Pokémon Go Shiny – how to find them and which are available

A comprehensive list of every available Pokémon Go shiny

September 28, 2020: Shiny Doduo is now available!

In Pokémon Go, shiny hunting can often feel like a futile endeavour with endless encounters and bad luck, as when seen in the wild shiny Pokémon look just like any other common monster; this is where our guide comes in handy. Just like in the mainline series, shiny Pokémon are exceptionally rare, but that is what makes them an important status symbol for any long-time Pokémon Go player.

In simple terms, shiny Pokémon are colour variants and nothing more. Some Pokémon have shiny forms almost indistinguishable from their standard styles, such as Pikachu, and Gastly, which both look like dimmed down versions of their standard forms. Others are on the complete opposite side of the spectrum, with the traditionally pink Lickitung having a golden shiny variant.

Shiny Pokémon did not feature in the initial release of Pokémon Go. They made their debut in March 2017 with the surprise release of shiny Magikarp, which can evolve into the powerful shiny red Gyarados, who looks very impressive when battling other trainers. Find our full list of available Pokémon Go shiny Pokémon below, then check out our Pokémon Go Ditto guide and Pokémon Go Eevee evolution guide!

EVERYTHING IN OUR POKEMON GO SHINY GUIDE:

 

How to find a shiny Pokémon

Pokémon sprites will not appear any different in the wild, so you will need to click on them before they reveal whether they are shiny or not. You can also obtain shiny Pokémon by competing in raids, completing research, and hatching eggs. When you enter the encounter screen, you will know a Pokémon is shiny as sparkles will splash across the screen, and the Pokémon will be a different colour than what was seen on the map, the colour change can sometimes be very subtle, so be careful!

