Shiny Pokémon are as elusive and mysterious in Pokémon GO as you'd expect. They started rolling out last year in March with Shiny Magikarp and Red Gyaradaos, but now number at almost 100.

They're so rare though, that it might well be a long while before you encounter one – if you encounter one at all. In this guide, we're going to list all of the Shiny Pokémon available in the game so far, detail how you can get a chance at catching them, and include a few tips to help make your life easier.

What Is A Shiny Pokémon?

A Shiny Pokémon is an incredibly rare version of a normal Pokémon with a special coloration. For example, a Shiny Gyarados is a deep red as oppose to its traditional blue colour.

The different colours aren't always so pronounced though, and sometimes the differences can be as small as different eye colours. It really depends on the Pokémon.

Aside from this unique appearance, there's nothing special about a Shiny Pokémon. Statistically they're the same, and have no advantages in combat or anything like that.

How To Catch Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO

Shiny Pokémon are encountered in a variety of different ways, and each Pokémon species itself differs. It might be that you have to encounter the Pokémon in a Raid or through an Evolution.

However, there's no reliable method to catch a Shiny Pokémon. It's entirely up to chance, and even then they're incredibly rare to encounter. Your best bet is to focus on a particular few that you want and repeat the catch requirements until you get one. If you get one.

All Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO

Below, we've included a list of all of the Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon GO, what they look like, and the means with which they're encountered. It's important to note that there is no guarantee that you will encounter a Shiny Pokémon – even if you follow the instructions. You simply have a chance, and a slim one at that.

Pokémon Appearance How To Catch
Shiny Absol
  • Raids
  • Research
  • Encounter
Shiny Aerodactyl
  • Raids
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Aggron Evolution
Shiny Altaria
Evolution
Shiny Ampharos Evolution
Shiny Arcanine Evolution
Shiny Aron
  • Eggs
  • Wild
Shiny Articuno Raids
Shiny Banette Evolution
Shiny Bayleaf
Evolution
Shiny Blastoise Evolution
Shiny Bulbasaur
  • Eggs
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Charizard
Evolution
Shiny Charmander
  • Eggs
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Charmeleon Evolution
Shiny Chikorita
  • Eggs
  • Wild
Shiny Cloyster Evolution
Shiny Dragonair Evolution
Shiny Dragonite
Evolution
Shiny Dratini
  • Eggs
  • Wild
Shiny Dusclops Evolution
Shiny Duskull
  • Eggs
  • Raids
  • Wild
Shiny Eevee
  • Eggs
  • Wild
Shiny Espeon Evolution
Shiny Flaaffy
Evolution
Shiny Flareon Evolution
Shiny Forretress Evolution
Shiny Geodude
Wild
Shiny Glalie Evolution
Shiny Golem Evolution
Shiny Granbull
Evolution
Shiny Graveler Evolution
Shiny Grimer
  • Eggs
  • Wild
Shiny Growlithe
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Gyarados Evolution
Shiny Hariyama Evolution
Shiny Ho-Oh
Raids
Shiny Houndoom Evolution
Shiny Houndour
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Ivysaur
Evolution
Shiny Jolteon Evolution
Shiny Kabuto
  • Eggs
  • Raids
  • Wild
Shiny Kabutops
Evolution
Shiny Kyogre Raids
Shiny Lairon Evolution
Shiny Larvitar
Evolution
Shiny Lugia Raids
Shiny Luvdisc
  • Eggs
  • Wild
Shiny Magby
Eggs
Shiny Magikarp
  • Raids
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Magmar Evolution
Shiny Makuhita
  • Raids
  • Wild
Shiny Mareep
  • Eggs
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Mawile Raids
Shiny Medicham
Evolution
Shiny Meditite
  • Raids
  • Wild
Shiny Meganium Evolution
Shiny Mightyena
Evolution
Shiny Minun Wild
Shiny Moltres Raids
Shiny Muk
Evolution
Shiny Murkrow Wild
Shiny Natu
  • Eggs
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Omanyte
  • Eggs
  • Raids
  • Wild
Shiny Omastar Evolution
Shiny Pelipper Evolution
Shiny Pichu
Eggs
Shiny Pikachu
  • Evolution
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Pineco
  • Eggs
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Plusle
Wild
Shiny Poochyena
  • Eggs
  • Wild
Shiny Pupitar Evolution
Shiny Raichu
Evolution
Shiny Roselia Wild
Shiny Sableye
  • Eggs
  • Raids
  • Wild
Shiny Shellder
  • Raids
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Shuppet
  • Eggs
  • Raids
  • Wild
Shiny Snorunt
  • Eggs
  • Raids
  • Wild
Shiny Snubbull
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Squirtle
  • Eggs
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Sunflora Evolution
Shiny Sunkern
  • Eggs
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Swablu
  • Eggs
  • Raids
  • Wild
Shiny Togepi Eggs
Shiny Togetic
Evolution
Shiny Tyranitar Evolution
Shiny Umbreon Evolution
Shiny Vaporeon
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Evolution
Shiny Venusaur Evolution
Shiny Wailmer
  • Eggs
  • Raids
  • Research
  • Encounter
  • Wild
Shiny Wailord
Evolution
Shiny Wartortle Evolution
Shiny Wingull
  • Eggs
  • Wild
Shiny Wobbuffet
Evolution
Shiny Wynaut Eggs
Shiny Xatu Evolution
Shiny Zapdos
Raids