List of Shiny Pokemon in Pokémon GO and where to find them

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Shiny Pokemon are one of the most coveted (and most controversial) topics in Pokémon GO. Now, Niantic appears to be releasing one new shiny variant of a Pokémon (or family) with the majority of in-game events and on Community Days. This article lists all Shiny Pokémon currently available in Pokémon GO and how to obtain them.

You cannot tell from the map screen whether a Pokémon is shiny or not. It’s only when you enter the encounter screen that you can see the colour variation and the ‘sparkles’ that emanate only from shinies. Search “shiny” in Pokémon storage to display all shiny Pokémon you’ve caught. Additionally, shiny Pokémon will feature an icon consisting of three sparkles in the Pokémon storage screen, and they require double confirmation to transfer (like legendary Pokémon).

Which Pokemon can be shiny in Pokémon GO and how can they be obtained?

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Pokémon How to obtain them
Magikarp Wild
Tier 1 Raid
Gyarados Evolve Shiny Magikarp
Sableye Wild
Tier 2 Raid
Pichu 2KM Egg
Pikachu Wild
Evolve Shiny Pichu
Raichu Evolve Shiny Pikachu

5KM Egg 

Evolve Shiny Duskull

5KM Egg
Banette Evolve Shiny Shuppet
Snorunt Wild
Tier 1 Raid
5KM Egg 
Glaile Evolve Shiny Snorunt
Mawile Tier 2 Raid 
Absol Tier 4 Raid 
Aron Wild
2KM Egg 
Lairon Evolve Shiny Aron 
Aggron Evolve Shiny Lairon
Swablu Wild
Tier 1 Raid
2KM Egg 
Altaria Evolve Shiny Swablu 
Poochyena Wild
2KM Egg 
Mightyena  Evolve Shiny Poochyena
Luvdisc Wild
Dratini Wild
10KM Egg
Dragonair Evolve Shiny Dratini
Dragonite Evolve Shiny Dragonair
Lugia Tier 5 Raid
100% Catch rate!
Magby 5KM Egg
Magmar Evolve Shiny Magby
Togepi 2KM Egg
Togetic Evolve Shiny Togepi
Wynaut 5KM Egg
Wobbuffet Evolve Shiny Wynaut


Bulbasaur Wild
Ivysaur Evolve Shiny Bulbasaur
Venusaur Evolve Shiny Ivysaur
Mareep Wild

10KM Egg

Flaaffy Evolve Shiny Mareep
Ampharos Evolve Shiny Flaaffy
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5KM Egg

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Evolve Shiny Makuhita
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Evolve Shiny Meditite
Charmander Wild
Charmeleon Evolve Shiny Charmander
Charizard Evolve Shiny Charmeleon
Kabuto Wild, Tier 1 raid and Research Quests during Adventure Week event, 5KM egg
Kabutops Evolve Shiny Kabuto
Omanyte Wild, Tier 1 raid and Research Quests during Adventure Week event, 5KM egg
Omastar Evolve Shiny Omanyte
Aerodactyl Wild, Tier 3 raid and Research Quests during Adventure Week event, 10KM egg
Shellder Wild, 2km eggs
Cloyster Evolve Shellder
Kygore T5 Raid Battle
Larvitar Wild, 10km eggs
Pupitar Evolve Larvitar
Tyranitar Evolve Pupitar
Roselia Wild
Squirtle Wild or Research (with glasses was a Community Day Research Exclusive)
Wartortle Evolve Squirtle
Blastoise Evolve Wartortle
Minun Wild



Shiny Pokémon Rate

Whilst there has been no official word on the actual rate in which you are likely to encounter a shiny Pokémon, many it is to be close to somewhere in the 1 in 256 or 1 in 500. These chances significantly vary during special events.

Shiny Pokémon In Events

A full list of events where these Pokémon were introduced:

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