Pokémon Grinder Strikes Gold
Created on: September 7th, 2010
Pokémon Grinder Strikes Gold
After hours of searching, a Pokémon grinder encounters his beloved Shiny Ponyta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AlhaJF5Afw

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September 7th, 2010
(7)
I am unsure on how to vote on this.
September 7th, 2010
(8)
Vote 5
September 7th, 2010
(3)
this has all the trappings of "very funny," but yeah, i can't vote because I have no idea what you're talking about. not that i'm too cool to know, just too old i guess. (-)
September 7th, 2010
(-1)
How old are you?
September 8th, 2010
(3)
I am not too old, actually I played these games.

It's that I am unsure if the song is loud enough, I think the kids voice should be louder.

I love ear rape. OLOLOLdoLOLOL.
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September 7th, 2010
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Just vote one for Pokemon. I logged in just to do that.
September 7th, 2010
(10)
What do kids like to play?!
September 7th, 2010
(17)
The jazz.
September 7th, 2010
(11)
No, y'see, the kids, they listen to the rap music, which gives them the brain damage. With their hippin' and their hoppin', and their bippin', and their boppin'... so they don't know what the jazz is all about! You see, Jazz is like a Jello Pudding pop — no! Actually, it's more like Kodak film — no! Actually, jazz is like the new Coke; it'll be around forever! Heh heh heh...
September 7th, 2010
(5)
What's the difference between me and you? POKEYMAN. guy out of the thing.
September 9th, 2010
(0)
[site http://drecosby.ytmnd.com/:site]
September 7th, 2010
(3)
I liked it, well done
September 7th, 2010
(6)
Bah, holds nothing compared to shiny Pidgey.
September 7th, 2010
(0)
Why don't you be a normal little lad and download teh pr0ns off the innernets? Pokeman will never get you laid!
September 7th, 2010
(1)
WTH?
September 7th, 2010
(2)
Lol I acutally started cracking up when the kid starts screaming "THERE IT IS THERE IT IS!!"
September 7th, 2010
(2)
that a TI-84 Plus Silver? go play Block Dude.
September 7th, 2010
(2)
I love how the comments have been disabled on the Youtube video. This makes me ashamed to enjoy video games at all, to any degree, but I must say I feel lucky to have absolutely no understanding of the importance of this discovery.
September 7th, 2010
(6)
basically he caught a very rare pallette swap. seriously. he fought 29000+ battles to get something that looks different. nothing else
September 10th, 2010
(3)
I find the funniest part about this is the 3 Gameboys, plus the fact that Pokemon is [i]singleplayer.[/i] If it was for an MMO or something, ok, but what the fuck.
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September 7th, 2010
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after the amount of time spent on it he better be ready to bust a nut....probably his first time but I digress.
September 7th, 2010
(1)
Wow.
September 7th, 2010
(2)
i was listening to my favorite band once again
September 7th, 2010
(6)
Virginity. I choose you!
September 8th, 2010
(16)
Nintendo 64 kid is growing up.
September 8th, 2010
(1)
This is fucking hilarious.
September 8th, 2010
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Vote 5? But where's the noise?
September 8th, 2010
(0)
I voted %
September 10th, 2010
(0)
Thank you.
September 8th, 2010
(3)
IT'S PIKACHU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 12th, 2010
(1)
it's koffing
September 13th, 2010
(1)
GAWWD DAMMIT AWWWWWWUUUGGGGGHHHH--
September 8th, 2010
(3)
[i]TAKE A SHOWER AND SHINE YOUR SHOES[/i]

[i]YA AIN'T GOT NO TIIIIIME TA LOSE[/i]
September 10th, 2010
(1)
Pokémon is war. You are the general. Abenzio499, and other Pokémon players, should follow you from the Kanto battlefield. Yes?
September 8th, 2010
(1)
LOL
September 8th, 2010
(6)
Before you read the description, get some popcorn and a soda, sit back, and watch the most epic Abenzio video yet! This description is long, long and a longer description than EVER before! I suggest you stop reading now, and finish watching the video. Then take the long time to read this long description. It's very lengthy, but definitely worth reading!

Well guys, I can't believe it. Finally, finally, finally, a word I will use a lot in this video, finally, I got it!!! I finally found a Shiny Ponyta in Mt. Ember!

The hunt started on December 2nd, in the middle of many other hunts, and it took me a while to get to 740 encounters. But when I did on December 26th, I found a Shiny Slowpoke in my Leaf Green. I still continued to hunt in Kindle Road despite the odds because of a special feeling I had that Ponyta would turn up next. I was wrong. After 1908 encounters, I found a Shiny Fearow in my Leaf Green.

I still felt that Kindle Road would bring me another shiny fast. And that's what I want. But, you can't always get what you want. And I started running from Pokemon instead of fainting them to make the encounters go faster.

