Can Scatterbug be Shiny Pokemon Go

Can Scatterbug be Shiny in Pokemon Go? – Answered

An even more elusive bug

Scatterbug is one of the newcomers to Pokemon Go and it has brought a whole new mechanic alongside it. Just like in the games, its final form Vivillon will have a different wing pattern depending on the region set in your console at the moment you catch it, with the sole exception of Scarlet and Violet, which has it locked to the same pattern every time. At least it was previously an event-locked pattern, so that’s a win I guess.

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This Pokemon’s quirky aspect is just too perfect to be adapted into Go, and there are 18 different Vivillion forms that will make each one of them look quite unique when you get them. And another way to make them even more special would be to have them as shinies. But can you get them in this particular form in Pokemon Go?

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Can Scatterbug be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

Currently, Scatterbug is still shiny-locked and cannot be found in its white variant in the wild. Each time you unlock an encounter with a new Scatterbug of a different Vivillon pattern, it will always be in its regular form, no matter how much lucky you can be feeling on this particular day.

This is pretty normal for these releases in Pokemon Go, but don’t fret. Shiny forms for the whole Scatterbug line will surely be added down the line, but we don’t have an exact date yet. You can say that Vivillion is already very Shiny-like, but that wouldn’t be enough to keep them from adding the real special versions to the game.

If you’re looking for more Pokemon Go guides, take a look at the game’s tag here on Prima Games to learn more about how to catch all Scatterbug variations and more tips and tricks.


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Patrick Souza
Patrick has been working for Prima since 2022 and joined as a Staff Writer in 2023. He's been interested in gaming journalism since college, and that was the path he took once he had his degree in hands. Diligently ignores his ever-growing backlog to keep raiding in Final Fantasy XIV, exploring in Genshin Impact or replaying some of his favorite RPGs from time to time. Loves tackling hard challenges in games, but his cats are still the hardest bosses he could ask for.