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Pokémon GOs Best &#038 Worst Of 2020: Best Shiny Releases

Pokémon GO's Best & Worst Of 2020: Best Shiny Releases

The year 2020 is wrapping up, and it has been a year of major change in Pokémon GO. Trainers have seen the game add both new features and new species, all the while adjusting to the ever-changing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns that followed. Now, let's take a look back at what […]

Shiny Legendary Pokémon That Have Yet To Be Released In Pokémon GO

Shiny Legendary Pokémon That Have Yet To Be Released In Pokémon GO

There are many Legendary Pokémon that have not yet been given their chance to sparkle in Pokémon GO. With many Shiny releases expected in 2021, let's take a look at the unreleased Shiny forms of the currently non-Shiny Legendary Pokémon that have been released in the game. Dialga & Palkia: Both of these have been a […]

Shining Fates From Pokémon TCG: Details &#038 Official Artwork Released

Shining Fates From Pokémon TCG: Details & Official Artwork Released

Before, we had interesting leaks that were building hype in the Pokémon Trading Card Game community. Now, we have the official announcement of the new special expansion of the Pokémon TCG, confirmed to be called Shining Fates. This set, which brings cards from the amazingly popular Japanese set Shiny Star V, is set to debut […]

Has Pokémon GO Been Increasing Shiny Rates During Events

Has Pokémon GO Been Increasing Shiny Rates During Events?

The standard Shiny rate for Pokémon in Pokémon GO is approximately one in 450. In past events, Niantic has temporarily increased Shiny rates for the release of certain species, but that seemed to stop for some time in 2020, as researchers observed rates for almost ever new Shiny release since January to be set at the […]

How To Catch More Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO

How To Catch More Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO

One of the most popular aspects of Pokémon GO is hunting Shiny Pokémon. Shinies are versions of Pokémon with different color palettes that, when encountered, produce a burst of sparkles. These encounters are rare, as most Shiny-capable Pokémon have the "standard odds" rate of one in approximately 450. There are ways to optimize your time spent […]

Generation Two Shiny Pokémon That Arent Released In Pokémon GO

Generation Two Shiny Pokémon That Aren't Released In Pokémon GO

Quite a few Generation Two Pokémon have received their Shiny forms in Pokémon GO, but some have still not been allowed to sparkle. Here is a breakdown of all of the Johto favorites that are not yet Shiny-capable in Pokémon GO. The Generation Two non-Shiny-capable species include: Hoothoot, Noctowl: This family of Normal/Flying-type Pokémon are […]

How To See Unreleased Shinies In Your Pokédex In Pokémon GO

How To See Unreleased Shinies In Your Pokédex In Pokémon GO

Shinies that you have never caught may be currently in your Pokédex. With this unique feature in Pokémon GO, trainers are now able to see Shiny Pokémon that they don't have… including some that have yet to be released in the game. Here's how to do it. Do you have a Shiny Deoxys? If so, go […]

Sneasel Raid Spotlight: Boosted Shiny In Pokémon GO

Sneasel Raid Spotlight: Boosted Shiny In Pokémon GO

Sneasel is a Dark/Ice-type Pokémon from the Johto region that can currently be battled in Tier One raids in Pokémon GO. This Pokémon is unique in that it boasts the rare spawn Shiny rate… but isn't necessarily a rare spawn. This makes Sneasel raids more attractive to some due to the higher than the standard […]

Top Five Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO: Generation Two

Top Five Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO: Generation Two

Shiny Pokémon are some of the most sought after encounters in Pokémon GO. They are rare versions of Pokémon with different color palettes. Having completed our list of the rarest Shiny Pokémon in each region, it's time to rank each generation's best Shiny Pokémon. While this list is opinion-based, we welcome all Pokémon GO trainers […]

Shiny Tentacool Spotlight Hour Is Tonight In Pokémon GO

Shiny Tentacool Spotlight Hour Is Tonight In Pokémon GO

Tentacool Spotlight Hour is happening tonight in Pokémon GO. From 6 PM to 7 PM local time, there will be massively increased spawns of Tentacool in the wild, with its Shiny available. There is more to this hour than just hunting one species, though, and trainers looking to maximize on this Spotlight Hour can read on […]

The Quick Catch Method In Pokémon GO Explained

The Quick Catch Method In Pokémon GO Explained

Pokémon GO is a game that rewards players for grinding hard and catching as many spawns as possible. One thing that can add up and get in the way of catching more Pokémon, though, is the catch animation. After throwing the PokéBall, it will trap the Pokémon and, slowly, shake one… two… three times before […]

Do Pokémon In Raids Have A Higher Shiny Rate In Pokémon GO

Do Pokémon In Raids Have A Higher Shiny Rate In Pokémon GO?

