Shiny Skitty Guide Pokémon GO: Everything You Need to Know

A guide to finding Shiny Skitty in Pokémon Go.
A guide to finding Shiny Skitty in Pokémon Go. / Photo by The Pokémon Company

Shiny Skitty Guide Pokémon GO will help you find and catch a rare version of Skitty.

Shiny Skitty will be featured during the Hoenn leg of the Throwback Challenge event. The Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn event will begin May 15 and end on May 22. During this time, Pokémon first appearing in Ruby and Sapphire will be more common, and there will be opportunities to find Shiny Skitty.

Shiny Skitty Guide Pokémon GO: Rarity

Normally, Shiny Pokémon are encountered roughly once every 450 spawns. During events like The Throwback Challenge, that rate could go down to once every 130 encounters. Just keep looking, and you should eventually find a Shiny Skitty.

Shiny Skitty Guide Pokémon GO: How to Find and Catch

Shiny Pokémon don't appear on your overworld as Shiny, so you'll have to engage any Skitty you see. Once you encounter it, if it's Shiny, you'll see a sparkle over the Pokémon. Shiny Skitty is pretty close to normal Skitty. The only real difference is that Shiny Skitty is orange and not pink.

Shiny Skitty Guide Pokémon GO: Counters

Skitty evolves into Delcatty, who unfortunately is a mediocre combatant. It's weak only to Fighting moves but doesn't have any moves to cover that weakness. In Pokémon GO, it learns Dark, Fairy and Electric moves but it shouldn't give your Fighting types any trouble.