Shiny Snorunt Pokemon GO: How to Catch

Shiny Snorunt in Pokemon GO is even harder to find than its regular-colored counterpart.
Shiny Snorunt in Pokemon GO is even harder to find than its regular-colored counterpart. / Niantic Labs

Shiny Snorunt in Pokemon GO is even harder to find than its regular-colored counterpart.

Trainers are starting to scout snowy Pokemon as the wheel turns toward December. With the colder weather moving in, so, too, do the frozen creatures we all know and love—like Snorunt! Obviously, ice-types are more likely to appear the colder it gets. Winter flurries may be just the thing to summon Snorunt in its shiny form.

Here's everything trainers need to know about shiny Snorunt.

Shiny Snorunt Pokemon GO

Shiny Snorunt, like all shiny Pokemon, only has a 450:1 chance to appear on the overland map. That means each encounter trainers have carries a 0.22% shot at that particular Snorunt being shiny. Fortunately, this palette-swap is hard to miss—even without Niantic's unique shiny special effect.

This Pokemon swaps its icy blue eyes with its orange body to create an appearance that fits in nicely with its natural pale-blue blizzard habitat. The yellow trim along its would-be parka tints green to keep from clashing.

As with all ice-types, Snorunt is more likely to appear during snowy and blizzard weather conditions. However, while it may be tempting to hunt rare Pokemon in a snowstorm, we encourage trainers to exercise caution and search responsibly.

Snorunt, itself, is a pure ice-type originating from the mountains of the Hoenn region. Also known as the "Snow Hat" Pokemon, it is best known for its shivering idle animation and reverse hibernation in cool caverns during the warmer seasons—where it blends in with the surrounding stalactites and stalagmites. Its PokeDex number is 361.

Trainers can evolve their Snorunts into Glalie with 100 candies or exclusively-female Snorunts into Froslass with 100 candies and a Sinnoh stone.