Available gen one shiny Pokémon

  • Bulbasaur (including Shedinja and party hat variants)
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, raids, and research
  • Ivysaur
    • Available through evolution
  • Venusaur (including clone variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Charmander (including Cubone and party hat variants)
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, raids, and research
  • Charmeleon
    • Available through evolution
  • Charizard (including clone variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Squirtle (including sunglasses, Yamask and, party hat variants)
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, raids, and research
  • Wartortle (including sunglasses variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Blastoise (including sunglasses and clone variants)
    • Available through evolution
  • Caterpie
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Metapod
    • Available through evolution
  • Butterfree
    • Available through evolution
  • Pidgey
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Pidgeotto
    • Available through evolution
  • Pidgeot
    • Available through evolution
  • Rattata
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Raticate (including party hat variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan Rattata
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Alolan Raticate
    • Available through evolution
  • Ekans
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, and research
  • Arbok
    • Available through evolution
  • Pichu (including all hat variants)
    • Available through eggs
  • Pikachu (including all hat variants)
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Raichu (including all hat variants)
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan Raichu
    • Available through raids
  • Sandshrew
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Sandslash
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan Sandshrew
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Alolan Sandslash
    • Available through evolution
  • Nidoran ♀
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Nidorina
    • Available through evolution
  • Nidoqueen
    • Available through evolution
  • Nidoran ♂
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Nidorino (including party hat variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Nidoking
    • Available through evolution
  • Cleffa
    • Available through eggs
  • Clefairy
    • Available through evolution
  • Clefable
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan Vulpix
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Alolan Ninetails
    • Available through evolution
  • Igglybuff
    • Available through eggs
  • Jigglypuff
    • Available through wild encounters and evolution
  • Wigglytuff
    • Available through evolution
  • Zubat
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Golbat
    • Available through evolution
  • Crobat
    • Available through evolution
  • Oddish
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Gloom
    • Available through evolution
  • Vileplume
    • Available through evolution
  • Bellossom
    • Available through evolution
  • Diglett
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Dugtrio
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan Diglett
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Alolan Dugtrio
    • Available through evolution
  • Meowth
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Persian
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan Meowth
    • Available through eggs
  • Alolan Persian
    • Available through evolution
  • Psyduck
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Golduck
    • Available through evolution
  • Mankey
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Primeape
    • Available through evolution
  • Growlithe
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Arcanine
    • Available through evolution
  • Poliwag
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Poliwhirl
    • Available through evolution
  • Poliwrath
    • Available through evolution
  • Politoed
    • Available through evolution
  • Abra
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Kadabra
    • Available through evolution
  • Alakazam
    • Available through evolution
  • Machop
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Machoke
    • Available through evolution
  • Machamp
    • Available through evolution
  • Tentacool
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Tentacruel
    • Available through evolution
  • Geodude
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Graveler
    • Available through evolution
  • Golem
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan Geodude
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Alolan Graveler
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan Golem
    • Available through evolution
  • Ponyta
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Rapidash
    • Available through evolution
  • Magnemite
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Magneton
    • Available through evolution
  • Magnezone
    • Available through evolution
  • Farfetch’d
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Doduo
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Dodrio
    • Available through evolution
  • Seel
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Dewgong
    • Available through evolution
  • Grimer
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Muk
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan Grimer
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Alolan Muk
    • Available through evolution
  • Shellder
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs and, research
  • Cloyster
    • Available through evolution
  • Gastly
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs and, research
  • Haunter
    • Available through evolution
  • Gengar (including hat variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Onix 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Steelix
    • Available through evolution
  • Drowzee
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Hypno 
    • Available through evolution
  • Krabby 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Kingler 
    • Available through evolution
  • Voltorb 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Electrode
    • Available through evolution
  • Exeggcute 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Exeggutor
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan Exeggutor
    • Available through wild encounters and raids
  • Cubone 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Marowak 
    • Available through evolution
  • Alolan Marowak
    • Available through raids
  • Lickitung
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Lickilicky
    • Available through evolution
  • Koffing 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Weezing 
    • Available through evolution
  • Galarian Weezing
    • Available through rais
  • Rhyhorn
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Rhydon
    • Available through evolution
  • Rhyperior 
    • Available through evolution
  • Happiny
    • Available through eggs
  • Chansey 
    • Available through wild encounters and evolution
  • Blissey
    • Available through evolution
  • Tangela 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Tangrowth
    • Available through evolution
  • Kangaskhan 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Horsea
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Seadra 
    • Available through evolution
  • Kingdra
    • Available through evolution
  • Staryu 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Starmie
    • Available through eggs and wild encounters
  • Mime Jr
    • Available through eggs
  • Mr. Mime 
    • Available through eggs and wild encounters
  • Scyther
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Scizor 
    • Available through evolution
  • Smoochum
    • Available through eggs
  • Jynx
    • Available through evolution
  • Elekid 
    • Available through eggs
  • Electabuzz
    • Available through evolution
  • Electivire
    • Available through evolution
  • Magby
    • Available through eggs
  • Magmar
    • Available through evolution
  • Magmortar
    • Available through evolution
  • Pinsir 
    • Available through wild encounters and raids
  • Tauros
    • Available through eggs and wild encounters
  • Magikarp 
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Gyarados 
    • Available through evolution
  • Lapras 
    • Available through wild encounters, raids, and research
  • Eevee (including flower crown and party hat variants)
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, and research
  • Vaporeon (including flower crown variant) 
    • Available through evolution
  • Jolteon (including flower crown variant) 
    • Available through evolution
  • Flareon (including flower crown variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Espeon (including flower crown variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Umbreon (including flower crown variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Leafeon (including flower crown variant) 
    • Available through evolution
  • Glaceon (including flower crown variant)
    • Available through evolution
  • Porygon
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Porygon2
    • Available through evolution
  • Porygon-Z
    • Available through evolution
  • Omanyte 
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, and research
  • Omastar 
    • Available through evolution
  • Kabuto 
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, and research
  • Kabutops 
    • Available through evolution
  • Aerodactyl 
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, raids, and research
  • Articuno 
    • Available through raids and research
  • Zapdos 
    • Available through raids and research
  • Moltres 
    • Available through raids and research
  • Dratini 
    • Available through wild encounters, eggs, and research
  • Dragonair 
    • Available through evolution
  • Dragonite 
    • Available through evolution
  • Mewtwo 
    • Available through raids and research

