Streamer Finds Extremely Rare Pokémon, Freaks Out

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Streamer Finds Extremely Rare Pokémon, Freaks Out

Sometimes, with everything on fire and no end in sight, it’s nice to have a wholesome moment to remind us there are still beacons of light in this cruel world. I think this clip of Twitch streamer AjentVee getting super mega ultra excited over finding a rare Pokémon fits the bill. Let’s watch.

Nice!

Right?

Wait…you don’t get it? Not a Pokémon fan?

OK, sorry, let me break it down for you because it’s wild.

AjentVee has spent the last month or so tracking down a “shiny” Sinistea in Pokémon Sword and Shield as part of her overall goal to catch an entire Pokédex’s worth of these elusive, alternatively coloured pocket monsters. But that’s not all: She also wanted her Sinistea to be “authentic,” which means that it’s one of the select few members of its species with a rare mark on the bottom of its teacup.

This means that every time AjentVee encountered a Sinistea, there was a one in 500,000 chance it would be both “shiny” and “authentic.” By her own estimation, it only took 4,000 attempts, so I’d say she got off lucky! Not only that, but the Sinistea that ended up being authentic was the first shiny she encountered that day, and at just 11 minutes into her stream at that.

Oh, and AjentVee was able to tell it was authentic on the inventory screen because only authentic Sinistea evolve with the Chipped Pot item, hence the “compatible” that appears under the Pokémon on the left-hand side of the screen. The fake varieties use a Cracked Pot instead. And evolving this shiny, authentic Sinistea will give her a shiny, authentic Polteageist, too. Two birds with one stone!

I couldn’t help but smile watching AjentVee celebrate her discovery, and I hope it does the same for you as we head into the weekend.

Comments

  • I haven’t played a Pokémon game in yonks so I really did need that explained.
    (It still doesn’t make all that much sense to me but I get the gist)

    • There is a pokemon that has an inbuilt difference built into it that is much like a shiny that is rare AF which the only difference is that it has a mark on its base.
      Then you also have the shiny odds.
      The point is they put a new pokemon in the game that is the holy grail of shiny hunters.

  • If this streamer thinks he’s delighted that he managed to hunt down a shiny Sinistea he should hunt down for a shiny Zeraora but of course if The Pokemon Company ever bring back the Zeraora max raid battle in the future then maybe he might get lucky being one of the 1 million trainers winning a Dynamax max raid battle against Zeraora.
    As for me I’m not ditching my shiny Zeraora I’m keeping my shiny Zeraora for future Pokemon battles.

  • Oh, those wonderful ‘surprise mechanics’ we all live for. Just like the regular monthly puff piece in the local paper about last week’s Powerball winner making these games of chance appear downright easy.

    • There’s no money involved in finding a shiny Pokemon, just repetitive encountering over and over and over. The time cost is not negligible, but at least she wasn’t sinking money into each attempt to find one.

  • Recently collected the Upper Deck Deadpool Trading cards.
    I teared up when I pulled a sketch, and then again when the artist shared my first name.

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