Since Pokémon Gold and Silver on the GameBoy Color, Pokémon Trainers were introduced to a new type of Pokémon. Shiny Pokémon were shown as the same old Pokémon, but with a twist, and that’s it, a change in color. Even though it’s just an aesthetic change, owning one of these Pokémon is something special.
Pokémon Go has brought many of the mainline Pokémon mechanics to its mobile adventure, and of course, Shiny Pokémon has been retained as a key element of the game. In this guide, we will show you all the Pokémon that can be Shiny and some tips on how to capture them.
How to get Shiny Pokémon easily in Pokémon Go?
Shiny Pokémon are simply a special version of regular Pokémon that come with an alternate color palette. There is no way of knowing if a Pokémon is Shiny or not until you try to capture it, and even then the differences could be subtle enough that you might not notice. Thankfully, Pokémon Go lets you know by playing a special sparkling animation when you encounter one, and if you capture it they have a unique mark to show you they are Shiny.
Aside from certain special Pokémon (such as limited time creatures from events or Research), every Shiny can be found in the same way as any other regular creature: out in the wild, in spotlight hours, hatching eggs, and in raids. Here’s a few tips:
Which Pokémon is the rarest to be Shiny?
While Shiny Pokémon are rare Pokémon at their core, some are more difficult to find. This is due to many factors, ranging from Pokémon found in the wild to a special event. These are the ratios for each case:
1 / 450
The normal Shiny Ratio
1 / 60
Some Pokémon have a better change for being Shiny
1 / 25 or 1 / 130
This depends if it’s either Community Day Pokémon or Global Event Pokémon
1 / 10 o r1 / 20 or 1 / 60
Legendary Pokémon ratio increases when on raids
1 / 60
Baby Pokémon are easier being shiny thru eggs
1 / 10 or 1 / 80
Some Pokémon increases their ratio depending on Research Events
1 / 60
Mystery Box can help on the Meltan Shiny Ratio
1 / 100
Some Shadow Pokémon are easier to be shiny
1 / 64
Rule of thumb, if the Pokémon is Shiny it won’t be Ditto
How many Pokémon can be shiny in Pokémon Go?
Pokémon Go has added along the years a lot of the Pokémon that had appeared in almost all the Pokémon Regions during 9 generations of games. As you could expect, the list is huge since almost all Pokémon on Pokémon GO can be shiny. Let us present you this list of all these Pokémon, considering that some special Pokémon are removed from the list (like all the special Pikachu):