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Shiny Alomomola Pokemon GO: How to Catch

Shiny Alomomola is one of the most sought after Pokemon during Niantic Labs' Pokemon GO Valentine's Day event.
Shiny Alomomola is one of the most sought after Pokemon during Niantic Labs' Pokemon GO Valentine's Day event. | Niantic Labs

Shiny Alomomola is one of the most sought after Pokemon during Niantic Labs' Pokemon GO Valentine's Day event.

For the first time ever, trainers will be able to encounter shiny Alomomola in the overland wild of Pokemon GO! This rare purple paletted, frilly finned water-type is much more than it appears—meaning it will take some work to add it to any team. Below, we've detailed everything there is to know about how to find shiny Alomomola.

How to Catch Shiny Alomomola in Pokemon GO

Shiny Pokemon have 450:1 odds of appearing in an encounter—which translates to around a 0.22% chance. Occasionally, Niantic will increase the ratio for special events or features, but this doesn't occur without a forward announcement. Not to mention the fact that, even though trainers will encounter a shiny variant, they still have to do the legwork of catching it.

The best places to find this Pokemon are by a large body of water such as a lake, river, or beach. It also tends to appear during rainy weather. Additionally, during the Valentine's Day event, trainers can also earn extra encounters with Alomomola by completing research tasks.

Shiny Alomomola takes on a purple hue to its normally pink scales and changes its heavy eyelash color from near-nightshade purple to a lush green. Its eye color remains gold, however. Some trainers may find it difficult to tell the difference on a quick glance, so we recommend looking for that pop of green.

This Pokemon was originally released during the Valentine's Day event last year, 2020. Its shiny form is officially debuting this year's Valentine's Day event in 2021.

As a pure water-type hailing from the Unova region, it has the following stats:

CP maximum: 2452
Attack stat: 138
Defense stat: 131
Stamina stat: 338

Its best moveset includes the quick move Waterfall and charged move Hydro Pump.

Also known as the "Caring" Pokemon, Alomomola is best known for it compassionate nature, helping weak or injured Pokemon by taking their pursuers on by itself. It is a single-form Pokemon with a PokeDex number of 594.