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Pokémon Go: Complete list of Shiny Pokémon August 2022

Pokémon Go Shiny Celebi
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First introduced as part of the Water Festival Event, with Magikarp and Gyarados, new Shiny Pokémon are added to Pokémon Go with just about every event and Community Day. There are now so many Shiny Pokémon that it can be hard to keep track of which Pokémon you should be checking. Here's the complete list of Shiny Pokémon as of right now, and how you can catch 'em all! And be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories; a Pokémon Go Plus or a Go-Tcha will make Shiny hunting go much quicker!

What are Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go Shiny Meltan

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Simply put, Shiny Pokémon are color variants. There is only one Shiny color variant per Pokémon. Some variants are obvious like Shiny Gyarados is red instead of blue. Others are more subtle, like Shiny Bulbasaur or Squirtle, which are the same color but slightly different shades. In the core games, every single Pokémon has a shiny variant, but in Pokémon Go, Shiny Pokémon are unlocked during Community Day, other events, or with updates.

If a Shiny isn't unlocked, it doesn't matter how many of that Pokémon you catch, you'll never find a Shiny Pokémon. On the other hand, once unlocked Shiny Pokémon are far more common in Pokémon Go than they are in the core games, especially during events. Still, they're pretty rare, so your best bet to finding Shiny Pokémon is to tap on every single Pokémon to spawn. Shiny checking takes time, but once you know which species can be Shiny, it is a lot easier.

Note: One other important thing to consider when Shiny Hunting, generally you cannot catch an evolved Shiny Pokémon. For example, if you tap on an Ivysaur on the map, it cannot be Shiny, even though Shiny Bulbasaur can be caught. There are rare events where this is not the case, and Mega Raids generally have the chance of being Shiny.

Limited case Shiny Pokémon

Although most Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny in Pokémon Go always have the chance of being Shiny, there are some exceptions. The following Pokémon have limits on when their Shiny variants can be encountered:

  • Mew: Shiny Mew can only be obtained by completing the Masterwork Research line All-in-One #151 as a reward for the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event and is limited to one per account.
  • Celebi: Shiny Celebi can only be obtained by completing the Special Research line Distracted by Something Shiny that was only available during the Secrets of the Jungle event.
  • Unown: Only select letters of Unown have the potential to be Shiny and only during select events.
  • Smeargle: Shiny Smeargle was only available during the New Pokémon Snap event, but should be available again during the Pokémon Go Tour: Johto event.
  • Meltan: Shiny Meltan can only be encountered during select events.
  • Melmetal: Shiny Melmetal can only be evolved and so is as limited as Shiny Meltan.

Every Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go

On February 20, 2021, every missing Gen I Shiny Pokémon was added to Pokémon Go and in February of 2022, the remaining Gen II Shiny Pokémon will be added. Here are all the Shiny Pokémon available in Pokémon Go, divided by generation and sorted by international Pokédex number.

Every Gen I Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Gen 1 Starters

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Found in the Kanto region of Gen I, the first 151 Pokémon's Shiny variants have all been featured in Pokémon Go

  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Charizard
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Blastoise
  • Caterpie
  • Metapod
  • Butterfree
  • Weedle
  • Kakuna
  • Beedrill
  • Pidgey
  • Pidgeotto
  • Pidgeot
  • Rattata
  • Raticate
  • Spearow
  • Fearow
  • Ekans
  • Arbok
  • Pikachu
  • Raichu
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Nidoran♀
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran♂
  • Nidorino
  • Nidoking
  • Clefairy
  • Clefable
  • Vulpix
  • Ninetales
  • Jigglypuff
  • Wigglytuff
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Oddish
  • Gloom
  • Vileplume
  • Paras
  • Parasect
  • Venonat
  • Venomoth
  • Diglett
  • Dugtrio
  • Meowth
  • Persian
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Mankey
  • Primeape
  • Growlithe
  • Arcanine
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Abra
  • Kadabra
  • Alakazam
  • Machop
  • Machoke
  • Machamp
  • Bellsprout
  • Weepinbell
  • Victreebel
  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel
  • Geodude
  • Graveler
  • Golem
  • Ponyta
  • Rapidash
  • Slowpoke
  • Slowbro
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Farfetch'd
  • Doduo
  • Dodrio
  • Seel
  • Dewgong
  • Grimer
  • Muk
  • Shellder
  • Cloyster
  • Gastly
  • Hunter
  • Gengar
  • Onix
  • Drowzee
  • Hypno
  • Krabby
  • Kingler
  • Voltorb
  • Electrode
  • Exeggcute
  • Exeggutor
  • Cubone
  • Marowak
  • Hitmonchan
  • Hitmonlee
  • Lickitung
  • Koffing
  • Weezing
  • Rhyhorn
  • Rhydon
  • Chansey
  • Tangela
  • Kangaskhan
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Goldeen
  • Seaking
  • Staryu
  • Starmie
  • Mr. Mime
  • Scyther
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir
  • Tauros
  • Magikarp
  • Gyarados
  • Lapras
  • Ditto
  • Eevee
  • Vaporeon
  • Jolteon
  • Flareon
  • Porygon
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Aerodactyl
  • Snorlax
  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Dratini
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite
  • Mewtwo
  • Mew Only through Special Research

