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Is There a Shiny Buneary in Pokemon GO?

After the Buneary Spotlight Hour event on April 6, some trainers are wondering if there's a shiny Buneary in Pokemon GO.
After the Buneary Spotlight Hour event on April 6, some trainers are wondering if there's a shiny Buneary in Pokemon GO. | Niantic Labs

After the Buneary Spotlight Hour event on April 6, some trainers are wondering if there's a shiny Buneary in Pokemon GO.

Some trainers are up to their ears in Buneary after its Spotlight feature last Tuesday, April 6. As with any Spotlight Hour, local neighborhoods were overwhelmed with an influx of this Rabbit Pokemon, making shiny captures much more likely from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Unfortunately, not everyone was so lucky.

Here's everything there is to know about shiny Buneary.

Is There a Shiny Buneary in Pokemon GO?

Yes, Buneary and its evolved forms, Lopunny and Mega Lopunny, all have shiny variants that trainers can catch.

Unfortunately, it's not as easy as finding one and hoping for the best. Every encounter with any Pokemon carries 450:1 odds that the specific creature will be shiny. In other words, there's a 0.22% chance any encounter with any Pokemon, in the wild or otherwise, could be shiny. The only way to artificially inflate that rate is to set up as many meets with Buneary as possible.

As a normal type, trainers can find Buneary during Partly Cloudy weather conditions in various locations such as local parks. Additionally, as part of the ongoing spring event, trainers should be able to encounter Buneary at an increased rate in the wild—as well as after completing research tasks and from hatching 2 k.m. eggs.

Shiny Buneary is easy to tell apart from its normal palette. Its chestnut brown fur is paler and the golden fluff on its lower body, brow spots, and ear tips turn bright pink.