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User:GReimer

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GReimer
サトシ but you can call me Geoff!
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This may look like Ash Ketchum but it's actually an anime version of me
Age 26
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Green Bay, WI
Region USA
Relatives Father, Mother, Sister
Class Trainer
Game counterpart Dragon Tamer Geoffrey

Hi! I'm New!

I'm brand new to Bulbapedia! I've used this site for years but have only recently started editing. So, if I'm messing up please tell me! I'm still working out the kinks of editing on here but any tips or pointers would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Pokémon Experience

As far as Pokémon go, I don't really watch the anime or play the card game. I only play the video games... and I play them like a religion! I got hooked back in high school and now, years later, I still need my Poké fix! I'm big on only catching legit Pokémon and never use an Action Replay. I only catch Pokémon in the games or event Pokémon. If anyone needs to know where a Pokémon is just ask!

Poké Fact of GReimer

Trainer ID No. Badges Pokédex Hall of Fame Friend Code
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Geoff
18799
Trio Badge Basic Badge Insect Badge Bolt Badge
Quake Badge Jet Badge Freeze Badge Legend Badge
643 Seen
595 Caught
National Pokédex
March 16, 2011
Samurott Gigalith Swoobat
Lilligant Conkeldurr Victini
4856 5796 7872

Current Party

I'm a very diverse trainer. Sometimes I breed Pokémon for people or for egg moves and sometimes I build teams just because I have all of the Pokémon and nothing else better to do! Bottom line is that my team is always changing.

Favorite Pokémon

No. Pokémon Reason
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Alakazam

Alakazam is my favorite Pokémon! His high Speed and Sp. Attack make him great for mowing over people fast. It sucks that his Defense and Sp. Defense suck but Calm Mind fixes one of those. Plus, breeding Encore into him and combining that with Disable can really mess up an opponent! Alakazam has always been the Pokémon that has helped me beat every game starting with Red Version. Love this guy!
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Tyranitar

Tyranitar wasn't one of my favorite until after I dominated with him in Pokemon XD. Granted he is a pseudo legendary, I like him because he's a beast! His Sand Stream proves that he's awesome. The second he enters the battle Mother Nature goes crazy. Plus his use of Dark and Rock moves coupled with his high Attack make him my #2!
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Blissey

AKA: The Big Pink Bitch. This damage sponge is one of the greatest things a trainer could have with them. Outside of battle, Blissey's Softboiled heals your Pokémon just as well as any potion. All you need to heal your entire party is a Blissey and one Max Potion! In battle, Blissey is ridiculous! Seriously. She's the worst Pokémon for battling. The only real way to do damage to an opponent is to teach her a TM that uses Special Attack because she only learns regular Attack moves (I like Ice Beam). Blissey just isn't a fighter... she's a wall, and coupled with Defense Curl and Minimize she can be an immovable wall. I call it "Blissey-ing" battles when you exhaust an opponent down to struggle-ing itself to death because it ran out of PP. It's helped me out against the Tower Tycoon, the Elite Four, and even a couple of my friends. I love that Big Pink Bitch!

Shiny Pokémon Obtained

These are the shiny Pokémon I've caught in my years of playing. Some of them I ran into on accident while training. The others I used chaining to hunt down. After months of hatching eggs and using the Masuda Method I finally obtained a Shiny Staryu! Next I'll be going after a Shroomish or Riolu.

Charizard Caterpie Metapod Butterfree Raticate Pikachu Raichu Clefairy Alakazam Machop Machoke Machamp Weepinbell
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Route 210 (Hatched)

Sinnoh

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Route 204

Sinnoh

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Route 204

Sinnoh

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Route 204

Sinnoh

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Route 226 & Route 26

Sinnoh/Johto

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Trophy Garden

Sinnoh

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Trophy Garden

Sinnoh

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Trophy Garden

Sinnoh

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Route 203

Sinnoh

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Route 207

Sinnoh

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Route 207

Sinnoh

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Route 207

Sinnoh

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Route 229

Sinnoh

Geodude Graveler Golem Ponyta Gastly Haunter Gengar Chansey Starmie Magikarp Gyarados Eevee Jolteon
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Route 207

