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Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour: Can Seedot be shiny?

Seedot is in the spotlight on Jan. 17

Shiny Seedot on a purple and white background with sparkles Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

For Jan. 17, 2023, Seedot will be in the spotlight, and you’ll get double XP for catching Pokémon. And yes, Seedot can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Shiny Seedot, Nuzleaf, and Shiftry standing next to their Shiny forms. The three Pokémon are usually brown, but their Shiny forms are more orange and red. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Niantic

Seedot’s shiny debuted in a Community Day in May 2020. If you’re going to be out nabbing Seedot to try and find a shiny you may have missed from the Community Day, pop a Lucky Egg to help you rake in the XP.

Pokémon is about catching ’em all, and in Pokémon Go, that means catching every variant, including rare shiny versions of Pokémon. Every Tuesday in Pokémon Go, players will see a specific Pokémon spawning more frequently during Spotlight Hour, which runs from 6 p.m. to 6:59 p.m. local time. Spotlight Hour is your chance to load up on candy, a chance for high CP Pokémon, and, if you’re lucky, a shiny Pokémon.

Are shiny rates boosted during Spotlight Hour?

Shiny rates do not appear to be boosted during Spotlight Hours, based on data gathered by Pokémon community The Silph Road. However, the sheer number of Pokémon that spawn during the hourlong weekly event will give you an improved chance of clicking on a random shiny. The more Pokémon you click on, the more opportunity you have to catch a shiny Pokémon.

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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