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Can Lechonk be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Yes, you can find shiny Lechonk in Pokémon Go

A shiny pink Lechonk on a purple gradient background Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
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Lechonk, the hog Pokémon from Paldea, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yes, Lechonk can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Shiny Lechonk with Oinkologne in Pokémon Go, who both turn pink Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

Lechonk, like all the other Paldean Pokémon, is fairly fresh to Pokémon Go, but it’s not surprising that you can already collect a pink-colored friend, as Lechonk is super common in Paldea. (We typically see shinies of these early-game common Pokémon alongside launches of new regions in Pokémon Go.)

What is the shiny rate for Lechonk 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. Lechonk 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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