Pokémon GO Shiny Phanpy: Everything You Need to Know

Is there a Shiny Phanpy in Pokémon GO?
Is there a Shiny Phanpy in Pokémon GO? | Photo by The Pokémon Company

Pokémon GO Shiny Phanpy is sought after by Pokemon GO fans, but was it possible during the Spotlight Hours? If you were collecting Phanpy in Pokémon GO yesterday, you may have wondered if it can be Shiny. Unfortunately, Phanpy cannot be Shiny in Pokémon GO yet.

Pokémon GO Shiny Phanpy: Everything You Need to Know

During Spotlight Hours, a specific Pokémon will be featured for an hour. Unlike Community Day, the featured Pokémon will not have a bonus chance to be Shiny. The Spotlighted Pokémon also won't be available as a Shiny if it wasn't already. This would have made any attempts to find a Shiny Phanpy during Spotlight Hours a bust.

Shiny Phanpy has yet to be introduced in Pokémon GO. Typically, once a Pokémon has been introduced to the game as a Shiny it will be available as such from then on. We'll have to wait for an event to debut Shiny Phanpy.

Phanpy evolves into Donphan, an unusual Ground-type attacker. Upon evolution, it learns some Fairy-type moves like Charm and Play Rough. These Fairy moves supplement Donphan's Ground, Fighting and Steel-type moves, giving it a variety of options against threats that a standard Ground-type Pokémon can't deal with. Unfortunately, this means that Donphan isn't as useful against the kinds of Pokémon that are strong against it.