Pokemon Let's Go to Do Away With Random Shiny Pokemon Encounters—See Shinies on the Map

Pokemon Let's Go to Do Away With Random Shiny Pokemon Encounters—See Shinies on the Map

Now Shiny hunts require sharp eyesight as well as a heap of luck.

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee for the Nintendo Switch has rare Shiny Pokémon running around with their mundane Kanto brethren. Sparkle sparkle!

Dot Esports found one of the glittery little beasts over the weekend at the NintendoVSUK in London. Press members had a chance to play a Pokémon Let's Go demo, and as the team explored the Viridian Forest, something stood out to them on the overworld map: A Pokémon that was quite literally shiny.

"A shiny Pokémon won't look any different than other Pokémon in the overworld when it appears—it'll have the same color as any other Pokémon," writes Dot Esports' Adam Newell. "There is a catch, however—a small glimmer, an aura, gives the player a chance to know that the Pokémon they're looking at is shiny."

All Pokemon are special, but some are more special than others.

Once you spot your Shiny quarry, you need only touch it and then catch it before it disappears off the map. As you might already know, Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee do away with random encounters (much to Kat's joy), so shiny Hunters will have to rely on their sharp eyes as well as luck.

As Dot Esports points out, Pokémon Let's Go's method of Shiny-hunting might change from the demo to the final product. In any case, wild Shiny Pokémon are confirmed to be a thing in Gen One Kanto.

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee come to the Nintendo Switch on November 16. We have Pokémon Let's Go guides that tell you everything there is to know about the games. Be excited.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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