Shiny Cubchoo Pokemon GO: How to Catch One

Shiny Cubchoo Pokemon GO is a sought after Pokemon for the Winter Event 2019
Shiny Cubchoo Pokemon GO is a sought after Pokemon for the Winter Event 2019 / Image Courtesy the Pokemon Company

Shiny Cubchoo in Pokemon GO is the latest goal for the hardcore collectors looking for shinies of any and every Pokemon they can get their hands on. Here's everything you need to know when looking to catch a shiny Cubchoo.

How to Catch Shiny Cubchoo

There are many ways to catch a Cubchoo, and Pokemon GO's current celebration of Winter and the various holidays this time of year are definitely helping to increase your chances.

Right now, a normal Cubchoo has a spawn rate of 30%, already pretty rare without being a shiny. Combining those odds with the shiny encounter rate of every single Pokemon in the game, that being 1 in 450, your chances of catching a shiny Cubchoo are slightly better than 1 in 100,000. If this hasn't deterred you from the task yet, be prepared to wait a long time before a shiny Cubchoo pops up on your screen.

To alleviate the pain of waiting for a shiny Cubchoo, Niantic has added a few features to increase the spawn rates of ice type Pokemon for the duration of this years holiday event. The biggest new item is the Glacial Lure Module, which when used at a Pokestop, increases the spawn rate for all ice-type Pokemon in the area.