Can Mareanie be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Can Mareanie be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Mareanie, the brutal star Pokémon from Alola, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yes, Mareanie can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Shiny Mareanie and Toxapex with their regular versions in Pokémon Go. Both shinies turn pink. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

Mareanie’s shiny form first became available during the “Ultra Space Wonders” event. Toxapex (Mareanie’s evolution) actually does see some use in lower PvP leagues, so it may be worth having one around if you like PvP.

What is the shiny rate for Mareanie 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. Mareanie 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.