Sinnoh

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Route 207

Sinnoh

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Route 207

Sinnoh

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Route 210

Sinnoh

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Route 209

Sinnoh

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Route 209

Sinnoh

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Route 209

Sinnoh

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Route 209

Sinnoh

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Route 209 (Hatched)

Sinnoh

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Route 218

Sinnoh

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Lake of Rage

Johto

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Trophy Garden

Sinnoh

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Trophy Garden

Sinnoh

Flareon Dragonite Pichu Cleffa Espeon Raikou Entei Suicune Smeargle Miltank Larvitar Pupitar Tyranitar
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Trophy Garden

Sinnoh

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Route 210 (Hatched)

Sinnoh

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Game Stop

Green Bay, WI

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Trophy Garden

Sinnoh

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Trophy Garden

Sinnoh

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Game Stop

Wausau, WI

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Game Stop

Wausau, WI

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Game Stop

Wausau, WI

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Route 212

Sinnoh

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Route 209

Sinnoh

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Route 207

Sinnoh

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Route 207

Sinnoh

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Route 207

Sinnoh

Ralts Kirlia Gardevoir Makuhita Skitty Delcatty Volbeat Illumise Milotic Luvdisc Metagross Starly Kricketune
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Route 204

Sinnoh

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Route 204

Sinnoh

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Route 204

Sinnoh

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Route 225

Sinnoh

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Route 222

Sinnoh

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Route 222

Sinnoh

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Route 229

Sinnoh

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Route 229

Sinnoh

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Pokémon VG Championship 2009

Phoenix, AZ

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Ever Grande City

Hoenn

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Solaceon Town (Hatched)

Sinnoh

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Route 204

Sinnoh

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Route 210

Sinnoh

Magnezone Leafeon Glaceon Gallade
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Fuego Ironworks

Sinnoh

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Trophy Garden

Sinnoh

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Trophy Garden

Sinnoh

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Route 204

Sinnoh

Shinies I'm Currently Hunting

Riolu Shroomish Kyogre Deino
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Hatching eggs in Diamond

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Hatching eggs in Pearl

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Soft Reseting in HeartGold

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Hatching eggs in Black and White

Berries Obtained

No. Berry No. Berry No. Berry No. Berry No. Berry No. Berry No. Berry
01 Bag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berry 11 Bag Figy Berry Sprite.png Figy Berry 21 Bag Pomeg Berry Sprite.png Pomeg Berry 31 Bag Spelon Berry Sprite.png Spelon Berry 41 Bag Chople Berry Sprite.png Chople Berry 51 Bag Babiri Berry Sprite.png Babiri Berry 61 Bag Micle Berry Sprite.png Micle Berry
02 Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry 12 Bag Wiki Berry Sprite.png Wiki Berry 22 Bag Kelpsy Berry Sprite.png Kelpsy Berry 32 Bag Pamtre Berry Sprite.png Pamtre Berry 42 Bag Kebia Berry Sprite.png Kebia Berry 52 Bag Chilan Berry Sprite.png Chilan Berry 62 Bag Custap Berry Sprite.png Custap Berry
03 Bag Pecha Berry Sprite.png Pecha Berry 13 Bag Mago Berry Sprite.png Mago Berry 23 Bag Qualot Berry Sprite.png Qualot Berry 33 Bag Watmel Berry Sprite.png Watmel Berry 43 Bag Shuca Berry Sprite.png Shuca Berry 53 Bag Liechi Berry Sprite.png Liechi Berry 63 Bag Jaboca Berry Sprite.png Jaboca Berry
04 Bag Rawst Berry Sprite.png Rawst Berry 14 Bag Aguav Berry Sprite.png Aguav Berry 24 Bag Hondew Berry Sprite.png Hondew Berry 34 Bag Durin Berry Sprite.png Durin Berry 44 Bag Coba Berry Sprite.png Coba Berry 54 Bag Ganlon Berry Sprite.png Ganlon Berry 64 Bag Rowap Berry Sprite.png Rowap Berry
05 Bag Aspear Berry Sprite.png Aspear Berry 15 Bag Iapapa Berry Sprite.png Iapapa Berry 25 Bag Grepa Berry Sprite.png Grepa Berry 35 Bag Belue Berry Sprite.png Belue Berry 45 Bag Payapa Berry Sprite.png Payapa Berry 55 Bag Salac Berry Sprite.png Salac Berry
06 Bag Leppa Berry Sprite.png Leppa Berry 16 Bag Razz Berry Sprite.png Razz Berry 26 Bag Tamato Berry Sprite.png Tamato Berry 36 Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry 46 Bag Tanga Berry Sprite.png Tanga Berry 56 Bag Petaya Berry Sprite.png Petaya Berry
07 Bag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Berry 17 Bag Bluk Berry Sprite.png Bluk Berry 27 Bag Cornn Berry Sprite.png Cornn Berry 37 Bag Passho Berry Sprite.png Passho Berry 47 Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry 57 Bag Apicot Berry Sprite.png Apicot Berry
08 Bag Persim Berry Sprite.png Persim Berry 18 Bag Nanab Berry Sprite.png Nanab Berry 28 Bag Magost Berry Sprite.png Magost Berry 38 Bag Wacan Berry Sprite.png Wacan Berry 48 Bag Kasib Berry Sprite.png Kasib Berry 58 MISSING Lansat Berry
09 Bag Lum Berry Sprite.png Lum Berry 19 Bag Wepear Berry Sprite.png Wepear Berry 29 Bag Rabuta Berry Sprite.png Rabuta Berry 39 Bag Rindo Berry Sprite.png Rindo Berry 49 Bag Haban Berry Sprite.png Haban Berry 59 MISSING Starf Berry
10 Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry 20 Bag Pinap Berry Sprite.png Pinap Berry 30 Bag Nomel Berry Sprite.png Nomel Berry 40 Bag Yache Berry Sprite.png Yache Berry 50 Bag Colbur Berry Sprite.png Colbur Berry 60 Bag Enigma Berry Sprite.png Enigma Berry

