Avid Shiny Pokémon hunter Oliver_MKP has had some bad luck since Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, but he’s managed to stumble upon 10 rare mon in just over four months.
Encountering a Shiny Pokemon can be one of the most exciting moments for players. When a Pokémon appears on screen with a different color scheme, followed by the iconic visual and audio cues, it triggers that primal excitement that’s hard to find in other games.
This emotional frenzy is partly due to the rarity of the monsters. In some titles, shinies can have odds as high as 1/8192. Other hunting methods can lower the odds to 1 in 3. Regardless, even shiny Pokemon found in a first encounter are incredibly exciting.
However, there are some shiny Pokemon that are as upsetting as they are disappointing.
These are called Uncatchable Shinies, and as their name suggests, they’re Pokemon that can be encountered with the same dazzling glow – but you can’t take them with you.
Pokémon hunter finds 10 uncatchable shinies
Oliver_MKP was plagued by these uncatchable specimens for several months while hunting the stream. He began his hunt for all Shiny Starters in BDSP on November 19, 2021. After only 238 resets, the first uncatchable Shiny Starly appeared.
Of course, his reaction was a mixture of excitement and disappointment. “No! No! Oh my God! Yes! Yes! No!” exclaimed Oliver as the brown bird glided onto the screen. Note: In his ~15 years of Shiny hunting, this was his first uncatchable encounter.
During the hunt, Oliver caught two of his target launchers, encountering six more uncatchable Shiny Starly in the process. He also took a break from the BDSP starters to actually hunt for Uncatchable Shiny Pokemon.
Yes, you read that right, some trainers actually hunt for Shiny Pokemon they know they can’t catch. He purposely found three more for Oliver: Pidgey in Heart Gold, Salamence in XD Gale of Darkness, and Wally’s Ralts in Ruby.
It is difficult to say whether these encounters make Oliver very happy or unhappy.
And it’s possible he didn’t see the last of Uncatchble Shiny Starly as he’s still chasing after Piplup.
For more crazy Shiny Pokémon stories, check out this insanely lucky player who found two Shinies at once.
https://www.dexerto.com/pokemon/pokemon-shiny-hunter-reveals-insane-shiny-haul-but-theres-a-twist-1800718/ Pokemon Shiny Hunter reveals insane Shiny Haul, but there’s a twist