Shiny wise I now have a shiny Dustox, many thanks goes to my friend MetalRavenmon who's been cloning some of his Pokémon in Emerald and gave me a bunch of his cloned legendaries from his XD game and what not, plus the shiny Dustox he had~ All my extra shinies are now gone so will see if I get anymore extra when I get to do some chains again, though this is my "bad" working week so I might not have as much free time to do chaining this week D:
I know have 17 shinies of my own, I'm hoping to train them up to be good battlers XD
I did two battles over Wi-fi last night too :D I lost both times but it was fun~!
Hummm definintly does seem to be something up with the GTS, I'm only getting about 3 people appearing as trade partners even when I search for common Pokémon, I'm only looking to help people out and get rid of some of my extra babies anyway XD;
EDIT: Ah, now I've done one trade I'm getting more results, weird XD Guess it was just busy?