Pokémon Global Link Record

Challenge Record Rating
Single 0-1 1493
Double 3-1 1567
Triple 1-0 1516
Launcher N/A 1500
Rotation N/A 1500
Ranking: Not Ranked

The Biweekly Pokémon Tournament

Around July of 2008 a friend and I thought of throwing bi-weekly Pokémon tournament. They were pretty fun as long as people showed up. The rules were as follows:

Official Rules:
1) All Pokémon in your party must be the same type as the type drawn from the hat at the beginning of the tournament (duel types are allowed : i.e.  Water /  Rock  is good if you drew  Rock ).
2) All Pokémon must be acquired after the type drawing. Catching, breeding, and receiving in trades are allowed.
3) No legendary Pokémon are allowed in the tournament.
4) All items are allowed (including berries). There are no move restrictions. All moves are allowed.
5) Battle will alternate between Singles and Double Battles. It will be specified in the each Tournament's rules.
6) Only Generation IV games allowed (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum). All battles will take place on the Wii via Pokémon Battle Revolution!
7) Tournament will take place 2 weeks after the type drawings.
8) Players must draw another type if they draw the same type as they used in the previous tournament.

Basically, each player had two weeks to raise a new team of a specific type as high as they could get them from scratch. There were no prizes unless a player offered one. It was just for fun. We held four tournaments over the course of two months and another several months later before canceling the rest due to lack of participation. When we finished I had a 11-0 record going and it doesn't look like is will be challenged any time soon. Hopefully, one day the biweekly tournament will come back. Feel free to use these rules for your own tournaments :)

Biweekly Tournament Record

After six tournaments:

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Overall Tournament Rank:

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Types used so far:

 Water ,  Fighting ,  Ghost ,  Grass ,  Psychic ,  Poison 

The 6th Tournament

On June 11, 2010 the 6th tournament took place in Pulaski, WI. There are only two trainers: myself and my girlfriend. She picked Fighting-type and I got Poison-type. In the end, I won with my Drapion taking out five of her six Pokémon and my Gengar cleaned up the remaining one.

The Video Game World Championship

The Video Game Championship Logo

Over my many years of playing the Pokémon games I've been fortunate enough to make it to several official championships. They are the ultimate experience for any trainer and you really get to see your strengths and weaknesses in the spotlight. Below are a couple articles on my experiences.

