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Shiny Pokémon

"Pokémon Gallery: Encounter with Shiny Pokémon" by Ken Sugimori

A Shiny Pokémon (Japanese: 色違いcolor variation; 光るshining) is a specific Pokémon with different coloration to what is usual for its species. It is one of the many differences that a Pokémon can have within its species.

They were originally called rare (Japanese: レア rare) in the debug menu from Pokémon Gold and Silver, Color Pokémon in Pokémon Stadium 2, and also referred to as Alt. Color in the Generation IIIeasy chat system. The Shining Pokémon from the Trading Card Game were also introduced before the word "Shiny" was officially used in Pokémon games.

Form differences, such as that of Shellos and Gastrodon, are not normal/Shiny variations of one another, but the individual forms can be Shiny.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, a Pokémon's Shininess is visible in the overworld.


The term "Shiny Pokémon" was first created by fans to refer to the sparkling sound effect and animation made at the start of an encounter with one in the games. Eventually, this term fell into official usage in Generation IV, used on promotional material promoting Shiny event Pokémon.


In Japanese, there are some distinct terms used to describe Shiny Pokémon..

「レア」 (rare) in the debug menu found in the game data of Pokémon Gold and Silver.

「いろちがい」 (color variation) is used in several official sources referring to Shiny Pokémon:

「光る」 (shining) is sometimes used in official sources as well.


These are the names used for Shiny Pokémon in English.

  • The Shiny Pokémon are named "rare (translated from Japanese レア rare) in the debug menu found in the game data of Pokémon Gold and Silver.
  • The Shiny Pokémon are named "Color Pokémon" in the list of the player's Pokémon from Pokémon Stadium 2. Specifically, the player's Pokémon may be listed according to the options "Group Color Pokémon" and "Cancel Color Pokémon".
  • In Generation III games, the easy chat system includes the option "Alt. Color". This is translated from Japanese 「いろちがい」 (color variation), a term commonly used for Shiny Pokémon in multiple Pokémon media.
  • The word "Shining" is used for the Shining Pokémon from the Trading Card Game. For instance, the Shining Gyarados card.
  • The word "Shiny" is mentioned in the title of the "Wow! Shiny Milotic!" Wonder Card, which was distributed for Pokémon Platinum. This is the first use of the word "Shiny" (referring to Shiny Pokémon) in an English game. However, this text was retrieved with the Wonder Card, and is not otherwise included in Pokémon Platinum's game data.
  • The word "Shiny" is used in Pokémon Black and White, when a female Ace Trainer mentions Shiny Pokémon, and a male Ace Trainer mentions Shiny Krokorok. They are both located at the same house in Nimbasa City. This is the first use of the English word "Shiny" (referring to Shiny Pokémon) stored in the data of an English game, instead of received from a Wonder Card.
  • The Shiny Charm debuted later, in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. The item itself includes the word "Shiny", and the item description mentions Shiny Pokémon.


Shiny Pokémon can differ in color from their normal counterparts very little or very much. Some Pokémon, such as Glaceon or Pichu, have a Shiny coloration only a few shades darker or lighter in color. Conversely, some Pokémon, such as Caterpie, have dramatic differences in color.

An evolutionary line is not necessarily guaranteed to have similar Shiny colorations even if their standard colorations are the same; both Ponyta and Rapidash have orange flames, but a Shiny Ponyta has blue flames while a Shiny Rapidash has gray flames (this is switched in Generation II). Sometimes, two Pokémon in an evolutionary line with different standard colorations will have the same Shiny coloration, as in the case of Skitty and Delcatty.

Little is known about how Shiny colorations are chosen. While it is often rumored that early Shiny colorations were determined algorithmically, all Pokémon Shiny colorations are individually defined in the game data[3] and Pokémon with similar palettes have distinct Shiny colorations even in Generation II.[4]James Turner, who has worked as a Pokémon designer since Generation V, stated that the first time he selected Shiny colorations was in Generation VII, when he selected the Shiny colorations of Ultra Beasts he designed.[5]

In the core series games

How Shiny Pokémon have been marked throughout the generations

Shiny Pokémon were introduced in the Generation II games. When a Shiny Pokémon appears in the wild or from its Poké Ball, it is surrounded by a flash of stars or light, which is accompanied by a pinging sound effect.

Individual Pokémon cannot change their Shininess. A Shiny Pokémon will always be Shiny, and a regular Pokémon will never become Shiny. Upon evolution, a Pokémon retains its Shiny status; for example, a Shiny Charmander, if leveled up, will eventually become a Shiny Charmeleon and then a Shiny Charizard, while a regular Charmander will become a regular Charmeleon and then a regular Charizard.

An icon (seen in the table above) appears on the status screen of Shiny Pokémon in most games. In Generation II, this icon appears in the top-right corner of the screen, by the gender symbol, while in most other games, it appears in or near one of the corners of the Pokémon's image; however, Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald do not have any icon. In Generation III, the Pokémon's Pokédex number will be colored gold instead of white and the background of the Pokémon's image has a lighter shade; likewise, in Generation IV and V, the color of some elements of the status screen differ for Shiny Pokémon.

The table below summarizes the rates at which Shiny Pokémon can be found by the methods that will be detailed below. The Shiny Charm can directly add to the odds for most methods, with hidden Pokémon being affected uniquely.

  1. ↑If 0 out of 25 values result in Shininess, the Pokémon can only be Shiny if Cute Charm fails.
  2. ↑If 8 out of 25 values result in Shininess.
  3. ↑If Shiny Charm, 1/100. Star sparkles variant only.

Determining Shininess

Generation II

In Generation II, being Shiny is determined by a Pokémon's IVs. If a Pokémon's Speed, Defense, and Special IVs are all 10, and its Attack IV is 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14 or 15, it will be Shiny. Because of this, a Shiny Pokémon traded to a Generation I game and then traded back to Generation II will retain its Shininess, and a Pokémon obtained in Generation I whose IVs meet the requirements for Shininess will also become Shiny when traded to Generation II.

Since the HP IV is calculated from the other four IVs, a Shiny Pokémon's HP IV will always be either 0 or 8. Shiny Pokémon are generally above average in terms of IVs, but only slightly.

The probability of a Pokémon encountered in the wild or obtained as a gift, in-game trade, or event in Generation II having its IVs line up in the above manner is 1/8192 (assuming every IV combination has the same probability, which is usually the case).

The probability differs for bred Pokémon, as their IVs are partially influenced by their parents. Specifically, a parent passes its Special stat (plus or minus 8) and its Defense stat to its children that are the opposite gender from it. (If Ditto is one of the parents, it is always the one that passes these stats.) This means that if a Shiny parent passes its IVs to a child, the child's inherited Defense IV will always be 10, its inherited Special IV will have a 1/2 chance of being 10, its randomly generated Attack IV will have a 1/2 chance of being an appropriate value, and its randomly generated Speed IV will have 1/16 chance of being 10. This results in a 1/64 chance that such a child will be Shiny. These breeding mechanics also mean that if a child inherits its IVs from a Pokémon that does not have a Defense IV of 10 and a Special IV of 2 or 10, it cannot be Shiny.

Transferring from Generation I Virtual Console games

Pokémon transported to Pokémon Bank from the Virtual Console releases of the Generation I games via Poké Transporter may be Shiny after being transported. Since Version 1.3 of Poké Transporter, this is determined the same way as in the Generation II games. Prior to Version 1.3, the roles of the Attack and Defense IVs were swapped, meaning that the process did not properly correspond to Generation II.

The same quirks that apply to transferring Pokémon from Generation I to Generation II games also apply.

The Mew that were distributed to the Generation I Virtual Console games have IVs of 15 in every stat, meaning they can never be Shiny.

Generation III onward

Main article: Personality value#Shininess

From Generation III onward, whether a Pokémon is Shiny depends on the Pokémon's Original Trainer's ID number and secret ID number, as well as the Pokémon's personality value. The exact calculation is:

where the latter two values represent the highest and lowest 16 bits of the 32-bit personality value respectively.

