Pokémon Go Shiny - how to find them and which ones are available

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Dustin Hansen
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In Pokémon Go, the shiny hunt can often feel like a futile endeavor with endless encounters and bad luck, as seen in the wild, shiny Pokémon resembling any other common monster; this is where our guide comes in handy. Just like in the main series, Shiny Pokémon are exceptionally rare, but that's what makes them an important status symbol for any longtime Pokémon Go player.

Simply put, shiny Pokemon are color variants and nothing more. Some Pokemon have shiny forms that are almost indistinguishable from their standard styles, such as Pikachu and Gastly, which both look like toned down versions of their standard forms. Others are on the complete opposite side of the spectrum, with the traditionally pink Lickitung having a bright gold variant.



Shiny Pokémon were not included in the initial release of Pokémon Go. They debuted in March 2017 with the surprise release of Shiny Magikarp, which can evolve into the powerful Shiny Red Gyarados, which looks very impressive against daunting opponents. other coaches. Find our full list of available Pokémon Go shiny Pokémon below, then check out our Pokémon Go Ditto guide and Pokémon Go Eevee evolution guide!

EVERYTHING IN OUR POKEMON GO SHINY GUIDE:

How to Find a Shiny Pokemon

Pokémon sprites won't appear any differently in the wild, so you'll have to click on them before they reveal whether they're shiny or not. You can also get shiny Pokémon by participating in raids, doing research, and hatching eggs. When you enter the encounter screen, you'll know a Pokémon is shiny because sparkles will splatter across the screen, and the Pokémon will be a different color than what was seen on the map, changing color can sometimes be very subtle, so be careful!



