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Is There a Shiny Luvdisc in Pokemon GO?

With the abundance of Luvdisc swimming center-stage, trainers were wondering if there is a shiny Luvdisc in Pokemon GO.
With the abundance of Luvdisc swimming center-stage, trainers were wondering if there is a shiny Luvdisc in Pokemon GO. | Niantic Labs

Is there a Shiny Luvdisc in Pokemon GO?

With the abundance of Luvdisc swimming center-stage, trainers were wondering if there is a shiny Luvdisc in Pokemon GO.

Niantic Labs recently picked Luvdisc as the featured Pokemon for its Spotlight Hour programming on Feb. 16. [SPOTLIGHT HOOK] From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., trainers were absolutely swimming in this water-type, with several showcasing full schools sitting in their inventory. With such a large capacity of one species in one place, trainers started to get curious about whether or not they could find a shiny Luvdisc.

Shiny Luvdisc in Pokemon GO

Yes, there is a shiny form of Luvdisc in Pokemon GO. While the Pokemon, itself, was released in December 2017, its shiny form didn't debut until a year later during Valentine's Day 2018 event.

As with all shiny Pokemon, it only has a 0.22% chance of appearing per encounter. Trainers will have to be patient to beat the 450:1 odds. Those looking to increase its spawn rate will have better success hunting in the rain or by large bodies of water.

Shiny Luvdisc is a stark contrast from its typical palette, bearing a sunshine-yellow hue all over its body. The values of the color remain the same—so it still has that pale muzzle and "blushing" accent.

Luvdisc is a pure water-type directly from the Hoenn region. It isn't very statistically impressive, however, despite its unique appearance. Its stats are:

  • Maximum CP: 959
  • Attack: 81
  • Defense: 128
  • Stamina: 125

Its best moveset contains the quick move Water Gun and the charged moves Water Pulse or Draining Kiss.

Despite displaying no sexual dimorphism, Luvdisc are 75% female. It tends to live in shallow tropical water and has a habit of swimming after loving couples it sees enjoying the ocean waves. For this reason, it is known as the "Rendezvous" Pokemon. Its PokeDex number is 370.