Shiny Skarmory Pokémon GO: How to Catch

How easy is it to find Shiny Skarmory in Pokémon GO?
How easy is it to find Shiny Skarmory in Pokémon GO? / Photo by Niantic

Shiny Skarmory Pokémon GO is a special version of the Armor Bird Pokémon.

Shiny Pokémon have roughly a one in 450 chance of encountering. That rate gets better during certain events, but currently you'll have to find Shiny Skarmory the old fashioned way.

Shiny Skarmory Pokémon GO: How to Catch

You'll get some help, as Skarmory is one of the featured Pokémon in the Johto Throwback event. While Shiny encounter rates won't increase, you'll get more opportunities to find Skarmory in the wild and from eggs.

You won't see Shiny Pokémon on the map, either. You'll have to engage the Skarmory to see if it's Shiny. A Shiny Skarmory has a duller, yellower silver body and green wings.

Skarmory in terms of battle dominates the Great League. Its moves are straight forward, but its Steel and Flying type gives it 10 resistances and incredible versatility. Its typing, moveset and stats makes it a must pick, as it can cover and deal with most threats. You can build it as a Flying, Steel or mixed attacker to cover whatever bases your team needs.

It can't perform well in other Leagues, as the CP cap that lets it flourish in Great League prevents it from competing.