Can Houndour be shiny in Pokemon GO?

Can Houndour be shiny in Pokemon GO?
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Written by 

Ben Williams

Published 

30th May 2023 10:09

The latest Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour is starring Houndour, making players wonder if the Dark Pokemon can be shiny. So you're ready for the Spotlight Hour starting on Tuesday 30 May from 6PM to 7PM local time, let's get into our guide answering the question, "can Houndour be shiny in Pokemon GO?"

Can Houndour be shiny in Pokemon GO?

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

On the other hand, even though shiny Houndour 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 Houndour in Pokemon GO, be sure to look out for a Houndour 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 Houndour catch during its featured Spotlight Hour will still reward you with 2 x Candy for transferring 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 Houndour be shiny in Pokemon GO?".

For more of the latest on the game, find out how to unlock Willow's Wardrobe for your avatar. Alternatively, take a look at all there is to know about the new Pokemon GO Shadow Raids.

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Ben Williams
About the author
Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
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