Shiny Snivy Pokémon GO: How to Catch

Where to find a Shiny Snivy in Pokémon GO. | Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK, Edit by Andrew Lin
Where to find a Shiny Snivy in Pokémon GO. | Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK, Edit by Andrew Lin /

Shiny Snivy Pokémon GO is a special version of the Grass type Unova starter. Here's how to get a Shiny Snivy in Pokémon GO.

Unova Week is you chance to go hunting for a Shiny Snivy. From August 14 to August 21, Pokémon from Unova will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

Shiny Snivy Pokémon GO: How to Catch

You will still be fighting against the normal, un-boosted Shiny encounter rate of one in 450. Snivy will just be easier to find this week.

Shiny Pokémon don't appear as Shiny on the map. You must engage each Snivy you find to check. When you do find a Shiny Snivy, you'll get a sparkle over it and a marker near the Pokémon's name. This will be helpful, as a Shiny Snivy doesn't look too different from a normal one.

A Shiny Snivy has a bluish-green color, and greenish tint on the lighter parts of its body. The yellow accents remain unchanged. The blue comes out when a Shiny Snivy fully evolves into Serperior, who sports a lime green and blue color scheme.

As for Serperior's combat ability, it has mediocre stats compared to other Grass type starter finals. It lost its trademark Hidden Ability Contrary in the translation to Pokémon GO, so it has no real benefits to use over other Pokémon in its class. The Regal Pokémon just isn't king in Pokémon GO.