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Can Dunsparce be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Yes, you can find shiny Dunsparce in Pokémon Go

Shiny Dunsparce on a purple gradient background with sparkles around it Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
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Dunsparce, the Land Snake Pokémon from Johto, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yes, Dunsparce can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Dunsparce and shiny Dunsparce in Pokémon Go. Shiny Dunsparce has pink details instead of teal. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

As of this writing, Dudunsprace (Dunsparce’s funny evolution from Paldea) is not in the game. Regional Pokémon, whether they’re an evolution exclusive to a region or an actual regional form, normally don’t take long to get added to Pokémon Go.

What is the shiny rate for Dunsparce 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. Dunsparce 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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