Shiny Gen XNUMX Pokemon Available

  • Bulbasaur (including Shedinja and Party Hat variants)
    • Available through Wild Encounters, Eggs, Raids, and Research
  • ivysaur
    • Available through evolution
  • Venusaur (including clone variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Charmander (including Cubone and Party Hat variants)
    • Available through Wild Encounters, Eggs, Raids, and Research
  • Charmeleon
    • Available through evolution
  • Charizard (and you buy the clone variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Squirtle (including Sunglasses, Yamask, and Party Hat variants)
    • Available through Wild Encounters, Eggs, Raids, and Research
  • Wartortle (including sunglasses variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Blastoise (including sunglasses and clone variants)
    • Available through evolution
  • Caterpie
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Metapod
    • Available through evolution
  • Without butter
    • Available through evolution
  • Pidgey
    • Available in wild encounters
  • pidgeotto
    • Available through evolution
  • Pidgeot
    • Available through evolution
  • Rattata
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Raticate (including party hat variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan rattata
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Alolan Raticate
    • Available through evolution
  • Ekans
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, and research
  • tree
    • Available through evolution
  • Pichu (including all hat variants)
  • Pikachu (including all hat variants)
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Raichu (including all hat variants)
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan raichu
  • sandshrew
    • Available in wild encounters
  • sandslash
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan sandshrew
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Alolan Sandslash
    • Available through evolution
  • Nidoran ♀
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Nidorina
    • Available through evolution
  • Nidoqueen
    • Available through evolution
  • Nidoran
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Nidorino (including party hat variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Nesting
    • Available through evolution
  • Cleffa
  • Clefairy
    • Available through evolution
  • Clefable
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan vulpix
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Alolan Ninetails
    • Available through evolution
  • Igglybuff
  • Jigglypuff
    • Available Through Wild Encounters and Evolution
  • wigglytuff
    • Available through evolution
  • Zubat
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Golbat
    • Available through evolution
  • Crobat
    • Available through evolution
  • Weird
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Darkness
    • Available through evolution
  • Vileplume
    • Available through evolution
  • Bellossom
    • Available through evolution
  • Diglett
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • dug trio
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan diglett
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Alolan Dugtrio
    • Available through evolution
  • Meowth
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Persian
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan meowth
  • Persian Alolan
    • Available through evolution
  • Psyduck
    • Available in wild encounters
  • golduck
    • Available through evolution
  • mankey
    • Available in wild encounters
  • primeape
    • Available through evolution
  • growlithe
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Arcanine
    • Available through evolution
  • poliwag
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Polywhirl
    • Available through evolution
  • Polywrath
    • Available through evolution
  • Politoed
    • Available through evolution
  • Open
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Cadabra
    • Available through evolution
  • Alakazam
    • Available through evolution
  • machop
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Machoke
    • Available through evolution
  • machamp
    • Available through evolution
  • tentacool
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Tentacruel
    • Available through evolution
  • Geodude
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Graveler
    • Available through evolution
  • G
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan geodude
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Graveler Alolan
    • Available through evolution
  • Golem d'Alolan
    • Available through evolution
  • ponyta
    • Available in wild encounters
  • rapidash
    • Available through evolution
  • Magnemite
    • Available in wild encounters
  • magneton
    • Available through evolution
  • magnetone
    • Available through evolution
  • Farfetch'd
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Seel
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Dewgong
    • Available through evolution
  • grinmer
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Muk
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan grimer
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Alolan Muk
    • Available through evolution
  • shellder
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, and research
  • cloyster
    • Available through evolution
  • Gastly
    • Available through Wild Encounters, Eggs, and Research
  • Haunter
    • Available through evolution
  • Gengar (and you buy the chapeau variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Onix
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Steelix
    • Available through evolution
  • Drowzee
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • hypnosis
    • Available through evolution
  • Krabby
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Kingler
    • Available through evolution
  • voltorb
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Electrode
    • Available through evolution
  • Exeggcute
    • Available in wild encounters
  • exeggutor
    • Available through evolution
  • Exeggutor Alolan
    • Available in Wild Encounters and Raids
  • Cubone
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Marowak
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan marowak
  • Licensing
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Lickylicky
    • Available through evolution
  • coffee
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Weezing
    • Available through evolution
  • Galarian weezing
  • Rhyhorn
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Rhydon
    • Available through evolution
  • Rhyperior
    • Available through evolution
  • Happy
  • Chansey
    • Available Through Wild Encounters and Evolution
  • Blissey
    • Available through evolution
  • Tangela
    • Available in wild encounters
  • tangrowth
    • Available through evolution
  • Kangaskhan
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Horse
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • seadra
    • Available through evolution
  • Kingdra
    • Available through evolution
  • staryu
    • Available in wild encounters
  • starmie
    • Available Through Eggs and Wild Encounters
  • Mime jr
  • Mr. Mime
    • Available Through Eggs and Wild Encounters
  • Sickle
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Scizor
    • Available through evolution
  • Smoochum
  • Jynx
    • Available through evolution
  • Elekid
  • Electabuzz
    • Available through evolution
  • Electivire
    • Available through evolution
  • Magby
  • magmar
    • Available through evolution
  • magmortar
    • Available through evolution
  • pinsir
    • Available in Wild Encounters and Raids
  • Tauros
    • Available Through Eggs and Wild Encounters
  • Magikarpe
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Gyarados
    • Available through evolution
  • Lapras
    • Available through Wild Encounters, Raids, and Research
  • Eevee (including flower crown and party hat variants)
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, and research
  • Vaporeon (including flower crown variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Jolteon (including flower crown variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Flareon (including flower crown variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Espeon (including flower crown variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Umbreon (including flower crown variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Leafeon (including flower crown variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Glaceon (including flower crown variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Porygon
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Porygon2
    • Available through evolution
  • Poryzon-Z
    • Available through evolution
  • Omanyte
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, and research
  • Omastar
    • Available through evolution
  • Kabuto
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, and research
  • Kabutops
    • Available through evolution
  • Aerodactyl
    • Available through Wild Encounters, Eggs, Raids, and Research
  • Articuno
    • Available through Raids and Research
  • Zapdos
    • Available through Raids and Research
  • Moltres
    • Available through Raids and Research
  • Dratint
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, and research
  • Dragonair
    • Available through evolution
  • Dragonite
    • Available through evolution
  • Mewtwo
    • Available through Raids and Research

