Plenty of us have been guilty of staying up a bit late every now and then to keep playing our favourite games, but we dare say there won't be many who can say they've stuck at a single game quite like this.
Twitch streamer Nomeyy, who's mostly known for playing Pokémon games, has been streaming the newly-released Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for almost 17 days. We don't mean on and off, by the way, we mean literally for 17 days. Without stopping.
The reason? Well, to celebrate the games' release, Nomeyy decided to go live with no end time planned and started to rack up some Shiny catches (special variants of Pokémon that can be seriously tough and time-consuming to track down). What started as a simple stream has evolved – ahem – into this 17-day marathon, with 146 Shiny Pokémon captured within the stream so far.
Of course, one person can't stay awake for all that time, so Nomeyy has teamed up with her partner, Jack, to pull it off. “Nomeyy is a dedicated and hard-working Pokémon content creator," Jack says. We didn’t set out to capture 100 Shiny Pokémon, but once we hit 25, and then 50, we knew we had to persevere to hit 100... It just sounds better, right!?"
Nomeyy adds, "The support and the community that has backed us throughout the stream has been tremendous and overwhelming, and we couldn’t have done it without them! I’ve got a bone to pick with Jack though, as he managed to fail one of the shinys! But all jokes aside, it’s been so much fun to share this live on stream with my community and the game I love the most."
At the time of writing, the stream's still going ahead and can be viewed above. Congratulations to both Nomeyy and Jack on their efforts – and please remember to eventually get some rest!
I don't need to get Shinies or all Pokemons.
I just interested with certain Pokemons, not all.
Hmmmm about 408 hours? I’ve definitely sunk that amount of time into mainline Pokémon games and NEVER caught a shiny. In fact, I’ve never even come across one (to my knowledge.)
How is this possible?!
@ChromaticDracula pokeradar got really better on the remakes. Just knock out the further away pokemon and keep going. If you reach a chain of 40, then you stop encountering, but keep activating the radar until you see a shiny grass. Catching this shiny do not break your chain most times, so you can keep going.
@abdias oh awesome! I’ll use that tip, thanks!
Never quite understood the appeal of hunting shiny Pokemon. Like, the gamification of it.
I remember trying it back on XY on 3DS, and after a few hours spent, I realized there was no tangible benefit for me as the player.
@ChromaticDracula Fortuna hates you
I'm guessing he took naps/sleeps from time to time, because at this point he should died in middle of stream then.
@SViper someone didn't read the article lol
I’m always really impressed with people who can stream this long, even with “breaks.” I can hardly get myself to stream for longer than an hour without losing interest, so mad props to this person. (Also, I’m not jealous at all and I could totally find that many shinies if I wanted to.)
@FroZtedFlakerZz tell me who reads hours long game reviews when it comes to check how it was rated. At this point your message sounds F*** Y** from way you wrote it and makes me say same to you, but directly. Sorry, I'm in bad mood to take serious message written in joke style. But still thank you for pointing out that. And they could used sub title to tell that is not literal like they used to do with other articles.
@SViper You could have, ya know, at least skimmed the article first.
That is disturbing for me.
I don't consider something like this healthy or fun.
But if they like it, it's their prerogative.
@UglyCasanova Thank you for pointing out.
I know my response to Fro sounds hateful, but today I gotta in bad mood, because at internet clothes shop from person to person I was asking about cloth and person took all conversation as flirt and report me while just was asking about cloth before buying. And usually they use sub title for that, so.
Shiny hunting in Sword and Shield is fun. I tried in Brilliant Diamond and my chain broke after 18.
Was watching the guy watching his own article and his own stream and directly after that he caught a wobbuffet.
Nice timing .
@SViper Nomeyy is a woman.
Talk about not having a life
17 days straight? Please tell me he took showers in between breaks.
A lot of people commenting on the article they haven't read in here.
It's pretty cool that they've taken turns keeping this momentous shiny hunting stream for so long, but for sheer endurance I'm reminded of the single segment speedruns of Ring Fit Adventure. 21 hours of continuous exercise!
Is it really so hard for people to read the article? Why are so many people just assuming that the streamer is a man?
So proud of them! Nomeyy is my friend, and she and Jack make an excellent team! <3
Assuming this is on a cart and not from the eShop, would a cart with a shiny of every single Pokemon be worth real money? Could she auction it off?
