I recently had a longer YouTube comment thread with a nice person called Darren Cooper. He commented on the 'Pokemon: Shiny Breeding Odds Explained for Pokemon Gold and Silver' video asking about the odds of hatching a Shiny Miltank using a Shiny Rattata and a normal Miltank, who are both in the Field Egg Group. A shiny Pokémon will pass down its shinyness to the opposite gender offspring, and in this case 100% of the Eggs will be female (Miltank can only be female). This gives 1 in 64 odds.
Talking to Cooper, he eventually posted a rather in-depth and interesting comment about his hunts as a Shiny Hunter. I found this to be quite interesting and worth posting on this blog and create a new written kind of post: NPC Spotlight - to highlight cool NPC Members.
The following paragraphs has been rewritten to make it easier to read.
"To be honest, my 180+ shinies also counts some of them I have evolved to the next stage, as I raised some of them. My favorite game where I found the most shinies was Pokemon Omega Ruby. I accidentally found a shiny Vulpix and Shuppet by using the DexNav oevr and over again to hunt got a Vulpix that had 3 star potential IVs and its Hidden Ability Drought. At a chain of around 160 without a Shin Charm I found it. It was way early, like the day of the game's release so there was not any information about being able to shiny hunt using the DexNav - everything I read said that it would not help you to find a shiny at all! And after my Vulpix I tried hunting for a strong Shuppet that had 3 star potential and its Hidden Ability, and half asleep, I found one that I thought looked kind of different (I had my eyes closed while it's shiny intro happened so I was not sure if it was shiny and after I caught it I saw it was), then I was sure DexNav had increased shiny odds.
After that I beat the game, traded and transferred Pokémon to complete the Pokédex and got the shiny charm. I began hunting for Pokémon that I wanted shiny. I bought lots of Poké Balls and Super Repels and caught just about every Pokémon I thought looked awesome shiny. I had a couple setbacks - my battery dying before I saved, and even my 1st kiddo when he was very little, knocking my phone out of my hand and it falling on my 3DS just right to hit the RUN button when I was trying to catch a shiny Pikachu... I took pictures and videos of every shiny I caught to relive how bad ass it was, and to also send pictures to my friend who was also shiny hunting, though with much less success lol. Once I caught all the ones I wanted, there were others I really wanted, but could not get unless I bred them, so I got good use of my shiny charm and Pokémon from different regions.
I started breeding for shinyies and I went through +999 Eevee Eggs and no luck. Eventually I got my shiny Eevee - 3 to be exact - which are now Espeon, Umbreon and Sylveon respectively, but these I got from hunting using the DexNav near Rustboro City. By breeding, I have gotten Charmander, Fennekin, Staryu, Tepig, Rowlet, Poplio and a few others. By accident, I once found a shiny Doduo in Pokémon SoulSilver and the following day I also found a shiny Ursaring! In Pokémon Sun and Moon I accidentally found Paras, Staryu and Magikarp. And at last in the Silver Virtual Console I found the shiny Rattata. In my opinion there's nothing better than finding a shiny by accident.
I like SOS chainng, but I honestly HATE the new shiny intro, where it just flashes a big yellow star. My favorite was the cirle of blue stars. It's badass looking. Of my Omega Ruby I have a vouple videos of my encounters where I found a shiny Clefairy and a shiny Maril. I have about +700 hours in my Omega Ruby now. I have also played the games over and over again in the hope I'd find another shiny. And to this day I have never found PokéRus."
After this he replied to me not long after and told me he got the shiny Miltank after 38 Eggs, so that is exciting! He thanked me for the encouragement and information and that was the gamechanger.
I want to thank Darren Cooper for the nice conversation we had in the YouTube comments and I hope you enjoyed reading!
I am a 20 year old content creator from Norway. I like YouTube, video editing and Pokémon. I believe Graditude is key.