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How to Catch a Shiny Kangaskhan in Pokémon GO

"If you're lucky, you might find a Shiny Kangaskhan!"
"If you're lucky, you might find a Shiny Kangaskhan!" / Photo courtesy of Niantic

How to catch a Shiny Kangaskhan is one of the most common questions trainers are asking at the moment now that the Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space event in Pokémon GO is live.

As one of three Pokémon now appearing in three-star raids, this is once again a prime time for those fond of the gray, green and yellow Shiny form of Kangaskhan to catch one. Here's how to catch a Shiny Kangaskhan in Pokémon GO.

How to Catch a Shiny Kangaskhan in Pokémon GO

First off, it's important to note that Kangaskhan is a regional-exclusive Pokémon that normally appears only in Australia, so this might be the only time for trainers elsewhere to catch a regular one, let alone a Shiny variant.

After initially being released in Pokémon GO in July 2016, Kangaskhan has previously received increased chances to appear as part of the Ultra Bonus Events in 2018 and 2019.

This year's Ultra Unlock event makes it much easier to encounter the Kanto-region Pokémon once again until Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at 10 a.m. local time.

As previously mentioned, Kangaskhan has returned to three-star raid battles—and it's unclear when that could happen again.

As such, trainers can team up with two to three others to potentially face off against it, with the catch being that its Shiny form only makes an appearance during the capturing phase.

But if trainers do happen to run into a Shiny Kangaskhan, it will not be able to run away.

Since this sudden window to pick up a Shiny Kangaskhan is so brief, trainers should stock up on as many Premium or Remote Raid Passes as possible to get as many shots at catching a Shiny Kangaskhan as they can.

For more on Pokémon GO, feel free to check out our guide on how to catch Falinks.