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[DISCUSSION] Top 5 Gen 2 Shinies That Shouldn't Have Changed
Hi. As y'all know, I collect Shiny Pokemon, and me and my brother are actually currently aiming to collect every Shiny in Gold & Silver legitimately. I was looking at the list of Pokemon's Shiny sprites, and god damn was I shocked. So many Gen 2 Shiny Pokemon look better, in my and my brother's opinions anyway, than the Gen 4+ variants of those Pokemon. Here's a list of 5 Pokemon that really stood out to us as wtf changes.

No. 1: Wartortle

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Oh boy Wartortle. Warortle's Gen 2 Shiny was radical. Not only did it's shell become green, but it's carapace gained a green coloring too. It's skin became a different blue color and really stood out as a shiny. Gen 4 Wartortle copies this, but... he has an orange carapace. I mean, they change the carapace in it's shiny still, so why not keep it green? Very odd choice in my opinion.
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No. 2: Noctowl

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Noctowl's original Shiny gave it a green body and red wings, along with white plumage on it's head and a white beak. It didn't change too much but the new shiny Noctowl looks really off putting to me, I don't think that specific shade of green suits Noctowl at all and the white plumage is far superior in my opinion.
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No. 3: Dugtrio

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This one disappoints me so much. OG Shiny Dugtrio had blue dirt. BLUE DIRT FFS! WHAT THE HELL GF!? Now we get stuck with arguably the lamest Gen 1 Shiny ever. I don't understand how Game Freak thought it was a good idea to make it look like there was no effort put into this shiny. It's change is the one reason I haven't hunted it in Gen 4 or beyond. I just don't understand why they changed it.
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No. 4: Typhlosion

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Anyone who owns a Shiny Typhlosion in Gen 2 should keep it in Gen 2, because seriously, this change was one of the worst changes ever. How they went from such a cool shiny to, well, trash, confuses me. Typhlosion's Shiny is the only one of the original Gen 2 Starter shinies that stood out as epic, I personally prefer Feraligatr however, but then they ruined it. Had it at least have kept it's black fur it may have stood out from the rest but, alas, they didn't.
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Honorable Mentions

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No. 5: Magcargo

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This. This, always this. I love Gen 2 Magcargo's Shiny, and expected this epic blue when I hunted it in Pokemon X. I was appalled when met with a magenta that doesn't suit it at all. Gone is the blue flame too. What a horrible change in my opinion. A shame too, not only is Magcargo bad competitively, but even it's Shiny can't save it. Sigh.
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Welp. that's my list. Do you agree? What shiny do you think shouldn't have changed? Let me know below.
B a d C o p
There's two #1s?

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B a d C o p
Huh. Never realized their was some Gen 2 shiny differences. Also, good luck getting all those shinies!
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