Can Geodude be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Can you get a Shiny Geodude in Pokémon GO? | Photo by GAMEFREAK and Niantic, Edit by Andrew Lin
Can you get a Shiny Geodude in Pokémon GO? | Photo by GAMEFREAK and Niantic, Edit by Andrew Lin /

Can Geodude be Shiny in Pokémon GO? If you're keeping up with Spotlight Hours, you'll be glad to know that you can find a Shiny Geodude.

Can Geodude be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Geodude will be in the Spotlight at 6 p.m. local time on August 25. You'll also get double catch Stardust, which will come in handy if you're using the opportunity to grab a Shiny Golem.

Unlike Community Day events, you won't get an increased chance to find a Shiny Pokémon. You'll run into a Shiny Geodude roughly once every 450 encounters.

Shiny Pokémon won't appear on the map as Shiny. You must engage them first, and if you find a Shiny you'll get a sparkle effect over the Pokémon. Shiny Geodude is more subtle than most Shiny Pokémon. It's a light gold color instead of the normal gray.

Golem has fallen from grace slightly since the early days, as many more Pokémon have the same typing and fill the same roles Golem did. The Rock and Ground dual typing makes it deadly against Fire and Steel types, but gives Golem a double weakness to both Water and Grass, common types you'll be facing in the Great and Master League.

Ultra League is where Golem can perform well, as Fire and Steel types are more common here than in the Leagues above and below it. Unfortunately, Golem does best with legacy moves. The Golem you grab during Spotlight Hours can't learn Mud Shot, severely hampering its viability in comparison. Not even an Elite TM can teach it this Legacy move, so if you're hunting for a Shiny Golem do so for your collection.