Can Makuhita be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Can Makuhita be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Makuhita, the guts Pokémon from Hoenn, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yes, Makuhita can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Makuhita and Hariyama with their shiny variants in Pokémon Go. Makuhita’s blue gloves turn red and Hariyama turns purple and red. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

Many moons ago, Hariyama was pretty relevant to the meta as a fighting-type Pokémon, but it has since been overtaken by Pokémon like Lucario, Conkeldurr, Terrakion, and others. However, Hariyama is still pretty good if you have a shadow Hariyama, so if you have a shadow Makuhita, you should consider holding on to it and powering it up.

What is the shiny rate for Makuhita in Pokémon Go?

As per old research by the now-defunct website The Silph Road (via Wayback Machine), the shiny rate for Pokémon on a regular day is approximately one in 500. Makuhita is not a confirmed Pokémon that gets a “permaboost” (meaning that it’s a rare spawn and thus gets a boosted shiny rate).

What can I do to attract more shiny Pokémon?

Not much, unfortunately. It appears to be random chance. Shiny Pokémon catch rates are set by developer Niantic, and they are typically only boosted during special events like Community Days or Safari Zones, or in Legendary Raids. There are no consumable items that boost shiny Pokémon rates.

Where can I find a list of available shiny Pokémon?

LeekDuck keeps a list of currently available shiny Pokémon. It’s a helpful visual guide that illustrates what all of the existing shiny Pokémon look like.

For more tips, check out Polygon’s Pokémon Go guides.