Can Gyarados be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Community Day can be your chance to get a Shiny Gyarados in Pokémon GO.
Community Day can be your chance to get a Shiny Gyarados in Pokémon GO. | Photo by The Pokémon Company

Can Gyarados be Shiny in Pokemon GO? With Magikarp being featured as August's Community Day Pokémon, players are wondering if this is the first chance at finding Shiny versions of the family.

Can Gyarados be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Magikarp's Community Day will be August 8. During the event, you'll be able to find Magikarp and Shiny Magikarp more easily. Gyarados you evolve during the event will learn an exclusive move: Aqua Tail.

Community Day won't be your first chance to get a Shiny Magikarp or Gyarados. You could go out right now and hunt for one, but you'll only find one every 450 encounters. On Community Day, you'll see a Shiny Magikarp roughly every 25 times.

Shiny Gyarados is one of the most iconic Shiny Pokémon. It holds a special place in many Pokémon Trainer's hearts, as it was the first Shiny Pokémon encountered in franchise history. The Red Gyarados made its debut in the story of Pokémon Gold and Silver, the first games that had Shiny Pokémon.

Community Day will be your chance to add a piece of Pokémon history to your team. In terms of battle, Gyarados is one of the best Water types you can use in the Ultra League. It's no slouch in Master League, either.