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Pokemon Monday 38 - Show no weakness!



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Welcome to Pokemon Monday, GamesRadar's podcast 100% devoted to all things Pokemon. Step into the bizarre hivemind of several adult Pokemon fantatics each Monday as we bring you a no-frills, raw and unedited passionate Pokemon discussion covering breaking news, events, and whatever else is on our singularly devoted Pokemon brains. No Pokemon-related topic is off limits.


Episode 38 highlights




Post-game adventures - With spoiling anything, we discuss our journeys after defeating the Elite Four. Have you beaten the main game yet in B&W? If so, please consider our post-game guide.


Pokemon of the week: Eelektross
- Only the third Pokemon to ever have no type weaknesses, Eelekross is definitely a threat to watch out for when battling your friends.

Question of the week: Have you ever encountered a shiny randomly in the wild?

See you next week!

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101 comments

  • SkyDragonc5 - July 27, 2011 1:33 a.m.

    I have found 2 Shinnies in the Wild. A Skarmory in a friends Ruby, he let me trade it and keep it because I found it! In Diamond I got a Selleos which is now a Gastrodon. I only got 1 Chaining, a Roselia. Doubles battles are awesome. I always grind all the way through. The fishing rod being at the end was really strange to me. For legendaries I am doing a Black runtrhough and migrating it all to my white
  • atticusrisk - March 29, 2011 6:33 a.m.

    I actually did find a shiny Zigzagzoon in my Pokemon Ruby. I was looking for Pokemon to transfer to my Platinum version to trade to my SoulSilver. It was a random encounter that I had to take a second to process. It may just be a Zigzagzoon but it is a shiny so I was a bit excited and still have it.
  • wilson24 - March 29, 2011 2:09 a.m.

    I remember thinking I had actually gotten something special when I was young playing Silver and caught the red gyarados. Then I battled my friend who had the exact same one and felt terrible. Since then I've been battling in every game to find a Shiny in the wild and have yet to even see one.
  • dontshootthereviewer - March 29, 2011 1:02 a.m.

    I have never seen a legit shiny.... :( (1 more comment for that 100)
  • ludicololvr - March 28, 2011 3:40 p.m.

    No I've never seen a wild shiny but I did encounter a wild raikou in the first 15 minutes of silver. I remember I was playing the original silver version on my gameboy color, and before I even had any pokeballs and only had a lvl 5 cyndaquil, a wild Raikou appeared...it didn't go well
  • crazyer - March 28, 2011 3:43 a.m.

    i found 3 all around the same time 2 tentacools and a mareep in emerald
  • EVtrainer - March 27, 2011 10:41 p.m.

    Lucky me.. I've caught a shiny Tentacool and Quagsire in HeartGold, but i've never had the instant catch thing happen for me :(
  • megaklok - March 27, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    Last week you guys talked about how annoying it is to have the dowsing machine on and then having to exit it to go to your bags. I found out that all you have to do is register one of the pockets of the bag to the quick select menu so you don't have to exit the dowsing machine only when you go to your pokemon.
  • jitteryjigglypuff - March 27, 2011 12:31 a.m.

    OK so ironically I caught my first shiny right after listening to this weeks podcast. I was playing white and was almost through twist mountain when the first pokemon I encountered after starting up the game was a shiny gurdurr. So crazy.
  • RandomIdoit - March 26, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    Back in either emerald or sapphire, I found a shiny wingull while I was searching for either Latias or Latios and afterward I trained it to a lv.50 pelliper, but being the nice guy I am I traded it over the GTS for a lv.100 Jirachi for my little brother. In Emerald I was going through metorite cave past the waterfall trying to catch a Bagon, and I saw a brown Golbat! however, I was unable to catch it, at first I thought that brown was the shiny color for golbat, but I looked it up, and green was, not brown so I then thought it was a glitch, but nothing like it has been reported. After that, I left my Emerald version at my friend's house, where it was stolen by his "friends". Later, in my White version, I was walking around trying to train up my pokemon, when I encountered a shiny (but not very different-looking) Beheeym (evolution of Elgym)unfortunately, I only had 1 great ball, and nothing else. I weakened it by using Leech Seed, and then wasting turns by using items even if they had no effect, when it was sufficiently weakened I used my only great ball and it worked! I am currently training it up for Sp.Atk and Sp.Def.
  • chewbaca777 - March 26, 2011 12:08 p.m.

