Can Hisuian Voltorb be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

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Hisuian Voltorb has arrived in Pokémon GO, but can it be shiny?

While traditionally shaped like a Poké Ball, this Hisuian Voltorb seems to closley resemble the Poké Balls used long ago in ancient Sinnoh. With a slightly blockier face, and a more wooden lower appearance, this Voltorb variant is certainly one for the collection.

For the remainder of the Power Plant event and the Lunar New Year event in Pokémon GO, Voltorb will be appearing more frequently. While previously it was just the Kanto variant appearing, Hisuian Voltorb has now entered the fray and is ready to be captured.

With players anxious to get hold of the latest variant, they might be wondering: can Hisuian Voltorb be shiny?

Can Hisuian Voltorb be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Sadly, no. Hisuian Voltorb cannot be shiny in Pokémon GO - at least not for the time being.

While its Kanto variant can be shiny, those hoping to grab a shiny Hisuian Voltorb are out of luck. Whether or not a shiny version will be added to the mobile game at a later date is yet to be seen, however that does make getting your Pokémon collection in order a tad easier.

In addition to not being shiny, the Hisuian Voltorb also cannot evolve in Pokémon GO at this time. Perhaps the Hisuian Electrode will make an appearance in the future, though that also has yet to be confirmed.

In the meantime, though, players sh9ould be on the hunt for a shiny Kanto Voltorb instead. Shiny Voltorb's are blue and white rather than the traditional Poké Ball colors of red and white. Keep your eyes peeled if you're looking to add this one to your collection.