Pokemon Go Shiny List – Gotta Catch’em All in 2020

Pokemon Go Shiny List - Gotta Catch'em All in 2020

If you’ve grown up playing the Pokemon GBC and GBA games, you’d be aware of what Shiny Pokemons are. Niantic has now added them to Pokemon Go as well. To know which ones are available in the game, you have to go through the Pokemon Go Shiny List. So, you can find and catch your favorite ones.

Here, I will present to you a brief Pokemon Go Shiny List that’ll help you to know about all the Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go. We will also drop-in some additional tips about how you can catch them to add in your collection.

What are Shiny Pokemons in Pokemon Go?

If you’ve been playing Pokemon Games or Watching Pokemon for a long time, you’d have seen special Pokemons with different coloration than the usual ones. For example, you may remember the ‘Red Gyarados’ from the ‘Dragon Lake‘ that Lance caught or Ash’s Noctowl that he caught in Johto. These special pokemon that have a different coloration than their regular appearance are known as Shiny Pokemon.


Shiny Pokemon are extremely rare. Their color alterations may vary from a little hue adjustment to a completely different skin tone. Any Pokemon has only one shiny variation. In Pokemon Go, Shiny Pokemon appear in their regular coloration in the Map View and Sightings view. They’ll appear in their shiny form in the encounter screen or summary page. They’ll have an aura of stars around them there.

Do they have better stats?

One would think that Shiny Pokemon look different so they may have more powers than the normal ones. However, the reality is different. Shiny Pokemon have the same IV stats as their non-shiny variants. They also don’t have any special movesets or powers. The only thing they have different is their appearance.

You can consider them as the skins you have in several games. Like they only change the appearance and don’t give any in-game advantage, Shiny Pokemon are the same in Pokemon Go.

Can you evolve a Shiny Pokemon?

Yes, you can evolve your Shiny Pokemon just like your normal ones. It will evolve into its next shiny form. For example, if you evolve a Golden Magikarp, it will become a Red Gyarados. Every Shiny Pokemon will evolve into another Shiny Pokemon. The ‘Shiny’ status will always stay with the Pokemon.

Tip: Evolve a Community Day Shiny during the event window and get the exclusive move. Then, your Shiny evolution will also have that move.

Pokemon Go Shiny List (All Generations)

Shiny Pokemon are officially available in Pokemon Go. You can find the Shiny variants of many, not all, Pokemons available in the game. They are frequently added to the game as part of any major event or via a small update. You can catch them to make your collection marvelous. However, it is pretty hard to encounter them.

The first thing to find your favorite Shiny Pokemons is to know whether they are available in the game or not. You can do that by going through the Pokemon Go Shiny List available below.

