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Can Shellder Be Shiny in Pokemon GO? – Answered

Shell shocked.

The Pokedex in Pokemon GO is always changing. With new Pokemon being added at a pretty regular cadence, it can be difficult to keep up with every single Pokemon and its many variations. Shellder, our little clam boy, is part of the original 151 and was there at Pokemon GO’s launch in 2016. Can Shellder be shiny in Pokemon GO? We have the answer for you below; check it out.

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Can Shellder Be Shiny in Pokemon GO? – Answered

Shellder can be shiny in Pokemon GO. However, there is no way to boost the odds of finding a shiny Shellder. If you want to find one, you’ll have to go hunting for it. The odds of finding a shiny Shellder are roughly 1 in 500, with no way to permanently boost the shiny catch rates.

If you want to find a shiny Shellder, you’ll need to find a lot of them. You can use incense and Lure Module at Poke Stops to increase the amount of wild Pokemon that spawn; however, there is no way to specifically hunt for Shellder.

You can always wait for a Spotlight Hour or another style of increased spawn rates for Shellder, but that’s going to take time and put the pressure on Niantic to decide Shellder is worthy.

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Shiny Shellder boasts a nice orange shell and ditches the purple it’s more commonly known for. If you’re looking to add this cute little guy to your collection, it’s time to start hunting, and we will see you in a while.

Well, that’s everything you need to know about if Shellder can be shiny in Pokemon GO. For more tips, tricks, and guides on Pokemon GO, stay right here at Prima Games. Check out all of Mega Blastoise’s weaknesses, counters, and more in Pokemon GO.


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