How to Catch a Shiny Palkia in Pokémon GO

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

How to catch a Shiny Palkia 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.

Following the appearance of Dialga in Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time, Palkia is showing up in five-star raids, making this is a primetime opportunity for those fond of the pink Shiny form of the Water- and Dragon-type Spatial Pokémon to obtain it. Here's how to catch a Shiny Palkia in Pokémon GO.

How to Catch a Shiny Palkia in Pokémon GO

First off, it's important to note that both Palkia and Dialga have been absolutely MIA in Pokémon GO since they debuted in raids in early 2019, so this might be the only time for trainers around the world to catch a regular one, let alone a Shiny variant.

Until Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at 10 a.m. local time, trainers can team up with some friends to potentially face off against the Sinnoh-region Pokémon.

When it comes to raids, trainers have a 1-in-20 chance of the legendary Pokémon showing up at the end, with the catch being that its Shiny form only makes an appearance during the capturing phase.

Since this sudden window to pick up a Shiny Palkia is so brief, trainers should stock up on as many Premium or Remote Raid Passes as possible and be sure to bring their strongest Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon with them if they want to maximize their chances of snagging a Shiny Palkia.

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