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Pokemon GO Shiny collecting - A complete guide

Pokemon GO Shiny collecting - A complete guide

Oooooh, Shiny one!

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In Pokemon GO, Shiny Pokemon are always being looked for. They are rare, alternately coloured variants compared to normal Pokemon. I have been on the hunt in Pokemon GO for Shiny and have been lucky enough to get quite a few, so I am now looking to help you find a bunch of shinies yourself! There are a lot of Pokemon that have shiny varieties and it is rare to find these special versions, so let’s get into everything you need to know.

Shiny Pokemon were first put into Pokemon Go as part of the Water Festival Event, starting with Gyarados and Magikarp, however, there are new Shiny Pokemon added into the game with each event and Community Day.

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Shiny Pokemon can be seen by a sparkle icon when they are in your backpack or on the character’s name when you face it in the wild. These Pokemon do not look Shiny when they are presented on the map - only when you select them and try to capture them will they be Shiny.

How often will you find Shiny?

How often you will find Shiny Pokemon do depend on if there is an event day active. On specific Community Days, where it is announced that you will be more likely to find a Shiny Pokemon, there is a higher chance - sometimes as high as 1 in 20. Outside of events, however, it is estimated to be as low as 1 in 500.

You do have a slight chance of hatching Shiny Pokemon too - so do keep your eggs in their incubators.

Can everyone in Pokemon GO see Shiny on the map?

As mentioned before, Pokemon will not be Shiny on the map view. They also won’t be Shiny on the “Nearby” showcase. If you find a Shiny, it won’t show up for the person you are playing with, as it’s done on a player-by-player basis. This means that the Pokemon you tapped, that turned out to be Shiny, probably won’t be for anyone else that taps it.

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How do I show off my Pokemon GO Shiny?

You can place your Shiny Pokemon in gyms, as long as it is not a Legendary Pokemon (as those can’t go in gyms) and as long as there isn’t already a regular version of that Pokemon currently defending the gym. You can make your buddy a Shiny - allowing your friends on your friend list to see your cool Pokemon.

Do they have different stats than non-Shiny?

No. Shiny Pokemon have the same stats as their non-Shiny versions, as well as the same attacks and movesets. The only exception is that if you evolve specific shinies during their Community day event, they will get more exclusive moves as a part of the event.

Shiny Pokemon that are evolved will keep their Shiny status, so don’t be afraid to level them up and evolve them.

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You can see all of your Shiny Pokemon by going into your Pokemon inventory, tapping the search bar, and selecting SHINY. You might have to hit more options before Shiny will appear, however. 

Keep an eye out for community days to help you get these rare Pokemon and keep catching Pokemon in hopes of finding a Shiny!

What Shiny Pokemons are available in Pokemon GO?

It’s quite challenging to keep track of which Pokemon have Shiny variants in the game, so we have compiled a list. However, since there are a lot of Pokemon, the list is pretty huge. Therefore, we've decided to alphabetise it. Just click the big blue button below to check if you can find a Pokemon GO Shiny version of your favourite Pokemon.

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Abomasnow Abra Absol Aerodactyl Aggron Aipom Alakazam Altaria Ambipom Ampharos Anorith Arbok Arcanine Armaldo Aron Articuno Azumarill Azurill Bagon Baltoy Banette Barboach Bayleef Beartic Beautifly Beedrill Beldum Bellossom Bellsprout Blastoise Blaziken Blissey Boldore Bonsly Braviary Bronzong Bronzor Budew Bulbasaur Buneary Burmy Butterfree Carvanha Cascoon Castform Caterpie Celebi Chansey Charizard Charmander Charmeleon Chikorita Chimchar Chinchou Cinccino Clamperl Claydol Clefable Clefairy Cleffa Cloyster Cobalion Cofagrigus Combusken Conkeldurr Cradily Cresselia Croagunk Crobat Croconaw Crustle Cubchoo Cubone Cyndaquil Darkrai Deino Delcatty Delibird Deoxys Dewgong Diglett Dodrio Doduo Dragonair Dragonite Drapion Dratini Drifblim Drifloon Drowzee Dugtrio Dunsparce Durrant Dusclops Dusknoir Duskull Dustox Dwebble


