Let me tell you a short spoilerfree story about my first day in Kalos.
I was outside Santalune city, training my Pikachu (omg Pikachus actually have their anime voices instead of the gameboy sounds) in preparation for the first gym. And then suddenly... a wild Azurill appeared!
I wasn't really paying a lot of attention to it because I was distracted by my mom standing behind me marveling over her new piano, so it took me a while to realize that lol, this Azurill is green and sparkly................................... ohmygod.
I immediatley switched Pikachu out for my weakest pokemon, which was the Torchic I had just picked up, and got Azurill down to yellow health.
I tossed a pokeball. It escaped.
I tossed the one greatball I had. It escaped!
I tossed another pokeball. IT ESCAPED!
Alright. Fine. One more Scratch should do it. Please don't be critical, please don't be critical, please don't be- SON OF A BITCH! YOU HAD ONE
JOB, TORCHIC! ONE JOB!
And that is the story of how I lost my first ever legit shiny in my 13 years of playing pokemon.
I absolutely LOVE this game though! The 3D battles are awesome! Right now I have Frogadier, Pikachu, Torchic (aw yish Speed Boost ability) and Pidgey in my main team. Trying to find a Ralts now but I think they're pretty rare, I only encountered one so far. I also plan to catch a male Nidoran because I always have a Nidoking in my team, and I may swap Pidgey with a Taillow later on.
Awesome game! ^_^