Can Fomantis Be Shiny in Pokemon GO? – Answered

Catch yourself the shiny For-mantis of this Pokemon!
Pokemon GO Formatis

Shiny hunting in Pokemon GO is definitely one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of the game for a large portion of the game’s player base. When a new shiny variant of a Pokemon is released, excited players flock to find the oddly coloured Pokemon. Fomantis is the current desired shiny Pokemon. First released via the Lush Jungle event in March 2020 without a shiny form, is it now time for Formatis to shine? Keep reading to see if Fomantis can be shiny in Pokemon GO.

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Is Fomantis Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Pokemon GO is hosting its Solstice Horizons event during the Hidden Gems season. This event begins at 10:00 AM local time on June 16, 2023, and ends 8:00 PM local time on June 25, 2023. Like any event, there are research tasks, event-specific Pokemon encounters, event-specific raids, and of course, debut shiny Pokemon. So, is Fomantis going to debut its adorable shiny variant during the Solstice Horizons event? You bet! Trainers will be able to catch the shiny version of Fomantis from June 16, 2023, onwards!

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Here are the methods of catching a Fomantis during the Solstice Horizons event:

  • Encountering Fomantis in the wild.
  • Versing Fomantisin one-star raids.
  • Completing field research tasks that reward Fomantis.

There you go! This adorable grass Pokemon will very soon be available in its shiny form. A new shiny is always an exciting prospect and I too will be participating in the event in the hopes of catching at least two of them so that I can evolve one into a shiny Lurantis for my collection! Shiny Fomantis is not the only new addition to Pokemon GO during the Solstice Horizons event though! Make sure that you are up to date on what is new, so you do not miss out during the limited event window!

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