One of the hobbies of the most dedicated players of Pokémon is the search for Shiny or Shiny Pokémon, a version of the creature with a different coloration. This quest is extremely time consuming, but against all odds, a very lucky player managed to find 2 in a row.
If you don’t know much about Pokémon, we first inform you that shiny creatures have a probability of appearing of 1 in 4096 attempts under normal conditions in most of the games of the main line of Pokémon, like recent releases Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.
It is clear that it is very difficult for this class of creatures to appear; in fact, there are fans who have not encountered a shiny species in their entire lives as gamers. However, there are other people who are very lucky, like Mitchell “MitchOG” Versari, who had an encounter with a Turtwig and a shiny Starly in the same battle.
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The streamer won the shiny lottery of Pokémon
The player, who was live-streaming the feat, was on his mission to complete Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl with a team made up of the first 6 shiny creatures you will meet.
Naturally, the streamer was looking for the starter Pokémon (he chose Turtwig). The shiny hunting of initial creatures is usually more tedious, as each attempt consumes more time before restarting if it is not shiny. Not only was the player lucky enough to have only made 107 attempts, but a shiny Starly appeared in the same battle.
Shiny Starly appeared first (which she couldn’t catch because it’s the first encounter and there are no Pokéballs), so there was a disappointed face, but the surprise came seconds later, when she discovered that the shiny Turtwig she was looking for jumped into battle. In the end, the player was left with only Turtwig.
The player’s happiness was not only because he found the Turtwig, but because the feat is very, very rare. According to MitchOG (via Kotaku), there are no records of another player having something similar happened to. In fact, a person is more likely to win the lottery or be struck by lightning.
In case you missed it: player of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl found Rayquaza shiny after 10,000 tries.
What do you think of this rare feat? Do you have a similar anecdote? Tell us in the comments.
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