The above formula can result in a number ranging from 0 to 65535. In Generations III to V, if this result is less than 8, then the Pokémon is Shiny; starting in Generation VI, this threshold was increased to 16. For Generations III to V, this gives an overall probability of 8/65536 or 1/8192, exactly the same as in Generation II. For Generations VI and later, the probability is doubled. In Generation VIII, if this result equals 0, or if the Pokémon has the fateful encounter flag set, then the Pokémon has square Shiny sparkles.

Generation II

A Shiny Gyarados in the anime

In-game Shiny Pokémon

In Generation II, any Pokémon can be Shiny, but the game includes a red Gyarados that the player must encounter at the Lake of Rage during the course of the story. In Pokémon Crystal, the Odd Egg also has a high chance of hatching a Shiny Pokémon: 50% in Japanese games, and 14% in all other languages. [citation needed]

In the Game Boy mode of Pokémon Gold and Silver, the sprites of both regular and Shiny Pokémon use the same shades of gray. A Shiny Pokémon can still be identified by the stars on its status screen or the animation shown when it comes into battle.


Pokémon that are transferred from Generation I games may also be Shiny, depending on their IVs. Due to correlations between pseudorandom numbers in the Generation I games, Pokémon encountered in those games in tall grass, on cave tiles, or by Surfing on water cannot have a set of IVs that would allow them to be Shiny in Generation II. Fishing encounters, gift Pokémon (including from Pokémon Stadium), stationary Pokémon (such as Snorlax and Mewtwo), and in-game trades can have any set of IVs, so they always have the same 1/8192 chance of having a Shiny IV combination.[7]

Due to Shininess being determined by IVs, certain oddities arise in other things that are also determined by IVs in Generation II:

  • It is impossible to have a Shiny Pokémon with a gender ratio of seven males to one female that is female in those games, as the highest Attack IV a female Pokémon with a gender ratio of seven males to one female can have is 1, while the lowest Attack IV a Shiny Pokémon can have is 2.
  • Only Unown I and V can be Shiny.
  • A Shiny Pokémon's Hidden Power type in Generation II can only be either Grass or Dragon, with a power of either 49 or 69.
  • In Pokémon Stadium 2, Shiny Smeargle can only have pattern ID of 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 or 8.
  • As Generation II does not allow two Pokémon to breed if they have the same Defense IVs, two Shiny Pokémon can never breed in Generation II.

Shiny Ditto glitch

Main article: Shiny Ditto glitch

In Generations I and II, it is possible to use a glitch to catch a Shiny Ditto. If a wild Pokémon uses Transform twice (that is, transforms again while already transformed), when caught it will be a Ditto with the same DVs as the penultimate Pokémon it transformed into. This can be used to copy the DVs of a Shiny Pokémon owned by the player.

Generation III

In-game Shiny Pokémon

In Generation III, some Shiny Pokémon appear on NPCs' teams. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, three Trainers in the Trainer Tower have Shiny Pokémon: the Trainer on the seventh floor in the Single Battle mode has a Shiny Meowth, the pair of Trainers on the first floor in the Double Battle mode have a Shiny Espeon, and the second Trainer on the fourth floor in the Knockout Mode has a Shiny Seaking. Several Pokémon Battle e Trainers also have Pokémon which are preset as Shiny.


A bug with the way Shininess is handled for Eggs can cause the Shiny status of a Pokémon hatched from an Egg to differ from the Egg hatching animation. This means that a hatched Pokémon may appear to be Shiny during the hatching animation, but actually not be, and vice versa. This happens because an Egg is initially given the OT, Trainer ID and secret ID of the game in which it is generated, and if it is hatched in a different game, the hatched Pokémon will be given the Trainer details of that game's player; the problem originates in the fact that this update does not occur until after the cutscene of the Egg hatching, so while it may be Shiny for the player who hatched it, it may not be Shiny for the player who obtained the Egg (or vice versa). This also allows Eggs obtained from event distributions (which in Generation III were only distributed in Japan) to hatch a Shiny Pokémon when they would otherwise be non-Shiny Pokémon. This bug was not fixed until Generation VI.

Unown also has an uneven distribution of Shiny probability depending on its form. This is because Unown's form is also determined by its personality value. The exact probability for any given form depends on the player's Trainer ID and Secret ID, but it can have the values 1/5120, 1/6144, 1/9216, 1/10240, or 1/18432.

Generation IV

In-game Shiny Pokémon

In the Generation IVremakes of Generation II's Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player once again must encounter a red Gyarados at the Lake of Rage during the course of the story.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, a Shiny Pokémon's coloration is reflected in the overworld if it is used as a walking Pokémon.

Methods of increasing Shiny rates

Generation IV introduced the first ways to increase the chances of finding a Shiny Pokémon.

The Masuda method refers to breeding two Pokémon originating from games of different languages to increase the chances of breeding a Shiny Pokémon. Under these circumstances, the game generates up to five total personality values to attempt to find one that will be Shiny. Foreign language Pokémon obtained via in-game trades, such as the Meister's Foppa and Lt. Surge's Volty, still count as being from the same game, so they do not activate the Masuda method unless traded to a different language. This mechanic is retained in all subsequent games.

The Poké Radar slowly improves the odds of finding a Shiny Pokémon as the player builds a chain. The odds can reach a maximum of 41/8192 (approximately 1/200) for a single patch of grass for a chain of length 40 or higher; since up to four patches of grass can shake, the total odds become approximately 1/50. If the Poké Radar forces a Pokémon to be Shiny, it constructs a semi-random personality value that will fulfill the requirement for the Pokémon to be Shiny.


Cute Charm can make it possible for players with certain Trainer ID number and Secret ID combinations to manipulate the chance of Pokémon with specific gender ratios being Shiny to be as high as 21.34% (while making the chance lower for all other players and Pokémon with different gender ratios, while using the Ability). This is due to how Cute Charm forces a wild Pokémon to be a specific gender when it activates, which is accomplished by modifying the Pokémon's personality value to be one of an extremely limited set of values.

The bug from Generation III that can cause a Pokémon's Shiny status to differ from the hatching animation persists. This again allows Eggs obtained from event distributions (which in Generation IV were only distributed in Japan) and the Manaphy Egg to be Shiny after hatching.

Generation V

In-game Shiny Pokémon

Generation V introduced a mechanism often referred to as a "Shiny lock", preventing wildReshiram, Zekrom, and Victini from being Shiny. Any Pokémon obtained in Entree Forest (i.e., from the Pokémon Dream World) are also prevented from being Shiny. Reshiram, Zekrom, and Victini still have Shiny sprites in the games' data.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can obtain three specific Shiny Pokémon (but only two per version). If the player registers every non-event Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex, they can receive a Permit that allows them to travel to the Nature Preserve, where they can encounter a Shiny Haxorus. After defeating Benga in the Black TowerB2 or White TreehollowW2, Benga will give the player a Shiny GibleB2 or Shiny DratiniW2.

Starting in Generation V, Pokémon in the Pokédex will appear Shiny if the first specimen of that Pokémon encountered was Shiny.

Methods of increasing Shiny rates

The Masuda method now generates up to six total personality values instead of five. This remains the case in later games.

Generation V also introduces the Shiny Charm, a Key Item that causes the game to generate up to two extra personality values in an attempt to make a wild or bred Pokémon Shiny. This effect can stack with the Masuda method's effect. This item is also available in all future games.


The bug from Generation III that can cause a Pokémon's Shiny status to differ from the hatching animation persists. This again allows Eggs obtained from event distributions to be Shiny after hatching.

Generation VI

In-game Shiny Pokémon

Generation VI slightly changed how Shiny Pokémon are determined to double the default chances that a Pokémon will be Shiny. The basic formula remains the same, but the threshold for a Pokémon to be Shiny is now 16 instead of 8. This results in a base Shiny probability of 16/65536 or 1/4096.

