Can Venipede be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Can you find a Shiny Venipede in Pokémon GO?
Can you find a Shiny Venipede in Pokémon GO? / Photo by The Pokémon Company

Can Venipede be shiny in Pokémon GO? If you're keeping up with Spotlight Hours, you might be wondering if it'll be worth your time to grind out a Shiny Venipede. Unfortunately, Venipede is not available as a Shiny in Pokémon GO yet. No matter how hard you look during Spotlight Hours, you won't find one.

Can Venipede Be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Venipede will be in the Spotlight at 6 p.m. on Aug. 18. You'll also earn double XP for evolving Pokémon. Shiny Pokémon are available during Spotlight Hours, but only for Pokémon who have already had their Shiny forms introduced. Unlike Community Day, Shiny Pokémon are never introduced for Spotlight Hours.

You won't find a Shiny Venipede, but getting a few to raise up a Scolipede will be worthwhile. Venipede evolves into Whirlipede at 25 Candy and again into Scolipede with 100 Candy.

Scolipede is an off-meta pick for the Great League, as it doesn't have to CP to stand up past that. It's main competition is Beedrill, but it has a few tricks that let it do things Beedrill can't. It has huge attack power, letting it fend off Psychic types with its powerful Megahorn. Without taking advantage of Scolipede's strength, it's just a flimsier Beedrill.