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Pokemon GO: All Available Shiny Pokemon and How to Get Them (October 2019)

Pokemon GO Shiny Guide October 2019

Pokemon GO is still going strong into October 2019, coming in with an absolutely adorable Pokemon Go Halloween event and some brand new Shiny Pokemon to collect.

There are hundreds of possible Shiny Pokemon friends to catch now, and everyone wants to catch 'em all. So which Pokemon can players catch as shiny, and which haven't gotten a shiny version just yet? Here's a list of all the shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO.

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How to Get a Shiny Pokemon

Even some players who have been playing Pokemon GO for a long time may not have seen a single shiny catch yet. With a drop chance of 1 in 450 (or 1 in 25 on Community Days), shiny Pokemon are really difficult to come by. They can also be also difficult to spot.

Shiny Pokemon are slightly different in color from their non-shiny counterparts; some of the color changes are so small, it can be hard to tell at first. However, the Pokemon will glitter before throwing the first ball to catch it, making it pretty obvious that this Pokemon is special. But not all shiny Pokemon can be caught in the wild; if players got their shiny from an egg or Raid, they'll have to search for Pokemon marked "shiny" in their list of caught Pokemon.

So how do players catch, evolve, and get their favorite Pokemon as shiny versions?

Pokemon GO Shiny Guide

Shiny Pokemon from Eggs

While most Pokemon can only be caught as shiny from one place, some Pokemon will show up in several of these lists, as they can be caught from lots of different places. Here are the shiny Pokemon that can be hatched from eggs:

  • Aerodactyl
  • Alolan Meowth
  • Anorith
  • Aron
  • Azurill
  • Bagon
  • Bonsly
  • Budew
  • Bulbasaur
  • Buneary
  • Charmander
  • Chikorita
  • Cleffa
  • Cyndaquil
  • Dratini
  • Drowzee
  • Duskull
  • Eevee
  • Ekans
  • Electrike
  • Elekid
  • Farfetch'd
  • Gastly
  • Gligar
  • Grimer
  • Growlithe
  • Horsea
  • Houndour
  • Igglybuff
  • Kabuto
  • Kangaskhan
  • Koffing
  • Krabby
  • Larvitar
  • Lileep
  • Lillipup
  • Lotad
  • Luvdisc
  • Machop
  • Magby
  • Makuhita
  • Mareep
  • Meditite
  • Mr. Mime
  • Mudkip
  • Natu
  • Oddish
  • Omanyte
  • Onix
  • Patrat
  • Pichu
  • Pineco
  • Poochyena
  • Ralts
  • Sableye
  • Scyther
  • Shellder
  • Shinx
  • Shuppet
  • Slakoth
  • Smoochum
  • Snorunt
  • Snubbull
  • Squirtle
  • Sunkern
  • Swablu
  • Tauros
  • Togepi
  • Torchic
  • Totodile
  • Treecko
  • Wailmer
  • Wingull
  • Wynaut
  • Zubat

Shiny Pokemon Available Through Evolution

Some shiny Pokemon will have to evolve from their shiny, younger counterparts. Here's a list of those that must evolve from previous evolution.

