our leak on Shiny Pokémon coming out today proved correct! Shiny Pokémon are now part of the Pokémon GO madness! Congratulations to everyone who gets a Shiny on Day 1, it’s crazy luck!

The original leak said the following: Did you know that if you evolve a Shiny Pokémon like this Magikarp, the evolved Pokémon will also be Shiny?” and now it has finally happened!

Before you start your hunt, make sure you visit our ⭐ Pokémon GO Shiny Chart ⭐ that shows all Shiny variants in Generation I and II. Some Shiny variants are hard to spot, while others are quite obvious.

The first captured Shiny in the world

The credits for first confirmed Shiny Magikarp catch go to Fabien Parent!

What are Shiny Pokémon?

Shiny Pokémon are recolors of normal Pokémon models. In the original Gameboy games they were a much sought after due to their rarity and trading potential. In Pokémon GO, the same thing has happened.

REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING: Shiny Pokémon stay Shiny when evolved!

Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon GO

Shiny Pokémon were rumored for months, making guest appearances in APK mines for a while now. We already wrote a whole technical breakdown on Shiny Pokémon, sharing how they’re implemented and how they work.

Please remember to use your Razz Berry on Shiny Variants and remember that once you catch a Shiny your Pokédex will show these buttons:

We still have no info if Shiny Pokémon have any different stats or moves when compared to their normal counterparts. Shiny Pokémon are usually just different color variants then normal counterparts, however they are incredibly rare.

  • Houcine Hajbi
    I just found a shiny magicarpe 1 hour ago and wanted to share it with you guys

    • yong. zheng

      wow congrats bro thought the change to get a shiny magikarp is 0.01 percent lol

      • Houcine Hajbi

        Thanks And hope that you’ll all get one soon

    • Simon Frith

      Well done dude. Did it look like a shiny or a normal magikarp on sightings ?

    • KJ

      Could you see that it was shiny from the tracker? How about during the encounter (pre-catch)?

      • Mark P

        unfortunately you can’t see them on tracker as it is an individual encounter.

    • Melody

      Is it shiny in the wild??? Or does it say “oh?” after you catch it?

  • Joni

    i really don’t feel like it’s all that rare, almost every magikarp today has been shiny…

  • waraw1968

    Where are those buttons? Cannot see it i n Pokedex, no changes at all after catching a shiny one…

  • Deminox

    but do they sparkle when they first appear on screen like in gen 1 and 2? or do you just have to “know” all 3000 Pokemon colors like in Sun&Moon?

    • Mark P

      yeah they sparkle on screen bro

  • Max

    I haven’t caught any shiny yet, but that explains why yesterday they changed the colors of my existing magikarps and gyrados to a much darker palate. I assume that makes them easier to differentiate.

  • sunmande84