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How to Get a Shiny Ponyta in Pokemon GO

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Shiny Ponyta in Pokemon GO is a beautiful variant of its original form, with blue flames instead of red on its back. If you love Ponyta and want to add a shiny version to your collection, here's what you can do.

Ponyta is a Fire-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO, which evolves into Rapidash. Its shiny form was added to the game in 2018. It can be found in any region, although it prefers high temperature areas.

To get a Shiny Ponyta in Pokemon GO, you'll have to encounter Ponyta as many times as you can and hope that you are lucky enough to run into a shiny. The best way to do so is to look for Ponyta in the wild on sunny days. The sunny weather condition boosts spawn rates of Fire-type Pokemon, so you'll have a better chance of finding a Ponyta.

How to Get a Shiny Ponyta in Pokemon GO

You can also look for Ponyta in eggs. Ponyta can hatch from 5km eggs, which you can obtain by spinning PokeStops. Try putting 5km eggs in an incubator, and with luck, you'll hatch a Ponyta.

Unfortunately, Ponyta does not currently spawn in raids, so you'll simply have to trust your luck when looking for Ponyta in the wild. While you're on the hunt, don't forget to look out for Galarian Ponyta, its Psychic-type counterpart, as well. Galarian Ponyta is currently spawning in one-star raids as part of the Luminous Legends X event, with boosted shiny rates, so Ponyta lovers can try their luck there as well.