Pokemon Go May Be Getting New Shinies According to a Huge New Datamine

Pokemon Go May Be Getting New Shinies According to a Huge New Datamine

A prolific dataminer has uncovered over 100 shiny variants of early generation Pokemon.

For all the shiny-desiring Pokemon trainers out there, Pokemon Go has an upcoming treat just for you. Except, it's not official yet because of no official word from Niantic. Instead, the upcoming presumed-update has just been discovered deep within the game's code by a prolific dataminer.

That dataminer is Chrales, who has leaked big Pokemon Go-related discoveries in the past through datamines. On Reddit, Chrales and fellow Pokemon Go enthusiast Leek Duck, put together a giant compilation of all the datamined finds of different colored, rare Pokemon that are potentially coming to Pokemon Go in the future. We've embedded the images created by Leek Duck of Chrales' findings below.

The leak is massive, with over 100 first- and second-generation Pokemon getting shiny variations for budding trainers to capture in the wild. There has been no official word from Niantic on the shinies that were datamined. Though there is an upcoming Kanto region "celebration" according to Pokemon Go's April newsletter that kicks off tomorrow on April 10, which may possibly be where at least some of these new shiny Pokemon make an appearance—but that is pure speculation.

Recently, Niantic added "Research Missions" into Pokemon Go in pursuit of the story-related Mew-hunt. In the meantime, if you're gearing up either for those missions or for the first-generation event that begins tomorrow, you can check out our Pokemon Go guide and tips to help you get started on your augmented reality-enabled quest to catch 'em all.

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Caty McCarthy

Senior Editor

Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

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