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Can Swirlix Be Shiny in Pokémon GO? – Spotlight Hour

Trainers are in for a sweet treat as the Cotton Candy Pokémon, Swirlix, is returning to Pokémon GO for the upcoming Spotlight Hour event.
Can Swirlix Be Shiny in Pokémon GO? – Spotlight Hour

With plenty of Dragon and Fairy-type Pokémon appearing more frequently in the upcoming Twinkling Fantasy event, some of these delightful creatures are to be featured in the weekly Pokémon GO event, Spotlight Hour. With Alolan Sandshrew starting the weekly hour-long event that ushered in the New Year, the next Pokémon will entice every Trainer’s sweet tooth.

Dubbed the Cotton Candy Pokémon, Swirlix is the counterpart to another Fairty-type, Spiritzee, but will you be able to find a Shiny Swirlix? We explore whether you can encounter a Shiny Swirlix in Pokémon GO’s Spotlight Hour.

Is There A Shiny Swirlix In Pokémon GO?

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Earn double Stardust when catching Pokémon during Swirlix's Spotlight Hour. (Picture: Twitter / Pokémon GO)

The next Spotlight Hour event for January 2023 will feature the Fairy-type Pokémon, Swirlix, for an hour between 6 pm and 7 pm local time on 10th January 2023. As for whether the Cotton Candy Pokémon has a Shiny form available in Pokémon GO, Trainers will be lucky enough to encounter a Shiny Swirlix during the upcoming Spotlight Hour.

As you stand a chance of encountering Swirlix or Shiny Swirlix in wild encounters during its Spotlight Hour, you can also enjoy earning double Stardust when catching Pokémon. Additionally, other Spotlight Hour event bonuses will be active during Swirlix’s Spotlight Hour, which is as follows:

  • Double XP when evolving Pokémon
  • Double XP when catching Pokémon
  • Double Candy when catching Pokémon
  • Double Candy when transferring Pokémon

How To Find A Shiny Swirlix in Pokémon GO?

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Trainers can encounter the Cotton Candy Pokémon, Swirlix, during the Spotlight Hour event. (Picture: Twitter / Pokémon GO)

Like previous Spotlight Hours, Swirlix and Shiny Swirlix will often appear in the wild for an hour. This Spotlight Hour event is the only opportunity for Trainers to acquire the Cotton Candy Pokémon; you can increase your chances of encountering it using a Lure Module or Incense to attract Swirlix or Shiny Swirlix to your location or PokéStop.

Should you eventually encounter it, interact with Swirlix to try and catch the Pokémon using Poké Balls and Razz Berries to boost your chances of catching it. With every Swirlix you catch, the more Swirlix Candy you can acquire, which can be used to evolve Swirlix to Slurpuff with 50 Swirlix Candy once you give it 25 treats if it’s a Buddy Pokémon.

It’s worth noting that the transforming Normal-type Pokémon, Ditto, can pose as Swirlix in the wild as Swirlix is one of the various Ditto Disguises. While it won’t appear in the Map View, you’ll only be able to determine whether you’ve encountered a Ditto or Swirlix once caught.