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Can Yveltal Be Shiny In Pokémon GO?

Yveltal is coming back as a 5-star raid in Pokémon GO, but can trainers catch a Shiny Yveltal?
Can Yveltal Be Shiny In Pokémon GO?

There are a lot of different Pokémon GO raids happening in September that it might be easy to miss a few. But you do not want to miss your chance to take on and catch the legendary Dark and Flying-type Yveltal in a 5-star raid. 

There are a large number of raids scheduled to happen in the upcoming weeks. The 5-star raids in Pokémon GO are an excellent way to catch Legendary Pokémon and add them to your team.

This is especially true if you are interested in catching a shiny legendary Pokémon. This guide is meant to help you understand if you can catch a Shiny Yveltal in Pokémon GO.

Is there a Shiny Yveltal Available in Pokémon GO?

You would be able to catch both the normal and shiny form of Yveltal.
You would be able to catch both the normal and shiny form of Yveltal. (Picture: 3D Warehouse / Niantic)

If this is the question you are asking yourself, then do not worry. Like a majority of 5-star raids, Yveltal will have both its normal form and its shiny form available to catch. But catching a shiny from a raid is a bit different than encountering one in the wild.

Defeating a 5-star raid is difficult, but there is plenty of time to catch a Shiny Yveltal in Pokémon GO. The Yveltal 5-star raid battles begin on 27th September, and they will end on 8th October at 10 am local time. That is about a week and a half time to catch shiny Yveltal.

To start, you will need to join and beat a 5-star raid to even have the chance to catch a shiny Yeveltal. With Yveltal being a dark and flying type Pokémon, bringing in strong Rock and Electric-type Pokémon like Rhyperior or Xurkitree will be essential to bringing down this 5-star raid.

Due to how strong Yveltal is, going into a 5-star raid alone is not the way to go. 5-star raids will need a minimum of two to three strong players to take down a raid. But of course, going with a maximum of five trainers is recommended to take down Yveltal as quickly as possible.

The odds of getting shiny Yveltal are quite low.
The odds of getting shiny Yveltal are quite low. (Picture: Niantic / The Pokemon Company)

It is important to note that when you encounter a 5-star raid, the Pokémon will never be shiny during the raid battle. Players will only know when a raid Pokémon is shiny after they have defeated the Pokémon. On top of that, it is player dependent on whether or not a raid Pokémon is shiny or not. Some players might encounter a shiny Yveltal, while others might miss out.

The odds of encountering a shiny Pokémon during a 5-star raid is 1 in 25 or a 4% chance of finding a shiny Yveltal. Although the odds are low, and you have to beat a 5-star raid to even have the chance of catching a shiny Yveltal in Pokémon GO, there is plenty of time for trainers to put themselves in the best position to catch one.

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Featured image courtesy of Niantic / The Pokémon Company.