I’ve been trying to hatch a good Solosis for a day or two.
My criteria weren’t that specific. I just wanted a Quiet nature with Magic Guard. I wasn’t going to care about IVs. But I didn’t have a Quiet Pokemon to use for Everstone breeding, so I was just hatcing Solosis after Solosis (I’m playing Pokemon Black, so I got my Solosis from the GTS, from someone in Japan) in the hopes that I’d get one eventually.
I didn’t. I was getting kinda annoyed, even willing to settle for a Modest Solosis instead of Quiet, should I get that first. But neither showed up!
I hatched a crappy Solosis (it had a Hardy nature, I think). Literally one step later, the next egg started to hatch, which was a big “WTF” for me. The egg shouldn’t be hatching that fast.
When it hatched, the Solosis—usually green—was blue.
I decided immediately that this Solosis (his name is Moritat) would join my party, nature and ability be damned. So imagine my glee when I saw that it had a Modest nature and Magic Guard ability.
And then I checked its IVs and they’re kinda fantastic (17/29/26/28/28/23/7, for those that know about IVs).
Today was a good day.
Is it just me, or did the Bug-Catching Contest get a lot harder in the fourth generation?
When I first entered it in my SoulSilver game, I caught a Scyther. That should be an instant win, right? Scyther’s one of those awesome bug types that always wins the contest. Except…no. I didn’t even place. Wtf?
The next time I went in, I kinda figured out that remaining HP was important, so I was determined to just catch a good Pokemon and only put it to sleep or paralyze it or something. So imagine my surprise when one of the first Pokemon I ran into…was a green Kakuna.
Not yellow. Green.
I have the worst luck with shiny Pokemon. I caught an Onix on my sister’s Gold version years ago, and had to give her a Master Ball for it. And then I caught a shiny Pidgey…on a ROM I was playing. It wasn’t until now that I finally caught a legitimate shiny Pokemon of my very own. Sure, it was a Kakuna, but he was mine. I captured him, won the Bug-Catching Contest, and named him “Victor” to make note of that.
I then shoved him in the box for the rest of the game.
But in forming up my final team, the ones that meant the most to me, I pulled Victor out of the box and evolved him into a badass green Beedrill, because man, he’s cool.