While they're incredibly rare, it's what many Pokemon players live for - the moment when you run across a Shiny Pokemon. There they are, in all of their slightly different color palette glory, staring at you, and giving you this one chance to capture them for all time.

Sometimes, it works out.

And other times...well, just watch.

 

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He KNEW about the Sandstorm, and still used False Swipe?!

Sigh...just look at the stunned silence once it happens. He knows he blew it. He knows he acted foolishly and without thinking. He flew too close to the sun, and - like Icarus before him - was unable to catch the shiny Ralts.