Well, after 7000 I decided to go into Mt. Ember to hunt for this. At the time I finally got Ho-Oh, I was around 9000 for this. So, I worked my tail off and got to 11000. I realized my Leaf Green could be a tad unlucky sometimes, but don't worry, I told myself, it'll definitely come before 15000. It didn't.

I started to worry. What if my Leaf Green lost its luck for a while? It did. I just didn't know that, until I got to 17000 encounters. Freed up by my other Kanto Region games (decided to terminate a secret search that was taking too long), my Fire Red #1 and my Fire Red #2, I decided to triple encounter for this shiny at the middle of spring.

That would definitely bring it soon, right
September 13th, 2010
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? WRONG AGAIN! I reached 20000 and needed something new; some new idea that would keep my interest and my focus in the midst of my longest hunt ever.

The idea was filming encounters for Ponyta while listening to music at the same time. It keeps me excited, interested and most of all, able to put up with filming and charging all day. Plus, the thought of getting a shiny with awesome music in the background really added to the inspiration.
So, I started this and got up to 23000. Never the less, all my hope was already gone and only focus remained. I had a duty to do; and I was starting to like this new method of hunting, with the epic music and all.

Every time I was tempted to hunt without the camera, this weird feeling from inside kept telling me to film and listen while encountering. But, when I got to 25000, I started to lose hope. But all the people on YouTube kept predicting and that pushed me as well.

And today, I get it. I was losing my focus at 25940 encounters (because there was no way it would shine before 26000. I was just hurrying up and encountering (Sorry if my singing annoys you). But, my longest hunt EVER ended 28 encounters later (10 on each game).
After a grand total of 230 days (December 2nd, 2009 to July 19th, 2010), 25968 encounters (25970) if you count each and every encounter, my shiny finally appeared! And it was Ponyta too!

[A whole bunch of people predicted when he'd finally find the thing; I removed the list for space]

So, I would like to congratulate TheVipersRKO1 for predicting the closest.

The song in the video is -- No Reason, by Sum41

I do not own the song in this video, it is just used for entertainment. I am not making any kind of profit on this video whatsoever.

Thanks for watching everyone!
September 9th, 2010
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GOTTA.CATCH.THEM.OMG!
September 9th, 2010
(1)
SHINEY PO-NE-TAH.
September 9th, 2010
(0)
Vote 5
September 10th, 2010
(0)
You know you want to.
September 9th, 2010
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I'll admit I don't know shit about pokeman but the fact that you put Dean in here won me over. As a matter of fact the next time I hear someone talking about "kids these days" I'll use this site as an example of how they can't be totally lost cause.
September 9th, 2010
(0)
You think I am a kid?
September 10th, 2010
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Hell I have no idea really, I didn't mean it as a snide remark or anything.
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September 9th, 2010
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Ffffffffffffffffiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiivvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeee aaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddd aaaaaaaaaaaaaa fffffffffffffffffaaaaaaaaaaavvvvvvvvvvv!
September 9th, 2010
(2)
pokemon is serious business
September 10th, 2010
(4)
you should make this ytmnd into a video and post it as a reply to the kid.
September 10th, 2010
(4)
Ok, so now what?
September 11th, 2010
(4)
Next mission: Talking To Females
September 10th, 2010
(2)
Hey could have just hacked it like i did.
September 26th, 2010
(2)
Nope. in the video it shows he didn't.
September 10th, 2010
(1)
This is literally the best thing ever.
September 10th, 2010
(4)
Hell, if I had to go through 3000 Pokemon fights in a row, that's how I'd react to finding what I'm looking for.
September 10th, 2010
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Too bad the thing ran away. Oh well, the kid can hang himself to his Sum 41.
September 11th, 2010
(1)
lol
September 11th, 2010
(1)
LOL!
September 11th, 2010
(1)
I lol'd
September 11th, 2010
(1)
This site is addicting, particularly the audio!
September 12th, 2010
(1)
THERE IT IS! THERE IT IS!
September 12th, 2010
(2)
I lold
September 13th, 2010
(1)
O M G!!!!!!!!!
September 14th, 2010
(1)
Wow what a fuckin doofus.

If I knew him I'd say, Sum 41 kinda sucks balls..........
September 14th, 2010
(1)
Excuse me, I just had dinner.
September 15th, 2010
(1)
To cause Exeggcute to evolve into Exeggutor, you need a leaf stone NOT an everstone RETARD!
September 24th, 2010
(0)
acceptable
October 7th, 2010
(2)
Hahaha, my favorite part is that he undoubtedly associated the music with what he was doing. He probably thought he was a badass. People in Japan do this kind of shit, but we cannot allow it in America!
February 17th, 2011
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