Trainers around the globe are reporting of decreased shiny rates for the Regional Pokemon, but it looks like Niantic haven’t made any changes to the encounter rate of Shiny Regional Pokemon as now confirmed by Niantic Community Manager on Reddit.
A Shiny Regional Analysis thread was open over on the official TSR Reddit account and according to many players, the chances of finding a Shiny Regional Pokemon have decreased. Previously, the chances of finding a Shiny Regional Pokemon were 1/50 and now players reported of seeing 1 Shiny Regional out of 150 or 1/150.
The discussion was flagged to Niantic Community Manager and he explained that Niantic didn’t make any changes to the encounter rate of Shiny Regional Pokemon.
Hi Trainers, we wanted to comment on this directly to provide an update on this situation. To start, I can confirm that there have been no changes to the encounter rate of Shiny Regional Pokémon.
This discussion was flagged to us, and we’ve taken extensive action that I’ll detail below to rule out anything that could have either directly or indirectly impacted the rate at which Shiny Regional Pokémon can be encountered.
To that effect, we’ve conducted multiple, thorough reviews of all changes to the game made over the past 72 hours. Part of these reviews included looking back over our event rollout procedure, all changes associated with the Ultra Bonus unlock, and the implementation of fixes for recent changes that resulted in in-game errors. Additionally, we’ve reviewed gameplay records and have found that the actual encounter rate for Shiny Regional Pokémon matches our settings.
All of this investigation affirmed that there have been no changes to the rate at which Shiny Regional Pokémon appear.
We understand that Shiny Pokémon are exciting and highly sought after, but changing this metric in the middle of an event is in direct conflict with our company values and something that we would not intentionally do.
We appreciate the passionate discussion on this topic over the past few days and wish you the best of luck in your quest to catch Shiny Regional Pokémon.
With that being said, the Shiny rates for Regional Pokemon are 1/50.