Save data is no longer stored on game cartridges, but on the system itself.
The 3DS I think was maybe the last system to store save data on game carts.
Look at my two amazing friends <3
@SViper Sheesh, sorry didn't mean to be mean just seems strange to comment on an article after not even reading it, did not at all even imply f you but okay, sorry ur in a bad mood I guess
@nessisonett you know why ppl are assuming its a man
I can think of many other ways I would rather spend that time
The amount of people who can't/don't read is astounding.
@RupeeClock no kidding. I feel I should have known that. Not sure how I feel about it.
@abdias I’ve played Pokémon since the beginning, and your explanation went right over my head haha… I also have never seen a shiny and I’ve played every game AND remake… cries
I usually get one or two in every game in regular play. And a ton later of course.
First was a shiny Togepi from the egg in silver. I’ve got over 1000 atm, full shiny Dex for gens 1-4.
None of this is any use to you however I just felt like sharing. 😇
@FatWormBlowsASparky well now I’m just jealous! 😂
That’s awesome though.. maybe I’m playing the game wrong haha
@gloom pokeradar is a postgame key item that triggers an event in grass patches. You use it there and some grass tiles start moving. You go to that grass tile and have a wild encounter. You can either catch it or defeat it to make a chain of encounters. Once the battle is over, some grass will shake again. Repeat the last steps until you reach 40 encounters since that way you maximize your odds (1 in 99). After that, you just keep activating the radar until you see some sparkly grass move. That would be a shiny Pokemon. Of course, the grass can shine before 40 encounters too, and remember to use repels to avoid wild encounters other than the shaking grass.
@Browny I feel that, I wish shinies had a different property to them that made them worth trying to get. Being a different color isn’t enough to justify hunting them. Especially since these newer Pokémon games take so long to get into battle shiny just adds another effect to wait out.
Clickbait title, it was two people who took turns, however impressive their shiny collection ended up.
I understand the addiction, I've been a shiny hunter since Gen IV. It's gotten to the point where any competitive bred monster has to be shiny and most of my post-game hours in any given game are just hatching eggs. It's gruelling and I hate it but man when that egg hatches and it's shiny, the dopamine hit is too much! There's a reason why an intermittent reinforcement schedule usually results in the most persistent behaviour.
@gloom every modern pokemon game has a special method to get a shiny. It is never easy, but some instances the odds raise up to 1%.
Sword/Shield is the den on crown tundra DLC, Let's Go is the capture chain, Ultra games is the ultra space wild and so on.
For this most recent game is the pokeradar, and, to be honest, it is both frustrating and amazing.
I assume they were already a full-time streamer otherwise this is a pretty legendary way to quit your job.
It's impressive, sure, but sitting down and only doing one activity for prolonged periods of time even with eating, bathroom, and some sleep in between is really unhealthy. I get it's hard to say no to an audience that wants you to keep going, but 17 days is really excessive. Take a weekend please!
People are misinterpreting the article because the title is completely DISINGENOUS. But hey anything for some corny "hehe read the article pls" upvotes. I really enjoyed the content of this website but it seems like they dived right into the cesspool of click-a-doo doodoo.
Shiny hunting was never my thing but the feeling of encountering one is really something. Throughout my Pokémon gaming, I've only encountered 3 shinies (1 per XY, SM & SWSH) out of sheer luck. I might get into it, maybe one day but I don't think I'll have that much time like these guys.
Boy thats just crazy
Looks like I have a ton of more playing to do before getting to this level. I started out just wanting to become champion and maybe try to complete the Pokedex. This is hardcore here to go after the shiny ones. I don't think I have that sort of dedication.
@FroZtedFlakerZz this is my sorry for being in bad mood and having trust issues in people, so no needed for you to apologize. xD
I am not interested in any shiny in this Gen Exept the games legendary maskot (in my case was palkia) for 2 main reasons
1. The Shiny form of this gens starters does not look good
2. I already have plenty of my fav shiny pokemon from the previous games who at some point i will be able to transfer in game.
So after i found shiny Palkia in 4 days non stop soft resets
Now i try the pokeradar method just to say i tried , but no masuda this time( completing all the pokedex looks so boring in this game)
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