Pokémon fans have spent the week transferring their collections into Pokémon Home, the cloud-based storage app that makes shifting compendiums between games easier. Through this process, some users have found that some rare monsters’ looks have been updated.
The most obvious upgrade was the first to be noticed by players. Shiny Pokémon — rare variants of the basic creatures — have sprites in Pokémon Home that actually show they’re Shiny now. You can see it at a glance now, without having to tap the critter and read its description.
But, some Shiny models themselves have actually changed as well. Castform, a monster that can morph into various forms depending on the weather, now has Shiny colors to match each of its variants, for example.
Castforms forms have shinies now!!? pic.twitter.com/aMHcYJLqos— ❄️Steelix❄️ (@Jackson556D) February 12, 2020
Castform isn’t the only one.
Shiny Minior in HOME vs. SM...... pic.twitter.com/QfDiXFbVVw— PLDH ⚔️ ️ (@PLDHnet) February 12, 2020
Actually, Minior’s Shiny can come in a few different color ways, players have found.
Magearna, notably, just didn’t have a Shiny version before. Beyond being a nice touch for players, this tweak also has implications for the Pokémon anime.
After three years we finally get to see Magearnas shiny, and we find out that Lillie’s Magearna was shiny all along! This means that Lillie is the first companion to get a shiny pokemon, and is the first one apart of the main cast since Ash’s Noctowl!!! #anipoke https://t.co/okae1y0n9z pic.twitter.com/hewfk5p9YW— nova luisa✨ (@fallenstarmaker) February 12, 2020
While these Shiny changes may not apply to everyone, Home users also note that normal creatures have received slight color tweaks, or character updates. In short, it’s nice to just look at your collection now thanks to all the crisp 3D models.