Can Roggenrola be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Can Roggenrola be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Roggenrola, the mantle Pokémon from Unova, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yes, Roggenrola can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Shiny Roggenrola, Boldore, and Gigalith with their regular forms in Pokémon Go. Shiny Roggenrola gets purple and orange colors, whereas Boldore and Gigalith get blue gems. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

Roggenrola’s shiny debuted during its very own Roggenrola Community Day in September 2022. Gigalith is a pretty decent rock-type attacker, but it has become massively outclassed since its Community Day. You’re better off with Rhyperior, Rampardos, Tyrantrum, or Terrakion (if you have them).

What is the shiny rate for Roggenrola 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. Roggenrola 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.