There are currently more than 100 shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go with more being added all the time. Shiny Pokemon are rare variations of regular Pokemon who have different colors on them. Their stats can sometimes be terrible, but no matter what their stats are their rarity makes them valuable and beloved by collectors. If you are lucky enough to find a shiny Pokemon keep them for yourself or find a local Pokemon Go group where you might be able to trade them for something you’re missing from your Pokedex.
This list will be updated regularly as new Pokemon are added. Niantic typically announces which shines are being added at the end of every month.
List of Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go Last Updated: October 14, 2018
The newest shiny Pokemon in Pokemon go are:
Shiny Nidoran (Female)
October's Community Event is being held on October 21st and focus on Beldum. Even though it hasn't yet been confirmed that there will be a shiny variation of Beldum, Metang, and Metagross, most community events do include a shiny variation of each stage of the Pokemon's evolution. If that does in fact happen, that will bring us up to 8 new shiny Pokemon in October and the list will be updated accordingly.
Find the full list below in alphabetical order with the Pokedex number next to it. The newest added in the current month will have a new flag next to the name.
|Absol (Raid Only)||359|
|Blastoise (Without Sunglasses)||9|
|Lugia (Raid Only)||249|
|Magby (Egg Only)||240|
|Mawile (Raid Only)||303|
|Squirtle (Without Sunglasses)||7|
|Togepi (Egg Only)||175|
|Wartortle (Without Sunglasses)||8|
|Wynaut (Egg Only)||360|
Shiny Tips and Tricks
Finding a shiny Pokemon is nothing more than random luck. Any of these Pokemon seen in the wild could be shiny. So even if you’ve finished evolving a certain Pokemon it never hurts to tap on them in the wild and see. You never know when you’ll see a shiny Pokemon. The best time to get shinies is during Community Day events, which are held every month. With the vastly increased spawn rate for the particular Pokemon in the spotlight that day you have a greater chance of catching one, or several, shiny Pokemon.
Lures and Incense can be used to find them because any Pokemon encountered in the wild that is on the list above can turn into a shiny.
They can also be found in eggs and it appears that shiny babies have a higher rate of appearance than others: one in 50 vs 1 in 450.
There is no guarantee that a Pokemon found in the wild will be shiny for anyone else. Pokemon appear shiny on a player by player basis.
If you evolve a shiny the Pokemon will remain shiny just like with the special event Pokemon wearing hats and sunglasses.
You will never run into an issue with a shiny Pokemon turning into a Ditto. When Shiny Magikarp was introduced Niantic removed Magikarp from the list of Pokemon who will turn into Ditto.
Before you transfer your shiny Pokemon to the Professor you will get a warning. That makes it more difficult to transfer it by mistake. Considering how rare shiny Pokemon are you will almost certainly never want to transfer any to the Professor.
Keep Track of What You've Got
There are a number of ways to keep track of which shiny Pokemon you already have. The first, and easiest, is to copy the list above into a spreadsheet and add to the spreadsheet manually over time. While this is the most straightforward way to do it there are other methods that some prefer.
You may prefer a physical printout to take with you while you're out playing Pokemon Go. Leekduck.com has your back here. After every new shiny Pokemon is introduced they put out a new checklist with an image for every shiny in the game. The downsides to this are that new shinies are being added frequently, which means having to print out and transfer one list to the next often. At the moment we're talking about 2-3 times a month.
Finally, there is the Go Ranger App, which is highly recommended for all Pokemon Go players. The app itself is third party, meaning that it isn't made by Nintendo or Niantic. However, it is a valuable tool that allows you to track which shiny Pokemon you have, when upcoming in-game events will be taking place, what Pokemon to use in raids, and much more. Even if you aren't on the hunt for shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go this is a valuable tool to carry around with you.
Between these three popular tracking options, you should have no problem following which shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go you've caught and which ones you're still on the hunt for. There are of course other ways to keep track of them, but these are the easiest and most effective that the Pokemon Go community has embraced.
The hunt for shiny Pokemon is an exciting one that will keep you tapping on Pokemon long after you've evolved them to their highest form. Even if you don't feel compelled to catch them all they can make quite valuable trade items. So, next time you're out playing Pokemon Go tap on that Krabby, it might just be your lucky day.