How many chances do you have of getting a Shiny in Pokémon GO?

It is not a new version of the game. Actually, those of you who have played for a long time, you will know perfectly well that a Shiny Pokémon is a special version of a Pokémon in a different color from the original. We have seen a  gold Magikarp , and a red Gyarados . However, what are the chances of being one of those users that boasts a Pokémon GO Shiny?

Pokémon GO Shiny

It is one of those little novelties that make the game still have some features that make it interesting, despite the fact that many users stopped playing a long time ago, and that many found the game repetitive. However, it is now possible to get a Shiny Pokémon, which could be erroneously called in Spanish as shiny Pokémon, and whose translation into our language throughout the different games has been Shiny Pokémon . So far we have seen two, the Magikarp , and its evolution, the Gyarados, in gold and red colors, respectively (the originals are red and blue for each of them). However, more are coming soon. The question is, is it possible to get one of these Shiny Pokémon? And if so, how long would it take?

1 of 400

Based on recently obtained statistics, it has been estimated that there is a 1 in 400 chance that the Pokémon that appears will be Shiny. And when we say 1 out of 400, we actually say that we have a 1 in 400 chance that the Magikarp that is going to come out will be gold instead of red. In other words, it is remarkably complex to achieve it.

Well, actually it is not that much when compared to the chances we have of getting a Shiny in any other Pokémon edition , approximately 1 in 8000. 20 times more complex.

With different events it might be easier to get some Shiny Pokémon . For example, the event in which more Water Pokémon appeared, resulted in the appearance of more Magikarp and Gyarados, the only two that currently have a Shiny version . However, when it is widespread, it will be a matter of chance that the Shiny appear, without being able to search for them in any way. Even so, with the large number of users of the game, 65 million active users according to Niantic, it will not be difficult to see them even in the gyms.


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