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Is There a Shiny Ekans in Pokémon GO?

There is another chance to get Shiny Ekans in Pokémon GO if you missed out on Spotlight Hours.
There is another chance to get Shiny Ekans in Pokémon GO if you missed out on Spotlight Hours. | Photo by Niantic Labs

Is there a Shiny Ekans in Pokémon GO? If you were hunting for Ekans during this week's Spotlight Hours, you probably had Shiny Ekans on the mind. You'll be glad to know that Ekans is available as a Shiny in Pokémon GO.

Is There a Shiny Ekans in Pokémon GO?

That doesn't mean it's easy to find. Unlike Community Day events where the featured Pokémon has an increased encounter rate, Spotlight Hours give no such bonus. This means that you'll find a Shiny Ekans roughly once every 450 encounters. The main advantage of the Spotlight Hours is that you'll find Ekans in the wild more often than before.

If you missed out, don't worry. The upcoming Pokémon GO Tour Kanto will have the first 150 Pokémon available as a Shiny for the event. Ekans is one of the version exclusives, so if you want a Shiny Ekans be sure to choose Red Version when getting your ticket. It'll also have an increased Shiny Rate for ticket holders.

While Ekans and its evolved form Arbok are some of the most iconic Pokémon in the series, they don't fare well in battle in Pokémon GO. Arbok has low CP for a fully evolved Pokémon, and it doesn't have much utility despite having a variety of type covering moves.