Available gen two shiny Pokémon

  • Chikorita 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Bayleef 
    • Available through evolution
  • Meganium 
    • Available through evolution
  • Cyndaquil 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Quilava 
    • Available through evolution
  • Typhlosion 
    • Available through evolution
  • Totodile 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Croconaw 
    • Available through evolution
  • Feraligatr 
    • Available through evolution
  • Sentret 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Furret 
    • Available through evolution
  • Chinchou 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Lanturn 
    • Available through evolution
  • Togepi
    • Available through eggs
  • Togetic
    • Available through evolution
  • Togekiss
    • Available through evolution
  • Natu 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Xatu 
    • Available through evolution
  • Mareep 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Flaaffy 
    • Available through evolution
  • Ampharos 
    • Available through evolution
  • Azurill
    • Available through eggs
  • Marill 
    • Available through wild encounters and evolution
  • Azumarill
    • Available through evolution
  • Bonsly
    • Available through eggs
  • Sudowoodo 
    • Available through evolution and wild encounters
  • Aipom
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Ambipom
    • Available through evolution
  • Sunkern 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Sunflora 
    • Available through evolution
  • Yanma 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Yanmega 
    • Available through evolution
  • Murkrow 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Honchkrow
    • Available through evolution
  • Misdreavus 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Mismagius
    • Available through evolution
  • Unown (including G, O, U, L, T, R, and, A variants)
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Wynaut
    • Available through eggs
  • Wobuffet (including party hat variant)
    • Available through wild encounters and evolution
  • Pineco 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Forretress 
    • Available through evolution
  • Gligar
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Gliscor 
    • Available through evolution
  • Snubbull
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Granbull
    • Available through evolution
  • Qwilfish
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Shuckle 
    • Available through wild encounters and raids
  • Sneasel
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Weavile
    • Available through evolution
  • Teddiursa
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Ursaring 
    • Available through evolution
  • Swinub 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Piloswine
    • Available through evolution
  • Mamoswine 
    • Available through evolution
  • Delibird 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Skarmory 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Houndour 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Houndoom 
    • Available through evolution
  • Stantler (including Jingle Bells variant)  
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Raikou 
    • Available through raids
  • Entei 
    • Available through raids
  • Suicune 
    • Available through raids
  • Larvitar 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Pupitar
    • Available through evolution
  • Tyranitar 
    • Available through evolution
  • Lugia 
    • Available through raids
  • Ho-Oh 
    • Available through raids

Available gen three shiny Pokémon

  • Treeko 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Grovyle 
    • Available through evolution
  • Sceptile 
    • Available through evolution
  • Torchic 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Combusken 
    • Available through evolution
  • Blaziken 
    • Available through evolution
  • Mudkip 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Marshtomp 
    • Available through evolution
  • Swampert 
    • Available through evolution
  • Poochyena 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Mightyena 
    • Available through evolution
  • Zigzagoon 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Linoone 
    • Available through evolution
  • Wurmple (including party hat variant) 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Silcoon 
    • Available through evolution
  • Beautifly 
    • Available through evolution
  • Cascoon 
    • Available through evolution
  • Dustox 
    • Available through evolution
  • Lotad 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Lombre 
    • Available through evolution
  • Ludicolo 
    • Available through evolution
  • Seedot 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Nuzleaf 
    • Available through evolution
  • Shiftry 
    • Available through evolution
  • Taillow
    •  Available through wild encounters
  • Swellow 
    • Available through evolution
  • Wingull 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Pelipper 
    • Available through evolution
  • Ralts 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Kirlia 
    • Available through evolution
  • Gardevoir
    • Available through evolution
  • Gallade
    • Available through evolution
  • Slakoth 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Vigoroth 
    • Available through evolution
  • Slaking 
    • Available through evolution
  • Nincada 
    • Available through research
  • Ninjask 
    • Available through evolution
  • Makuhita 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Hariyama 
    • Available through evolution
  • Skitty 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Delcatty 
    • Available through evolution
  • Sableye 
    • Available through wild encounters and raids
  • Mawile 
    • Available through raids
  • Aron 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Lairon 
    • Available through evolution
  • Aggron 
    • Available through evolution
  • Meditite 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Medicham 
    • Available through evolution
  • Electrike 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Manectric 
    • Available through evolution
  • Plusle 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Minun 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Volbeat 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Illumise 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Budew
    • Available through eggs
  • Roselia 
    • Available through wild encounters and evolution
  • Roserade
    • Available through evolution
  • Carvanha 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Sharpedo 
    • Available through evolution
  • Wailmer 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Wailord 
    • Available through evolution
  • Spoink 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Grumpig 
    • Available through evolution
  • Spinda (including all nine variants) 
    • Available through research
  • Trapinch 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Vibrava 
    • Available through evolution
  • Flygon 
    • Available through evolution
  • Swablu 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Altaria
    • Available through evolution
  • Zangoose
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Seviper 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Lunatone 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Solrock 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Barboach 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Whiscash 
    • Available through evolution
  • Baltoy 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Claydol 
    • Available through evolution
  • Lileep 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Cradily 
    • Available through evolution
  • Anorith 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Armaldo 
    • Available through evolution
  • Feebas 
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Milotic 
    • Available through evolution
  • Castform (normal form only) 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Shuppet 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Banette 
    • Available through evolution
  • Duskull 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Dusclops
    • Available through evolution
  • Dusknoir
    • Available through evolution
  • Absol 
    • Available through raids and research
  • Snorunt 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Glalie
    • Available through evolution
  • Froslass 
    • Available through evolution
  • Clamperl 
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Huntail 
    • Available through evolution
  • Gorebyss 
    • Available through evolution
  • Luvdisc 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Bagon 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Shelgon 
    • Available through evolution
  • Salamence 
    • Available through evolution
  • Beldum 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Metang 
    • Available through evolution
  • Metagross 
    • Available through evolution
  • Regirock 
    • Available through raids
  • Regice 
    • Available through raids
  • Registeel 
    • Available through raids
  • Latias 
    • Available through raids
  • Latios 
    • Available through raids
  • Kyogre 
    • Available through raids
  • Groudon 
    • Available through raids
  • Rayquaza 
    • Available through raids
  • Deoxys (Normal forme only) 
    • Available through raids