Second Generation Shiny Pokemon Available

  • Chikorita
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Bayleef
    • Available through evolution
  • Mégane
    • Available through evolution
  • Cyndaquil
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Quilava
    • Available through evolution
  • Typhlosion
    • Available through evolution
  • Totodile
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Croconaw
    • Available through evolution
  • Feraligatr
    • Available through evolution
  • Sentret
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Furret
    • Available through evolution
  • Chinchou
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Lanturn
    • Available through evolution
  • Togepi
  • Togetic
    • Available through evolution
  • Togekiss
    • Available through evolution
  • Natu
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Xatu
    • Available through evolution
  • Mareep
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Flaaffy
    • Available through evolution
  • Ampharos
    • Available through evolution
  • Azurill
  • Marill
    • Available Through Wild Encounters and Evolution
  • Azumarill
    • Available through evolution
  • Bonsley
  • Sudowoodo
    • Available through evolution and wild encounters
  • Aipom
    • Available in wild encounters
  • ambipom
    • Available through evolution
  • Sunkern
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Sunflora
    • Available through evolution
  • Yanma
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Yanmega
    • Available through evolution
  • Murkrow
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Honchkrow
    • Available through evolution
  • Misdreavus
    • Available in wild encounters
  • mismagius
    • Available through evolution
  • Unown (including G, O, U, L, T, R and A variants)
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Wynaut
  • Wobuffet (including party hat variant)
    • Available Through Wild Encounters and Evolution
  • Pineco
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Forretress
    • Available through evolution
  • Gligar
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Gliscor
    • Available through evolution
  • Snubbull
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Granbull
    • Available through evolution
  • Qwilfish
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Shuckle
    • Available in Wild Encounters and Raids
  • Sneasel
    • Available in wild encounters
  • weavile
    • Available through evolution
  • Teddiursa
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Ursaring
    • Available through evolution
  • Swinub
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Piloswine
    • Available through evolution
  • mamoswine
    • Available through evolution
  • Delibird
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Skarmory
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Houndour
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Houndoom
    • Available through evolution
  • Stantler (and you buy the Jingle Bells variant)
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Larvitar
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Pupitar
    • Available through evolution
  • Tyranitar
    • Available through evolution

Third Generation Shiny Pokemon Available

  • Treeko
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Grovyle
    • Available through evolution
  • Skeptical
    • Available through evolution
  • torchic
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Combusken
    • Available through evolution
  • Blaziken
    • Available through evolution
  • Mudkip
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • marshtomp
    • Available through evolution
  • swampert
    • Available through evolution
  • Poochyena
    • Available in wild encounters
  • mightyena
    • Available through evolution
  • Zigzagoon
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Linoone
    • Available through evolution
  • Wurmple (including party hat variant)
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Silicon
    • Available through evolution
  • beautifully
    • Available through evolution
  • Helmet
    • Available through evolution
  • Dustox
    • Available through evolution
  • Lotad
    • Available in wild encounters
  • The shadow
    • Available through evolution
  • Ludicolo
    • Available through evolution
  • Seedot
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Nuzleaf
    • Available through evolution
  • Shiftry
    • Available through evolution
  • Taillow
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Swellow
    • Available through evolution
  • Wingull
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Pelipper
    • Available through evolution
  • Ralts
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Kirlia
    • Available through evolution
  • gardevoir
    • Available through evolution
  • gallade
    • Available through evolution
  • slakoth
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Vigoroth
    • Available through evolution
  • slacking
    • Available through evolution
  • nincada
    • Available through search
  • ninjasky
    • Available through evolution
  • mauhita
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Hariyama
    • Available through evolution
  • Skitty
    • Available in wild encounters
  • delcatty
    • Available through evolution
  • Sableye
    • Available in Wild Encounters and Raids
  • Aron
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Lairon
    • Available through evolution
  • Aggron
    • Available through evolution
  • Meditate
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • medicine
    • Available through evolution
  • Electricity
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Manectric
    • Available through evolution
  • plusle
    • Available in wild encounters
  • My
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Volbeat
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Illumiser
    • Available in wild encounters
  • budew
  • Roselia
    • Available Through Wild Encounters and Evolution
  • roserade
    • Available through evolution
  • carvanha
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Sharpedo
    • Available through evolution
  • Wailmer
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Wailord
    • Available through evolution
  • spoink
    • Available in wild encounters
  • grumpig
    • Available through evolution
  • Spinda (including all nine variants)
    • Available through search
  • Trap
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Vibrate
    • Available through evolution
  • Flygon
    • Available through evolution
  • swablu
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Altana
    • Available through evolution
  • Zangoose
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Seviper
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Lunatone
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Solrock
    • Available in wild encounters
  • barboach
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Whiskey
    • Available through evolution
  • Baltoy
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Claydol
    • Available through evolution
  • lileep
    • Available in wild encounters
  • cradily
    • Available through evolution
  • Anorith
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Armaldo
    • Available through evolution
  • feebas
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Milotic
    • Available through evolution
  • Castform (normal form only)
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Shuppet
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Banette
    • Available through evolution
  • Twilight
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Dusclops
    • Available through evolution
  • dusknoir
    • Available through evolution
  • Absolutely
    • Available through Raids and Research
  • Snore
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • glalie
    • Available through evolution
  • frolass
    • Available through evolution
  • clamperl
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • huntail
    • Available through evolution
  • gorebyss
    • Available through evolution
  • Luvdisc
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Wagon
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Shelgon
    • Available through evolution
  • Salamence
    • Available through evolution
  • beldum
    • Available in wild encounters
  • metang
    • Available through evolution
  • metagross
    • Available through evolution
  • regirock
  • Régie
  • Registeel
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Deoxys (normal form only)