    funny i actually just wanted to train an elecktross. i have actually found 2 random shinies. i have found a shiny oddish and a shiny wobbuffet. i am sorry mike but i lost my pearl carte so purple wobuffet exists no more
  • Sinosaur - March 25, 2011 8:25 p.m.

    I've never caught a shiny Pokemon, but you guys creeped me out by suddenly talking about DQ Blizzards as I was sitting in DQ eating one.
  • YamiLink03 - March 25, 2011 2:23 p.m.

    I have found 2 in the wild normally without chaining (but I probably should have been). The first was a shiny bidoof, which i ran into because I was EV training for HP (can't remember which of my pokemon beause it was so long ago), and the second being shiny zubat which was from EV training speed for for my dragonite. Interestingly enough, I already had a shiny crobat that I received from the GTS.
  • DCDerekUSA - March 24, 2011 5:18 p.m.

    In gold I found a shiny oddish , I was pretty pumped
  • HadokenAlex - March 24, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    I've found 2 shiny pokemon in the wild. I have a shiny kriketot now which doesn't look much -_-. Also i found a shiny zigzagoon in pokemon ruby and didn't realise how rare shiny pokemon were and started a new file :(
  • Kicko333 - March 24, 2011 3:13 p.m.

    I've seen 2... Staravia in Diamond and Sandshrew in Fire Red. you guys talking about EV's today reminded me how I can't poke transfer items and I want my damn EV items. Why do I gotta build up like 90 bp points again to get those items. Ohh that makes me so mad.
  • BookWormGamer - March 24, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    I also forgot that I caught a shiny Lumineon on my Platinum game. It was so awesome.
  • duane_nwa - March 24, 2011 9:09 a.m.

    i caught a shiny ponyta outside mt silver in SS....nice blue flames, even called my mate at 11.30pm to tell him, i continued to play my DS until i made the school boy error of falling asleep playing it without saving it, battery died.....i was a broken man.....
  • LizarDAZZLE - March 24, 2011 2:41 a.m.

    I have my Pokemon Gold Version sitting next to me that has a shiny Pidgeot in it that I trained up from a humble lvl 3 pidgey. That's right, a shiny Pidgey. Yes, I know that there is a meme that a shiny Pidgey destroys your life (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/shiny-pidgey), but believe me, my life did not change due to me finding it. The feeling I had when I found it is indescribable. I basically wen't "WHAT. NO WAY." and immediately threw an ultra ball, caught it, and wen't ecstatic. It was the pride of the week when I showed my friends what I had found. Alas, not all good things last. My gold version next to me is stricken with a serious case of DBD - Dead Batter Disease - and I hope to someday be able to put a new battery in and retrieve my Pidgey. :(
  • CaseInPoint - March 23, 2011 11:21 p.m.

    I had a remarkable day a couple days ago, in which I encountered TWO shinies in the wild within an hour. The first time, I was trying to catch Thundurus and bumped into a shiny Solosis, and was really excited about it! I named it and picked up the DS to show one of my dorm-mates. While picking it up, I hit the power button with my thumb and lost it forever. That bummed me out. Then, an hour later, I was surfing in new areas down south, and bumped into a shiny lvl 8 Blitzle, named it, and saved ASAP. I guess my game felt sorry for me and gave me a second chance. Not as good as the solosis would have been, but that's alright. My very first random shiny was in HeartGold hunting for Unowns. So I hit a blue 'W' unown when trying to get them all. Was very exciting, except it's probably the worst shiny to get, since all it does is hidden power forever. Oh well, I'm still very lucky!

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