Can Scraggy be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

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Pokémon GO's never-ending collect-a-thon treadmill rolls ever onward, and players are as eager as ever to pick up every possible variation on every possible Pokémon. Next on the list: Shiny Scraggy. Never mind that the Pokémon's Shiny form barely changes its appearance at all, a collectible is a collectible.

Here's what you need to know about whether Shiny Scraggy is in Pokémon GO, and how to catch one for yourself.

Can Scraggy Be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Unfortunately for players looking to catch a Shiny Scraggy, the Shedding Pokémon has yet to see its Shiny version added to Pokémon GO. For other players — those who still aim to catch a standard Scraggy — there is some good news.

During the 2022 Pokémon World Championships celebration, Scraggy will appear as a rare spawn in the wild. The exact rate of encounter is unknown, but it's better than nothing.

Also appearing at increased rates during the event are Female Nidoran, Mankey, Machop, Mudkip, Sableeye, Meditite, Swablue, Spheal, Croagunk and Dewpider, with Galarian Stunfisk also appearing as a rare spawn.