Shiny fourth-generation Pokemon available

  • Turtwig
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • grotle
    • Available through evolution
  • torterra
    • Available through evolution
  • chimchar
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Monferno
    • Available through evolution
  • infernape
    • Available through evolution
  • Piplup
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • startplup
    • Available through evolution
  • Empoleon
    • Available through evolution
  • Shinx
    • Available through Eggs and Raids
  • luxury
    • Available through evolution
  • luxray
    • Available through evolution
  • Burmy (including plant, sand and trash variations)
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Wormadam (including plant, sand and trash variations)
    • Available through evolution
  • Mothim
    • Available through evolution
  • Driflon
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Driftblim
    • Available through evolution
  • buneary
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Lopunny
    • Available through evolution
  • Glameow
    • Available in wild encounters
  • purugly
    • Available through evolution
  • Bronzer
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Bronze
    • Available through evolution
  • Gable
    • Available through evolution and eggs
  • cabinet
    • Available through evolution
  • Garchomp
    • Available through evolution
  • Riolu
  • Lucario
    • Available through evolution
  • Hippopotamus
    • Available in wild encounters
  • hippowdon
    • Available through evolution
  • Crusted
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Drapyon
    • Available through evolution
  • Croagunk
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Toxicros
    • Available through evolution
  • Snover
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Abomasnow
    • Available through evolution
  • Giratina (including original and modified variants)

Fifth Generation Shiny Pokemon Available

  • Square
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • watchog
    • Available through evolution
  • lilliup
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • herder
    • Available through evolution
  • stoutland
    • Available through evolution
  • Pidove
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Not frozen
    • Available through evolution
  • Quiet
    • Available through evolution
  • Rye rola
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Bold
    • Available through evolution
  • gigalith
    • Available through evolution
  • woobat
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • swoobat
    • Available through evolution
  • Timburr
    • Available in Wild Encounters and Raids
  • gurdurr
    • Available through evolution
  • Competition durr
    • Available through evolution
  • Dwebble
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Crust
    • Available through evolution
  • Yamask
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Cofagrigus
    • Available through evolution
  • Minccino
    • Available Through Wild Encounters And Eggs
  • Cincinnatus
    • Available through evolution
  • Klink
  • Klang
    • Available through evolution
  • Sound
    • Available through evolution
  • Heatmor
    • Available in wild encounters
  • durrant
    • Available in wild encounters
  • Deino
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Zweilous
    • Available through evolution
  • Hydreigon
    • Available through evolution
  • cobalion
  • Terracion
  • Verification

Meltan et Melmetal

  • Meltan
    • Available via the Mystery Box
  • Melmetal
    • Available through evolution
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