Can Trapinch be shiny in Pokemon GO?

Can Trapinch be shiny in Pokemon GO?
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Ben Williams


18th Apr 2023 15:33

Curious as to whether the Ant Pit Pokemon, Trapinch, can be shiny in Pokemon GO? That question will be on player's minds as it's this Pocket Monster's turn to be featured on this Tuesday's Spotlight Hour from 6PM to 7PM local time. Here is all you need to know in this shiny Trapinch Pokemon GO guide.

Can Trapinch be shiny in Pokemon GO?

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Fortunately, yes, Trapinch can be shiny in Pokemon GO. So, whilst you're out exploring in the game, coming across a shiny Trapinch is a possibility.

On the other hand, even though shiny Trapinch is available in Pokemon GO, the Spotlight Hour doesn't increase your likelihood of encountering the different-coloured variant. That's because whilst Spotlight Hours increases your encounter rate of the featured Pokemon, the standard shiny encounter rate of 1-in-500 would remain the same.

So, if you really want a shiny Trapinch in Pokemon GO, be sure to look out for a Trapinch Community Day. Not only would this feature the debut of the shiny Version, but the odds of a shiny encounter would be greatly increased as well.

On the other hand, every Trapinch catch during its featured Spotlight Hour will still reward you with a 2 x Candy bonus for evolving Pokemon.

In the meantime, you can check out the comprehensive list put together by Leek Duck containing all other shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO so far.

That's all you need to know thanks to our guide answering "can Trapinch be shiny in Pokemon GO?".

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