Can Jigglypuff be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

How to find a Shiny Jigglypuff in Pokémon GO.
How to find a Shiny Jigglypuff in Pokémon GO. / Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK

Can Jigglypuff be shiny in Pokémon GO? You'll be glad to know you can grab everyone's favorite Ballon Pokémon in Shiny. Be prepared for a hunt, as Shiny Pokémon are among the toughest to find.

Can Jigglypuff be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Shiny Pokémon are extraordinarily rare, with rate of about once every 450 encounters. Shiny Pokémon also do not appear on the map as Shiny, so you'll have to engage each and every Jigglypuff you find. If you're hunting during Spotlight Hours, you will not get a boosted rate.

You'll know you've found a Shiny when a sparkle appears over the Pokémon and by its name. This is especially convenient for Jigglypuff, as its Shiny form is only a different shade of pink and has green eyes instead of blue.

Another way of getting a Shiny Jigglypuff is to hatch the pre-evolution, Igglybuff, as a Shiny. This is even more difficult that catching one, as you'll need to run through a lot of Eggs to find it.

It'll be worth finding one, as it evolves into the surprisingly strong Wigglytuff. It even keeps the same color scheme as when it was Jigglypuff. Wigglytuff has strong defenses and decent type coverage, and has long been used as gym defender. It's Tuff for a reason.