The following Pokémon are prevented from being Shiny when encountered as wild Pokémon in Generation VI games: the Legendary birds, the aura trio, Mewtwo, the super-ancient Pokémon, and Deoxys. The in-game gift Cosplay Pikachu also cannot be Shiny.

Methods of increasing Shiny rates

The Poké Radar returns for Pokémon X and Y. The exact mechanics of the Poké Radar in these games are not confirmed, but the Poké Radar can still force a Pokémon in a shaking patch to be Shiny.

In X and Y, in the Friend Safari, Shiny Pokémon are more common. The game achieves this by generating up to four extra personality values when checking if a Pokémon will be Shiny. This effect can stack with the Shiny Charm's effect.[8]

Consecutive fishing can increase the odds of finding a Shiny Pokémon as the player builds a chain of reeled-in Pokémon by fishing from the same spot. For every Pokémon added to the chain, the game tries two extra personality values to attempt to make the Pokémon Shiny, up to a chain of 20 Pokémon, at which point the chances reach a maximum of 41/4096 or approximately 1%. This effect can stack with the Shiny Charm's effect.[9]

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, hidden Pokémon have a chance to be forced to be Shiny. Unlike most other methods that increase the odds of finding a Shiny Pokémon, this does not increase the number of personality values that the game tries, but instead executes a custom algorithm to decide whether to force a Shiny personality value. In brief summary, the chances of forcing a Shiny Pokémon grow steadily from 0% at Search Level 0 to 0.06% at Search Level 100 (only surpassing the natural odds of finding a Shiny Pokémon at Search Level 41), then grows steadily to 0.08% at Search Level 200, after which the rate of growth becomes 0.01% for every 100 Search Levels. Certain factors can increase the odds further by performing the check extra times. There is a random 4% chance it will be performed four extra times; if the player has the Shiny Charm it will be performed two extra times; and if the player is encountering the 50th or 100th Pokémon in a chain of hidden Pokémon, it will be performed five or ten extra times respectively. All of these bonuses stack.[10]

Generation VII

In-game Shiny Pokémon

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, after entering the Hall of Fame, Sightseer Marcus appears at the Seafolk VillagePokémon Center, battling the player with a Shiny Exeggcute. This marks the only time an NPC Trainer outside of a battle facility uses a Shiny Pokémon (excluding capture tutorials).

Methods of increasing Shiny rates

Sun and Moon

In the Pokémon Sun and Moon, as well as Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, as Pokémon in SOS Battles continue calling in allies, the chance that they will be Shiny increases. At chain lengths of 11, 21, and 31, the game will check up to four extra personality values to find a Shiny Pokémon (meaning the maximum number of personality values checked will be 13 for a chain of 31 Pokémon or more). In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the chain length resets to 0 after 255, but in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it does not reset. This effect can stack with the Shiny Charm's effect.[11]

Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Pokémon encountered through the Ultra Warp Ride (excluding Legendary Pokémon and Ultra Beasts) have a chance to be forced to be Shiny. The Shininess of these Pokémon is determined when the player arrives at the Ultra Space Wilds. The probability that a Pokémon encountered this way will be Shiny depends on the rarity of the wormhole and the distance traveled.[12]

Distance (ly) 0 rings 1 ring 2 rings 3 rings
0–999 1% N/AN/AN/A
1000–1499 2% 3%
1500–1999 3% 5%
2000–2499 4% 7%
2500–2999 5% 9% 16%
3000–3499 6% 11% 20%
3500–3999 7% 13% 24%
4000–4499 8% 15% 28%
4500–4999 9% 17% 32%
5000+ 10% 19% 36%

Note that 3-ring "blooming" wormholes will always contain Legendary Pokémon (which do not have increased odds of being Shiny), unless all Legendary Pokémon that could be encountered in that particular wormhole have already been caught.

Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Shiny Pokémon rates can be increased dramatically with catch combos and lures. However, combos past 31 will have no additional effect on shiny chance.

Catch Combo Shiny Rate Lure Shiny Charm Lure + Shiny Charm
0–10 1 in 4096 1 in 2048 1 in 1365 1 in 1024
11-20 1 in 1024 1 in 819 1 in 682 1 in 585
21-30 1 in 512 1 in 455 1 in 409 1 in 372
31+ 1 in 341 1 in 315 1 in 292 1 in 273

Catch combos affect all Pokémon, so if the player has a catch combo of 31 Pikachu, all Pokémon have a 1 in 314 chance of being shiny. However, the Pokémon the player has a catch combo for will be more common.

With a catch combo of 31 or higher, a Shiny Charm, and a Lure, the highest chance of 1 in 273 can be reached.

The above three Shiny-increasing methods have no effect on in-game trades or Gift Pokémon.[13]

Generation VIII

Pokémon that appear in the overworld use their standard coloration, regardless of whether they are Shiny or not. They will not be revealed to be Shiny until they are encountered.


In Pokémon Sword and Shield, there are two different types of Shiny Pokémon, distinguished only by the type of sparkle animation that plays when they enter battle. One type has a star sparkle similar to the Shiny animations in previous generations, and is more commonly found on Pokémon hatched from Eggs, received as gifts, or encountered in Max Raid Battles in Sword and Shield, as well as Pokémon transferred from previous games with Pokémon HOME. All Shiny Pokémon obtained from Dynamax Adventures have star sparkles. The other type has square sparkles, and is more commonly found on wild Pokémon encountered in Sword and Shield.

Like Shininess itself, the type of Shiny sparkle a Pokémon has is determined by its personality value. Ordinarily, there is a 15/16 chance of a Pokémon having a personality value that yields star sparkles, and a 1/16 chance of it having a personality value that yields square sparkles, and indeed this holds true for Pokémon obtained in ways other than wild encounters in Sword and Shield, and for most Pokémon transferred from previous games. However, due to differences in the way the game calculates personality values for different encounter types, these rates are drastically different for Pokémon met in wild encounters, having a 65521/65536 chance of square sparkles and a 15/65536 chance of star sparkles.[14]

There are also situations in which a Pokémon is guaranteed to have square sparkles. Pokémon that are forced to be Shiny by the game (which occurs in certain Max Raid Battles during Wild Area News events) will always be assigned a personality value that yields square sparkles. Shiny Pokémon met in a fateful encounter or transferred from Pokémon GO are also guaranteed to have square sparkles, regardless of what the personality value would normally dictate. In the case of fateful encounter/GO origin Pokémon that would otherwise have star sparkles, having the fateful encounter flag or GO origin mark changes the sparkle type to square, without altering the personality value.

In-game Shiny Pokémon

The following Pokémon are prevented from being Shiny when encountered as wild Pokémon: the GalarianSlowpoke at Wedgehurst Station, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, the Galarian Legendary birds, Keldeo, Glastrier, Spectrier, and Calyrex. Additionally, all in-game gift Pokémon (except the fossil Pokémon from Cara Liss) cannot be Shiny.

Pokémon that are too high a level for the player to catch with the current Badges (described as "very strong-looking" in-game) cannot be Shiny, except Pokémon that appear as static encounters.

Max Raid Battles

Whether the Pokémon currently occupying an active Pokémon Den is Shiny or not is determined when the den becomes active, and will not change if the game is reset. For dens activated with a Wishing Piece, the Shiny status of the Pokémon in the den is also predetermined for every subsequent day the den remains active. The chance of encountering a Shiny Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle is not affected by the Shiny Charm.

Although Pokémon encountered in Max Raid Battles can always be caught regardless of how many Badges the player has, a Shiny Pokémon in a den can still be forced to not be Shiny if its level is too high. If a Pokémon currently residing in a den would normally be Shiny but is forced not to be due to its level being too high, and the player then earns enough Badges to catch Pokémon of that level before the Pokémon in question is defeated or caught or the den deactivates, the Pokémon will then become Shiny.

