How to Get Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go
While Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee are essentially much prettier versions of Pokemon Yellow, it has borrowed a few features from more recent games in the franchise. The catching is borrowed from Pokemon Go, berries have been included, and Shiny Pokemon can be found as you explore Kanto. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go.
How to Get Shiny Pokemon
Just as they are in every other Pokemon game, shiny Pokemon are very rare in Pokemon Let’s Go. If you don’t know what they are, shiny Pokemon are simply different colored versions of their standard counterparts.
They’re often more powerful than the standard ones, but the visual change is what you’ll notice immediately.
All you need to do to get them is explore Kanto and hope that you run into one. If you walk into every Pokemon that’s out in the wild, as you would if you were trying to catch them, there’s a chance that it’ll be shiny.
When your encounter with it begins, you’ll notice it being a different color and a shine will come from it.
How Rare Shiny Pokemon Are
According to Twitter user Kaphotics, the shiny encounter rate is the same as it was in the Generation 7 games, which was 1:4096.
Also, by looking at the game’s code, he was also able to work out that the more of a Pokemon you catch in a row, the more likely it is to be shiny. That’ll be what the streak message you see once you catch a couple of the same Pokemon in a row is in reference to. It’s not known exactly how it affects the shiny rate, however.
That’s everything you need to know about how to get Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to check out our Pokemon Let’s Go wiki guide. We have also listed some other helpful guides down below to get you started.
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- How to Play Co-Op with Friends
- How to Get Bulbasaur
- Tips & Tricks for Beginners