Shiny Pokémon are rare versions of Pokémon in Pokémon go that have an altered appearance. They are called shiny because they usually add a slight sheen, which makes them stand out more than normal versions.
Aside from Pokemon that don't have shiny versions in the game, each Pokemon has a base shine rate that tells you how often you'll see a shiny version. Cresselia is a relatively common Pokemon, so they don't need to be boosted. They have a legendary shine rating of 1 in 20 (about five percent). So for every 20 Cresselia you catch, you'll likely only get one shiny version.
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How to Get Shiny Cresselia
There is no way to force a Shiny Cresselia to spawn. Instead, players simply have to play the game to hope to encounter one. However, players can use a few tricks to find them more easily.
- Plan many raids. There is a Raid Hour featuring Cresselia on November 17, 2021. Raid Hours do not increase the shine rate of Pokémon, but they do greatly increase the likelihood of seeing them in raids. It's entirely possible to encounter multiple Cresselia during Raid Hour, so there's a good chance you'll see a shiny version.
- Explore while she's on the list. Usually, level 5 Pokémon hold their stance raids for one or two weeks. To increase your chances of getting a shiny version of Cresselia, make yourself available to participate in raids on the days she's listed.
The images below show the normal and shiny versions of Cresselia, Grotle, and Torterra.
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