Can Trapinch be Shiny in Pokemon GO – Answered

Your favorite clay eater but in green

There are few ground grubbing Pokemon as adorable as Trapinch. But if you’re going to go hunting for Pokemon with mandibles the size of its body, you might be wondering if it’s possible to find Trapinch in its Shiny Form. Here’s your answer to the question: Can Trapinch be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

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Can Trapinch be Shiny in Pokemon GO – Answered

The Trapinch family might be one of my favorites of Generation III. Not only is Trapinch adorable with its giant jaws, I love that it evolves into a dragonfly with literal goggles strapped to its face. And the polygon wings for Flygon? Brilliant.

But like all Pokemon, Trapinch and its evolved forms are better Shiny. And yes, Trapinch can be found in its Shiny form in Pokemon GO!

Shiny Trapinch’s orange clay color takes on a green-like hue, making it seem much more related to the extraterrestrial Pokemon, Elgyem. But once it evolves into Flygon, its green turns turn into a bright blue.

Which makes it absolutely worth finding in Pokemon GO. But doing so can be quite difficult. Trapinch is already a difficult Pokemon to find unless there’s an event like a Community Spotlight happening. That’s because they typically only spawn in desert biomes. That’s not to say you won’t see a Trapinch otherwise. They can spawn anywhere, but they’re very rare.

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

But if you’re playing and see a Doduo in the overworld, keep searching, because it means there’s a chance that Trapinch will spawn there too.

Beyond tracking down Trapinch’s preferred environment, you should know there’s only a 1 in 500 chance of encountering a Shiny Pokemon. You can accelerate your hunt by utilizing nearby Pokestops and your Daily Incense but expect a grind.

If you’re curious what other rare Pokemon can be shiny, check out the status of the adorable Dedenne here: Can Dedenne be Shiny in Pokemon GO? – Answered.


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