Can Bergmite be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

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During the two-part winter and holiday-themed event for Pokémon GO, the Pokémon Bergmite will be featured heavily. With all the chances to encounter Bergmite, there are those that might be wondering if it is worth attempting to shiny hunt. Some players could be wondering if Bergmite can even be shiny in Pokémon GO.

Can Bergmite be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Bergmite first appeared in the games Pokémon X and Y for 3DS back in 2013. The Ice-type Pokémon will be one of the featured Pokémon during the holiday season in Pokémon GO's Mythical Wishes. This month Bergmite will appear more frequently in the wild, hatch more often from seven-kilometer eggs, and will also be a One-Star Raid Boss.

The good news for shiny Pokémon hunters is that for the first time you can catch a Shiny Bergmite in Pokémon GO. With all the opportunities during the event, there is never a better opportunity to try to catch one.

Unfortunately, there is no current method to directly increase your odds of encountering shiny Pokémon. Players can instead use any other items or methods to attract all wild Pokémon toward them. Stocking up on incense is likely the best way to increase your odds of running into a wild Bergmite.

December's Mythical Wishes will be a packed month for Pokémon GO. There is no shortage of events and items players can get just in time for the holiday season. Other Pokémon like Mega Glalie will be making their grand debut in Pokémon GO as the featured Mega Raid Boss.