First off, let’s talk about what Shiny Pokémon are for those new to the game. Shiny Pokémon are rare versions of creatures with different color schemes from their regular forms. Finding one is quite a thrill, making them highly sought-after among players.
A fellow Pokémon GO player has posted on the official The Silph Road, revealing a surprising fact: all middle and most final evolutions don’t have their shiny form available in the wild. If we look more closely, this observation is true even for Gen 1 Pokémon, both middle and most final evolutions.
This has led to significant frustration among trainers, especially related to raids. Players are saying if they have to use more passes, all Pokémon in the raid should be shiny eligible once the family’s shiny form has been released.
Players are frustrated and full of suggestions. Shiny-locking Pokémon have been a sore spot, with Maractus and the two newer Reggies serving as key examples. These Pokémon appear frequently, but catching them can be tough, and the lack of shiny availability makes them less appealing.
The general feeling among players? If a Pokémon’s shiny form has been released, it should be shiny in the wild. Making this change would definitely make the game more interesting.
Here’s a situation to consider: you have a shiny Charmander and can evolve it into a shiny Charmeleon or Charizard. If you find a shiny Charizard in the wild, you’ll still be missing the first two forms since you can’t un-evolve that Charizard. While this system may make sense for some working on their shiny dex, it feels restrictive to others.
Have you ever caught a final Shiny evolution in the wild? We want to hear from you. Share your experiences and thoughts on this hot topic. The Pokémon GO community thrives on collaboration and shared fun, and your voice matters.
Together, we can continue to enjoy, challenge, and celebrate the world of Pokémon GO. Keep your Poké Balls ready, and happy hunting.