Can Oddish be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Oddish can be Shiny in Pokémon GO. | Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK, Edit by Andrew Lin
Oddish can be Shiny in Pokémon GO. | Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK, Edit by Andrew Lin /

Can Oddish be Shiny in Pokémon GO? If you're a fan of the Weed Pokémon or its evolutions, you're in luck.

Oddish will be featured during Spotlight Hours on July 21. From 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. local time, Oddish will have increased spawns and you'll also get double catch Stardust while you're at it. Oddish can be Shiny, but you won't get an increased Shiny encounter rate like for a Community Day event.

Can Oddish be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Spotlight Hours only increase the amount of Oddish you'll find. You will still be fighting the normal Shiny Rate, roughly one in every 450 encounters.

Shiny Pokémon don't appear on the map, either. You won't know if the Oddish is Shiny until you go to capture it.

A Shiny Oddish has a green body rather than blue. It's unmistakable, but you'll also get a sparkle animation to mark that the one you have is special.

Oddish is one of the Pokémon that has a branching evolution. It will always evolve into Gloom, and then into Vileplume or Bellossom if you use a Sun Stone.

Vileplume used to be one of the heavy hitter Grass types, but has been outclassed recently by Pokémon like Venusaur and Sceptile. Bellossom is a good rogue choice in Great League, as a purified Bellossom with Return can prove to be a formidable Pokémon.