Can Magnemite be Shiny in Pokémon Go?

Where do you find Shiny Magnemite in Pokémon Go?
Where do you find Shiny Magnemite in Pokémon Go? / Photo by The Pokémon Company

Can Magnemite be Shiny in Pokémon Go? Magnemite was the spotlight featured Pokémon for April 14, and some players have had doubts if Shiny Magnemite is obtainable.

The Spotlight Hour was sabotaged due to the concurrent Spring event. Players encountered far less than expected Magnemite, and likewise Shiny Magnemite have been difficult to track.

Can Magnemite be Shiny in Pokémon Go?

Magnemite has been available as Shiny since the Meltan event. If you missed a Shiny Magnemite during the Spotlight, you can still try to catch one with the Meltan quest. You probably won't see it Shiny, as the event window for that had ended.

Shiny Magnemite has a gold body rather than silver, so it's easy to spot. Make sure you get one, as Magnemite is notorious for being one of the rarer Shiny Pokémon in the game.

Magnemite can evolve into Magnezone, a top tier Electric/Steel attacker that is versatile against many Pokémon. There's a certain prestige to having a Shiny Magnezone as you dominate Raid bosses.