the game. While I was in the process of doing this, I caught another Cleffa and so an alpha Clefairy spawned from the outbreak. So this outbreak spawned back-to-back shiny Pokémon and one of them was a shalpha. I don’t think that will ever happen to me again, but man was I lucky. I had to reload the save a couple of times to get both, but that is how I got my first.

My next one was found by hunting using a specific method I found through watching YouTube videos. I learned that massive mass outbreaks sometimes spawned over an alpha Pokémon spawn in the overworld and if you cleared the outbreak completely before it ended, then you could save and reset your game to find the alpha again. It turns out you could manually keep resetting after that until you found the alpha shiny. I have only been successful in this once. I just don’t have a lot of patience for soft resetting. Random encounters I can handle, but soft resetting is hard for me. There is only one other Pokémon I have ever done that with for its shiny form and that Pokémon is Darkrai because it is my favorite mythical Pokémon. So, you can understand that just testing this out was draining. I wanted to do it at least once though. In the Crimson Mirelands, I tried going for shalpha Ursaring using this method. Don’t ask me why, I don’t know myself. Well, I kept it up until I got a shiny… Teddiursa. Well, I least I knew the method worked. So I caught it and well to the other Ursa ring spawn and used the same method. This time though I got the target. I haven’t used this method since, because it isn’t as much fun as finding them randomly. I would recommend it if you have a specific target you want though. Just note this doesn’t work with every alpha.

This third one is the one you might be familiar with from before. It is that shiny Gligar I found when I went back to this game again. You know, the one that appeared literally right after I finished facing the shiny Bronzor. This was a static spawn that appears in the Coronet Highlands and its appearance is what started getting me excited for shiny hunting in this game again. It is kind of funny how this guy is once again in the middle of the pack since he happened to be the third shiny I found in that post too. It was also the first time I had a shiny Gligar in any game. So that’s cool. Anyway, let’s head to the next one.

Now a couple people may have noticed that the post about returning to Pokémon Legends: Arceus had shinies that all spawn in the Coronet Highlands. That is because I specifically wanted to hunt there to increase my odds of finding a target. I have a dream to have my current team in the game be shalphas. This means that I need to find six specific Pokémon. Of these six, three of them can spawn in this area. One of them even happens to be a static spawn. This is the one I was hoping for when heading around the map. The bad news is I haven’t gotten it to shine for me yet. The good news is another one did. The static alpha Mothim shined for me during one of my runs. Honestly, it is always shocking to find a random alpha. I caught it easily and that made number four. The light blue makes this my favorite shalpha I have currently, with Gligar being a close second. Third place goes to our final participant.

Now as I have made abundantly clear, I tend to get tired of doing repetitive things. So I did start exploring other areas in hopes of finding other shiny Pokémon. I did end up finding a few, but most of them were repeats. Thankfully, I could at least evolve them for my dex unlike for the challenge I am doing in Pokémon Violet. For instance, in the Crimson Mirelands area, I found a shiny Haunter in a massive mass outbreak and since it was my second shiny Haunter I could evolve it into a Gengar instead. I haven’t done it yet, but that’s mainly due to laziness. Now after the massive mass outbreak was over, I decided to check the map to see if I could find anything else. I went all over the map, but I didn’t find anything else. I was about to leave when I remember Unown could sometimes spawn on this map without an outbreak, so I headed over to their spot and I heard the sparkle sound to indicate a shiny. I was very glad I checked, but strangely enough, as I got closer I also heard the alpha music as well indicating there was also an alpha. I was hoping the alpha wouldn’t be too obnoxious with me catching the shiny Unown, but I soon realized the shiny was the alpha. It was a shalpha Unown chilling in the back. I caught it quickly and headed out. Now technically this Pokémon has the most forms in this game with there being twenty-eight versions of it. Each one is based on either a letter of the alphabet or one of two punctuation marks. You can probably see which one I have.

Well, that’s all I have for now. I’m hoping to get even more in the future. I do want to say that if you are interested in shalphas, it mainly requires patience and a bit of luck. Finishing the dex entries for your Pokémon and getting the shiny charm is also pretty helpful. There is another method as well involving a certain way of hunting in outbreaks, but I will probably only do that if it is for a target I really want. Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go and do the Chesnaught raid. Apparently, Appletun can make quick work of it. Let’s hope so. See you next time, and here’s hoping for my laptop to stay alive next week.

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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