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What’s the Rarest Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go 2022

A Shiny Pokemon is what we call a rare creature in the Pokemon Go community. The Shiny version of a Pokemon is very hard to find, and that makes the Shiny Pokemon even more special. There are a lot of Shiny Pokemon currently released in the game, but some of them are very rare or almost impossible to find. Many players want to know what is the rarest Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go, so we decided to dig deeper to find the correct info.

You may be asking yourself, how will I know which Pokemon is a Shiny one? Well, we got you covered. When you encounter a Shiny Pokemon you will see stars appearing on the catch screen in a swirl-type of motion. The second difference between a Shiny and a Regular form is their color palette. A Shiny form has a slightly (or even fully) different color palette than its regular form, making it even more interesting to have it in your Pokedex collection.

In Pokemon Go, Shiny Pokemon can be encountered in the wild, when hatching Eggs, from Raids, Special Research Breakthroughs, as Field Research rewards, and during in-game events.

Now, we come to two questions that every Pokemon Go player wants to know the answer to. Is there a trick to getting Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go, and what’s the easiest way to get a Shiny Pokemon? Unfortunately, there is no trick on how to get a Shiny Pokemon, and there is not an easy way to get one.

It all comes down to random luck because the Shiny Pokemon are very rare and there is no way that one can boost the chance of finding a shiny Pokemon. That being said, it’s all about RNG and probability.

Rarest Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go 2022

  • Shiny Detective Pikachu
  • Shiny Flower Crown Happiny
  • Shiny Flower Crown Chansey
  • Shiny Meloetta Hat Galarian Ponyta
  • Shiny Meloetta Hat Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Shiny Old Balloon Pikachu
  • Shiny Pikachu Libre
  • Shiny Unown
  • Every Pikachu/Pichu with a hat
  • Shiny Costume Gengar
  • Shiny Galarian Weezing
  • Shiny Party Hat Raticate
  • Shiny Party Hat Wurmple
  • Shiny Party Hat Wobbuffet
  • Shiny Sunglasses Squirtle
  • Shiny Shadow Skorupi
  • Shiny Shadow Snubbull
  • Shiny Shadow Swinub
  • Shiny Shadow Poochyena

How many Shiny Pokemon do you have? What is the rarest Shiny Pokemon you have? Tell us in the comments below.

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  1. Who and when did you last see pokemon go?
    Shiny granbull is dumb easy. Most the pokemon on your list arent at all hard to get shinys of. Pikachu is harder than 1/3 the pokes names.and it is 1/3 the pokes named. So dumb.

    1. Yeah, the difficult shines, such as the ones that only give you one to no opportunities to get them, or dittos. Dittos certainly aren’t the rarest shiny but definitely rarer than everything in this list

      1. I have one shiny ditto, shiny mime jr., and shiny Mr. Mime which I really like. I don’t have any on the list though.

    1. Thank you !!!!! That would be more accurate considering you can ONLY get an event Pokemon 1 time

    1. The rarest pikachu costume is the rockstar and the popstar. No one in my community has the shiny version.
      The shadow i dont care about, as I stopped battling team rocket after NOT getting my shiny deino in over 200 12km eggs, and many many raids, researches and wild spawns. I just got it on Christmas, research breakthrough was greatly gifting me.

      1. I have it also, i think you had to finish 2nd go fest to get original then another quest for shiny, but i don’t remember which quest it was.
        Iam with you. I wanted a shiny so bad and i spent waaaaaaay toooo much money remote raiding to not get it. I got 2 shiny Dialga but no Deino.

  2. Shiny celebi was guaranteed to players who payed for an event. I have an 100% IV shiny celebi. And know that many more people do as well. None of the shiny shadows on this list have even been released into the game. This list was obviously made by someone who doesn’t play pokemon go. It is not accurate.

    1. I know that proof of shadow shiny swinub was posted online. Sometimes Niantic messes up. It was never meant to happen, but they have to “flip a switch” to turn shinies on or off when they are changing the team rocket lineups. For instance, cliff having shadow teddiursa while regular teddiursa was in the wild last season: they have to make sure that the shiny form is available for both but different rates are set. When a new lineup comes up and new shadow Pokemon are given to the grunts, Niantic might forget to disable the shiny availability.

  3. I wouldn’t consider shiny Celebi that rare since it was a guaranteed encounter during the jungle event, so anyone who played at that point in time have one.

    1. I have a shiny castform its the water version i didnt even know it could be a shiny so i feel that it is really rare cause i havent seen anyone with it not even on our discord

  4. I have 140 shiny pokemon.
    My rarest one would be druddigon and celebi but I have more that are rare to many to mention.
    My name on go is whilywhil

  5. I recently own 48 shiny this game is amazing and challenging but so much fun specially when you encounter a shiny one

  6. My absolute favorite and rarest shiny is Shadow Shiny Absol, the only sad part is he cannot mega evolve, but I still love it nonetheless!! I’m still hunting that shiny unown!

  7. I have a shiny Celebi, a shiny Mew, a shiny Pikachu with a hat, a shiny galarian Ponyta and 171 other shiny Pokemon. Traded my shiny Mamoswine to my son, which I kind of regret.

