How to Get Shiny Galarian Ponyta in Pokemon GO

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Shiny Galarian Ponyta is a new Shiny Pokemon recently added to Pokemon GO. This highly desired Shiny Pokemon is a rare find, although now is the best time to look for one if you want to add this Pokemon to your collection.

As part of the Luminous Legends events, Niantic invited players to participate in the Fairy-type Pokemon challenge, offering bonuses if players could catch a total of 500 million Fairy-type Pokemon. The challenge was successful, and Shiny Galarian Ponyta has been added with boosted rates as part of the event rewards. The boosted rates will last from Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, May 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

How to Get Shiny Galarian Ponyta in Pokemon GO

After the event ends, Shiny Galarian Ponyta will still remain in the game, but its chances of appearing will not be quite as high. Currently, while the Luminous Legends X event still lasts, trainers should seize the opportunity to look for Galarian Ponyta in the wild and in one-star raids.

Galarian Ponyta is a Psychic-type Pokemon, so its best counters in raids are Dark and Ghost types. Pokemon such as Gengar, Chandelure, and Darkrai are great choices to take into the raid, although as a one-star raid boss, Galarian Ponyta shouldn't prove too difficult even without perfect counters. Galarian Ponyta's moves include Low Kick, Psycho Cut, Play Rough, Psybeam, and Swift.

Try to encounter as many Galarian Ponyta as you can. If you're lucky, you'll find a Shiny Galarian Ponyta!