Can Duskull Be Shiny in Pokemon GO – Answered

Bloody spooky.

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Duskull has seen a surge of popularity due to the back-to-back Halloween and Día de Muertos events. The latter even dons Duskull with a gorgeous cempasúchil crown. With Duskull making its ghostly presence known, trainers are wondering whether or not it can be shiny in Pokemon GO.

Is Shiny Duskull in Pokemon GO?

Ghost Pokemon fans will be happy to know that, yes, shiny Duskull can be found in Pokemon GO. In true spooky style, the shiny version of this Ghost-type Pokemon is a ghastly red hue.

Duskull and its evolutions, Dusclops, and Dusknoir, can all be shiny in Pokemon GO. Even better than this is the fact that the cempasúchil crown variant of Duskull that can be obtained during the annual Día de Muertos event can also be found in its shiny variant.

With the regular and the cempasúchil crown variants of Duskull both able to be shiny in-game. This means that to obtain one of each shiny Pokemon, trainers would need to catch six shiny Pokemon in total: three regular Duskull and three cempasúchil crown Duskull.

Where to Find Duskull in Pokemon GO

Ghost Pokemon tend to spawn at a less frequent rate than more common Pokemon types, which can be a bit of a bummer if you’re looking for them specifically. All you can do is be smart about how you go about hunting them! There are a few things to know before locating Duskull in Pokemon GO.

  • If you want to find a Duskull with a cempasúchil crown you need to participate in the annual Día de Muertos event in Pokemon GO.
  • Duskull can be a potential spawn during the annual Pokemon GO Halloween events. The event changes yearly and rotates through Ghost Pokemon, so it’s a good idea to check when information is released!
  • Ghost Pokemon have a boosted chance to spawn during nighttime hours in Pokemon GO.
  • Ghost Pokemon have a boosted chance to spawn when the weather is foggy.

Luckily, Duskull is often linked to Halloween, and its special event costume so far is a recurring theme during the Día de Muertos event. If you are unlucky, you can always try again next year as you continue to hunt this elusive shiny Pokemon. Speaking of shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO, have you encountered a Zorua yet?

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Priscilla Wells

Priscilla is both the weekend editor and a freelance writer at Prima Games. She began working at Prima Games in early 2023. Prior to this, she spent nine years writing for both her own personal gaming blog, and other related websites. Priscilla has grown up playing video games, and most often plays her PS5 and Nintendo Switch consoles. You can find her playing Final Fantasy XIV, RuneScape, Pokemon GO, or lost in the latest RPG to release. She is an Australian living in the United States with her American husband, three children, and her Basset Hound. Before moving to the United States, Priscilla obtained a Bachelors of Secondary Education majoring in English and Japanese Language. This allowed her to teach English and Japanese in a high school setting. You can follow her on Twitter/X at @Cilllah