Is There Shiny Geodude in Pokemon GO?

Is there shiny Geodude in Pokemon GO available to be caught
Is there shiny Geodude in Pokemon GO available to be caught / Niantic Labs

Shiny Geodude in Pokemon GO had players scrambling on Tuesday, Aug. 25, when the Pokemon was featured during Spotlight Hour.

Niantic Labs recently implemented a new hot spot moment for trainers to catch Pokemon. They've called this "Spotlight Hour." Once a week, usually Tuesday around 6 p.m., Niantic picks a Pokemon to have increase spawn frequency within that hour. Usually, trainers report an increase in shiny encounters, as well. This week that Pokemon was Geodude—leaving trainers to wonder if they would see its shiny form.

Is There Shiny Geodude in Pokemon GO?

Yes, shiny Geodude is available in Pokemon GO. This Pokemon is rather easy to spot as it has a pale golden palette instead of the usual dusty brown one.

Geodude is a ground and rock-type Pokemon from the Kanto region. It was a part of the original 151 Pokemon—from the very first generation. It evolves into Graveler using 25 candies. The last form in its evolutionary chain, Golem, can be attained after 100 extra candies or via trading with other trainers.

This is similar to the main series games where Graveler could only be evolved via trading.

Additionally, Geodude has an Alolan form, which was not featured during Spotlight Hour. This form drops the ground-typing for electric.