Eevee Ekans Electabuzz Electivire Electrike Electrode Elekid Empoleon Entei Espeon Exeggcute Exeggutor (Variants:Alolan) Farfetch’d Feebas Feraligatr Ferroseed Ferrothorn Flaaffy Flareon Flygon Forretress Froslass Furret Gabite Gallade Garchomp Gardevoir Gastly Genesect Gengar Geodude Gible Gigalith Giratina Glaceon Glalie Glameow Gligar Gliscor Gloom Golbat Goldeen Golduck Golem Gorebyss Granbull Graveler Grimer Grotle Groudon Grovyle Growlithe Grumpig Gurdurr Gyarados Happiny Hariyama Haunter Heatmor Heatran Herdier Hippopotas Hippowdon Ho-Oh Honchkrow Horsea Houndoom Houndour Huntail Hydreigon Hypno Igglybuff Illumise Infernape Ivysaur Jigglypuff Jolteon Jynx


Kabuto Kabutops Kadabra Kakuna Kangaskhan Kingdra Kingler Kirlia Klang Klink Klinklang Koffing Krabby Kricketot Kricktune Kyogre Lairon Lanturn Lapras Larvitar Latias Latios Leafeon Ledian Ledyba Lickilicky Lickitung Lileep Lillipup Linoone Lombre Lopunny Lotad Lucario Ludicolo Lugia Lunatone Luvdisc Luxio Luxray Machamp Machoke Machop Magby Magikarp Magmar Magmortar Magnemite Magneton Magnezone Makuhita Mamoswine Manectric Mankey Mareep Marill Marowak Marshtomp Mawile Medicham Meditite Meganium Melmetal Meltan Meowth Metagross Metang Metapod Mewtwo Mightyena Milotic Miltank. Mime Jr. Minccino Minun Misdreavus Mismagius Moltres Monferno Mothim Mr. Mime Mudkip Muk Murkrow Natu Nidoking Nidoqueen Nidoran Nidoran Nidorina Nidorino Nincada Ninetails Ninjask Nuzleaf


Oddish Omanyte Omastar Onix Patrat Pelipper Persian Pichu Pidgeot Pidgeotto Pidgey Pidove Pikachu Piloswine Pineco Pinsir Piplup Plusle Politoed Poliwag Poliwhirl Poliwrath Ponyta Poochyena Porygon Porygon-Z Porygon2 Primeape Prinplup Psyduck Pupitar Purugly Quagsire Quilava Qwilfish Raichu Raikou Ralts Rapidash Raticate Rattata Rayquaza Regice Regirock Registeel Rhydon Rhyhorn Rhyperior Riolu Roggenrola Roselia Roserade Rufflet Sableye Salamence Sandshrew Sandslash Sceptile Scizor Scyther Seadra Seaking Seedot Seel Sentret Seviper Sharpedo Shelgon Shellder Shiftry Shinx Shuckle Shuppet Silcoon Skarmory Skitty Skorupi Slaking Slakoth Slowbro Slowking Slowpoke Smoochum Sneasel Snorunt Snover Snubbull Solrock Spinda Spiritomb Spoink Squirtle Stantler Starmie Staryu Steelix Stoutland Sudowoodo Suicune Sunflora Sunkern Swablu Swampert Swellow Swinub Swoobat


Taillow Tangela Tangrowth Tauros Teddiursa Tentacool Tentacruel Terrakion Timburr Togekiss Togepi Togetic Torchic Torterra Totodile Toxicroak Tranquill Trapinch Treeko Turtwig Typhlosion Tyranitar Umbreon Unfezant Unown Ursaring Vaporeon Venomoth Venonat Venusaur Verizion Vibrava Victreebel Vigoroth Vileplume Volbeat Voltorb Vulpix Wailmer Wailord Wartortle Watchog Weavile Weedle Weepinbell Weezing Whiscash Wigglytuff Wingull Wobuffet Woobat Wooper Wormadam Wurmple Wynaut Xatu Yamask Yanma Yanmega Zangoose Zapdos Zigzagoon Zubat Zweilous

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