Random Shiny Pokemon in the TCG

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  1. vaporeon

    vaporeon Moderator

    I was thing of a cool idea that they could do for the Pokemon TCG, and that would be to have Shiny Pokemon for every card to be printed. Not the Pokemon Stars that they have now. Every Pokemon would have a normal print card and a Shiny print card. The attack, HP and everything else would be the same. They would add for collection and might make decks look better. They would not have a special foil print or anything. You know. One pack you get an Eevee and in like 10 to 15 packs later you get a Shiny Eevee. It would be cool if they were to do this. I know how much work it would take to do this for every card, but its a good idea. What do you all think?
  2. DukeFireBird

    DukeFireBird Gallery Administrator<br>Forum Moderator

    i like the idea, but heres the problem, NOT COST EFFECTIVE. to run a print run of a "shiny" card, it takes the same as a normal card, and i would assume that "shiny" would be rarer. I dont see this happening.
  3. Croatian_Nidoking

    Croatian_Nidoking New Member

    It souns good on paper, but in reality it would complicate collecting enormously.

    Reverse holos are fine enough for me.

    - Croatian "not exactly a shining idea" Nidoking
  4. Azure Kite

    Azure Kite New Member

    Yeah, sounds good, but we already have Lv. X's. We can't have a card that even some of the best players in the world don't have. Its just not possible. RH's and Lv. X's are all we need. Atleast right now.
  5. Pikamaster

    Pikamaster Active Member

    There WERE shinies. My bros. have a shining raichu and shining mewtwo.They're kinda like pokemon *, but you can have as many shinies in your deck as you want, but only one of each shiny. And they were all basic.
  6. Ajax

    Ajax New Member

    I like this idea, but I dont think it should be for every card, it should only be for normal pokemon, not EX and Lv. X or *, but i dont think it will happen:(
  7. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    Yeah, I was daydreaming about this idea on time. Like one in every 8000 or so copies of Torterra, you'd find a shiny Torterra. It would be really cool, but would never happen because of what other people said how it wouldn't be cost effective for the artwork alterations and extra printing (I guess). But it would make opening packs a little more worthwhile and exciting.
  8. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    I can't believe I'm the first person to say this.

    We already have exactly what you're talking about.

    They're called Reverse Holos.
  9. PokePockets

    PokePockets New Member

    Umm... Not really. He is talking about the picture and the actual card. None of the statistics would change, only the picture of the pokemon would be in it's Shiny Form
  10. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    Bravo. I was going to say this if someone else didn't. :3
  11. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    Do you have any idea how astronomical the cost of that would be?
    Seriously, guys, use your heads for a moment.

    There's a reason they do the whole Reverse Holo thing instead of this "shiny picture" idea.
    The Reverse Holo accomplishes the EXACT same thing as this "shiny picture" thing, and costs exponentially less.
    There's nothing wrong with Reverse Holos, and frankly, I think people would soon find that lots of cards would look incredibly stupid if their color schemes were altered to those of a shiny.
    And heck, not even taking the cost into the equation, it isn't even POSSIBLE to do that for a lot of the artists' works.
    Ken Sugimori? Yeah. It's relatively easy to alter the colors on his art. But someone like Arita or Nishida? Yeah, good luck with that.
  12. PokePockets

    PokePockets New Member

    Yes because we were obviously thinking about the cost of it...

    and of course, i am satisfied with Reverse Holos, they do look really cool. But i think this Shiny Print idea is even better. After all, it is only an idea, like PUI really looks on this fourm and think "hey, this is a good idea!" I don't think the cards would look dumb if the scheme was changed to that of a shiny, and maybe they will do it on only some cards. Anyway, thank you for flaming and shooting down our ideas.
  13. meditite rox

    meditite rox New Member

    Try making one of the clay Pokemon like the different Ditto into Shinies... :/
  14. vaporeon

    vaporeon Moderator

    It's not that hard to do. Its called Photoshop.
  15. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    If someone states their opinion that they think this would be a good idea, it's totally fine.
    But the moment anyone states an opinion to the contrary, it automatically must be flaming. Clearly. It doesn't matter if they're actually stating rationalized, factual arguments... it's just flaming, no questions asked.
    Huh. Who knew?

    Really? So, you could probably do it in about an hour, right?
    It's not that easy. You can't just say "photoshop it". The art on these cards is extremely detailed, and in most cases is drawn by hand. You can't just spend an hour or two in photoshop playing around with the color palettes. You'd have to go pixel by pixel to recolor these things.
  16. vaporeon

    vaporeon Moderator

    I could do it. Give me a card and I'll do it, then upload it to my gallery.
  17. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

  18. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    Gyarados MT?
  19. Pikamaster

    Pikamaster Active Member

    As I said, THERE WERE SHINY POKEMON!!! There was a shiny raichu and mewtwo!!!
  20. vaporeon

    vaporeon Moderator

    Well I know that. Just shiny Pokemon with no extra rare symbol. You can get a common Luvdisc as a shiny. No change in anything but a shiny Luvdisc picture.

    I did the Charizard ex and put it in my gallery.

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