  • Aggron
  • Alakazam
  • Alolan Dugtrio
  • Alolan Golem
  • Alolan Graveler
  • Alolan Muk
  • Alolan Ninetales
  • Alolan Persian
  • Alolan Raticate
  • Alolan Sandslash
  • Altaria
  • Ambipom
  • Ampharos
  • Arbok
  • Arcanine
  • Armaldo
  • Azumarill
  • Banette
  • Bayleef
  • Bellossom
  • Blastoise
  • Blaziken
  • Bronzong
  • Butterfree
  • Charizard
  • Charmeleon
  • Clefable
  • Clefairy
  • Cloyster
  • Combusken
  • Cradily
  • Crobat
  • Croconaw
  • Dewgong
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite
  • Drifblim
  • Dugtrio
  • Dusclops
  • Dusknoir
  • Electabuzz
  • Electivire
  • Espeon
  • Feraligatr
  • Flaaffy
  • Flareon
  • Forretress
  • Froslass
  • Gallade
  • Gardevoir
  • Gengar
  • Glaceon
  • Glalie
  • Gliscor
  • Gloom
  • Golbat
  • Golduck
  • Golem
  • Gorebyss
  • Granbull
  • Graveler
  • Grovyle
  • Grumpig
  • Gyarados
  • Hariyama
  • Haunter
  • Herdier
  • Honchkrow
  • Houndoom
  • Huntail
  • Hypno
  • Ivysaur
  • Jigglypuff
  • Jolteon
  • Jynx
  • Kabutops
  • Kadabra
  • Kingdra
  • Kingler
  • Kirlia
  • Klang
  • Klinklang
  • Lairon
  • Leafeon
  • Linoone
  • Linoone
  • Lombre
  • Lopunny
  • Ludicolo
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Machamp
  • Machoke
  • Magmar
  • Magmortar
  • Magneton
  • Magnezone
  • Mamoswine
  • Manectric
  • Marill
  • Marowak
  • Marshtomp
  • Medicham
  • Meganium
  • Melmetal
  • Metagross
  • Metang
  • Metapod
  • Mightyena
  • Milotic
  • Mismagius
  • Muk
  • Nidoking
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidorina
  • Nidorino
  • Omastar
  • Pelipper
  • Pidgeot
  • Pidgeotto
  • Pikachu
  • Piloswine
  • Politoed
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Primeape
  • Pupitar
  • Quilava
  • Raichu
  • Rapidash
  • Raticate
  • Roserade
  • Salamence
  • Sandslash
  • Sceptile
  • Scizor
  • Seadra
  • Sharpedo
  • Shelgon
  • Slaking
  • Steelix
  • Stoutland
  • Sudowoodo
  • Sunflora
  • Swampert
  • Swellow
  • Togekiss
  • Togetic
  • Typhlosion
  • Tyranitar
  • Umbreon
  • Vaporeon
  • Venusaur
  • Vigoroth
  • Vileplume
  • Wailord
  • Wartortle
  • Watchog
  • Weavile
  • Weezing
  • Whiscash
  • Wigglytuff
  • Wobbuffet
  • Xatu

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Shiny Pokemon from Raids

Some shiny Pokemon can be gotten from participating in raids, so players may need to brush up on the best Darkrai counters for Legendary raid battles.

  • Absol
  • Aerodactyl
  • Aipom
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Anorith
  • Articuno
  • Bagon
  • Bronzor
  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Cresselia
  • Dratini
  • Drifloon
  • Drowzee
  • Duskull
  • Ekans
  • Entei
  • Gastly
  • Gligar
  • Groudon
  • Ho-Oh
  • Kabuto
  • Klink
  • Koffing
  • Kyogre
  • Lapras
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Lileep
  • Lugia
  • Magikarp
  • Makuhita
  • Mawile
  • Meditite
  • Misdreavus
  • Moltres
  • Nidoran M
  • Omanyte
  • Onix
  • Patrat
  • Pinsir
  • Poliwag
  • Raikou
  • Rayquaza
  • Roselia
  • Sableye
  • Sentret
  • Shellder
  • Shinx
  • Shuckle
  • Shuppet
  • Sneasel
  • Snorunt
  • Squirtle
  • Suicune
  • Swablu
  • Wailmer
  • Zapdos

Research Encounter Shiny Pokemon

Shiny Pokemon can also be gotten through Field Research with the Professors. Rewards for Field Research vary wildly throughout the game, and some of those equal an encounter with a possible shiny catch. Here are those that can be caught through Field Research rewards:

