Can Hitmonlee be shiny in Pokémon GO? Yes, yes it can and now is a great time to go try and find one! Right now due to Mega Buddy Week of Mega September large Pokémon like Hitmonlee and Shiny Doduo will be appearing in the wild with greater frequency. With the increase in spawns now is a great time to try and nab yourself a shiny.
How to Catch Shiny Hitmonlee in Pokémon GO
Shiny Hitmonlee can be differentiated from its standard form with a light green body, hands, and feet. Everything else remains the same color. Aside from the natural increase in spawns you can also increase your chances by going out to look in Cloudy weather. Due to the weather boost mechanic, Fighting types have increased spawns when it's cloudy.
It's also a good idea to try and keep an eye on raids as shiny Pokémon have a slightly higher chance of appearing during raid battles than they do in the wild. You can also enlist friends to help you and join their raid remotely if they find one. You can further increase your chances by using an incense or lure to increase all spawns in your vicinity.