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Can Cacnea be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Cacena will be kicking off Spotlight Hour in November for Día de los Muertos. Will it be celebrating with a shiny chance?
Cacena will be kicking off Spotlight Hour in November for Día de los Muertos. Will it be celebrating with a shiny chance? / Niantic Labs

Cacena will be kicking off Spotlight Hour in November for Día de los Muertos. Will it be celebrating with a shiny chance?

From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, Cacnea will be the featured Pokemon for Niantic Labs’ weekly Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour event. Cacnea will be appearing more frequently for the hour and all trainers who participate will receive twice the amount of candy per capture—making this a great opportunity to add it and its evolved form, Cacturne, to the PokeDex.

The big question is: will Cacnea be shiny during its Spotlight feature?

Shiny Cacnea in Pokemon GO

Unfortunately, no. Cacnea’s shiny form has not yet been released and Niantic has not announced its debut for Día de los Muertos, so trainers are out of luck if they wanted to add this color palette to their team. Spotlight Hour tends to be the primary event that shiny hunters can use to beef up their collection, so shiny Cacnea’s absence is likely disappointing.

Shiny Cacnea, in contrast to typical green Cacnea, is tinted orange. Its pale green body becomes pale orange and its dark green pointed accents are burnt orange. However, it’s black spotted mouth, eyes, and yellow crown remain the same.

Cacnea was orginally released into Pokemon GO in January 2018, alongside several other Hoenn desert Pokemon. It is a pure grass-type.

Also known as the “Cactus” Pokemon, Cacnea unsurprisingly makes its home in the desert. The yellow crown flower on its head emits a sweet aroma that attracts prey, which Cacnea will then shoot down using the spines on its body. Its PokeDex number is #331.