How to Get Shiny Larvitar Pokemon GO

Shiny Larvitar can be encountered in Pokemon GO with the announcement of the new July weekly research breakthrough reward.
Shiny Larvitar can be encountered in Pokemon GO with the announcement of the new July weekly research breakthrough reward. / Photo courtesy of Pokemon GO

How to Get Shiny Larvitar in Pokemon GO? Shiny Larvitar can now be encountered in Pokemon GO with the announcement of the new July weekly research breakthrough reward.

The Pokemon GO Fest has just ended but a new month brings about new announcements. Pokemon GO announced the schedule for the Pokemon GO Fest weekly challenges, July Spotlight Hours and the arrival of Kyurem. In addition, Pokemon GO released who the July weekly research breakthrough reward Pokemon will be.

How to Get Shiny Larvitar Pokemon GO

The Pokemon GO July weekly research breakthrough reward Pokemon is none other than Larvitar. Lucky players will even be able to encounter a shiny Larvitar. If it is anything like May with Sphinx, Shiny Larvitar may be more common than most think.

July Weekly Research Mission

Players can get a Shiny Larvitar by completing the weekly research mission. This will require completing seven daily missions but only registering one per day. Once all seven are registered, players can claim their weekly research breakthrough reward and encounter a Larvitar.

Other Methods

Players could have already caught a Shiny Larvitar. They were available during the June 2018 Community Day. Luckily, ever since that day, players can now also encounter a Shiny Larvitar outside the event.

Players can hatch themselves a Shiny Larvitar from a 10km egg or catch one in the wild. The chances are low for both methods but are the only other legitimate methods to obtain the shiny Pokemon. Players could also trade with a friend to obtain a Shiny Larvitar.

Larvitar can evolve into a Pupitar with 25 candies. It will then evolve into the powerful dark and rock Tyranitar with 100 candies.

Players will have lots to do this month. The Pokemon GO Fest weekly challenges will take some time. The challenges begin on July 3 and will have special rewards. This includes another special variant of Pikachu appearing in game, the flying Pikachu.