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Can Ralts be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Yes, you can find shiny Ralts in Pokémon Go

Shiny Ralts on a purple gradient background. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
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Ralts, the feeling Pokémon from Hoenn, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yes, Ralts can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Shiny Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, and Gallade in Pokémon Go with their regular forms. Each of them have their green parts turn a light or deeper teal. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

Gardevoir is both a great fairy- and psychic-type attacker for gyms and raids, making collecting Ralts well worth your while. Gallade is much more lackluster in terms of usefulness, but at least it looks cool!

As a reminder, you can’t evolve your Kirlia into a Gallade unless it’s male. You’ll also need a Sinnoh Stone to evolve it, in addition to the 100 Ralts Candy.

What is the shiny rate for Ralts in Pokémon Go?

As per old research by the now-defunct website The Silph Road (via Wayback Machine), the shiny rate for Pokémon on a regular day is approximately one in 500. Ralts is not a confirmed Pokémon that gets a “permaboost” (meaning that it’s a rare spawn and thus gets a boosted shiny rate).

What can I do to attract more shiny Pokémon?

Not much, unfortunately. It appears to be random chance. Shiny Pokémon catch rates are set by developer Niantic, and they are typically only boosted during special events like Community Days or Safari Zones, or in Legendary Raids. There are no consumable items that boost shiny Pokémon rates.

Where can I find a list of available shiny Pokémon?

LeekDuck keeps a list of currently available shiny Pokémon. It’s a helpful visual guide that illustrates what all of the existing shiny Pokémon look like.

For more tips, check out Polygon’s Pokémon Go guides.

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