I will never forget my very first shiny. Probably because I still have him lol. I was lucky enough to hatch a shiny Eevee in Gold. At the time I was very young and only thought it was a cool colored Eevee. I remember thinking, "Oh man, I wonder what it'll look like if I evolve into Flareon." I had no clue about happiness or the two new eeveelutions. I was quite surprised when, while staying up late one night, my Eevee began to evolve without the use of a stone. I am still amazed at the sheer badassness of a shiny Umbreon. I have yet to see a cooler looking shiny, and I don't think I ever will.