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Shiny Pikachu is now out for catching in Pokémon GO around the world

by Joey Davidson | August 15, 2017August 15, 2017 12:00 pm PDT

Pokémon GO players have a new elusive target to set their catching sights on. They can now go after a Shiny Pikachu, and it’s been confirmed that the mascot of the Pokémon franchise is out around the world in shiny form.

What’s a Shiny Pokémon? These rare, uniquely colored and sometimes sparkly creatures have been in the series forever. They’re essentially hard to find recolorings of standard Pokémon.

Before Pikachu, the only Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon GO was Magikarp, of all things. The cool thing about the Shiny Magikarp in the mobile game is that when it evolves into Gyarados, it keeps its shiny sheen. That’s pretty neat.

@PokemonGOHubNet got verification of the caught Shiny Pikachu from a Twitter user. Here’s a bit of that exchange, along with the slightly darker Pikachu.

Want that Shiny Pikachu? Get out there and catch it! Good luck, trainers.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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