Is this the longest Pokemon shiny hunt ever? Plus two epic shiny fails. - Dexerto

Is this the longest Pokemon shiny hunt ever? Plus two epic shiny fails.

Published: 12/Apr/2019 15:03 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 20:49

by Paul Cot


For some reason Pokemon fans go crazy at the mere chance of getting a shiny. Whether it be a shiny Pokemon card or capturing a shiny in one of the games, players are willing to commit a lot of time to getting it…

The idea of shiny Pokemon in the video games series was first introduced in Pokemon Gold and Silver.

While any Pokemon can be a shiny, the concept began with the introduction of Red Gyarados in the Lake of Rage.

This can be considered the catalyst which started Pokemon trainers spending millions of hours shiny hunting.

Red Gyarados was arguably the first shiny Pokemon to be appear in the video game series…

Shiny world record?

Pokemon trainers showing an incredible amount of commitment to get a shiny is on full display with this latest feat. Reddit user, HitmonSte91, spent an astonishing 37 days just to get a shiny Lugia in Pokemon Soul Silver.

What’s more impressive, and shocking, is that the 37 days apparently consisted of 20,000 soft resets. Just picture it, resetting your Nintendo DS 20,000 times!

To put this in perspective this means, on the assumption you can reset it once a minute, HitmonSte91 would have spent nine hours a day resetting their Nintendo DS.

This is somewhat unbelievable purely from a numbers stand point. Our hero claims they averaged 5 hours a day which would be possible with a quicker average reset time.

Shiny fails

This particular shiny hunting story ended well but some end up being rather hilarious fails.

There is perhaps no better example of an epic fail than this. Excitement quickly turns to despair.

Then there is failing to capture a Mewtwo after more than 1,700 resets. It gets worse when it’s because you don’t have enough Poke balls.

While we have videos of these fails, we won’t ever see a video of the 37 day trainer actually encountering the shiny Lugia. It would have been something special and here’s hoping the nature and IV was up to expectations!


Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp


Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.