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Shiny Chinchou Pokemon GO: Where to Find

Shiny Chinchou is one electric-type that could be found during the recent Pokemon GO Incense Event on Jan. 24.
Shiny Chinchou is one electric-type that could be found during the recent Pokemon GO Incense Event on Jan. 24. / Niantic Labs

Shiny Chinchou is one electric-type that could be found during the recent Pokemon GO Incense Event on Jan. 24.

Niantic Labs ran another Incense Day event on Sunday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. through to 5 p.m. This time, the programming featured popular dragon and electric types like Plusle, Minun, Mareep, alongside lesser known species such as Chinchou. Fortunately, as veteran trainers know, with each event comes an increased change to find a shiny Pokemon.

Shiny Chinchou Pokemon GO

As always, the chances of encountering a shiny variant of any Pokemon is 450:1 or 0.22%. Shiny-hunting trainers should prioritize events such as Spotlight Hour, Community and Incense Days where the number of a certain Pokemon or type of Pokemon is more plentiful.

Chinchou is a dual water and electric-type from the Johto region. It was originally released with the other Johto Pokemon on Feb. 16, 2017. However, its shiny palette didn't debut until the Safari Zone in Liverpool on Apr. 17, 2020.

Shiny Chinchou's most notable feature is its replacement of sunny yellow accents with neon lime green. Its previously desaturated cerulean body gets a color boost to make it more of a warm teal.

This Pokemon has been featured in several events starting way back with the 2017 Water Festival. It was included in the same event the following two years, as well as the 2018 and 2018 Pokemon GO Fests. The last egg distance it hatched from was the 7 k.m. group in early May 2020. For now, it is only available in the wild near areas with large amounts of water or with heavy electrical use. It may also appear more frequently in the rain.

Chinchou has a PokeDex number of 170. It is best known for using the electrical charges in its antennae to hunt prey and signal other members of its species. Trainers can evolve their Chinchou into a Lanturn with the use of 50 candies.