Pokemon GO Shiny Pokemon - List of Shiny Pokemon, How to Catch Shiny Pokemon

Pokemon GO Shiny Pokemon - List of Shiny Pokemon, How to Catch Shiny Pokemon

Want a shiny Pokemon, but aren’t sure where to start? We'll help you out!

Just like in many other games in the Pokemon series, Pokemon GO has shiny pokemon. As usual, there's a small chance a pokemon you catch will be shiny, though that chance does seem to be greater in Pokemon GO than in previous games. With Gen 4 now available in Pokemon GO, there are some new shiny pokemon to contend with. In this Pokemon GO Shiny Guide, we'll list all of the new Gen 4 Pokemon GO Shinies, and also all of the others that we've found so far. We'll go over how to get shiny pokemon in Pokemon GO, and what the odds are. Niantic recently introduced two shinies that have been often requested by fans, as such we'll be taking a look at Shiny Cubone and Shiny Ponyta.

Pokemon GO Shiny Pokemon

For some time, there were only two shiny Pokemon available in the game; Magikarp and Gyarados, a little surprise from Niantic in honour of the red Gyarados in the Lake of Rage. Since then it has opened the proverbial floodgates, resulting in hundreds of shiny pokemon being reported by players. As for getting shiny pokemon in Pokemon GO, the process is no different from catching regular Pokemon. All you need to do is simply tap the Pokemon and attempt to catch it in the regular way. You might expect the model of the Pokemon would appear differently before you enter battle, but shinies appear just like regular Pokemon up until when you engage them. If you see a Magikarp flopping about on the map, tap it! It might happen to be a shiny.

Pokemon GO Gen 4 Shiny Pokemon

Now that Gen 4 is live in Pokemon GO, there are some new shinies to get ahold of. We've listed all of the new Pokemon GO Gen 4 shinies below, along with a screenshot of what they look like in game.

  • Shiny Shinx
  • Shiny Luxio
  • Shiny Luxray
Source: @Chrales

Pokemon GO Shiny Odds

While the odds of finding a shiny Pokemon don't appear to be as high as the 1 in 8192 odds of old, initial findings put the number at somewhere around the 1 in 350 mark. Niantic never releases the exact odds for Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO, but we do know that they increase significantly for certain pokemon during certain events. For example, Shiny Roselia was more common during the 2018 Safari Zone weekend in Dortmund. Shiny Articuno will be more prevalent during Articuno Day, and so on.

Are Shiny Pokemon Stronger in Pokemon GO

There's no difference between a regular Pokemon and a shiny Pokemon aside from its appearance. There's no bonus to IVs, no power boost and nothing else that could differentiate it from a regular version. They are more of a bragging right or a collectible, boasting alternate skins to regular versions.

Pokemon GO Shiny Pokemon List October 2018

Since launch, more and more shiny pokemon have been added into the game. Generally, shiny pokemon are added into the game alongside events. Pokemon GO Community Day events usually bring a shiny pokemon with them, as do seasonal events. Here's a list some of the shiny pokemon to come to the game so far:

  • Shiny Magikarp
  • Shiny Gyarados
  • Shiny Pichu
  • Shiny Pikachu
  • Shiny Aron
  • Shiny Lairon
  • Shiny Aggron
  • Shiny Raichu
  • Shiny Shuppet
  • Shiny Banette
  • Shiny Duskull
  • Shiny Dusclops
  • Shiny Sableye
  • Shiny Mawile
  • Shiny Absol
  • Shiny Snorunt
  • Shiny Glalie
  • Shiny Swablu
  • Shiny Altaria
  • Shiny Luvdisc
  • Shiny Poochyena
  • Shiny Mightyena
  • Shiny Dratini
  • Shiny Dragonair
  • Shiny Dragonite
  • Shiny Lugia
  • Shiny Magby
  • Shiny Magmar
  • Shiny Togepi
  • Shiny Togetic
  • Shiny Wynaut
  • Shiny Wobbuffet
  • Shiny Bulbasaur
  • Shiny Ivysaur
  • Shiny Venusaur
  • Shiny Murkrow
  • Shiny Mareep
  • Shiny Flaaffy
  • Shiny Ampharos
  • Shiny Wailmer
  • Shiny Wailord
  • Shiny Makuhita
  • Shiny Hariyama
  • Shiny Meditite
  • Shiny Medicham
  • Shiny Ho-Oh
  • Shiny Charmander
  • Shiny Charmeleon
  • Shiny Charizard
  • Shiny Kabuto
  • Shiny Kabutops
  • Shiny Omanyte
  • Shiny Omastar
  • Shiny Aerodactyl
  • Shiny Shellder
  • Shiny Cloyster
  • Shiny Kyogre
  • Shiny Larvitar
  • Shiny Pupitar
  • Shiny Tyranitar
  • Shiny Squirtle
  • Shiny Wartortle
  • Shiny Blastoise
  • Shiny Roselia
  • Shiny Wingull
  • Shiny Houndour
  • Shiny Snubbull
  • Shiny Zapdos
  • Shiny Plusle
  • Shiny Minun
  • Shiny Spinda
  • Shiny Eevee
  • Shiny Flareon
  • Shiny Jolteon
  • Shiny Vaporeon
  • Shiny Espeon
  • Shiny Umbreon
  • Shiny Natu
  • Shiny Sunkern
  • Shiny Pineco
  • Shiny Shinx
  • Shiny Luxio
  • Shiny Luxray
  • Shiny Cubone
  • Shiny Ponyta

Do Shiny Pokemon Stay Shiny After they Evolve - Pokemon GO Shiny Pokemon Evolution

One of the worries you may have with regards to your shiny pokemon in Pokemon GO is whether or not you'll lose its special shine after evolution. Luckily, you can rest easy as Shiny pokemon will stay shiny after evolving in Pokemon GO.

For more on the game, why not check out how to evolve Eevee in Pokemon GO. You can also head over to our Pokemon GO Ditto Guide for tips on how to catch Ditto in Pokemon GO. There's also everything you need to know about Field Research in our Pokemon GO Field Research Guide.

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