Shiny Nidoqueen Pokémon GO: How to Get Shiny Nidoqueen

Shiny Nidoqueen can be caught in Pokémon GO this weekend.
Shiny Nidoqueen can be caught in Pokémon GO this weekend. / Photo by Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Shiny Nidoqueen in Pokémon GO is a rare Pokémon to say the least. It's not enough to encounter a Shiny Nidoran (the pre-evolution stage of Nidoqueen). Players have to find a Shiny Nidoran that's also female. Otherwise, the best they can hope for is a Shiny Nidoking. Here's how to catch a Shiny Nidoqueen.

Shiny Nidoqueen Pokémon GO: How to Get Shiny Nidoqueen

Nidoran is the focus of Saturday's special event, offering players plenty of encounters with the Poison-Type Pokémon. Players will need to farm these encounters with Nidoran, taking on as many as they can in search of a female, Shiny Nidoran.

The basic female Nidoran is light blue and has much smaller ears than its male counterpart. When Shiny, female Nidoran turns a purple that verges on pink. If a player manages to catch a Shiny, female Nidoran, they just need to evolve it through its tree to reach Shiny Nidoqueen.

Feeding Nidoran 25 candies will transform it into Nidorina. Another 100 candies will evolve it into Nidoqueen. Each evolution will preserve the Shiny quality, allowing players to add a Shiny Nidoqueen to their collections.