Can Ponyta be shiny in Pokemon GO?

Can Ponyta be shiny in Pokemon GO?
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Written by 

Ben Williams

Published 

8th May 2023 12:24

Ponyta is the latest star of the Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour, appearing more frequently for one hour on Tuesday, 9 May at 6PM to 7PM local time. However, can the Fire Horse Pokemon be shiny in Pokemon GO? Let's find out in this shiny Ponyta Pokemon GO guide.

Can Ponyta be shiny in Pokemon GO?

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

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