Can Sunkern Be Shiny in Pokémon GO? If you're looking for a Shiny Sunkern, you're in luck.
Can Sunkern Be Shiny in Pokémon GO?
Sunkern is indeed available as a Shiny, and has been since August 2018.
Sunkern was featured during Spotlight Hours earlier this week, and many have questioned if Sunkern can be found Shiny. Spotlight Hours, despite featuring specific Pokémon, aren't quite like Community Day events in terms of how Shiny Pokémon are handled. Spotlight Hours do not grant a bonus to the encounter rate of Shiny Pokémon. Other than just seeing more of a certain Pokémon, your Shiny hunt must be done the old fashioned way.
Once a Pokémon in Pokémon GO is released as a Shiny, you'll always have a chance to get a Shiny of that Pokémon even outside of the event it was introduced in. Shiny Pokémon can be found roughly once every 450 encounters.
Shiny Sunkern doesn't look too different from a normal one. It's only slightly more tan (toasted?) than a normal one. You probably wouldn't even be able to tell if its Shiny if not for the sparkle.
Normally, you'd want a Shiny Pokémon to flex with on the battlefield, but Sunkern evolves into the incredibly mediocre Sunflora. There are just better Grass type Pokémon that makes Sunflora not worth the trouble of getting. Some Pokémon just look cool as Shiny, but Sunflora has the same problem Sunkern has where it's just a slight different shade of it's normal colors.