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What are the Shiny Odds in Pokemon Go and What is the Rarest Shiny Pokemon

Shiny Pokemon are always a delight when you stumble upon them especially the ones that you don’t expect to turn out as a Shiny Pokemon. Many players are wondering what are the chances of finding a Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go and what is the rarest Shiny Pokemon in the game, and thanks to the wonderful community, we now have the right numbers.

Shiny Pokemon are the most wanted Pokemon in Pokemon and having a Shiny form in your Pokedex is a blessing. These Shiny Pokemon are extremely rare to find and getting one is always a challenge.

At the moment of writing, there are a lot of Shiny Pokemon introduced in the game, over 650 Shiny forms, and to get them all is almost impossible.

That said, let’s take a look at the chances of finding a Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go and see what’s the rarest Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go Shiny Odds

  • Standard Shiny Rate is 1 in 500
  • Shiny Pokemon with Boosted Shiny Rate of 1 in 62.5. These Pokemon are very rare or never spawn in the wild, Shadow Pokemon, and evolved Pokemon that can be caught in Mega Raids
  • Some rare species have 1 in 125 Shiny Rate
  • Legendary and Mythical Pokemon have 1 in 20 Shiny Rate
  • Community Day Pokemon have 1 in 25 Shiny Rate
  • Raid Days Pokemon have 1 in 10 Shiny Rate
  • Limited Research Pokemon have 1 in 10, 1 in 20, or 1 in 40 Shiny Rate
  • Go Fest and Safari Zone Pokemon have 1 in 62 Shiny Rate

What’s the Rarest Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go?

  • Shiny Detective Pikachu
  • Shiny Pikachu Libre
  • Every Shiny Pikachu with a Hat
  • Shiny Unown
  • Shiny Rufflet

How many Shiny Pokemon do you have? What’s the rarest Shiny Pokemon you have? Let us know in the comments below.


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Dejan Kacurov

Hi, gamers! You can call me Mr. DComplex. I'm a gamer, a hardcore gamer. My favorite genres are Action RPG and MMORPG. At the moment I'm using my PC as my only gaming platform, but soon I might get a new PS4 from Angel. Update - Angel did get me a PS4, oh wait, it's the PS4 PRO 1TB!!! Much love bro!

23 Comments

  1. I’ve caught over 1300 Pikachu with 1, that’s one, SHINY. Now what the heck are the odds on that!! BUNK I SAY!!

  2. Shiny pichu in a hat is much rarer than shiny pikachu as they are only available in eggs during events.

    There are also rarer shiny costume pokemon than most pikachu (which tend to spawn wild in reasonable numbers) which were only available through research, egg and/or raids like galarian ponyta and zigzagoon in a top hat from the recent go fest. Halloween gengar, Gengar & Nidoran in party hats from 4th anniversary, Kanto starters in party hats and Halloween costumes + others.

  3. Shiny Ash Hat Pichu is the rarest. 24 hour window 2 years ago. From what I’ve heard, Niantic reverted the one shiny detective hat to normal since it was not supposed to be possible to get. They did they same thing when a player caught an articuno earlier than its release.

  4. Shiny Pichu in a hat is rarer than the lucha pika. He is always available.
    As for shiny I have 159 and 111 of those are individual.
    I only have 1 shiny perfect and that’s a Shieldon.
    Want facts on shiniest go to Silph Road.
    Join the discord and help the research.

  5. If mythical are a 1 in 20 chance and I have 198 Meltan with zero shiny I am wondering why I don’t have any shiny Meltan?

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