Can Skorupi be shiny in Pokemon GO?

Can Skorupi be shiny in Pokemon GO?
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Written by 

Ben Williams


22nd May 2023 12:07

Whether you can catch shiny Skorupi in Pokemon GO is likely on many Trainer's minds since its dedicated Spotlight Hour for Tuesday 23 May 2023, was announced - after all, the Scorpion Pokemon has arguably one of the most interesting alternatively coloured variants in the game.

So, let's get into the answer in this shiny Skorupi Pokemon GO guide. 

Can Skorupi be shiny in Pokemon GO?

The Skorupi and shiny Skorupi Pokemon GO sprites
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Fortunately, yes, Skorupi can be shiny in Pokemon GO, meaning that whilst you're out exploring, coming across a shiny variant of the Scorpion 'mon is a possibility. Despite this, the Spotlight Hour doesn't increase your likelihood of encountering the colour variant. That's because whilst Spotlight Hours does boost your encounter rate of the featured Pokemon, the standard shiny encounter rate of 1-in-500 remains the same.

So, if you really want a shiny Skorupi in Pokemon GO, be sure to look out for a Skorupi 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.

That's not all, though, as one of the best parts about catching Skorupi during its featured Spotlight Hour is that for every Skorupi catch, you'll be rewarded with 2 x XP for evolving Pokemon.

That's all you need to know about Skorupi's shiny form in Pokemon GO. Be sure to check out how to unlock Willow's Wardrobe for your avatar, or alternatively, take a look at all there is to know about the new Pokemon GO Shadow Raids.

For even more Pokemon GO guides, you can be sure to find them all right here at GGRecon.

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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