Is There a Shiny Snover in Pokémon GO?

There is a way to catch a Shiny Snover in Pokémon GO, if you're lucky.
There is a way to catch a Shiny Snover in Pokémon GO, if you're lucky. / Photo by GAMEFREAK and Niantic

Is there a Shiny Snover in Pokémon GO? If you were hunting Snovers during this week's Spotlight Hours, you may have been wondering if you could find a Shiny Snover. Snover can be Shiny in Pokémon GO, but the Spotlight Hours event does not give a boost to finding one.

Is There a Shiny Snover in Pokémon GO?

If you want a Shiny Snover, you'll have to find in an old-fashioned way. You'll encounter a Shiny of a certain Pokémon roughly once every 450 encounters. Some events will boost this rate, but not with Spotlight Hours.

Pokémon don't appear as Shiny on the map, so you'll have to encounter each Snover you see. When you get a Shiny, you'll see a sparkle next to the Pokémon's name and model. Of course, the Pokémon itself will be a different color.

You'll want to look for the sparkle, as Shiny Snover is only slightly different than a regular one. A Shiny Snover has blue arms and accents instead of green. The Snover species also has some dimorphism, with males having two brown zigzag stripes on the torso and females having only one at the bottom. This isn't anything special, so look out for the arms for Shiny Snovers.

Snover will evolve into Abomasnow, a powerful Ice and Grass-type attacker. It's being featured as a Mega Raid Boss currently, letting you style on opponents with a Shiny Mega Abomasnow if you beat enough of them and collect their Energy.