Every Gen II Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Gen 2 Starters

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Originally discovered in the Johto region, all of the Gen II Shiny Pokémon are available in Pokémon Go:

  • Chikorita
  • Bayleef
  • Meganium
  • Cyndaquil
  • Quilava
  • Typhlosion
  • Totodile
  • Croconaw
  • Feraligatr
  • Sentret
  • Furret
  • Hoothoot
  • Noctowl
  • Ledyba
  • Ledian
  • Spinarak
  • Ariados
  • Crobat
  • Chinchou
  • Lanturn
  • Pichu
  • Cleffa
  • Igglybuff
  • Togepi
  • Togetic
  • Natu
  • Xatu
  • Mareep
  • Flaaffy
  • Ampharos
  • Bellossom
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Sudowoodo
  • Politoed
  • Hoppip
  • Skiploom
  • Jumpluff
  • Aipom
  • Sunkern
  • Sunflora
  • Yanma
  • Wooper
  • Quagsire
  • Espeon
  • Umbreon
  • Murkrow
  • Slowking
  • Misdreavus
  • Unown*
  • Wobbuffet
  • Girafarig
  • Pineco
  • Forretress
  • Dunsparce
  • Gligar
  • Steelix
  • Snubbull
  • Granbull
  • Qwilfish
  • Scizor
  • Shuckle
  • Heracross
  • Sneasel
  • Teddiursa
  • Ursaring
  • Slugma
  • Magcargo
  • Swinub
  • Piloswine
  • Corsola
  • Remoraid
  • Octillery
  • Delibird
  • Mantine
  • Skarmory
  • Houndour
  • Houndoom
  • Kingdra
  • Phanpy
  • Donphan
  • Porygon2
  • Stantler
  • Smeargle
  • Tyrogue
  • Hitmontop
  • Smoochum
  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Miltank
  • Blissey
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Celebi Only through Special Research

Unown letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, L, N, O, R, S, T, U, and V have had limited Shiny releases. Y is scheduled to be released in September 2022.

Every Gen III Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Gen 3 Starters

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Originally discovered in the Hoenn region, here's every Gen III Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go:

  • Treecko
  • Grovyle
  • Sceptile
  • Torchic
  • Combusken
  • Blaziken
  • Mudkip
  • Marshtomp
  • Swampert
  • Poochyena
  • Mightyena
  • Zigzagoon
  • Linoone
  • Wurmple
  • Silcoon
  • Beautifly
  • Cascoon
  • Dustox
  • Lotad
  • Lombre
  • Ludicolo
  • Seedot
  • Nuzleaf
  • Shiftry
  • Taillow
  • Swellow
  • Wingull
  • Pelipper
  • Ralts
  • Kirlia
  • Gardevoir
  • Shroomish
  • Breloom
  • Slakoth
  • Vigoroth
  • Slaking
  • Nincada
  • Ninjask
  • Whismur
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Makuhita
  • Hariyama
  • Azurill
  • Nosepass
  • Skitty
  • Delcatty
  • Sableye
  • Mawile
  • Aron
  • Lairon
  • Aggron
  • Meditite
  • Medicham
  • Electrike
  • Manectric
  • Plusle
  • Minun
  • Volbeat
  • Illumise
  • Roselia
  • Carvanha
  • Sharpedo
  • Wailmer
  • Wailord
  • Numel
  • Camerupt
  • Spoink
  • Grumpig
  • Spinda
  • Trapinch
  • Vibrava
  • Flygon
  • Swablu
  • Altaria
  • Zangoose
  • Seviper
  • Lunatone
  • Solrock
  • Barboach
  • Whiscash
  • Corphish
  • Crawdaunt
  • Baltoy
  • Claydol
  • Lileep
  • Cradily
  • Anorith
  • Armaldo
  • Feebas
  • Milotic
  • Castform
  • Shuppet
  • Banette
  • Duskull
  • Dusclops
  • Chimecho
  • Absol
  • Wynaut
  • Snorunt
  • Glalie
  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Walrein
  • Clamperl
  • Huntail
  • Gorebyss
  • Luvdisc
  • Bagon
  • Shelgon
  • Salamence
  • Beldum
  • Metang
  • Metagross
  • Regirock
  • Regice
  • Registeel
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Deoxys