There is much discussion, study, and misinformation in the Pokémon GO community regarding the Shiny rates of Pokémon. Some trainers incorrectly believe that catching more Pokémon instead of employing the Shiny check method will yield better results, while others see a certain location as a "lucky spot" for Shiny Pokémon. One of the persistent questions that […]

Top Five Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO: Generation One

Top Five Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO: Generation One

Shiny Pokémon are some of the most sought after encounters in Pokémon GO. They are rare versions of Pokémon with different color palettes. Having completed our list of the rarest Shiny Pokémon in each region, it's time to rank each generation's best Shiny Pokémon. While this list is opinion-based, we welcome all Pokémon GO trainers […]

The Rarest Generation Five Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO

The Rarest Generation Five Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO

Shiny Pokémon are some of the most sought after encounters in Pokémon GO. They are rare versions of Pokémon with different color palettes. Generally, the odds of encountering one are one in 450, but there are some species that, for a variety of reasons, are more difficult to find. These are the Top Five rarest Generation […]

The Rarest Generation Four Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO

The Rarest Generation Four Shiny Pokémon In Pokémon GO

Shiny Pokémon are some of the most sought after encounters in Pokémon GO. They are rare versions of Pokémon with different color palettes. Generally, the odds of encountering one are one in 450, but there are some species that, for a variety of reasons, are more difficult to find. These are the Top Five rarest Generation […]

Complete September Field Research PokéStop Tasks In Pokémon GO

Complete September Field Research PokéStop Tasks In Pokémon GO

Every month in 2020, the Field Research tasks that can be found at PokéStops in Pokémon GO have shifted to the month's theme to match the typing of the Research Breakthrough Pokémon. This month, as we reported earlier, Alolan Raichu is the Research Breakthrough, bringing with it a Psychic-type theme to PokéStops. Here is a breakdown […]

Heatran Raid Hour: Tips On Coordinating Remote Raids

Heatran Raid Hour: Tips On Coordinating Remote Raids

Heatran Raid Hour is happening again tonight in Pokémon GO from 6PM to 7PM local time. Many of the gyms in the game will pop Tier Five Legendary raids during this hour, where trainers can gather and take on this Fire/Steel-type Pokémon, using Ground-type moves to exploit its double weakness. However, many trainers rely on Remote […]

James Guide: Counters To Defeat The Team GO Rocket Villain

James Guide: Counters To Defeat The Team GO Rocket Villain

Currently, the only way to obtain Shiny Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon GO is to defeat one of the three Team GO Rocket Leaders: Sierra, Arlo, and Cliff… or, to battle and beat Jessie and James, who have now been added to the game via the Meowth balloon. In this comprehensive James Battle Guide, Bleeding Cool is […]

What Do The Berries Do In Pokémon GO A Pokémon Item Guide

What Do The Berries Do In Pokémon GO? A Pokémon Item Guide

There are currently five Berries that can be used to help catch Pokémon in Pokémon GO: the Pinap, the Silver Pinap, the Nanab, the Razz, and the Golden Razz Berry. This simple guide will break down for Pokémon trainers the basics of what each Berry does and in what situation each should be used. Razz Berry What […]

Alolan Marowak Raid Guide: Catch One Of Pokémon GOs Best Shinies

Alolan Marowak Raid Guide: Catch One Of Pokémon GO's Best Shinies

Alolan Marowak is back in the raid rotation for Pokémon GO's Ultra Unlock: Unova Week. It's not an Unova Pokémon, but it's likely back because folks have been missing it too much. With an incredible Shiny form and a moveset perfect for GO Battle League, it's a fan-favorite Tier Four raid boss. Tier Four raids […]