There's a lot of good ones but the ones that come first in my mind are Rapidash, Braixen, Rayquaza (especially shiny Mega Rayquaza is gorgeous!), Tyranitar, Totodile-line, Gigalith, Toucannon (the bi-pride flag colors are so good), Swoobat, Noibat-line, and my all time favorite, Ho-Oh!
Honestly I love so many pokemon I can't even count them all, even the shiny ones I can't choose what ones I like the most. But I really like shiny Milotic, Sylveon, Rowlet, Snorunt, Eevee, Kyogre, Aron, and Swirlix are a few I can name off the top of my head, lol.
I'm really fond of green shiny pokemon, so I actually have quite a few shiny zubats (I have a crobat too, just really love that green color). however, if I had to pick my all time favorite shiny, that I actually have, it would have to be my lugia named Pendragon. it was my first soft reset shiny. X3
ahhh i love the shiny zubat line. i used to think i didn't like zubat's shiny, until i random encountered one at the beginning of my sun game and i fell in love with the line as he became a big part of my team (still part of my lead team as a crobat). that particular green is so nice, and the pink of shiny crobat (while it took a while to get used to at first) makes him look leucistic which i think is really cool! it makes him feel super rare when i use him in battles
also UM YOU HAVE SHINY LUGIA!?!?! THAT'S AMAZING. it's one of the few shiny legendaries i actually love (along with ho-oh, that silver is gorgeous)! CONGRATS ON IT, that soft resetting must have taken ages but what a reward!!!
I actually didnt know what shiny zubat looked like until they introduced horde hunting in XY (my first shiny through that method was a gulpin), after that I didnt start actively hunting shinies until I finished my playthrough on X (still have the same save). Ive gotten so many shinies at this point that I randomly give away or wondertrade any duplicates I dont need, or ones that I had gotten on wondertrade myself. I also help people get regular pokemon that they need to finish their dex, sometimes I'll trade shinies to get them (but I never tell they thats how I did it XD)
As for my lugia, it didnt actually take that long. I think I got it the same month I started hunting it on alpha sapphire.
Im actually using nothing but pokeballs in my alpha sapphire to make it a bit more interesting, but I did make an exception for lugia using a masterball because it was one move away from struggling. put me in a tight spot when I decided to soft reset for the event latios on that game, one more struggle and he would have been gone. Luck was on my side that day XD I named him Zeus.
I LOVE THEM ALL, BURY ME IN THEMMM GOOD TASTE many of those are some of my favorites! typhlosion, furret, umbreon, miltank, and decidueye are some of my top shinies. sceptile, blaziken, aurorous and gardevoir also got amazing shinies. hell these all did. the only that i'm kinda meh on is quagsire but that's just cause i'm salty about how many pokemon got that weird pinky-purple color for their shinies, i just don't think it does most of them any favors ;;
by the waaay, if you finally had that shiny miltank someday, what would you name her (asking for a friend) ;D?
OOO HECK YES the palette change is so on point there. i think what makes me like it so much is it kind of bears resemblance to the bisexual pride flag with the blue/purple/pink HA i love almost any design that takes on those colors together
Honedge, Lucario and Fennekin for me o: Mega Gengar is pretty cool too. I had a shiny Honedge egg gifted to me by a friend and that's my all time fav sdlkj, and the gengar I got in wondertrade...I honestly wonder if it was hacked though. The rest I am still questing for xD So many riolu eggs my god.
honedge and that red blade tho, IT LOOKS SO BADASS
shiny mega gengar is sweet, but i wish i knew why they wasted so much potential with the looks of shiny regular gengar? at a glance i can hardly pick one from the other D: i mean shiny gastly and haunter also were just subtle, but the blue accents made all the difference to make them cool. i'm so sad for gengar
GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SHINY QUESTS BTW! fennekin is gonna be my main target soon. if i hatch a shiny female, i may cry from happiness
I do agree tbh, regular shiny gengar is really hard to tell the difference with and makes me kinda sad :C But it seems like a handful of older gens had that happen, like Pikachu was like that too. I have no idea about newer ones...