Pokemon GO Shiny Guide
  • Abra
  • Absol
  • Aerodactyl
  • Anorith
  • Articuno
  • Bulbasaur
  • Buneary
  • Caterpie
  • Charmander
  • Clamperl
  • Dratini
  • Eevee
  • Ekans
  • Electrike
  • Feebas
  • Gastly
  • Growlithe
  • Ho-Oh
  • Houndour
  • Kabuto
  • Koffing
  • Krabby
  • Lapras
  • Larvitar
  • Lileep
  • Lillipup
  • Lotad
  • Lugia
  • Luvdisc
  • Magikarp
  • Mareep
  • Misdreavus
  • Moltres
  • Nidoran M
  • Omanyte
  • Onix
  • Pikachu
  • Pineco
  • Pinsir
  • Poliwag
  • Roselia
  • Scyther
  • Seel
  • Shellder
  • Slakoth
  • Sneasel
  • Snubbull
  • Spinda
  • Squirtle
  • Sunkern
  • Swablu
  • Wailmer
  • Zapdos
  • Zubat

Shiny Pokemon That Can Be Caught

Catching Pokemon in the wild can also get players a nice shiny version of a Pokemon. Most of these can be gotten as shiny in some other way, but here's a list of those Pokemon that may be caught in the wild:

  • Abra
  • Aerodactyl
  • Aipom
  • Alolan Diglett
  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Alolan Geodude
  • Alolan Grimer
  • Alolan Rattata
  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Anorith
  • Aron
  • Bagon
  • Barboach
  • Beldum
  • Bronzor
  • Bulbasaur
  • Buneary
  • Carvanha
  • Castform
  • Caterpie
  • Charmander
  • Chikorita
  • Cubone
  • Cyndaquil
  • Delibird
  • Diglett
  • Dratini
  • Drifloon
  • Drowzee
  • Duskull
  • Eevee
  • Electrike
  • Farfetch'd
  • Feebas
  • Gastly
  • Geodude
  • Gligar
  • Grimer
  • Growlithe
  • Horsea
  • Houndour
  • Kabuto
  • Kangaskhan
  • Krabby
  • Lapras
  • Larvitar
  • Lileep
  • Lillipup
  • Lotad
  • Lunatone
  • Luvdisc
  • Machop
  • Magikarp
  • Magnemite
  • Makuhita
  • Mankey
  • Mareep
  • Meditite
  • Minun
  • Misdreavus
  • Mr. Mime
  • Mudkip
  • Murkrow
  • Natu
  • Nidoran F
  • Nidoran M
  • Oddish
  • Omanyte
  • Onix
  • Patrat
  • Pidgey
  • Pikachu
  • Pineco
  • Pinsir
  • Plusle
  • Poliwag
  • Ponyta
  • Poochyena
  • Psyduck
  • Ralts
  • Rattata
  • Roselia
  • Sableye
  • Sandshrew
  • Scyther
  • Seel
  • Sentret
  • Seviper
  • Shellder
  • Shuckle
  • Shuppet
  • Slakoth
  • Sneasel
  • Snorunt
  • Snubbull
  • Solrock
  • Spoink
  • Squirtle
  • Sunkern
  • Swablu
  • Swinub
  • Taillow
  • Tauros
  • Torchic
  • Totodile
  • Treecko
  • Wailmer
  • Wingull
  • Yanma
  • Zangoose
  • Zigzagoon
  • Zubat

Mystery Box Shiny Pokemon

Pokemon GO Shiny Guide

The Mystery Box Shiny Pokemon will only be available to those who also purchased Let's Go, Pikachu or Let's Go, Eevee for the Switch, which is half off right now on Amazon. All players have to do is connect their Pokemon GO accounts and they'll get a free shiny Pokemon. There is only one available this way currently, and that's:

  • Meltan

Not Available As Shiny (Yet!)

The rest of the Pokemon are unfortunately not available in shiny as of yet, but Niantic seems to be adding new shiny Pokemon with every event. Soon all Pokemon will hopefully be available in both regular and shiny so everyone can truly catch 'em all! There are about 250 Pokemon without shiny versions; these are listed below but are subject to change with the next event! These are all on the list of things everyone hopes that Pokemon GO adds in the near future.

Pokemon GO is out now in select regions for Android and iOS devices.

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