Can Chinchou be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Chinchou, the Angler Pokémon, Can Shine in Pokémon Go

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

If you’re playing Pokémon Go, you’ll be excited to know that Chinchou, the angler Pokémon from Johto, can be found in the wild. And guess what? Chinchou can even be shiny in Pokémon Go!

If you’re wondering whether Chinchou or Lanturn are relevant to the Pokémon Go meta, you’ll be interested to know that Lanturn has several uses in the PvP Great League. It boasts impressive defensive stats and a range of fast moves. For more information on its movesets and why it’s a valuable Pokémon, GamePress has a detailed Lanturn breakdown.

What is the shiny rate for Chinchou in Pokémon Go?

The shiny rate for Pokémon in general is approximately one in 500, as reported by the now-defunct website The Silph Road (via Wayback Machine). However, Chinchou is not confirmed to have a boosted shiny rate as a rare spawn.

What can I do to attract more shiny Pokémon?

Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to increase your chances of encountering shiny Pokémon. It’s mostly based on random chance. The shiny Pokémon catch rates are determined by Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go. Sometimes, during special events like Community Days or Safari Zones, or in Legendary Raids, the shiny rates may be boosted. However, there are no items that you can use to enhance your chances of finding shiny Pokémon.

Where can I find a list of available shiny Pokémon?

If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of currently available shiny Pokémon, LeekDuck has you covered. They provide a helpful visual guide that showcases all the existing shiny Pokémon.

If you want more tips and tricks for Pokémon Go, be sure to check out Polygon’s Pokémon Go guides.