Can Tapu Bulu be Shiny in Pokemon GO? – Answered

Get the bull deity in your favorite shade of yellow

Pokemon might be one of the few games that allow you to encounter a God and then shove said God in a ball, forced to battle others at your whims. It might also be the only game where you’re disappointed to find a God in its standard colors. That being said, you might be wondering if Tapu Bulu can be shiny in Pokemon GO? We have that question answered.

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Can Tapu Bulu be Shiny in Pokemon GO? – Answered

Tapu Bulu is the guardian deity of Ula’ula Island, and it’s also a Pokemon you can periodically encounter in Pokemon GO. It made its debut all the way back in April 2022, and on its one-year anniversary, it’s back as a 5-Star Raid Boss.

And, yes, it’s possible to encounter Shiny Tapu Bulu!

For the first time, trainers will be able to find a Shiny Tapu Bulu in Raids, but the likelihood of encountering it in its black-and-yellow form is quite small. You only have a 1 in 500 chance of seeing it glitter.

Related: Can Drilbur be Shiny in Pokemon GO? – Answered

That means from April 17 to May 2, you should do your best to visit as many 5-Star raid spots as possible. Five-Star raid bosses tend to be quite tough, and the more trainers you have on your team, the better. Tapu Bulu, like the rest of the island guardian deities, isn’t a slouch in battle. And while it’s no Kartana, it definitely has utility, particularly in the Master League.

If you’re curious about other Shiny Legendary Pokemon because you really like having the best and the brightest, check out our guide on how to grab Shiny Lugia here: How to Get Shiny Lugia in Pokemon GO.

Or, if you’d prefer to read about the most recent Niantic debacle, check out the rundown here: Pokemon GO Fainted! The Straw That Broke The Camerupt’s Back.


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