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Can Mankey be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Yes, you can find shiny Mankey in Pokémon Go

Shiny Mankey on a purple gradient background Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic
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Mankey, the pig monkey Pokémon from Kanto, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yes, Mankey can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Shiny Mankey and Primeape with their regular forms in Pokémon Go. Shiny Mankey turns light green and shiny Primeape turns darker brown and yellow. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

Mankey and Primeape can both be shiny. They’re probably worth grabbing with Annihilape potentially on the horizon, since that evolution was introduced in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Early Paldean Pokémon have made their debuts in Pokémon Go already, so it wouldn’t be too surprising if Annihilape joined the roster soon. Start hoarding that candy now!

What is the shiny rate for Mankey 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. Mankey 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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