Last time round we looked at Oranguru, Dedenne, Guzzlord, and the families of Jangmo-o, Fomantis, Amaura and Tyrunt. Such good shinies! There are still plenty of Pokémon unreleased in GO, never mind their shiny versions, so let’s take a look at some more shinies you might not realise are amazing that we have to look forward to being one day released in Pokémon GO.
Skrelp and Dragalge
|Shiny Skrelp||Shiny Dragalge|
Skrelp and Dragalge are often forgotten about in GO, stuck in 12km eggs (why?!), it currently can’t be shiny, so when hatched from those strange eggs, tends to illicit a sigh. If it was at least available shiny it wouldn’t be so bad, because it has a great shiny! A sort of aubergine purple with a baby blue, and then gaining a green and yellow headdress when it evolves, what a cool shiny. They’ve been around a while now in GO, so maybe it is time they sparkled.
Mareanie and Toxapex
|Shiny Mareanie||Shiny Toxapex|
These two are a rather recent addition to GO, joining us with Fashion Week 2022. It’ll probably be a while before we see their shiny released, but they are absolutely one to look forward to! Both become a bit of pinks and corals, with Toxapex getting black accents inside their star-fish like legs. The colours are rather appropriate when you realise with horror what Mareanie and Toxapex eat… Corsola! They are the opposite of Corsola’s colours, blue when not shiny, and coral pink when shiny.
Volcanion isn’t available in GO currently, but when it is it’ll be intriguing to see how it fits into the meta. With a totally unique dual typing of Fire and Water, it is a Mythical Pokémon, and the last Pokémon in the Kalos Pokédex. There are very few Pokémon with a unique typing, but Volcanion (at present) is one of them. It has a striking design to begin with, but the shiny is where it truly stands out! Who doesn’t love a gold shiny? It’ll likely be many years before we actually see this shiny featured, as first we are likely to see it in a special research story as we do most Mythicals, but it is sure to be worth the wait.
Sandygast and Pallosand
|Shiny Sandygast||Shiny Palossand|
Sandygast and Palossand are the sort of designs that some fans criticise, because they say they are too ridiculous. For me personally, I can’t help but love them precisely because they are ridiculous! These Ghost and Ground type ghouls are said to be born from grudges that seep into the sand, forming their bodies of sand, their features of pebbles, and tunnels that act as mouths. Grabbing the handle of the shovel embedded in Sandygast or Palossand puts you under their control, and they will use this power over you to make you add more sand to them so they can become larger. Their shinies are really striking, with black bodies, and golden shovels. This could be a reference to the unique black sand beaches in places like Hawaii and Iceland, matching their design perfectly.
|Shiny Eiscue (Ice Face)||Shiny Eiscue (Noice Face)|
Eiscue became an immediate fan favourite with their debut in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and is no doubt going to be highly anticipated for it’s GO debut, never mind the debut of their adorable pink shiny! Eiscue is a super cute penguin inspired Pokémon with two forms, Ice Face, and Noice Face. Ice Face is their normal form, and Noice Face is a form taken on when their Ice Face has cracked or been damaged, and it leaves a worried expression. Adorable!
Galarian Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos
|Shiny Galarian Articuno||Shiny Galarian Moltres||Shiny Galarian Zapdos|
The designs for the Galarian forms of the Kanto birds are stellar, but the shiny versions being a direct nod to their original Kanto colours? *chefs kiss*. Absolute perfection! What an awesome idea, and such a fun way to do their shiny colours. They all look amazing! While these are technically available in GO in their non-shiny forms, they are only available on the Daily Adventure Incense and are unbelievably difficult to catch. It will likely be a good while before we see their shiny versions released, and hopefully in a less difficult way to catch than on the Daily Adventure Incense. No one wants to lose a shiny, especially not ones as incredible as these!