Wild Area News events
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Pokémon Sword and Shield has had six Wild Area News events that each focused on a singular Shiny Pokémon. During these events, one of the 5★ Max Raid Battle encounter slots was guaranteed to be a Shiny Pokémon. As mentioned above, these guaranteed Shiny Pokémon will always have square sparkles.

The following is a list of such events in reverse chronological order:

Start date End date Focus Shiny Pokémon Notes Source
February 11, 2021 February 14, 2021 MilceryReleased for Valentine's Day. Have the Gigantamax Factor. [1]
January 22, 2021 January 24, 2021 TaurosReleased for Chinese New Year. [2]
November 20, 2020 November 22, 2020 SkwovetReceived a re-run from January 8 to 11, 2021. [3]
October 30, 2020 November 1, 2020 Gourgeist (Small Size)Gourgeist (Super Size)Released for Halloween. [4]
September 18, 2020 September 20, 2020 Clefable[5]
August 6, 2020 August 9, 2020 Pikachu[6]
July 17, 2020 July 19, 2020 WailordReleased for Marine Day. [7]
December 31, 2019 January 3, 2020 MagikarpReleased for the Japanese New Year. [8]

In addition, at the launch of The Isle of Armor, uncatchable Zeraoraappeared in 3★-5★ raids. In 5★ raids, one of the Zeraora encounters was Shiny and more difficult to defeat. Players eventually received that Shiny Zeraora via Pokémon HOME as a reward for collectively defeating over 1 million Zeraora in Max Raid Battles.

Traded Eggs

Unlike in previous generations, where Eggs keep their original personality values when traded and can potentially go from Shiny to non-Shiny or vice-versa if hatched by a player with a different Trainer ID and Secret ID, Eggs traded in Sword and Shield have their personality values altered according to the receiver's TID/SID to ensure they retain their original Shiny status when hatched on a different game.

Methods of increasing Shiny rates

Catching or defeating a given Pokémon a certain number of times increases the chance that Brilliant Pokémon of that species that appear in the overworld will be Shiny.[15] This is done by first determining if extra personality values will be generated (which only occurs if the previously rolled personality values do not result in a Shiny) and if so, generating those extra personality values in an attempt to find one that is Shiny. The number of extra attempts and the chance those extra attempts will occur increases the more of that Pokémon have been caught or defeated, up to a maximum 6 extra attempts.[16] The Pokémon do not have to be caught or defeated consecutively, and can be defeated in either wild battles (including Max Raid Battles) or Trainer battles (excluding Link Battles, the Battle Tower, or Restricted Sparring). The number of each Pokémon caught or defeated is shown in the Pokédex as "Number Battled". The spawnrate of Brilliant Pokémon is increased further while Chain Fishing, increasing as your chain increases.

No. Battled Extra Attempts Brilliant Aura Spawnrate Boosted Odds
No Charm Shiny Charm
1 1 1.5% 1/2048.25 1/1024.38
20 1 2% 1/2048.25 1/1024.38
50 2 2.5% 1/1365.67 1/819.60
100 3 3% 1/1024.38 1/683.08
200 4 3% 1/819.60 1/585.57
300 5 3% 1/683.08 1/512.44
500 6 3% 1/585.57 1/455.56



The Psychic Spectacular is bringing Pokémon that are at least part Psychic-type from across multiple regions to the forefront of Pokémon Go

Running from Sept. 8 to 13, players will see multiple Psychic-type Pokémon popping up more frequently, along with new Special Research, additional parts for the season-long Misunderstood Mischief Special Research, and the Pokémon Go debut for Inkay and Malamar. 

Related: How to evolve Inkay into Malamar in Pokémon Go

Among those Psychic-types that will be appearing during the event, several will have a chance at being Shiny. However, the Shiny encounter rates will not be boosted like they are during Community Day events, which means the chances of encountering shinies are still incredibly low despite the increased encounter rate for specific species. 

If you plan on going on a shiny hunt, here are all of the Pokémon that can appear with their alternate color scheme during the Psychic Spectacular event. 

Increased spawn Shiny Pokémon 

  • Abra
  • Slowpoke
  • Drowzee
  • Natu
  • Wobbuffet
  • Baltoy
  • Woobat

Raid Boss Shiny Pokémon 

  • Staryu
  • Chimecho
  • Bronzor
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Wobbuffet
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The 18 Best Shiny Pokemon In Sword and Shield, Ranked

By Rhenn TaguiamUpdated


Fans of the franchise should take a look at a comprehensive ranking of the best shiny critters to be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Aside from exploring, capturing Shiny Pokemon serves as one of the highlights of any Trainer's experience. After all, with over 890 Pokemon to collect, Trainers get positively giddy whenever they "crack" the jackpot of getting a Shiny. And thanks to Nintendo's recent Pokemon Sword and Shield, Trainers can fulfill their capturing desires in the new Pokemongame's Galar region.

RELATED: Behind The Scenes Facts About Pokémon Sword & Shield's Development

However, Trainers who don't focus on capturing Shinies on the get-go only have a slim 1 in 4,096 chance of getting one. Thankfully, items like the Shiny Charm can increase the odds. Interestingly, several other factors come into play in determining the difficulty of getting a Shiny. For instance, the type of Pokemon may actually determine the difficulty of getting its Shiny variant. As such, just which Shiny Pokemon are worth the effort in Sword and Shield?

Updated on October 2, 2021, by Rhenn Taguiam: Shiny Pokemon remain a welcome surprise to anyone playing a Pokemon game, and this feature remains in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. On top of new features such as Pokemon Jobs, Wild Areas, and Max Raid Battles, the thrill of catching a Shiny Pokemon can add a different kind of flair to the full 3D experience that Pokemon Sword and Shield introduces to the Nintendo Switch.

Since Generation 8 officially introduces 91 new species, there are 91 new Shiny Pokemon to look forward to. However, Pokemon Sword and Shield do have Shiny Pokemon that stand out among the rest, even among their fellow Shiny variants.

18 #834 - Drednaw

  • Drednaw is located in Routes 2 and 6, Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Galar Mine, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage, West Lake Axewell, Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern, and Loop Lagoon.

Drednaw adds yet another turtle to the slate of Pokemon in the franchise. Arriving in Generation 8, Drednaw serves as the final form of Chewtle, achieved at Level 22. Befitting its stature, Drednaw possesses a larger and fiercer Gigantamax form. However, in its base form, Drednaw possesses teal scales inside a brown shell with golden highlights. It also has a yellow horn with two sections.

As a Shiny, Drednaw has a more fearsome appearance. Its skin becomes dark green, akin to a tortoise. Its shell becomes a harder gray with orange accents, which is a color shared in its horns. Players who want a Drednaw that packs more aggression will love its Shiny variant.

17 #861 - Grimmsnarl

  • Grimmsnarl is located in Lake of Outrage, Stony Wilderness, Slippery Slope, Giant's Bed, and Snowslide Slope.

Who would’ve thought that mischievous Impidimp will evolve into the monstrous Grimmsnarl? When players achieve this evolution at Level 42, Grimmsnarl will boast swirling purple skin with fearsome green details. This Dark/Fairy Pokemon also boasts a Gigantamax Form, giving it a much scarier appearance.

However, perhaps more awesome would be acquiring Shiny Grimmsnarl. Opposite its normal variant, Shiny Grimmsnarl boasts white-purple skin with violet accents. This color scheme gives Shiny Grimmsnarl a more imposing and “whole” appearance that emphasizes its Fairy typing more than its Ghost roots.

16 #818 - Inteleon

  • Being a Starter Pokemon, Inteleon can only be evolved from Sobble.

Opposite Fire Type Charmeleon is Water Type Inteleon. However, whereas Charmeleon is the second form of Charmander, Inteleon is the final evolution of starter Sobble. Achieved at Level 35, Inteleon boasts the appearance of a slim chameleon, with a blue upper torso, black lower limbs, and yellow accents. It also has a Gigantamax Form, that of a long snake form wrapped around a tower.