Generation I Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go

  • Magikarp
  • Gyarados
  • Pikachu (11 Variants- Ash Cap, Party Hat, Santa Hat, Witch Hat, Fragment Cap, Summer Hat, Detective Hat, Flower Crown, Straw Hat, Mimikyu, Snow Beanie)
  • Raichu (10 Variants- Ash Cap, Party Hat, Santa Hat, Witch Hat, Fragment Cap, Summer Hat, Detective Hat, Flower Crown, Alolan, Snow Beanie)
  • Bulbasaur (2 Variants- Shedinja & Party Hat)
  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur (Clone variant)
  • Charmander (2 Variants- Cubone & Party Hat)
  • Charmeleon
  • Charizard (Clone variant)
  • Squirtle (3 Variants- Sunglasses, Yamask & Party Hat)
  • Wartortle (Sunglasses variant)
  • Blastoise (2 Variants- Sunglasses & Clone)
  • Caterpie
  • Metapod
  • Butterfree
  • Pidgey
  • Pidgeotto
  • Pidgeot
  • Rattata (Alolan variant)
  • Raticate (2 Variants- Party Hat & Alolan)
  • Ekans
  • Arbok
  • Sandshrew (Alolan variant)
  • Sandslash (Alolan variant)
  • Nidoran ♀
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran ♂
  • Nidorino (Party Hat variant)
  • Nidoking
  • Clefairy
  • Clefable
  • Vulpix (Alolan variant)
  • Ninetails (Alolan variant)
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Jigglypuff
  • Wigglytuff
  • Oddish 
  • Gloom
  • Vileplume
  • Diglette (Alolan variant)
  • Dugtrio (Alolan variant)
  • Meowth (Alolan variant)
  • Persian (Alolan variant)
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Mankey
  • Primeape
  • Growlithe
  • Arcanine
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Abra
  • Kadabra
  • Alakazam
  • Machope
  • Machoke
  • Machamp
  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel
  • Geodude (Alolan variant)
  • Graveler (Alolan variant)
  • Golem (Alolan variant)
  • Ponyta
  • Rapidash
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Farfetch’d
  • Seel
  • Dewgong
  • Grimer (Alolan variant)
  • Muk (Alolan variant)
  • Shellder
  • Cloyster
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Gengar(Party Hat variant)
  • Onix
  • Drowzee
  • Hypno
  • Krabby
  • Kingler
  • Exeggutor (Alolan variant)
  • Cubone
  • Marowak (Alolan variant)
  • Lickitung
  • Koffing
  • Weezing (Galarian variant)
  • Rhyhorn
  • Rhydon
  • Chansey
  • Kangaskhan
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Mr. Mime
  • Scyther
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir
  • Tauros
  • Lapras
  • Eevee (2 Variants- Flower Crown & Party Hat)
  • Vaporeon (Flower Crown variant)
  • Flareon (Flower Crown variant)
  • Jolteon (Flower Crown costume)
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Aerodactyl
  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Dratini
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite
  • Mewtwo
  • Mew

Generation II Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go

  • Chikorita
  • Bayleef
  • Meganium
  • Cyndaquil
  • Quilava
  • Typhlosion
  • Totodile
  • Croconaw
  • Feraligatr
  • Sentret
  • Furret
  • Crobat
  • Pichu (6 Variants- Ash Cap, Party Hat, Santa Hat, Witch Hat, Summer Style & Snow Beanie)
  • Cleffa
  • Igglybuff
  • Togepi
  • Togetic
  • Natu
  • Xatu
  • Mareep
  • Flaaffy
  • Ampharos
  • Bellossom
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Sudowoodo
  • Politoed
  • Aipom
  • Sunkern
  • Sunflora
  • Yanma
  • Espeon (Flower Crown variant)
  • Umbreon (Flower Crown variant)
  • Murkrow
  • Misdreavus
  • Wobuffet (Party Hat variant)
  • Pineco
  • Forretress
  • Gligar
  • Steelix
  • Snubbull
  • Granbull
  • Scizor
  • Shuckle
  • Sneasel
  • Swinub
  • Piloswine
  • Delibird
  • Skarmory
  • Houndour
  • Houndoom
  • Kingdra
  • Stantler (Jingle Bells variant)
  • Smoochum
  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Blissey
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Celebi

Generation III Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go

  • Treeko
  • Grovyle
  • Sceptile
  • Torchic
  • Combusken
  • Blaziken
  • Mudkip
  • Marshtomp
  • Swampert
  • Poochyena
  • Mightyena
  • Zigzagoon
  • Linoone
  • Wurmple (Party Hat variant)
  • Silcoon
  • Beautifly
  • Cascoon
  • Dustox
  • Lotad
  • Lombre
  • Ludicolo
  • Taillow
  • Swellow
  • Wingull
  • Pelipper
  • Ralts
  • Kirlia
  • Gardevoir
  • Slakoth
  • Vigoroth
  • Slaking
  • Makuhita
  • Hariyama
  • Azurill
  • Sableye
  • Mawile
  • Aron
  • Lairon
  • Aggron
  • Meditite
  • Medicham
  • Electrike
  • Manectric
  • Plusle
  • Minun
  • Roselia
  • Carvanha
  • Sharpedo
  • Wailmer
  • Wailord
  • Spoink
  • Grumpig
  • Spinda (9 Variants- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8 & #9)
  • Trapinch
  • Vibrava
  • Flygon
  • Swablu
  • Altaria
  • Zangoose
  • Seviper
  • Lunatone
  • Solrock
  • Barboach
  • Whiscash
  • Lileep
  • Cradily
  • Anorith
  • Armaldo
  • Feebas
  • Milotic
  • Castform (Normal Form)
  • Shuppet
  • Banette
  • Duskull
  • Dusclops
  • Absol
  • Wynaut
  • Snorunt
  • Glalie
  • Clamperl
  • Huntail
  • Gorebyss
  • Luvdisc
  • Bagon
  • Shelgon
  • Salamence
  • Beldum
  • Metang
  • Metagross
  • Regirock
  • Regice
  • Registeel
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Jirachi
  • Deoxys

