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Pokemon Go What’s the Rarest Shiny Pokemon?

Finding a Shiny Pokemon is quite rare, which makes it even impossible to even catch all available Shiny Pokemon in the game. Some Shiny Pokemon spawn more often, while some Shiny Pokemon are almost impossible to find. For that reason, and for those wondering what’s the rarest Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go, we’ve made a list of the top 5 rare shiny Pokemon in the game.

To spot a Shiny Pokemon, first, you would have to know its original color palette. Shiny Pokemon usually have quite different color palettes than their regular form, but if you cannot decide, the next hint is the star icon above their CP. There are approximately 650 Shiny Pokemon available in the game, but the real challenge is to catch all of the Shiny forms, a mission impossible.

However, even the rare ones have the rarest among them. As reported by many players around the world, here are the rarest shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go.

Rarest Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go

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

While there aren’t any tricks on how to get a Shiny Pokemon, there are events that have boosted Shiny rates that might get you an encounter with a Shiny Pokemon. One of those events is the Community Day event, where the Shiny rate increases to 1 in 25, instead of 1 in 500. This event happens only once a month, for a few hours.

The Shiny rates are subject to change, but here are the current ones.

Shiny Chances in Pokemon Go

  • 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

Are you up for a challenge? Start walking and try to catch every Shiny Pokemon that is available in the game, and report back to us in the comments.


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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!

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