2009: The Experience

In the summer of 2009 I attended the Pokémon Regional Championships in Phoenix, AZ. For those of you who've never attended an official event I strongly encourage you to take a road trip to the nearest one to you. If you are serious about being a trainer it's an absolute must. Upon registering your team all contestants are given a wristband with a Pokémon, and it's Pokédex number, listed on it. I got Typhlosion. About an hour and a half after registration 128 random Pokémon were posted and the contestants with those Pokémon on their wristbands were the ones selected to compete in the regionals. Unfortunately, I did not get selected but I still obtained my shiny Milotic for registering and was able to battle against several other trainers. It's amazing to see everyone's battle strategies. One trainer I battled while standing in line for shiny Milotic used four Eeveelutions but was easily defeated by my Slaking. Another trainer absolutely annihilated my team using a ridiculously fast Gengar. One of my friends that did get selected managed to win his first match but was knocked out in the second round. In all, the event was very fun and worth going to if you get a chance.

2011: Championship Bound

On July 8, 2011 the US National Championship will be held in Indianapolis, IN. There are several things different about this year's tournament. One is that only Generation V Pokémon can be used. So all the previous Generation favorites are null and void this year. Second, registration is on a first come first serve basis. Those who show up early are likely to compete. Third, there are three age divisions: Juniors, Seniors, Masters. Apparently, the original trainers from when the games came out are now much older adults like me. Finally, and most importantly, there is a last chance qualifying round the day before the National and World Championships. This allow trainers that were not able to make it to an earlier event, or did not win at an earlier event, a second chance to compete. Which is really good for me! I live in Wisconsin and the closest Regional event is in Georgia. So I wasn't going to be able to do it this year if it weren't for the second chance qualifier. This July I will be making a trip to Indianapolis to compete.

Best Sleeper: Breloom

Many trainers use a Pokémon that knows some type of sleep inducing move in order to catch wild Pokémon. These Pokémon are often referred to as "Sleepers." My "bread and butter" Sleeper has always been Butterfree. His ability Compoundeyes makes his accuracy with Sleep Powder hit nearly every time. Plus, he isn't ridiculously strong so he can wear down an opponent's HP. However, while training my Grass team for the Biweekly Tournament mentioned above, I ran across an amazing Sleeper: Breloom. Breloom can learn the move Spore and, if chain bred, he can learn False Swipe. Spore is the only sleep inducing move that has 100% accuracy and works on the first turn. Granted it only has a damage of 40, False Swipe leaves an opponent with only 1 HP. Coupled with Breloom's maximum possible attack of 394 and you'll be able to get anything down to 1 HP in one, maybe two, hits. Also, to make sure your Breloom doesn't have ay trouble staying awake (or alive) make sure its ability is Poison Heal and not Effect Spore. Then just give him a Toxic Orb and teach him Protect via TM. That way, if you are really nervous of a status ailment, you can use Protect on the first turn and you'll be protected for the rest of the match! Plus when poisoned, Poison Heal acts like Leftovers and actually heals Breloom instead of hurting him. Mix in Substitute and you have a hella-strong Pokémon let alone a Sleeper. For those pesky tough Pokémon, like Steel-type, I'd recommend knowing Sky Uppercut... but that might kill an opponent so you should probably bump it down a notch to Force Palm or even Mach Punch.

Chaining False Swipe Into Breloom

The quickest way I've found of breeding False Swipe into Breloom is to start with Farfetch'd. Go to the Veilstone Department Store and buy TM54 (False Swipe). Teach it to a MALE Farfetch'd (or level it up to level 43... whatever floats your boat). Then follow the table below:

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Mawile
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Mawile
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Breloom
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Level 45 Shroomish♀/♂
(with False Swipe & Spore)

I'd recommend you go with a male Shroomish so you can pass on these awesome moves to other Pokémon. Level up your False Swipe wielding Shroomish to level 45 before letting him evolve into Breloom. When he hits level 45 he will learn Spore.

Fun Pokémon Stories

Ditto and the Power of Smeargle!

