Just like in many other games in the Pokemon series, Pokemon GO has shiny pokemon. As usual, there"s a small chance a pokemon you catch will be shiny, though that chance does seem to be greater in Pokemon GO than in previous games. With Gen 4 now available in Pokemon GO, there are some new shiny pokemon to contend with. In this Pokemon GO Shiny Guide, we"ll list all of the new Gen 4 Pokemon GO Shinies, and also all of the others that we"ve found so far. We"ll go over how to get shiny pokemon in Pokemon GO, and what the odds are. Niantic recently introduced two shinies that have been often requested by fans, as such we"ll be taking a look at Shiny Cubone and Shiny Ponyta.

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Pokemon GO Shiny Pokemon

For some time, there were only two shiny Pokemon available in the game; Magikarp and Gyarados, a little surprise from Niantic in honour of the red Gyarados in the Lake of Rage. Since then it has opened the proverbial floodgates, resulting in hundreds of shiny pokemon being reported by players. As for getting shiny pokemon in Pokemon GO, the process is no different from catching regular Pokemon. All you need to do is simply tap the Pokemon and attempt to catch it in the regular way. You might expect the model of the Pokemon would appear differently before you enter battle, but shinies appear just like regular Pokemon up until when you engage them. If you see a Magikarp flopping about on the map, tap it! It might happen to be a shiny.

Pokemon GO Gen 4 Shiny Pokemon

Now that Gen 4 is live in Pokemon GO, there are some new shinies to get ahold of. We"ve listed all of the new Pokemon GO Gen 4 shinies below, along with a screenshot of what they look like in game.

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Pokemon GO Shiny Odds

While the odds of finding a shiny Pokemon don"t appear to be as high as the 1 in 8192 odds of old, initial findings put the number at somewhere around the 1 in 350 mark. Niantic never releases the exact odds for Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO, but we do know that they increase significantly for certain pokemon during certain events. For example, Shiny Roselia was more common during the 2018 Safari Zone weekend in Dortmund. Shiny Articuno will be more prevalent during Articuno Day, and so on.

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Are Shiny Pokemon Stronger in Pokemon GO

There"s no difference between a regular Pokemon and a shiny Pokemon aside from its appearance. There"s no bonus to IVs, no power boost and nothing else that could differentiate it from a regular version. They are more of a bragging right or a collectible, boasting alternate skins to regular versions.

Pokemon GO Shiny Pokemon List October 2018

Since launch, more and more shiny pokemon have been added into the game. Generally, shiny pokemon are added into the game alongside events. Pokemon GO Community Day events usually bring a shiny pokemon with them, as do seasonal events. Here"s a list some of the shiny pokemon to come to the game so far:

Shiny MagikarpShiny GyaradosShiny PichuShiny PikachuShiny AronShiny LaironShiny AggronShiny RaichuShiny ShuppetShiny BanetteShiny DuskullShiny DusclopsShiny SableyeShiny MawileShiny AbsolShiny SnoruntShiny GlalieShiny SwabluShiny AltariaShiny LuvdiscShiny PoochyenaShiny MightyenaShiny DratiniShiny DragonairShiny DragoniteShiny LugiaShiny MagbyShiny MagmarShiny TogepiShiny TogeticShiny WynautShiny WobbuffetShiny BulbasaurShiny IvysaurShiny VenusaurShiny MurkrowShiny MareepShiny FlaaffyShiny AmpharosShiny WailmerShiny WailordShiny MakuhitaShiny HariyamaShiny MedititeShiny MedichamShiny Ho-OhShiny CharmanderShiny CharmeleonShiny CharizardShiny KabutoShiny KabutopsShiny OmanyteShiny OmastarShiny AerodactylShiny ShellderShiny CloysterShiny KyogreShiny Larvitar Shiny Pupitar Shiny TyranitarShiny SquirtleShiny WartortleShiny BlastoiseShiny RoseliaShiny WingullShiny HoundourShiny SnubbullShiny ZapdosShiny PlusleShiny MinunShiny SpindaShiny EeveeShiny FlareonShiny JolteonShiny VaporeonShiny EspeonShiny UmbreonShiny NatuShiny SunkernShiny PinecoShiny ShinxShiny LuxioShiny LuxrayShiny CuboneShiny Ponyta

Do Shiny Pokemon Stay Shiny After they Evolve - Pokemon GO Shiny Pokemon Evolution

One of the worries you may have with regards to your shiny pokemon in Pokemon GO is whether or not you"ll lose its special shine after evolution. Luckily, you can rest easy as Shiny pokemon will stay shiny after evolving in Pokemon GO.

For more on the game, why not check out how to evolve Eevee in Pokemon GO. You can also head over to our Pokemon GO Ditto Guide for tips on how to catch Ditto in Pokemon GO. There"s also everything you need to know about Field Research in our Pokemon GO Field Research Guide.

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