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Fans who want a stylish take on Sobble’s final form might want Shiny Inteleon. Instead of the light blue skin and dark blue torso of the original, Shiny Inteleon boasts royal blue skin and a lighter blue top. Instead of black as a secondary color, Shiny Inteleon gets a white sub-color instead. Lastly, it replaces its yellow highlights with that of purple. Overall, this gives Shiny Inteleon a more sleek appearance.

15 #858 - Hatterene

  • Hatterene is located in Lake of Outrage, Frostpoint Field, Giant's Bed, Frigid Sea, and Ballimere Lake.

Hatterene is already a fan favorite of many, so it's no surprise that many would be on the hunt for a shiny version of the "Silent Pokemon." Many Pokemon palettes and designs are dictated by their type, and Hatterene's dual Psychic/Fairy-type almost guaranteed it would be pink in some form, but this also applies to its shiny form.

Not only is its middle body a flattering deeper shade of pink, but the absence of blue on its top half makes the pink appear more like a dress than its non-shiny form, a unique decision choice for such a humanoid-looking Pokemon. Hatterene looks different enough from its non-shiny form, but still a good design, which is really what every trainer wants of their favorite Pokemon.

14 #263 - Zigzagoon

  • Zigzagoon is located in Route 2, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, and Stony Wilderness.

Players first encounter Zigzagoon and eventually its evolved form,#264 Linoone, in Generation 3 games. Moreover, Zigzagoon sports an innocent look that makes it one of the cutest out there. Their regular Shiny variants give them orange fur instead of brown, which remains quite ordinary for Shiny standards.

It's Galarian Zigzagoon that makes its Shiny worth the while. After all, the Galarian Zigzagoon in Generation 8 sports red eyes, a mischievous look, and black-and-white fur that fit its Dark/Normal classification. Linoone and newcomer #862 Obstagoon sport the same impish look, enhanced with their red-and-white Shiny form.

13 #878 - Cufant

  • Cufant is located in Bridge Field and Giant's Foot.

Of all new Pokemon in Generation 8, #878 Cufant and #879 Cooperajah sport quite a cute and unique elephant-like appearance. Their Steel classification remains obvious with their metallic details and appendages. Cufant sports a light orange look with dark teal accents, while Cooperajah has an imposing dark teal main color with golden accents.

However, despite the simplicity of their Shiny variants' visuals, they do exude a more regal look. Instead of orange, Shiny Cufant has brighter yellow skin with green accents. Meanwhile, Cooperajah sports a moss-like green skin with golden accents, as though there's hidden treasure beneath its appearance.

12 #837 - Rolycoly

  • Rolycoly is located on Route 3, Galar Mine, Giant's Cap, and Motostoke Riverbank.

There aren't any Rock-type or Rock-looking Pokemon in the entire series, which makes #837 Rolycoly a welcome change of pace. Moreover, its evolutions #838 Carkol and #839 Coalossal all share the Golem motif. Thanks to their coal make-up, they all share dark gray rocks as bodies with burning charcoal as details. Rolycoly grows eyes and a mouth once it turns into Carkol. Lastly, Coalossal grows a massive body out of rock with charcoal forming its top portion.

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The Rolycoly evolutionary tree looks awesome as it is, but its Shiny variant adds a glimmer of sophistication. At first glance, Shiny Rolycoly sports blue rocks instead of dark gray, as though it's made of a hard mineral. Others might think this change is a bit too generic for a Shiny. However, Shiny Rolycoly becomes more pristine when laid side-by-side with a typical Rolycoly.

11 #821 - Rookidee

  • Corviknight is located on Route 7, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Slumbering Weald, Watchtower Ruins, and Ballimere Lake.

Unlike other Flying Pokemon, Rookidee seems like an unimposing tiny Pokemon that evolves into a sheer badass with #822 Corvisquire and #823 Corviknight. Their evolutionary tree remains consistent with the red eyes and the navy blue feathers, as well as black-and-yellow accents. However, Corviknight transforms most of its feathers into metal alongside menacing red eyes that fit its Flying/Steel classification.

According to Lore, Corviknight becomes the "best" Pokemon living in Galar's skies. And this dominance reflects even in Rookidee's Shiny variants, of which the navy blue becomes a deathly brown. Trainers won't notice this immediately, as Rookidee has shiny yellow feathers at first. However, Corviknight becomes a harbinger of darkness as it grows to have a crow-like appearance.

10 #855 - Polteageist

  • Polteageist is located in the Old Cemetery.

Ghost-type Pokemon are versatile in the fact that Ghosts can possess nearly anything. Want a haunted doll? Banette. How about a spooky candle? Litwick, of course. What about a cracked and abandoned teapot that became a new home to a Ghost-Pokemon? That's how you get Polteageist, complete with its intricate teapot design.

What's great about Polteageist is that only the teapot it inhabits changes in color with its shiny form, which makes logical sense considering the number of teapots lying around in the world for ghosts to possess. Polteageist's pot changes from a contrasting light blue to soft light pink, complementing the purple, unchanging hue of its body.

9 #810 - Grookey

  • Being a Starter Pokemon, Grookey isn't in the wild.

Starter Grookey and its evolutionary members, #811 Thwackey and #812 Rillaboom, all sport the Grass-Monkey hybrid look that fits its Grass classification. As with other Starters, mid-evolution Thwackey has a fiercer look. Lastly, final form Rillaboom sports an awesome mane of grass and a mean expression.

However, their Shiny versions definitely spice up their look. Instead of focusing on heavy greens, the Shiny Grookey family focuses on a mix of vibrant yellow grass-hair and reddish-brown skin. As such, they get a Shiny that nails that exotic look but doesn't stray too far from the Grookey's key visual traits.

8 #827 - Nickit

  • Nickit is located in Routes 1 and 2, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, and Stony Wilderness.

Nickit and its evolution #828 Thievul both sport that foxy look, reflecting their classification as Dark-type Fox Pokemon. Unlike other newer Pokemon, their designs remain uncomplicated and faithful to traditional foxes. They have reddish-orange fur with dark brown accents and white brows and highlights. Moreover, they have recognizable yellow eyes that emphasize their coy appearance.

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However, it's their Shiny variants that enhance their noir theme. Shiny Nickit sports a warm grayish coat with navy blue accents, completed with beige highlights that just exude style. The look perfectly matches their yellow eyes and natural coy grin. If the Hope Diamond got stolen and no one has seen the culprit, it's this Shiny Nickit.

7 #848 - Toxel

  • Toxel is located in Route 7, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, and Stony Wilderness.

Players who want a Pokemon with a "meh" attitude will enjoy the punky appearance of #848 Toxel and #849 Toxtricity. This lizard-like Electric/Poison Pokemon emits both poison and electricity that can induce paralysis to opponents, as reflected with Toxel's small spark on its forehead. Toxtricity amps up the thrill with lightning spikes on its forehead and back said to produce humming like a bass guitar.

This look, coupled with a dull bluish-purple color scheme, solemn eyes, and general "whatever" expression makes Toxel a great Pokemon for Trainers who just don't give a hoot. Interestingly, a Toxel with an "amped up" nature gets a yellowish undertone and lightning sparks instead, denoting energy.

However, players who want a change of pace can count on Shiny Toxel to transform this image. Instead of its original dull hue, it gets a vibrant pinkish look. Perhaps more interesting is its amped-up Shiny variant, as Shiny Toxtricity gets bright yellow electric spikes that just screams rock 'n' roll.

6 #813 - Scorbunny

  • Being a Starter Pokemon, Scorbunny isn't in the wild.

Scorbunny definitely nails the list as one of the cutest starter Pokemon ever to grace the series, though the Fire-type category always has fierce competition. This rabbit Pokemon sports a diminutive and cutesy appearance. However, it also has sleek evolutions with #814 Raboot and #815 Cinderace. Both forms remain consistent with Scorbunny's "athletic" motif, as Raboot gets a sweater-like mane and Cinderace looks like a marathon runner.