If you notice above, I caught a shiny Smeargle on Route 212 by chaining. Smeargle's move Sketch is an amazing move. I've used it many times to breed egg moves into Pokémon and cut out tedious links in a breeding chain. This time I wanted a Smeargle that was just awesome. I took my shiny Smeargle to Route 218 along with Ho-Oh, Pikachu, and Giratina. In the process of catching the shiny Smeargle it sketched the move Recover. After a wild Ditto transformed into my Ho-Oh I sketched the move Sacred Fire. After a different Ditto transformed into my Giratina I sketched the move Shadow Force. Finally, using the same method, I sketched my Pikachu's Volt Tackle. It made a pretty badass Smeargle! By using this method, a trainer can Sketch any move they currently possess with another Pokémon and don't need to find a trainer in the game that knows a specific move. Very, very useful when breeding in the Ground Group.

Score One For The Underdog!

My coolest battle took place in Cerulean Cave. I was training to get a Charmeleon and took my newly hatched, lvl 5, Flamethrower yielding, Charmander into the cave to get some experience. I left him in the first position of my party with an Exp. Share to get the most experience I could (with every intention of switching him out right away). The first wild Pokémon I encountered was a level 55 Wobbuffet. It's ability Shadow Tag prevented me from switching out. I got lucky since Wobbuffet doesn't know any offensive attacks it didn't crush me in one hit. I managed to burn it with Flamethrower and after a long battle managed beat it with Charmander. My level 5 Charmander beat the level 55 Wobbuffet! That was pretty cool! I jumped up to level 13 after that battle :)

Hey! Aren't You Supposed To Be Pink?

The first shiny Pokémon I encountered was my Luvdisc. I needed a Heart Scale and was fishing above the waterfall in Ever Grande City (just below Victory Road). The third Luvdisc I caught came out with a little sparkle. At the time, I had no clue what a Shiny Pokémon was or that they even existed. So this confused me. Then I looked at the Luvdisc's beautiful golden color and thought to myself, "Hey! Aren't you supposed to be pink?" So I went ahead and caught it (I had been "thiefing" previous Luvdisc's of their Heart Scales). Later in the day I looked up why my Luvdisc was gold. That is when I discovered that every Pokémon had an alternate color and that they were very rare. Now that the Generation IV games have introduced chaining I have caught many more shiny Pokémon, and a few more by accident, but Luvdisc is only one of two shiny Pokémon I've encountered while fishing. He is now level 100 and knows Rain Dance, Sweet Kiss, Surf, and Attract.

The Shorter The Chain

When chaining for shiny Pokémon, you can get a little bored and make mistakes. That's why it's always good to encounter a shiny Pokémon quickly with a short chain. The shorter the chain the less stress involved. You can find multiple videos on YouTube about people finding shinies after a chain of one, but my shortest chain was when I caught my shiny Abra. After several broken chains I managed to catch him after a chain of only three. That gave me a 0.000147% chance of find him (only 0.000025% better than not having a chain at all). That made me happy since he's one of my favorite Pokémon.

That's A New Record!

While EV training for the 2009 Video Game World Championship I attempted to chain Machop to get a nice boost in my attack stat. I stood in front of the patch of grass on Route 207 and thought about what I was in store for. Thanks to the PokéRus virus and my held item I would need to battle a total of 52 Machops to complete my training. If I could face all 52 in a single chain I would tie my longest chain (held by Pikachu). I also planned on taking a break from my EV training at 40 Machops and start looking for three shinies. This would bring the total count up to 55 thus breaking my record. It was a long shot and I planned on continuing my training even if the chain broke. Well, after 40 Machops I spent about an hour looking for shinies and I managed to get all three. With a smile on my face I continued training until I got to 55. Just for fun I continued the chain to see how high I could get it. 170 Max Repels, and another shiny, later I finally got so bored I called it quits with a chain of 110 (over double my old record).

This Bag Feels Like It's Getting Light

While chaining on Route 204 for Ralts I noticed a horrible trend. My chain kept breaking once it got into the 30's. About a month into this aggravating experience I managed to complete a chain of 40. I had originally started with 220 Max Repels and had just over 200 once I completed the chain. My goal was to catch four shiny Ralts in order to obtain a complete shiny evolutionary line. 217 Max Repels later, with only 3 left in the bag, I managed to catch my fourth and final Ralts. Two of the Ralts were male allowing me to obtain a shiny Gallade.

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