Shiny Trapinch Pokémon GO: How to Catch During Dragon Week

Shiny Trapinch Pokémon GO will be easier to catch during Dragon Week. Here's how to find a Shiny Trapinch during the first week of Ultra Unlocks.
Shiny Trapinch Pokémon GO will be easier to catch during Dragon Week. Here's how to find a Shiny Trapinch during the first week of Ultra Unlocks. | Photo courtesy of Niantic Labs

Shiny Trapinch Pokémon GO will be easier to catch during Dragon Week. Here's how to find a Shiny Trapinch during the first week of Ultra Unlocks.

Dragon Week will run from July 31 until Aug. 7. During this week, you'll be able to find Dragon-type Pokémon in the wild and from eggs more frequently. Many of the Pokémon featured, including Trapinch, have chance to be Shiny.

Shiny Trapinch Pokémon GO: How to Catch

The Trapinch line is a fan favorite, and Dragon Week will be your chance to get Shiny versions of the family. Trapinch will appear in the wild and from 7km eggs more frequently during this week.

In the wild, you won't know that a Pokémon is Shiny until you encounter it. Dragon Week won't boost the Shiny Rate for Trapinch, but you will find significantly more Trapinch than you usually would. When you find a Shiny Trapinch, you'll get a sparkle. A Shiny Trapinch is unmistakable, as it's dark green instead of orange.

As for Flygon, it's unfortunately not the best Dragon type despite its popularity. It puts up a good fight in the Ultra League, but struggles against the heavy hitters like Giratina and Dialga. Flygon's biggest flaw is its double Ice weakness, something not even Stone Edge can make up for.