You too! I've been trying to breed for it because the area to find them in is just so small it's hard to chain...I think I've gone through at least 10 full boxes of eggs RIP. YOU GET THAT FENNEKIN
IT REALLY DOES, they didn't play around when giving charizard its finalized shiny palette. in gen 2 it got that weird purple and green, but they backed up and were like "shit this isn't awesome enough" and they changed it completely to black and red. best decision ever, one of the more radical shinies and i love how that makes it stand out
SHINY PHANTUMP I hunted high and low for mine ;0 I love him v much. I'm gonna make a shiny phantump plush someday for sure. It's probably followed by shiny cutiefly/ribombee cause it's to die for (i also almost went mad breeding one of those)
PHANTUMP IS SO GOOD! i can't wait to see a result of you plushing it someday!!! and gosh you're so right about ribombee. i looove the sweet soft pink of it. it looks very edible (edible colors = pleasing colors, in my personal language)
GOOD CHOICES! QUESTION THO: is lycanroc day or night your favorite? both are beautiful blue babies i hunted a rockruff as a present for my gf who evolved him into the day lycanroc since she had the night variant in her team already. those green eyes <3
Day Lycanroc ! +w+ This blue fur and those green eyes, sheesh. I can't resist. I hunted for a shiny Rockruff for two days, I was so proud of myself. It's kinda harsh to hunt for shinies, but the feeling when you succeed worth the effort !
AHH YESSS shiny umbreon was my first ever favorite shiny! before i really delved into obsessing over others, shiny umbreon was on top for years. it really is the perfect shiny. blue/cool palettes and and gold eyes are both things i end up looking for in shiny palettes to this day, so it would seem umbreon set a standard for me!
AHH IM SO HAPPY YOU THINK SO <3 Honestly my tattooist is the best, she's the most talented artist ive met and it was all custom as well!! Definitely goin back to her asap for more!! And thankyou eeee <3
oooh gotta love shiny ghosts! chandelure is amazing, both shiny and regular forms are to die for honestly. also i had actually never seen what shiny phantump or trevenant look like until just last night when i peeked into a giveaway stream (i have no idea why i never bothered checking before) and i was shook by cool they are!! they made it instantly onto my secondary to-get list
i can try though. at the MOMENT (my top favorites rotate frequently), the three that put real stars in my eyes are ivysaur, flygon, and rapidash. i only have flygon out of those so far, she has been in my team for almost a year and she is my proudest hunt because i had wanted one of my own for so long! rapidash is purely cosmetic since i never cared much to have one in my team, but i just love the look of the ghostly blue-grey flame. ivysaur is pretty much my very favorite pokemon ever and something about the more analogous color scheme of the shiny just makes it look so nice to me!
i find myself lucky in that most of my favorite pokemon got great shinies
ohh nooo, espeon.... its shiny is an acquired taste for sure. very jarring which just doesn't really suit it, sadly. they wasted so much potential when picking certain palettes and it's a real shame
it's odd, espeon had that brighter lime green palette in the sprites for most generations, and on the latest gens it changed to that deeper, dark green. not to pick on espeon, but...i don't know which is worse for it ;;
yeah even in gen 2, green just wasn't a good choice :/. However there is one redeeming thing about green espeon! someone once brought to my attention that green espeon looks like an alien, and I think that totally fits lol. I mean we see telepathic aliens portrayed all over the place, so even though it looks ugly, that kind of makes it better lol
i have a few of my all-time favorite shinies already (vileplume, miltank, flygon, ampharos). ones of mine that i love a lot but aren't super aesthetic favs/were never ~goals~ of mine but i ended up with anyways are crobat, ninjask/shedinja, amoonguss, metagross and a sceptile
some of the main ones i'm hoping to hunt or hatch for myself someday include bulbasaur, ponyta, shroomish, numel, yanma, fennekin, and poochyena. if i'm not dead by then, i'll go for vulpix and/or alolan vulpix because i love the purpley colors on ninetales
i'm a real brat about my favorite shinies though, in that i have to be able to nickname mine (or they have to at least come with a good nickname), so i never seek out my favorites on the GTS. it would hurt me too much never being able to comfortably use them in a team