Girafarig, the long-necked Pokémon from the Johto region, has made its way into Pokémon Go’s wild. But did you know that Girafarig can also be shiny in the game? In this guide, we’ll discuss how to increase your chances of finding and catching shiny Pokémon like Girafarig in Pokémon Go.
Girafarig’s evolution, Farigiraf, which originated from the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet games, is likely to be released in Pokémon Go soon, as the game introduces Gen 9 Pokémon. Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, has recently hosted three consecutive Spotlight Hours featuring Pokémon that have special forms or regional variants. This suggests that Girafarig’s evolution may be on its way.
So, what is the shiny rate for Girafarig in Pokémon Go? According to previous research by The Silph Road, the shiny rate for Pokémon on a regular day is estimated to be around one in 500. Although Girafarig is not confirmed to have a boosted shiny rate, it is still possible to encounter a shiny version of this Pokémon.
Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to attract more shiny Pokémon. Shiny Pokémon rates are determined by Niantic and are usually boosted during special events such as Community Days or Safari Zones, or in Legendary Raids. No items can increase the chances of encountering shiny Pokémon.
If you’re interested in knowing which Pokémon currently have shiny variants available, LeekDuck provides a helpful visual guide. This guide showcases and illustrates all the shiny Pokémon that are currently obtainable.
In conclusion, while Girafarig can indeed be shiny in Pokémon Go, the chances of encountering one are based on random chance. Keep an eye out for special events and raids to improve your odds of finding shiny Pokémon. Happy hunting!
– The Silph Road (via Wayback Machine)