Official Pokémon TCG art of Litwick.
Image via the Pokémon Trading Card Game

Pokemon GO: How to Catch Litwick and Can it Be Shiny?

Little Litwick, full of light.

Litwick is an adorably deadly candle that can absorb the spirits of the people around it. That doesn’t stop people from loving it, though, and that’s especially the case for its shiny coloration, with a bright blue flame that eventually becomes a striking orange when fully evolved as a Chandelure. Read on for more information on how to catch Litwick in Pokémon GO and if it can be found in its elusive shiny colors.

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How to Catch Litwick in Pokémon GO 

Litwick is normally a rare encounter in the wild in Pokémon GO. During special events, it can be more commonly found, especially during Halloween-themed events.

During from October 19 at 10:100 a.m. to October 26 at 10:00 a.m. local time, during the Halloween 2023 Part I event, Litwick is one of many Ghost-type Pokémon with an increased encounter rate. After Part I of the Halloween 2023 event, Litwick will return to its rare encounter rate, although it will still be possible to find. 

Players can also encounter a Litwick in Pokémon GO by completing the task “Earn 10,800 XP” as part of the Spiritomb Limited Research tasks.

Can Litwick be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Official Pokémon HOME images of shiny Litwick, Lampent, and Chandelure.
Image via Pokémon HOME

Litwick can be shiny in Pokémon GO. Any encounter with Litwick has the possibility of being shiny. Shiny Litwick was first added to Pokémon GO on October 15, 2022, during the October 2022 Litwick Community Day. 

Shiny Litwick can evolve into shiny Lampent by using 25 Litwick Candies, and shiny Lampent can evolve into shiny Chandelure by using 100 Litwick Candies and a Unova Stone.

If you’re looking for more Ghost-type Pokémon to add to your collection in Pokémon GO, check out our guide on catching Sandygast. We also have a handy guide with more information on the Halloween 2023 Part I event.

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Niki’s love for video games encompasses a wide range of genres, but she is especially fond of RPGs, adventure games, visual novels, simulation games, and fighting games. Her favorite video game-related pastime is asking her unwieldy backlog why she doesn’t have any new games to play. When she isn’t playing or writing about video games, she’s playing with cats, journaling, painting, or obsessing over the latest news in the world of stationery and planners.