However, its Shiny variant definitely turns up the heat, with a white-yellow-orange theme. Scorbunny focuses on an innocent white candle-like appearance that grows in intensity as it evolves.

5 #077 - Ponyta

  • Players can obtain Ponyta in Glimwood Tangle and Old Cemetery.

Most folks would agree that Ponyta is cute in its original form, but its new Galarian form makes it so reminiscent of My Little Pony that the cuteness dial is turned all the way up to ten. With its bright, anime eyes, cloud-like mane, and unicorn horn, Galarian Ponyta embodies all the traits that make both unicorns and ponies so beloved in fantasy narratives and pop culture.

With Ponyta's shiny form, it manages to keep its cuteness while bringing a whole different feel to the Pokemon. This shiny form brings back the yellow shade of the original Ponyta's body, contrasting it with the soft green in its mane and the pure white hue of its coat.

4 #083 - Farfetch'd

  • Farfetch'd, which is obtainable in Route 5 and Giant's Mirror, can only evolve into Sirfetch'd by performing a certain number of critical hits in a single battle.

Fans know #083 Farfetch'd as "that duck with the vegetable." However, while its normal form consists of a happy look with its brown feathers, Galarian Farfetch'd have darker feathers and a more imposing appearance. Moreover, Farfetch'd get sword-and-shield vegetables as it evolves into #865 Sirfetch'd, this time with white feathers and the same stern look. Given its weapons, it makes sense for Farfetch'd and Sirfetch'd to be classified as Fighting Pokemon.

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Funnily enough, Sirfetch'd have a Shiny variant that gives it a kinship with #054 Psyduck, as they share yellowish feathers. Players who want a goofy-looking character that has the same prestige as a Shiny should go for a Shiny Farfetch'd.

3 #869 - Alcremie

  • Alcremie is only obtainable by evolving Milcery, which in turn is obtainable in Route 4, Bridge Field, and Giant's Mirror.

Ideally, the main goal of a successful shiny form is to have a design that is both different enough from the original and still appealing to the eye (bonus points if it makes logical sense for the specific Pokemon.) Alcremie is a great example of how a shiny form can work on Pokemon that already have different forms, as it is distinct but still aesthetically appealing.

What makes Alcremie so great is how its shiny form still makes each of its individual forms distinct enough to be recognized through its accessories and its eye color. Furthermore, Alcremie's black pastry body is reminiscent of unique ice cream flavors such as black sesame or charcoal ice cream, which has become more popular in recent times.

2 #831 - Wooloo

  • Players can obtain Wooloo in Route 1 and 4, Motostoke Riverbank, Slippery Slope, Frostpoint FIeld, Giant's Bed, Snowslide Slope, and Three-Point Pass.

The adorable sheep Pokemon that everyone fell in love with, Wooloo was one of the first Galar Pokemon revealed during Sword and Shield's promotional period, used to tease and entice fans before the game had been released. Wooloo became an instant favorite, evidenced by the amount of fan-art that flooded the internet shortly after its reveal.

Wooloo's shiny form is so excellent because it is exactly what you would expect and hope it to be: the black sheep from children's nursery rhymes. Having Wooloo be a black sheep is not only a reference to an old cultural text but also references the concept of the "black sheep", someone who is the odd one out in a group or family. Many people gravitated towards Wooloo because of the softness and kindness it represents, something that many "black sheep" may lack in their lives.

1 #889 Zamazenta

  • Players can only obtain Zamazenta via trading in Pokemon Sword. However, the Legendary is available just above the Hammerlocke Gym's tower in Pokemon Shield.

#889 Zamazenta serves as one of the best-looking Legendaries introduced in the franchise. As a Fighting/Steel-type Pokemon, Zamazenta sports a Crowned Shield. It also has a red-blue-yellow color scheme that gives it a heroic appearance.

However, what's even more awesome is its Shiny variant. Shiny Zamazenta forms a more obvious split from the sword-wielding #888 Zacian, who originally has a similar red-blue-yellow color set. Unlike its base appearance, Shiny Zamazenta sports red armor and red fur, with golden accents for its shield and armor. This is a direct split from Shiny Zacian, which now wears blue fur with golden accents for its sword and armor.

Pokemon Sword and Shield were released on November 15, 2019, and are available on Nintendo Switch.

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Shiny Pokémon aren’t something exclusive to Pokémon Go Fest 2021, but Niantic has made sure that the event isn’t lacking in new variants for players to try and catch. 

Not only are there 10 new Shiny Pokémon available during the event, which runs from July 17 and 18 from 10am to 6pm local time, but for ticketed players, their base Shiny encounter rates have been boosted. This applies to all Shiny Pokémon, too, not just the new ones being added for Go Fest. 

Some new Pokémon, like Pop Star Pikachu and Rock Star Pikachu or Meloetta, won’t be available as shinies yet, but you can still try and collect some of the other, readily available ones. The boosted odds don’t guarantee players will encounter a shiny during their Go Fest experience, but it gives them a higher chance to do so.

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If you plan on participating in Go Fest 2021, here are all of the Pokémon that have boosted spawn rates for Pokémon Go Fest 2021 and are also available as a shiny, and how to get them. 

Shiny Pokémon available for Go Fest

New Shiny Pokémon 

  • Pikachu (Go Fest 2021 hat)
  • Galarian Ponyta (Go Fest 2021 hat)
  • Galarian Zigzagoon (Go Fest 2021 hat)
  • Unown F
  • Whismur
  • Chimecho 
  • Audino
  • Tympole
  • Throh
  • Sawk

General Shiny spawns

  • Pikachu (Go Fest 2021 hat)
  • Jigglypuff
  • Whismur
  • Chimecho
  • Kricketot
  • Audino

Shiny Egg Hatches (7km)

  • Lapras
  • Cleffa
  • Igglybuff
  • Whismur
  • Kricketot
  • Audino
  • Tympole
  • Deino

Boosted Incenses Shiny spawns

Habitat Shiny spawns

  • Jungle
    • Ekans
    • Alolan Exeggutor
    • Tangela
    • Scyther
    • Aipom
    • Lotad
    • Slakoth
    • Chimchar
    • Croagunk
    • Snivy
  • Desert Mountain
    • Growlithe
    • Alolan Geodude
    • Skarmory
    • Larvitar
    • Aron
    • Trapinch
    • Skorupi
    • Hippopotas
    • Ferroseed
    • Throh
  • Ocean Beach
    • Magikarp
    • Dratini
    • Chinchou
    • Marill
    • Carvanha
    • Wailmer
    • Swablu
    • Feebas
    • Tympole
    • Alomomola
    • Gyarados
    • Sawk
  • Cave
    • Zubat
    • Gligar
    • Ralts
    • Sableye
    • Beldum
    • Roggenrola
    • Woobat
    • Deino
    • Absol

Shiny raids

  • Galarian Ponyta (Go Fest 2021 hat)
  • Galarian Zigzagoon (Go Fest 2021 hat)
  • Deino 

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Ways to Obtain

Pokemon in this Shiny List include a filter for possible means for obtaining them, past and present. For instance, a Pokemon listed as obtainable from Raids may not currently be a raid boss. Visit the following links for updated lists of which Pokemon can appear where.

About Shiny Pokemon

Once a Pokemon is made available as a shiny Pokemon, it is possible to receive a shiny variant in any way the Pokemon is obtainable. Evolved Pokemon cannot be caught shiny. They must be caught shiny in the basic stage, then evolved. The exception to this rule is Pikachu (and now Nidorina and Nidoqueen), who can be caught shiny. Below is a list of all Pokemon currently available as shiny in Pokemon Go and ways they can be obtained. Click to filter obtainable methods.

