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Can Litwick Be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

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Litwick Community Day is finally here in Pokémon GO! On Saturday, Oct. 15 from 2p.m. to 5p.m. local time, there will be plenty of opportunities to encounter and catch the Candle Pokémon. Before grinding to get as many Litwick as they can, trainers want to know whether Litwick will be shiny in Pokémon GO. 

Trainers will get to enjoy Litwick Community Day just before Pokémon GO’s Halloween Event. During this limited-time event trainers will get many encounters with Dark and Ghost-type Pokémon in raids as well as new avatar items. 

Can Litwick Be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Fortunately, Litwick will be shiny in Pokémon GO for the first time! First brought into the game over three years ago, Litwick is finally available in its shiny variant. Trainers will know they have encountered a shiny Litwick if the flame on the top of its head is blue in comparison to its traditional purple. For the best chance to get Litwick in this form, trainers will have the best chances to get their hands on this Pokémon by coming prepared with Incense, Poké Balls, Berries, and lots of storage. 

First introduced in Generation Five in the Unova region, Litwick has always been an anticipated Pokémon to get. Though it might be strong in its first form, its final evolution form, Chandelure, proves to be quite useful in battle. Retaining its Ghost and Fire-typing as Chandelure, its most powerful charged attack is Poltergeist.