Shiny Pokémon, with their alternative colors and rare occurrence, have always brought an extra layer of excitement and surprise to the journeys of trainers across the world. This page shows all Shiny Pokémon that are currently available in Pokémon GO. ✨
More about Shiny Pokémon
All That Glitters - Understanding Shiny Pokémon
1.1 What Are Shiny Pokémon?
Shiny Pokémon are rare variants that feature different coloration than their non-shiny counterparts. These sparkling creatures are not only a collector's delight but also an intrinsic part of the Pokémon GO universe, celebrated for their scarceness and aesthetic appeal.
1.2 Shiny Mechanics: Distinct Yet Similar
Despite their distinct appearances, Shiny Pokémon retain the same moves, stats, and abilities as their standard versions. Their principal allure lies in their rarity and the prestige associated with finding and catching them.
Shiny odds in Pokémon GO
Shiny Pokémon have different odds depending on which scenario you can encounter them in. During events, such as Community Day or 1-day limited events like Research day, your chance to find a Shiny Pokémon are greatly increased: 1 in 10 Pokémon, or 1 in 25 should be shiny. A similar story happens with Legendary Pokémon as well, where 1 in 20 has the chance to be shiny. The table below shows shiny odds in different scenarios.
|Base chance||1 in 500 (0.2%)|
|Medium chance||1 in 125 (0.8%)|
|Permaboost||1 in 64 (1.6%)|
|Community Day||1 in 25 (4.0%)|
|Legendary||1 in 20 (5.0%)|
|Day event||1 in 10 (10.0%)|
Mechanics of Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon GO
2.1 Shiny Encounter Rates
Shiny Pokémon have lower encounter rates compared to their non-shiny counterparts. General wild encounters have a baseline shiny rate of approximately 1 in 450. However, during certain events or with particular Pokémon, this rate can be significantly boosted.
2.2 Shiny Pokémon in Events
Special events, such as Community Days and Pokémon GO Fest, often feature increased Shiny encounter rates. Trainers can leverage these events to maximize their chances of acquiring these dazzling creatures.
Strategies to Find Shiny Pokémon
3.1 Regular and Event Checks
Regularly check for Pokémon in the wild, and particularly be attentive during events where Shiny rates are boosted. Always engage with Pokémon that have Shiny variants available to maximize your Shiny hunting success.
3.2 Raid Battles and Shiny Odds
Participating in raid battles can also be lucrative for Shiny hunters, as certain raid-exclusive Pokémon may have higher Shiny encounter rates.
3.3 Utilize Special Research and Field Research
Engaging in Special Research and Field Research tasks may reward encounters with specific Pokémon, occasionally featuring increased Shiny odds.