honestly? my personal reasons for caring include, but are not limited to the following:
same here. it’s an aesthetic preference. but as it’s been stated, not all shinies are visually superior to their base form. (Gengar, etcetera).
and because of this.
holy GOD thank you for this.
you can get down to the nitty gritty details of it all and check out the research the lovely individuals at The Silph Road provide about the shiny statistics for … basically all that’s been released. on how common. how rare. these people are fluent in statistics and I love them for this. bless their thoroughness.
but I’m simply a collector.
ahah see, i sometimes LOVE the gaudy. i recently evolved my shiny crowbat and embrace the gaudy
yes, his name is |pablo| escobat.
but SERIOUSLY. you ask what is so great about shinies?
I’m a player that doesn’t raid often due to lack of gyms
(shout-out to everyone that invites my ass to raids.)
so try to imagine finding something like THIS, and you low-key don’t know how you managed to pull off the raid in the fluffing first place.
look. there’s even a fecking RAINBOW.
TER DER CLASS DISMISSED.