Every Gen IV Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Gen 4 Starters

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Originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, here's every Gen IV Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go:

  • Turtwig
  • Grotle
  • Torterra
  • Chimchar
  • Monferno
  • Infernape
  • Piplup
  • Prinplup
  • Empoleon
  • Starly
  • Staravia
  • Staraptor
  • Bidoof
  • Bibarel
  • Kricketot
  • Kricketune
  • Shinx
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Budew
  • Roserade
  • Cranidos
  • Rampardos
  • Shieldon
  • Bastiodon
  • Burmy
  • Wormadam
  • Mothim
  • Combee
  • Vespiqueen
  • Buizel
  • Floatzel
  • Cherubi
  • Cherrim
  • Ambipom
  • Drifloon
  • Drifblim
  • Buneary
  • Lopunny
  • Mismagius
  • Honchkrow
  • Glameow
  • Purugly
  • Bronzor
  • Bronzong
  • Bonsly
  • Mime Jr.
  • Happiny
  • Spiritomb
  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Riolu
  • Lucario
  • Hippopotas
  • Hippowdon
  • Skorupi
  • Drapion
  • Croagunk
  • Toxicroak
  • Finneon (10-21-22)
  • Lumineon (10-21-22)
  • Snover
  • Abomasnow
  • Weavile
  • Magnezone
  • Lickilicky
  • Rhyperior
  • Tangrowth
  • Electivire
  • Magmortar
  • Togekiss
  • Yanmega
  • Leafeon
  • Glaceon
  • Gliscor
  • Mamoswine
  • Porygon-Z
  • Gallade
  • Probopass
  • Dusknoir
  • Froslass
  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Heatran
  • Regigigas
  • Giratina Origin forme
  • Giratina Altered forme
  • Cresselia
  • Darkrai

Every Gen V Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Gen 5 Starters

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Originally discovered in the Unova region, here's every Gen V Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go:

Every Gen VI Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Gen 6 Starters

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Originally discovered in the Kalos region, here's every Gen VI Shiny Pokémon available:

  • Bunnelby
  • Diggersby
  • Fletchling
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Spritzee (9-23-22)
  • Aromatisse (9-23-22)
  • Swirlix 
  • Slurpuff
  • Binacle
  • Barbaracle
  • Sylveon

Every Gen VII Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Gen 7 Starters

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Originally discovered in the Alola region, Gen VII has more than just the Alolan Variants of Gen I Pokémon now. You can find the following Shiny Gen VII Pokémon in Pokémon Go:

  • Alolan Rattata
  • Alolan Raticate
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Alolan Sandslash
  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Alolan Ninetales
  • Alolan Diglett
  • Alolan Dugtrio
  • Alolan Meowth
  • Alolan Persian
  • Alolan Geodude
  • Alolan Graveler
  • Alolan Golem
  • Alolan Grimer
  • Alolan Muk
  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Yungoos
  • Gumshoos
  • Rockruff
  • Lycanroc (Midday)
  • Lycanroc (Midnight)
  • Stufful
  • Bewear
  • Meltan
  • Melmetal

Every Gen VIII Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Gen 8 Starters

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Although we're a ways off from seeing most of the Pokémon from the Galar region introduced in Pokémon Go, there are a few who have already been introduced, as well as Galarian Variants of a few previous Gen Pokémon. In addition to the Galar region, Gen VIII also includes Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and the Hisuian regional variants.

So far, the only Shiny Pokémon from Gen VIII are:

  • Galarian Meowth
  • Galarian Ponyta
  • Galarian Rapidash
  • Galarian Farfetch'd
  • Galarian Weezing
  • Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Galarian Linoone
  • Galarian Darumaka
  • Galarian Darmanitan
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Hisuian Braviary
  • Obstagoon
  • Perrserker
  • Sirfetch'd

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.