Can Shellder be shiny in Pokemon GO?

Can Shellder be shiny in Pokemon GO?
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Ben Williams


11th Apr 2023 11:57

If you're playing Pokemon GO, you may be wondering if Shellder can be shiny. Shellder is the latest star of the weekly Spotlight Hour - letting you encounter more of the Bivalve Pokemon from 6PM to 7PM local time on Tuesday, 11 April 2023. However, can Shellder be shiny in Pokemon GO? Let's get into the answer within this shiny Shellder Pokemon GO guide.

Can Shellder be shiny in Pokemon GO?

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

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

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