Pups on Wonder Trade Results
I’m not going to do a list of all the Pokemon I received via Wonder Trade again, because I quickly realized after doing that once it was absolutely insane and preposterous. Even moreso this week that I’ve unloaded thirteen boxes of Zorua pups. That’s 390 puppies scattered about the planet! That puts the total number of unloaded boxes at 18, including last week. A few in the other boxes have already been traded off, but there’s still about five full boxes left, including most of the periodic pups.
I’ve racked up a total of nearly 16,000 Poke Miles today alone, and have gotten a lot of cool Pokemon from Wonder Trade, including Beldum, Bagon, Dratini, and even that Zygarde I mentioned earlier, which more than makes up for the influx of Zubat that people decided to mass flood the server with.
I’ve still been keeping track of the folks I’ve been trading with though, listed under the cut, and while everyone who adopted pups are super cool, there are a few notable mentions:
Nisa and Alyssa both managed to get one of my pups randomly over Wonder Trade! Nisa got Tacit and sent over a Gible for him, and Alyssa got Mudada and sent over a Japanese Nincada.
- I’ve already mentioned it before, but Smarties sent over a SHINY Nosepass (now a Probopass) for Katara.
Ok, so usually when I list these I’ve been making actual sentences saying what user traded for which Zorua, but it’s hard to come up with that many sentences that don’t end up sounding like Mad Libs, so forget that. I’m gonna get all ills of clinical on this adoption list now.
I just finished the first round of Wonder Trade Wednesday for tonight, and just as I was wrapping up someone sends over a flippin’ ZYGARDE for Chrome!
Same anon. I'm going by what Serebii says on its shiny Pokemon page when I say the updated value, though apparently people HAVE hacked the 3DS (the event legendaries, Mevos for L@tis, Fairy Arceus etc have been found despite not being revealed, via hacking). So uh, we don't know the exact values for anything except for random encounters, but I don't doubt someone will find it out soon, seeing as how we /do/ know the regular chances.
Interesting! I guess an approximate 1/4000 chance is more reasonable to the point that a lot more people will actually have a chance to encounter one, while still being high enough to be pretty rare.
Hey! The shiny rate has actually been increased to 1/4,096. Which is still high... you're just really lucky! I also found three shinies in as many days, but haven't any since (even though I also have bred like a million eggs. Luck, sigh).
Have people actually managed to get into whatever nitty gritty of the game’s programming is necessary to get into to figure that out? If so that definitely explains a lot!
Ok seriously these shinies are cool and all but AREN’T THEY SUPPOSED TO BE RARE.
I actually don’t know what’s up here. I heard a lot of people talking about how much more common shinies were in XY, and I initially wrote it off as a bunch of horse shit. Yes, a lot of people began encountering their first shinies in XY, but I didn’t really buy into that hype. I mean, everyone is going to encounter their first shiny Pokemon eventually, so whatever game you happen to be playing when that happens will by nature seem to have a dramatically increased rate. So a bunch of people finally find their first shiny, so it seems like XY have a greatly improved rate for them, right?
But this is literally the third shiny I’ve encountered in three days, after investing a VERY LARGE BUT NOT REGRETTABLE amount of time into breeding 690 Zorua without any shiny. And this isn’t even with chain fishing, a new method that yields a high payoff, or exploiting something like shiny values and whatever relation they have to Friend Safaris. These are just regular-ass wild encounters.
I can’t help but think the rate of shinies might increase based on the number of friends you have registered in your 3DS, or perhaps based on the number of those friends you interact with within the game. I don’t really have anything to back this up aside from anecdotal evidence, but consider that, while breeding nearly 700 Zorua via Masuda method, I had a total of nine friends in my 3DS, and didn’t encounter a single shiny. But, after adding approximately 40 new people and trading with almost every single one of them, along with giving them O-Powers and such, I’ve found three in three days.
Starting at 12 am EST (about 4 hours from now) I’m gonna be doing more Wonder Trading with my pups! I’m pretty much unable to catch any more Pokemon, as my PC is filled to capacity with mostly puppies, and I absolutely REFUSE to release any of my Pokemon, because I am not a heartless monster. So, this is basically my only method of being able to obtain any Pokemon I don’t already have.
There’s still plenty of pups left, but they’re going pretty fast. If there’s a specific one you want you better stake your claim soon or I can’t guarantee they’ll be there for you!
Like I said, at midnight I’m gonna be on Wonder Trade for about two hours, and tomorrow I’ll go back at around 6 pm or so.
HOW LONG DID I SPEND BREEDING ZORUA AND NOW I FIND ANOTHER SHINY IN THE WILD.
Not that I’m complaining. Zweilous is awesome and all shinies are welcome as far as I’m concerned. I ran into Havoc while I was in Victory Road just grinding to level up all of my unevolved Pokemon to fill up my Pokedex, which is pretty much the only thing I can do in the game right now because I don’t have the PC space to breed for anything. Luckily enough, I had the space to catch Havoc!
That’s three random shiny encounters in X so far: Junior the Hawlucha, Flaps the Zubat, and Havoc the Zweilous.