Can You Get a Shiny Basculin in Pokémon GO?

Basculin in the Pokémon anime.
Basculin in the Pokémon anime. / Photo courtesy of The Pokémon Company

Basculin, the Hostile Pokémon, is currently spawning more frequently in the wild in Pokémon GO, so trainers are wondering whether they can catch a shiny Basculin.

During the Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space event in Pokémon GO, Pokémon from various places will appear where they usually don't. Red-striped Basculin typically only spawn in the eastern hemisphere, while Blue-striped Basculin only spawn in the western hemisphere. During this event, though, trainers worldwide will have a rare opportunity to catch both forms of Basculin.

Can You Get a Shiny Basculin in Pokémon GO?

Unfortunately for trainers looking for more shiny Pokémon, there is no shiny variant of either red-striped or blue-striped Basculin currently in Pokémon GO.

There's no telling when Niantic plans on adding Shiny Basculin to the game, but trainers will probably need to wait until the next worldwide event where both forms of Basculin are available. In the meantime, now is a great time to grab both forms of Basculin to fill out your collection.

Basculin is spawning frequently in the wild, and will be hatching from 7 km eggs, until Aug. 17 at 8 pm local time.

During this event, keep an eye out for Shiny Heracross and Shiny Kangashkan, both of which are appearing in 3-star raids worldwide. And that's not all — after this event comes Ultra Unlock Part 3, where many Pokémon from the Galar region will be making their Pokémon GO debut.