Can Wurmple be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Can Wurmple be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Wurmple, the worm Pokémon from Kanto, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yes, Wurmple can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Shiny Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, Beautifly, and Dustox with their normal forms. Shiny Wurmple turns purple, Silcoon turns golden, Cascoon turns green, Beautifly gets a gold tint, and Dustox also gets a gold haze over it. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

Unfortunately, when it comes to evolving Wurmple, the crystalis Pokémon you’ll get is random. This means if you have a precious shiny Wurmple that you want to turn into a Beautifly, you’ll have to take a risk for it to potentially turn into a Dustox.

What is the shiny rate for Wurmple 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. Wurmple 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.