Okay, well I got a shiny because the romhack I played had specific “shiny spots”, unbeknownst to me when I started. The romhack was also the reason I got Mew. It’s called Ultraviolet if you’re interested. The music stopped working in the postgame though so I can hardly recommend it. I prefer the approach I took with HG/SS of just using the vanilla game with whatever cheats I need to get version exclusives or 999 rare candies to skip grinding for the Elite Four. Somehow across both games I never got around to catching Mewtwo. I just found out yesterday I still have my HG/SS save lying around so maybe it’s not too late. Gotta do the events too. Celebi and Arceus. As you can probably tell, I play the games emulated because I prefer having a fast-forward button in turn-based RPGs and just general practicality. Don’t feel like playing on my tiny 3DS screens. Then again, too screens on one monitor doesn’t look great, but hey, I’ve got some nifty anti-aliasing filters so that’s cool.