Friday, May 10, 2013

Gamefreak = biggest trolls ever, chapter 47539

So apparently this is a thing that can happen. I can't even begin to imagine the soul-crushing disappointment anyone who ever gets to see this must feel. It's just like running into a shiny before you can catch Pokémon, except this gets extra points for style. Worse, you then know that had this happened on the very next roll you'd have a shiny STARTER.

However... part of me would've really liked this to happen in one of my LP runs, because, well, just imagine the reaction. It would've been the talk of the entire internet the next day... errr, on second thought, forget I said anything.


  1. Haha, Juniper is just standing there with a dumb smile on her face that just screams "See this? Well YOU CAN'T HAVE IT!"

  2. I thought shinies each had a 1/8192 chance of happening. How could the next roll guarantee a shiny starter?

    1. If the roll happened one later since the starter would be the next generated after this Minccino.

    2. Slowflake means "had you started the game a little bit earlier", since then the shiny bit would have popped up in the personality value for your starter. BW has no sources of randomness to throw off the cycle-counting prior to picking your starter.

      I'm surprised he didn't mention the possibility of Wally getting a shiny Ralts...

  3. This kinda suggests that the trainer ID and such are all generated the moment you click the "New Game" button.