Generation IV Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go

  • Turtwig
  • Grotle
  • Torterra
  • Chimchar
  • Monferno
  • Infernape
  • Shinx
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Budew
  • Roserade
  • Burmy (3 Variants- Plant, Sandy & Trash)
  • Wormadam (3 Variants- Plant, Sandy & Trash)
  • Mothim
  • Ambipom
  • Drifloon
  • Drifblim
  • Buneary
  • Lopunny
  • Mismagius
  • Honchkrow
  • Bronzor
  • Bronzong
  • Bonsly
  • Mime Jr.
  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Riolu
  • Lucario
  • Snover
  • Abomasnow
  • Weavile
  • Magnezone
  • Lickilicky
  • Rhyperior
  • Electivire
  • Magmortar
  • Togekiss
  • Yanmega
  • Leafeon (Flower Crown variant)
  • Glaceon (Flower Crown variant)
  • Gliscor
  • Mamoswine
  • Gallade
  • Dusknoir
  • Froslass
  • Heatran
  • Giratina (2 Variants- Origin & Altered)
  • Cresselia
  • Darkrai

Generation V, VI & VII Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go

  • Patrat
  • Watchog
  • Lillipup
  • Herdier
  • Stoutland
  • Yamask
  • Cofagrigus
  • Minccino
  • Cinccino
  • Klink
  • Klang
  • Klinklang
  • Cobalion
  • Meltan
  • Melmetal
  • Lunala
  • Solgaleo

How to Catch Shiny Pokemon?

Shiny Pokemon are just like any other Pokemon but you will need sheer luck to find them. You have to look through as many spawns or nests where such Pokemon are common. You have to interact with all the Pokemon appearing nearby. As I have mentioned above, you wouldn’t know if it is a shiny until you interact with it. Once you find one, you have to catch it by throwing the Pokeball.

Your skills and game-sense will play the role here. If you have eggs or babies, you have to just walk as much as you can to hatch them. Try to get as many as you can. You can also get Shiny Pokemon through Raids. Another way to get Shiny Pokemon is ‘Field Research.’ Try to find the tasks that give a Pokemon with a Shiny form.

Chances of Encountering Them

Shiny Pokemon have very little chances of showing up. According to the game meta, you have chances of encountering a Shiny Pokemon of 1 in every 450 Pokemon. However, with my personal experience, I’d say that the chances vary for different Pokemon. Your chances could go from as low as 1/10 to 1/5000. The algorithm works in a random manner.

Image Source: Pokemon Go Hub

Some players get a Shiny just after they have started playing. While some haven’t ever encountered a Shiny even after playing the game since it was launched for the first time. So, the Shiny Rate differs according to Pokemon, Events, and certain other factors.

Final Words

Shiny Pokemon are special. They have a different coloration than their normal forms. But, they are pretty hard to find and catch. These are all the Shiny Pokemon that you can catch in Pokemon Go. If you go with the motto ‘Gotta Catch’em All’ you can play this game for many more years to come. This Pokemon Go Shiny List will help you with that. It is hard, but not impossible.

That’s all for this post. I hope you find it helpful. Feel free to share your opinions about it.