Can Trubbish be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Can Trubbish be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Trubbish, the trash bag Pokémon from Unova, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yes, Trubbish can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Shiny Trubbish and Garbodor with their regular forms. Shiny Trubbish is more of a dark teal with yellow bits in its arms. Garbodor is more teal with orange and lime green trash bits. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Neither Trubbish nor Garbodor see any meta use in PvE or PvP, though Garbodor has some really niche uses in some PvP leagues. As meta Pokémon, these guys go into the trash. As Pokémon themselves, they deserve love, care, and a wonderful home.

What is the shiny rate for Trubbish 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. Trubbish 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.