Trainers, four Pokemon that were previously unavailable in wild encounters are now spawning in the wild! Absol, Mawile, Alolan Vulpix and Sandshrew are available in the wild now, as a part of the second week of Ultra Bonus rewards!
As expected, Absol and Mawile can be shiny in wild encounters as well. Congratulations to our lucky reader who managed to catch a shiny Absol on his first wild encounter.
Absol and Mawile were previously only available in raids, while Alolan Vulpix and Sandshrew were only available from 7 KM egg hatches. This change hasn’t been mentioned in the official announcement and we’re happy Niantic kept it secret. It’s wonderful when Pokemon GO surprises you after so many months.
Enjoy shiny hunting these two – their rates should be the usual shiny rates (yes, the terrible ones).
First wild Absol I encountered…. SHINY!
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— Remco (@ReFa) September 9, 2019