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Can Alolan Geodude be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Yes, you can find shiny Alolan Geodude in Pokémon Go

Shiny Alolan Geodude in Pokémon Go on a purple gradient background Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

Alolan Geodude, the rock Pokémon from Alola, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yes, Geodude can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Alolan Geodude, Graveler, and Golem with their Shiny forms. Each Shiny turns orange from brown or grey. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic

Alolan Geodude actually had its own Community Day in May 2022, so many Pokémon Go collectors probably have a shiny or two from that event. Alolan Graveler is a fine rock-type attacker when it comes to gyms and raids, though it’s outclassed by many other rock-type Pokémon, like Tyranitar and Rhyperior.

What is the shiny rate for Alolan Geodude in Pokémon Go?

As per The Silph Road, the shiny rate for Pokémon on a regular day is approximately one in 500. As of writing this, the jury is out on Alolan Geodude’s shiny rate. While other Alolan Pokémon have a boosted (1 in 64) shiny rate, there’s not enough data on Alolan Geodude to confirm this or not.

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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