Available Shiny Pokemon

BulbasaurBulbasaurEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
VenusaurVenusaurEvolution, Raids
CharmanderCharmanderEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
CharizardCharizardEvolution, Raids
SquirtleSquirtleEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
BlastoiseBlastoiseEvolution, Raids
BeedrillBeedrillEvolution, Raids, Wild
EkansEkansEggs, Raids, Research Encounter
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
PoliwagPoliwagRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
TentacoolTentacoolRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
ShellderShellderEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
GengarGengarEvolution, Raids
OnixOnixEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
DrowzeeDrowzeeEggs, Raids, Wild
KrabbyKrabbyEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
HitmonleeHitmonleeRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
HitmonchanHitmonchanRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
LickitungLickitungEggs, Raids, Wild
KoffingKoffingEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
TangelaTangelaEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
KangaskhanKangaskhanEggs, Raids, Wild
PinsirPinsirRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
MagikarpMagikarpRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
LaprasLaprasRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
OmanyteOmanyteEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
KabutoKabutoEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
AerodactylAerodactylEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
SnorlaxSnorlaxRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
ArticunoArticunoRaids, Research Encounter
ZapdosZapdosRaids, Research Encounter
MoltresMoltresRaids, Research Encounter
DratiniDratiniEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
MewtwoMewtwoRaids, Research Encounter
SentretSentretRaids, Wild
AipomAipomRaids, Wild
MisdreavusMisdreavusRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
GligarGligarEggs, Raids, Wild
ShuckleShuckleRaids, Wild
HeracrossHeracrossEggs, Raids, Wild
SneaselSneaselRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
DelibirdDelibirdRaids, Wild
StantlerStantlerRaids, Wild
MiltankMiltankRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
EnteiEnteiRaids, Research Encounter
LugiaLugiaRaids, Research Encounter
Ho-OhHo-OhRaids, Research Encounter
MakuhitaMakuhitaEggs, Raids, Wild
SableyeSableyeEggs, Raids, Wild
MedititeMedititeEggs, Raids, Wild
RoseliaRoseliaRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
WailmerWailmerEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
TrapinchTrapinchEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
SwabluSwabluEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
LileepLileepEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
AnorithAnorithEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
ShuppetShuppetEggs, Raids, Wild
DuskullDuskullEggs, Raids, Wild
AbsolAbsolEggs, Raids, Research Encounter
SnoruntSnoruntEggs, Raids, Wild
BagonBagonEggs, Raids, Wild
LatiasLatiasRaids, Research Encounter
LatiosLatiosRaids, Research Encounter
KyogreKyogreRaids, Research Encounter
GroudonGroudonRaids, Research Encounter
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys (Normal Forme)Raids
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)Raids
BidoofBidoofRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
ShinxShinxEggs, Raids
ShieldonShieldonEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
DrifloonDrifloonRaids, Wild
BronzorBronzorRaids, Wild
Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)Raids
Alolan ExeggutorAlolan ExeggutorRaids, Wild
Alolan MarowakAlolan MarowakRaids
Alolan RaichuAlolan RaichuRaids
SnivySnivyEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
PatratPatratEggs, Raids, Wild
RoggenrolaRoggenrolaEggs, Raids, Wild
TimburrTimburrEggs, Raids
YamaskYamaskRaids, Research Encounter, Wild
FerroseedFerroseedEggs, Raids, Wild
KlinkKlinkEggs, Raids
RuffletRuffletEggs, Raids
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Raids
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Raids
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Raids
BunnelbyBunnelbyEggs, Raids, Research Encounter, Wild
Raids, Research Encounter
Raids, Research Encounter
Shadow KabutoShadow KabutoEggs, Raids, Wild
CaterpieCaterpieResearch Encounter, Wild
WeedleWeedleEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
PidgeyPidgeyResearch Encounter, Wild
RattataRattataResearch Encounter, Wild
SpearowSpearowEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
PikachuPikachuEvolution, Research Encounter, Wild
VulpixVulpixEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
ZubatZubatEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
OddishOddishEggs, Wild
VenonatVenonatResearch Encounter, Wild
MeowthMeowthEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
GrowlitheGrowlitheEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
AbraAbraResearch Encounter, Wild
MachopMachopEggs, Wild
BellsproutBellsproutResearch Encounter, Wild
Farfetch'dFarfetch'dEggs, Wild
SeelSeelResearch Encounter, Wild
GrimerGrimerEggs, Wild
GastlyGastlyResearch Encounter, Wild
VoltorbVoltorbEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
ExeggcuteExeggcuteEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
RhyhornRhyhornEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
ChanseyChanseyEvolution, Research Encounter, Wild
HorseaHorseaEggs, Wild
StaryuStaryuEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
Mr. MimeMr. MimeEggs, Wild
ScytherScytherEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
ElectabuzzElectabuzzEvolution, Wild
MagmarMagmarEvolution, Wild
TaurosTaurosEggs, Wild
EeveeEeveeEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
PorygonPorygonResearch Encounter, Wild
ChikoritaChikoritaEggs, Wild
CyndaquilCyndaquilEggs, Wild
TotodileTotodileEggs, Wild
NatuNatuEggs, Wild
MareepMareepEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
SunkernSunkernEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
YanmaYanmaEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
WooperWooperEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
UnownUnownResearch Encounter, Wild
PinecoPinecoEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
DunsparceDunsparceEggs, Wild
SnubbullSnubbullEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
TeddiursaTeddiursaEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
SkarmorySkarmoryEggs, Wild
HoundourHoundourEggs, Research Encounter, Wild
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Pokemon Go shiny list: Every shiny Pokemon you can catch

By Ford James

Our Pokemon Go shiny list will make sure you catch them all

The Pokemon Go shiny list just keeps getting bigger, with recent additions from Gen 5 like Shiny Patrat and Shiny Watchog. In 2021, Pokemon Go's first generation of cute critters have now nearly all had shiny treatment, and the other generations are catching up fast. It can be daunting figuring out which shiny Pokemon you still need to grab, but luckily we've created this Pokemon Go shiny list - broken down by generation - to help.  

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 How to get shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go

If you've been playing Pokemon Go for a long time and never stumbled across a shiny, don't be surprised. The Pokemon Go shiny odds are roughly 1 in 450. This means that every time you tap on a Pokemon to catch it in Pokemon Go - if it has a shiny version - there is a 1 in 450 chance it will be shiny.

However, these odds are dramatically increased on Pokemon Go Community Day to 1 in 25. Community Day happens once a month in Pokemon Go, when a specific Pokemon will flood the streets and appear almost everywhere. Along with the other benefits usually found during Community Day, Pokemon Go shinies become much more popular and you'd have to be considerably unlucky to not find a shiny during Community Day.

You won't know if you've found a shiny Pokemon or not until you tap on it and enter the encounter. If the colour change is subtle, you'll also know you've found a shiny if a bunch of sparks fly out from the Pokemon before you throw the first ball. Once you've caught a Pokemon Go shiny, you can search for "shiny" in your list of Pokemon to show you your full Pokemon Go shiny list.

Complete Pokemon Go shiny list

All of the Pokemon on our Pokemon Go shiny list below can be found as shinies in Pokemon Go, including how you obtain them all, as some are exclusive to raids or eggs. Currently, all evolutions cannot be caught as shiny - the only exceptions to this are Pikachu, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, and Alolan Exeggutor.

