When it comes to Pokémon Go or any of the games in the massive creature-catching franchise we love there is one thing valued above all else. Shiny Pokémon.
Officially known as “differently coloured Pokémon” Shinies made their debut all the way back in the generation two games of Pokémon Gold and Silver and are treasured for their rarity and uniqueness above all else.
With thousands of fans across the world dedicated to hunting and catching these rare versions, especially in Pokémon Go, many players want to know the shiny odds.
What are the Shiny Odds in Pokémon Go?
Unlike the main series games, which have odds as high as 1 in 8192, Pokémon Go has the much more reasonable shiny odds of 1 in 500 as a baseline.
These odds can sometimes be increased to 1 in 63 in specific instances such as rare encounters, eligible shadow Pokémon and Mega Raid Pokémon
Other rare species such as Gible have a rate of 1 in 125 and Legendary/Mythical Pokémon have a 1 in 20 chance of being shiny.
The majority of Pokémon Go encounters, however, will stick to the standard rate of 1 in 500
Community Day Shiny Odds
For the Pokémon Go hunter, however, there are few things more valuable than the monthly community days and the featured Pokémon that they put on the pedestal.
Community days have a massive boost in shiny odds for featured Pokémon, giving players a 1 in 25 chance of encountering one.
Some community days also give extra boosts, with numerous Pokémon getting the increased odds, with raid-day encounters and limited research encounters going as high as 1 in 10.