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Shiny Pokémon are extremely rare Pokémon that differ in coloration from their regular appearance. These color variations may range from minor hue adjustments to completely altered palettes. Only one shiny variation exists for each Pokémon.

In the Map View and Sightings view, Shiny Pokémon are shown in their regular coloration until they appear on the encounter screen or on the summary page, where they have an aura of stars around them, a shiny tab shown above the CP and their different coloration is visible.

A Shiny Pokémon from the same spawn point may not and probably will not appear shiny to other Trainers.

Once a player captures a shiny Pokémon, their Pokédex will show that they have captured it and additional switch buttons for shiny forms will unlock in each individual Pokédex entry.

Only Shadow Pokémon obtained from the three Rocket Leaders or Jessie and James are able to be shiny. Those obtained from Grunts or Giovanni cannot be shiny.

List of Shiny Pokémon

Shiny Pokémon

Almost all Shiny forms of Pokémon are currently in game assets, but only part of them are currently available to obtain by players in the gameplay.

For list of Shiny Pokémon that are available in the game, see here: List of Shiny Pokémon
For list of Shiny Pokémon by their release dates, see here: List of Shiny Pokémon release dates
For comparison of regular and shiny sprites of Pokémon, see here: List of Shiny Pokémon comparison




  1. Gastly family shiny 3D assets. "/r/TheSilphRoad."
  2. gen3 sprites with all shinies !/r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  3. It seems a decent amount of the sprites have changed shades of color. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-04-20.
  4. u/Chrales all gen1 and gen2 new shiny pokémon added. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-04-20.
  5. Estimating Community Day's Boosted Shiny Rate. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-02-25.
  6. Shiny Shuckle leaked early?. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-04-18.