How to Get Shedinja in Pokemon Go has always been a mystery. Even in previous games, this elusive bug-type remained rare and secretive to own.
Catching a Shedinja is easier said than done. Its pre-evolved form, Nincada, is a rare sight in and of itself. You typically won't encounter one just waltzing down the street. Previously, it was available through research tasks and breakthroughs. Completing several bug-themed tasks gave trainers the opportunity to catch a Nincada in exchange for their hard work.
How to Get Shedinja in Pokemon Go
In previous games, all the trainer would need to do is evolve their Nincada into Ninjask while having an empty slot in their party for Shedinja. This peculiar evolutionary tree was a reference to certain types of bugs shedding their skins as they, too, evolve. Unfortunately, Pokemon GO is far from the other titles in its series.
The game handles Nincadas evolution into Ninjask as it would any other normal Pokemon. Once you collect enough candies, Nincada evolves, and you are left with Ninjask in return. The only question is: what about Shedinja?
There is no way to get Shedinja simply by evolution in Pokemon GO. Similar to Nincada, it was available as a research breakthrough. That event has long since gone, however, which means the only way to fill Shedinja's spot in your PokeDex is to trade with a friend.
There is no official word on whether Shedinja will be back anytime soon.