Shiny Rufflet Pokémon GO Debuts for Movie Event

Shiny Rufflet will make its Pokémon GO Debut.
Shiny Rufflet will make its Pokémon GO Debut. / Photos by GAMEFREAK and Niantic Labs

Shiny Rufflet Pokémon GO will finally be available during the Secrets of the Jungle movie event. Here's what you need to know to get a Shiny Rufflet in Pokémon GO.

Shiny Rufflet Pokémon GO Debuts for Movie Event

From Dec. 14 to Dec. 17, Pokémon-related to the new movie will be appearing more frequently in Pokémon GO. Rufflet is a stand out here, as it will get its Shiny form for the first time in Pokémon GO.

Rufflet will be appearing in Raids and from hatching Eggs. It's expected that Rufflet will have an event Shiny rate, making it easier for you to get your hands on one.

In Raids, the enemy Pokémon won't appear as Shiny. You'll have to defeat the Rufflet first and go to the capture screen before you can see if it's Shiny or not. A Shiny Rufflet will have a sparkle when you meet it and sparkle by its nametag.

Shiny Rufflet is brown instead of gray. When it evolves into Braviary, the red becomes blue. Braviary has one of the more striking Shiny colorations. Unfortunately, Braviary's great design doesn't mean it's too tough in Pokémon GO. It's often outclassed by other Flying types, but Braviary has some use in the Ultra League as it can dodge Ghost-type moves and use Rock Slide against popular Fire types.