Shiny Jynx Pokemon GO: How to Catch the Shiny Pokemon

Looking to catch a Shiny Jynx in Pokemon Go? Try catching a Smoouchum first.
Looking to catch a Shiny Jynx in Pokemon Go? Try catching a Smoouchum first. / Niantic/Game Freak

Looking to catch a Shiny Jynx in Pokemon Go? We can't blame you! With the year (and the decade) drawing to a close in just a few short days, there's no doubt there are a few trainers with some Pokemon-catching shopping lists they still need to wrap up before it ends. Included on a lot of those list is the shiny variant of Jynx, a series staple. If you're one of the people looking to add this super-rare catch to your collection, let us help you do it!

Shiny Jynx Pokemon Go: How to Unlock

If you've been out on patrol, spending days and nights of your winter vacation glued to your Pokemon Go app just waiting for that rare Jynx to show up, you might find yourself so far in the dregs of disappointment that you question whether you even CAN catch a Shiny one, and believe it or not you can't!

Indeed, out in the wild, Jynx will only appear in her normal form. Camping out around grassy areas where they usually spawn or trying to grab one in a raid will each yield fruitless result. Instead, the only way to acquire a shiny Jynx is to find the shiny counterpart to her previous evolution, Smoouchum. These, while rare, actually can spawn in the wild, and once captured can be evolved into a Jynx with 50 candies, keeping their rare shiny nature in the process.