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Published: 20/Nov/2019 5:39 Updated: 20/Nov/2019 9:45by Brad Norton
Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast’ Wang had been on the hunt for a particularly rare specimen in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the popular Twitch streamer finally found what he was after though it came at an amusing cost.
The latest entry in the global phenomenon, Pokémon Sword and Shield was released on November 15 and with it came an assortment of brand new Pokémon.
One of the most highly sought after Pokémon in the new title is the Shiny variant of Wooloo. While the rare sheep doesn’t necessarily offer any unique statistical bonuses, DisguisedToast wanted to catch one of his own nonetheless and hilariously, luck wasn’t on his side until his pockets were $5,000 lighter.
In a November 17 broadcast, the streamer set about his journey to capture a Shiny in under 15 hours. Proving unsuccessful in his efforts, he then gave away $5,000 worth of Twitch subscriptions to those in his chat at the time, signifying his shortcomings and making good on a wager he had put forth earlier in the day.
Coming back to the game in a November 19 stream, DisguisedToast was still throwing himself at the challenge. Going from battle to battle with regular Wooloos, he was left shocked when finally, actually, finding a shiny monster.
“Oh my God, it’s actually possible,” he said after laughing somewhat hysterically at the sight of the incredibly rare Pokémon before him.
Utilizing a Shiny Charm will give players a one in 1365.33 chance of happening upon the elusive creatures. Even more challenging without any form of assistance, the Pokémon Sword and Shield spawn rates ensure that there is a one in 4096 chance of randomly encountering a Shiny of any kind.
“Alright little buddy, come on in,” the streamer said in a state of elation after hours upon hours of searching for the one rare Wooloo.
Amusingly enough, the Pokémon was caught just 23 minutes into his stream. 23 minutes after his 15-hour wager came to an end. It’s hilarious to think only a few more minutes of bad luck led to 1,000 new subscribers at his own expense.
After such a grueling and time-consuming endeavor, DisguisedToast immediately jumped back into the hunt with his sights now set on a Shiny Obstagoon.
While it’s evident that the popular streamer doesn’t need any additional challenge, if you find yourself cruising through the latest title, here are three ways to make Pokémon Sword and Shield more difficult.