Who doesn’t love an adorable fire fox? And I’m not talking about Vulpix. On May 21, Fennekin will be hitting the spotlight in Pokemon GO. But let’s get to the most important question: can you catch a Shiny Fennekin in Pokemon GO?
Can Fennekin Be Shiny in Pokemon GO – Answered
Fennekin might frequently be outshined by its blue brother Froakie, but there’s a certain charm about This adorable Generation VI starter. And in its Shiny form it only gets cuter as it trades its golden fur for a silver sheen.
But is it even possible to see this silver fox in Pokemon GO?
The answer is yes! Fennekin can be Shiny in Pokemon GO!
But finding a silver fire fox is exceedingly difficult. Your average rates are 1 in 500, and Fennekin is already a rare spawn. It’s possible to find Fennekin from hatched 5km eggs, or by checking out fire-heavy biomes like residential areas, cities, beaches, and areas with dry or arid climates. Your odds aren’t great, but that’s the charm and challenge of Pokemon GO.
Fortunately, if you’re reading this article before May 21, 2023, there is an easier way.
On May 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Fennekin will be in the Community Day Spotlight! That means Fennekin will appear more frequently in the wild (giving you a higher chance of finding a Shiny one). And if you evolve a Fennekin all the way into its Delphox, it will learn the Charged Attack Blast Burn.
Alternatively, if you already have a Delphox, you can teach it the Charged Attack Mystical Fire instead.
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Trainers who really want to lock down Shiny Fennekin might also want to opt for the $1.00 USD Special Research exclusive to the Community Day event called Fur and Flames. This will help you encounter more Fennekin. That Special Research Story will be available in the shop closer to the event.
If you really do prefer Froakie, I’m sure you’re wondering if Greninja can be shiny in Pokemon GO, too. And if it can, how do you get one for yourself? Check out the answer here: How to Get Shiny Greninja in Pokemon GO.