Is There a Shiny Houndour in Pokémon GO?

Is there a way to get Shiny Houndour in Pokémon GO? | Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK, Edit by Andrew Lin
Is there a way to get Shiny Houndour in Pokémon GO? | Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK, Edit by Andrew Lin

Is there a Shiny Houndour in Pokémon GO? If you were participating in Spotlight Hours yesterday, you might be asking yourself if it was possible to find one.

Houndour can indeed be Shiny in Pokémon GO. You just need some luck to pull one, as Spotlight Hours do not increase your chances of finding a Shiny. You'll find a Shiny roughly once every 450 encounters.

Is there a Shiny Houndour in Pokémon GO?

Unlike Community Day events where you have a one in 25 chance of finding a particular Shiny, Spotlight Hours just make it easier to find that Pokémon.

Shiny Pokémon don't appear on the map as Shiny. You'll have to engage every Houndour you see. When you get to the encounter, you'll see if the Houndour you found was Shiny. There will be a sparkle near its name to let you know.

A Shiny Houndour is blue instead of black. It keeps the same coloration when it evolves into Houndoom. Houndoom can serve as an off meta pick in the Great League due to its unique typing. If you got a bunch of Houndour, you can evolve one and take Houndoom for a spin during the Halloween Cup.

Houndour has yet to have a Community Day event. That'll be your best chance at finding a Shiny Houndour, but it's not known when that could happen.