  8. I have 305 shinies currently, including a shiny top hat Kirlia, shiny ditto, shiny Melmetal. Shiny Mr. Mime and shiny Mime Jr. are two of my favorites

  9. I just caught a shiny shadow Teddiursa. The best part is he is a high 3 star Mon! My favorite Mon. The best day ever!

  10. The rarest shiny pikachu I think is the shiny fragment black hat which I have out of pure luck but. Not on this list

  11. Rarest one I have is Shiny Smeargle because you can no longer obtain it. (They released the shiny as an event pokemon and promptly removed it after like 3 days)

  12. My rarest shiny was Snover and recently a shiny magnimite out of the blue and I usually catch a shiny community day pokemon if I want that pokemon but my all time favorite shiny is my Ryperior, Mamoswine, Articunno, Abomasnow, I have like 17 or 20 shinies I can’t name them all but my very first shiny was Articcunno then Latios.

  13. 2 shiny unknown multiple shiny Pikachu with hats unknowns came from go fest Chicago as they where fairly easy to get..

  14. I have a shiny ditto as well as 233 other shinier and haven’t even been playing for a year

  15. Shiny flower crown happiny for me. Shiny detective pikachu wasnt even suppose to come out. After the event for it ended, they flipped the switch back on and if you held a detective pikachu encounter at that time until the shiny was turned back on you had a 1 in 450 chance of getting it, someone who did get it knew what they were doing and they are one lucky punk

  16. It was guaranteed. There was a long list of special research tasks to complete during that jungle event and once you completed all of them, your final reward was a shiny Celebi. I am also thinking there was a ticket you had to purchase during that event but I am not completely sure about that.

  17. I have a shiny 3 star Mewtwo! I use her for all my battles! One of my favorites is my almost 3 star Shiny Zigazagzoon I got from an egg. He now is my Obstagoon and I keep him right at 1500 so I can use him to battle with! He’s way cool with the colors! I wish ALL shinies had a total different color scheme like him! Makes it cooler looking than some that have a tiny different appearance..

    Another is my feebas that I’m about to turn to Milotic! Another almost 3 star and so pretty! I love getting good starred, good ranking (as in some of the best fighting or sought after ones)! Snd it does break my heart to get no star or low star ones. It’s like you get to lucky then to see one is a crap star lol. I trade them with my bfs acct. To try for luckies.

    My best one after my Mewtwo is high cp’d Eevees! I have my Sylveon maxed and its a high 3 star shiny! I also have 5 other shiny eeves but haven’t evolved them yet. 3 of the 5 more are 3 star.

    I have a 3 star
    *Scizor which is cool cause instead of red, he’s green just like scyther..
    *Bulbasaur which I’ll prolly change to Venusaur
    *7 Duskulls (1 is my dusknoir)
    *Magicarp which i plan to make my Gyarados
    And plenty more.. too many to list. Those are just some I remember off the top of my head. A cool one also I have is a Delibird. Just cause its one of our Christmas pokemon. Was tickled to see him. Half of the ones I listed are 3 star. Some aren’t. I cant trash shinies. So I hoard them lol.

    Sorry fir the long post. I normally don’t post in forums so I wanted to on this topic. Can anyone clue me in on the event yall r referring to where yall was guaranteed the shiny celebi? I just got a celebi recently but didn’t get shiny and I’m wondering if I missed the event. So I. Just curious. Thanks!!

  18. Lol Almost everything posted on the list is unimpressive, unobtainable, or Was obtainable only once (which doesn’t count imo) Also most of the shinies posted in comments are either Not rare, or assured. I saw a similar list, people kept bragging they had 100, then 200 the 500 z then 100 shines etc….it kept going up until it reached more pokemon than (Even with full storage upgrades) is literally impossible. XD I call b.s. btw on whoever posted 950? Unless you are counting multiples of the same shinies caught on community days, and actively choose to keep basically ONLY shines (forget Legendaries, hundos, regionals, or ACTually rare pokemon. Lol My favorite and rarest shines actually rare (unless you live in the region it spawns) is shiny farfetched (origional/regional gen 1), 100 IV shiny, shadow Scizor/Weaville/Aloan Marowak, 98 IV Shiny Shadow Salamance, 91iv Shiny Shadow Dragonite, And shiny 96iv+ Aloan Ninetaila, Wigglytuff, Clefable, (2 Shiny Celebi which aren’t rare), Absol, Bronzing, Electrode, O Unown, Roserade, Herracross, Darmantian (what ever trgion the snow ones from), Lugia, Gumahoo, Persisan, and besides over 200 others arguable less rare including 98iv Legendariea (Groudan, Kyrogre, etc) several Laura’s, at least 7-8 Shiny Melmetal,s and my newest/most favorite ahinies are both shiny /lucky 98IV Rampardos, Swablu, Waillord, and Azurmerill. (There 4 I think are some of the best looking, and best of all, have utility in pvp and/or pve. Also I have every regional in the game. So technically they are each some of the rarest depending on where you live etc. (Unfortunately I only have 2-3 shiny regionalsfarfetched. farfetch’d.

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