So I've recently got it into my head that the best way to increase the chances of running into a shiny is by spending long hours running in circles in a Friend Safari. And guess what? It is!
Yes, it takes lots of patience, plenty of free time, and a strong determination to do it. And yes, Friend Safaris only offer two or three Pokemon in each place, but this increases you chances of finding a shiny in the ones that are available. Its tedious, but it works....sometimes.
After four days of searching, I still have no luck finding the shiny I'm after, but amazingly, I found two other shinies.
Two shiny Helioptiles!
So my friends, if you play X or Y and have an offer I like, I'll gladly trade my shiny twins. But its a first come, first serve basis, and I'm really only interested in other shinies-especially Fairy-Types, but I might be flexible if something peaks my interest.
Also, let me know if you'd like to exchange Friend Codes.