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Can Alolan Persian be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Pokemon GO trainers are looking to catch a shiny Alolan Persian during Spotlight Hour.
Pokemon GO trainers are looking to catch a shiny Alolan Persian during Spotlight Hour. / Niantic Labs

Pokemon GO trainers are looking to catch a shiny Alolan Persian during Spotlight Hour.

Alolan Meowth has been chosen as the featured Pokemon for this week's Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, Sept. 28. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., trainers will be able to encounter this Pokemon at a much higher rate in the wild, resulting in an artificial boost in shiny chance. This is a great opportunity for shiny hunters looking to add to their collection especially if they can snag Alolan Meowth's evolved form, Alolan Persian, in its shiny colors.

Shiny Alolan Persian in Pokemon GO

Yes, Alolan Persian can be shiny in Pokemon GO.

While the original Meowth and Persian pair from the Kanto region were released with the base launch of the game, their Alolan cousins didn't see a release until two years post-launch in June 2018. Their shiny forms didn't debut until that same time the next year as part of the game's Three-Year Anniversary event.

Shiny Alolan Persian is fairly easy to tell apart from its typical colored palette. It replaces its periwinkle purple coat with cobalt blue and has darker purple accents above its eyes and inside its ears. Its teal ear rims and nose remain the same.

Alolan Persian, like its Kanto counterpart, is also known a the "Classy Cat" Pokemon and has a PokeDex number of #053. Its round face is known as a symbol of wealth in Alola. The bigger the face, the more beautiful the cat is seen as.

Trainers can evolve an Alolan Persian from Alolan Meowth by using 50 candies. While this may seem like a lot, it should add up rather quickly thanks to the double transfer candy buff during its Spotlight Hour.