clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Can Phantump be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Yes, you can get a spookier version of the Stump Pokémon

Shiny Phantump in Pokémon Go Image: Niantic / The Pokémon Company via Polygon

Phantump, the Stump Pokémon from Kalos, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yes, Phantump can be shiny in Pokémon Go thanks to the Halloween 2023 event.

Shiny Phantump in Pokémon Go preview

You can take a look at how shiny Phantump and evolution Trevenant look thanks to TopAssistance2 on Reddit.

Shiny Phantump is arguably one of the better shinies, taking on a more haunted gray-and-red appearance — perfectly fitting for this spirit-possessed tree Pokemon.

What is the shiny rate for Phantump 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. Phantump 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.

The next level of puzzles.

Take a break from your day by playing a puzzle or two! We’ve got SpellTower, Typeshift, crosswords, and more.