Gen 1 - Kanto Pokedex

  • Shiny Bulbasaur - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Ivysaur - Evolution 
  • Shiny Venusaur - Evolution
  • Shiny Charmander - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Charmeleon - Evolution 
  • Shiny Charizard - Evolution
  • Shiny Squirtle - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild
  • Shiny Wartortle - Evolution
  • Shiny Blastoise - Evolution
  • Shiny Caterpie - Research Encounter, Wild Shiny 
  • Metapod - Evolution 
  • Shiny Butterfree - Evolution
  • Shiny Weedle - Eggs, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Kakuna - Evolution 
  • Shiny Beedrill - Evolution
  • Shiny Pidgey - Wild 
  • Shiny Pidgeotto - Evolution 
  • Shiny Pidgeot - Evolution
  • Shiny Rattata - Wild 
  • Shiny Raticate - Evolution
  • Shiny Alolan Rattata - Wild 
  • Shiny Alolan Raticate - Evolution
  • Shiny Ekans - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounter Shiny Arbok - Evolution
  • Shiny Pichu - Eggs 
  • Shiny Pikachu - Evolution, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Raichu - Evolution 
  • Shiny Alolan Raichu - Raids
  • Shiny Sandshrew - Wild 
  • Shiny Sandslash - Evolution
  • Shiny Alolan Sandshrew - Wild 
  • Shiny Alolan Sandslash - Evolution
  • Shiny Nidoran F - Wild 
  • Shiny Nidorina - Evolution 
  • Shiny Nidoqueen - Evolution
  • Shiny Nidoran M - Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Nidorino - Evolution 
  • Shiny Nidoking - Evolution
  • Shiny Cleffa - Eggs 
  • Shiny Clefairy - Evolution 
  • Shiny Clefable - Evolution
  • Shiny Vulpix - Eggs, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Ninetales - Evolution
  • Shiny Alolan Vulpix - Wild 
  • Shiny Alolan Ninetales - Evolution
  • Shiny Igglybuff - Eggs 
  • Shiny Jigglypuff - Evolution 
  • Shiny Wigglytuff - Evolution
  • Shiny Zubat - Eggs, Research Encounter, Wild 
  • Shiny Golbat - Evolution 
  • Shiny Crobat - Evolution
  • Shiny Oddish - Eggs, Wild 
  • Shiny Gloom - Evolution 
  • Shiny Vileplume - Evolution 
  • Shiny Bellossom - Evolution
  • Shiny Venonat - Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Venomoth - Evolution
  • Shiny Diglett - Wild 
  • Shiny Dugtrio - Evolution
  • Shiny Alolan Diglett - Wild 
  • Shiny Alolan Dugtrio - Evolution
  • Shiny Meowth - Raids, Wild 
  • Shiny Persian - Evolution
  • Shiny Alolan Meowth - Eggs 
  • Shiny Alolan Persian - Evolution
  • Shiny Psyduck - Wild 
  • Shiny Golduck - Evolution
  • Shiny Mankey - Wild 
  • Shiny Primeape - Evolution
  • Shiny Growlithe - Eggs, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Arcanine - Evolution
  • Shiny Poliwag - Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Poliwhirl - Evolution 
  • Shiny Poliwrath - Evolution Shiny Politoed - Evolution
  • Shiny Abra - Research Encounter, Wild 
  • Shiny Kadabra - Evolution 
  • Shiny Alakazam - Evolution
  • Shiny Machop - Eggs, Wild 
  • Shiny Machoke - Evolution 
  • Shiny Machamp - Evolution
  • Shiny Bellsprout - Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Weepinbell - Evolution 
  • Shiny Victreebel - Evolution
  • Shiny Tentacool - Raids, Research Encounter, Wild 
  • Shiny Tentacruel - Evolution
  • Shiny Geodude - Wild 
  • Shiny Graveler - Evolution 
  • Shiny Golem - Evolution
  • Shiny Alolan Geodude - Wild 
  • Shiny Alolan Graveler - Evolution 
  • Shiny Alolan Golem - Evolution
  • Shiny Ponyta - Wild 
  • Shiny Rapidash - Evolution
  • Shiny Magnemite - Wild 
  • Shiny Magneton - Evolution 
  • Shiny Magnezone - Evolution
  • Shiny Farfetch'd - Eggs, Wild
  • Shiny Doduo - Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Dodrio - Evolution
  • Shiny Seel - Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Dewgong - Evolution
  • Shiny Grimer - Eggs, Wild 
  • Shiny Muk - Evolution
  • Shiny Shellder - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Cloyster - Evolution
  • Shiny Gastly - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Haunter - Evolution 
  • Shiny Gengar - Evolution
  • Shiny Onix - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Steelix - Evolution
  • Shiny Drowzee - Eggs, Raids, Wild 
  • Shiny Hypno - Evolution
  • Shiny Krabby - Eggs, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Kingler - Evolution
  • Shiny Alolan Exeggutor - Wild
  • Shiny Cubone - Wild 
  • Shiny Marowak - Evolution 
  • Shiny Alolan Marowak - Raids
  • Shiny Lickitung - Raids, Wild 
  • Shiny Lickilicky - Evolution
  • Shiny Koffing - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounter 
  • Shiny Weezing - Evolution
  • Shiny Rhyhorn - Eggs, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Rhydon - Evolution 
  • Shiny Rhyperior - Evolution
  • Shiny Happiny - Eggs 
  • Shiny Chansey - Evolution, Wild 
  • Shiny Blissey - Evolution
  • Shiny Tangela - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Tangrowth - Evolution
  • Shiny Horsea - Eggs, Wild 
  • Shiny Seadra - Evolution 
  • Shiny Kingdra - Evolution
  • Shiny Staryu - Eggs, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Starmie - Evolution
  • Shiny Mime Jr - Eggs 
  • Shiny Mr. Mime - Eggs, Wild
  • Shiny Scyther - Eggs, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Scizor - Evolution
  • Shiny Smoochum - Eggs 
  • Shiny Jynx - Evolution
  • Shiny Elekid - Eggs 
  • Shiny Electabuzz - Evolution 
  • Shiny Electivire - Evolution
  • Shiny Magby - Eggs 
  • Shiny Magmar - Evolution 
  • Shiny Magmortar - Evolution
  • Shiny Tauros - Eggs, Wild
  • Shiny Magikarp - Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Gyarados - Evolution
  • Shiny Lapras - Raids, Research Encounters, Wild
  • Shiny Eevee - Eggs, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Vaporeon - Evolution 
  • Shiny Jolteon - Evolution 
  • Shiny Flareon - Evolution 
  • Shiny Espeon - Evolution 
  • Shiny Umbreon - Evolution 
  • Shiny Leafeon - Evolution 
  • Shiny Glaceon - Evolution
  • Shiny Omanyte - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Omastar - Evolution
  • Shiny Kabuto - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Kabutops - Evolution
  • Shiny Aerodactyl - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild
  • Shiny Articuno - Raids, Research Encounters 
  • Shiny Zapdos - Raids, Research Encounters 
  • Shiny Moltres - Raids, Research Encounters
  • Shiny Dratini - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Dragonair - Evolution 
  • Shiny Dragonite - Evolution
  • Shiny Dratini - Eggs, Raids, Research Encounters, Wild 
  • Shiny Dragonair - Evolution 
  • Shiny Dragonite - Evolution

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Pokemon Lets Go Shiny Pokemon

How To Catch Shiny Pokemon In Let’s Go

Catching Shiny Pokemon In Let’s Go is kind of a grind, but you can increase your chances of encountering a shiny pokemon with Catch Combo. That’s not all, the higher the Catch Chain the higher chance the pokemon will have Flawless IV’s.

So What’s a Catch Combo?

Its simple you just need to catch the same pokemon over and over again for each time you say catch a Charmander it will increase your Catch Combo, this will increase your chance of encountering a Shiny Charmander. The higher the Catch Combo the better chance you will encounter pokemon with higher IV Stats and even Rare Pokemon.

(Tip 1: If you encounter a different pokemon species by accident do NOT catch it as it will break your current Catch Combo.)

(Note: If the wild pokemon flees the battle, the catch combo will break.)
(Note: If you turn off the game that will also break the combo.)

Catch ComboShiny RateShiny Rate With LureShiny Rate with Shiny CharmShiny Rate with Shiny Charm with Lure
0-101 in 40961 in 20481 in 1365.31 in 1024
11-201 in 10241 in 819.21 in 682.61 in 585.14
21-301 in 5121 in 455.11 in 409.61 in 372.36
31+1 in 341.31 in 315.081 in 292.571 in 273.07

Credit for this table data goes to Serebii


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