As if Pokemon GO players don’t already have enough to do in the next few weeks of hatching 7km region eggs and battling Mewtwo in Battle Raids, there are now also some new shiny Pokemon to hunt down. With the kickoff of the Ultra Bonus reward event window, Niantic has released at least two new shiny monsters into the mobile AR game.
Both Geodude and Grimer now have shiny versions in Pokemon GO. Many trainers have taken to Reddit to post screenshots and video proof, so the shiny variants seem to be fully confirmed. At this point, it’s not clear if there is an increased shiny rate for them during the event or not, but players should check to shiny check every spawn they see just to make sure.
Here’s a look at each of the new shiny Pokemon…
One important point to note is that the shiny version of Grimer looks very similar to the Alolan version of Grimer (minus the yellow mouth drool). The shiny icon should make it clear that the shiny version is something special, but just keep that in mind and be careful not to accidentally Transfer or Trade away your brand new shiny.
It’s possible that there are other new shiny Pokemon roaming around, but these are the only ones that have been confirmed so far. Be sure to check back in the coming days for more news or updates. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.
Source: Pokemon GO Hub