Available gen four shiny Pokémon

  • Turtwig 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Grotle 
    • Available through evolution
  • Torterra 
    • Available through evolution
  • Chimchar 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Monferno 
    • Available through evolution
  • Infernape 
    • Available through evolution
  • Piplup 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Prinplup 
    • Available through evolution
  • Empoleon 
    • Available through evolution
  • Shinx 
    • Available through eggs and raids
  • Luxio 
    • Available through evolution
  • Luxray 
    • Available through evolution
  • Burmy (including plant, sandy, and trash variations) 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Wormadam (including plant, sandy, and trash variations)
    • Available through evolution
  • Mothim 
    • Available through evolution
  • Drifloon 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Drifblim 
    • Available through evolution
  • Buneary 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Lopunny 
    • Available through evolution
  • Glameow 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Purugly 
    • Available through evolution
  • Bronzor
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Bronzong 
    • Available through evolution
  • Gible 
    • Available through evolution and eggs
  • Gabite 
    • Available through evolution
  • Garchomp 
    • Available through evolution
  • Riolu 
    • Available through eggs
  • Lucario 
    • Available through evolution
  • Hippopotas 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Hippowdon 
    • Available through evolution
  • Skorupi
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Drapion 
    • Available through evolution
  • Croagunk 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Toxicroak 
    • Available through evolution
  • Snover 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Abomasnow 
    • Available through evolution
  • Heatran 
    • Available through raids
  • Giratina (including origin and altered variants) 
    • Available through raids
  • Cresselia
    • Available through raids
  • Darkrai 
    • Available through raids

Available gen five shiny Pokémon

  • Patrat 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Watchog 
    • Available through evolution
  • Lillipup 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Herdier 
    • Available through evolution
  • Stoutland 
    • Available through evolution
  • Pidove 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Unfezant 
    • Available through evolution
  • Tranquill 
    • Available through evolution
  • Roggenrola 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Boldore 
    • Available through evolution
  • Gigalith 
    • Available through evolution
  • Woobat 
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Swoobat 
    • Available through evolution
  • Timburr 
    • Available through wild encounters and raids
  • Gurdurr 
    • Available through evolution
  • Conkeldurr 
    • Available through evolution
  • Dwebble 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Crustle 
    • Available through evolution
  • Yamask 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Cofagrigus 
    • Available through evolution
  • Minccino 
    • Available through wild encounters and eggs
  • Cinccino 
    • Available through evolution
  • Klink 
    • Available through raids
  • Klang 
    • Available through evolution
  • Klinklang 
    • Available through evolution
  • Heatmor 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Durrant 
    • Available through wild encounters
  • Deino 
    • Available through wild encounters and research
  • Zweilous 
    • Available through evolution
  • Hydreigon 
    • Available through evolution
  • Cobalion 
    • Available through raids
  • Terrakion 
    • Available through raids
  • Verizion 
    • Available through raids
  • Genesect 
    • Available through raids

Meltan and Melmetal

  • Meltan 
    • Available via the Mystery Box
  • Melmetal
    • Available through evolution
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