Every Pokemon Go player wants to find and catch at least one shiny Pokemon in the game, and while it may seem easy, Shiny Pokemon are rare to find. You may be wondering, what are your chances of ever catching a Shiny Pokemon?
There are many hard-working fans among the Pokemon Go community that have provided the information for this question, and it is not as bad as we thought it would be.
At this very moment, Niantic and Pokemon Go have introduced over 650 Shiny Pokemon in the game, and to get all Shinies is impossible. To get a wild Shiny is something that is not common, and the standard Shiny rate is 1 in 500.
The only days/events where the Shiny rates are increased are the Community Day events. During Community Day events, the Shiny rates increase to 1 in 25, instead of the regular 1 in 500. The sad thing is that this event happens once a month, for a few hours.
Shiny Rates Pokemon Go
Here are the current Shiny rates in the game:
- The Standard Shiny rate is 1 in 500
- For Legendary and Mythical Raids is 1 in 20
- Community Day Shiny rates are 1 in 25
- Permaboosted Shiny rate is 1 in 64, which is for Aerodactyl, Alolan Grimer, Alolan Marowak, Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Chansey, Klink, Lapras, Nincada, Onix, Pineco, Riolu, Skarmory, Spinda, Spiritomb and Timburr
- Rare species have a less permanent shiny rate boost of 1 in 125
There is a list of which Shiny forms are currently boosted in Pokemon Go, and this list changes daily. We recommend checking it out to see what Pokemon have a higher shiny rate.
The rarest Shiny Pokemon at the moment is Shiny Detective Pikachu. Along with it, we can see that Shiny Pikachu Libre, Shiny Pikachu with a Hat (every Pikachu with a hat that we had so far), Shiny Unown, and Shiny Rufflet are the ones that are hardest to find in the game.
How many Shiny Pokemon do you have so far? Do you have any of the rarest shiny Pokemon in your dex? Tell us in the comments.
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