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Can Aron Be Shiny In Pokémon GO? - Spotlight Hour

The "Test Your Mettle" limited-time event sees many Steel-type Pokémon appearing. But can Aron be Shiny in the Spotlight Hour?
Can Aron Be Shiny In Pokémon GO? - Spotlight Hour

Pokémon GO Trainers currently participating in the limited time-event, Test Your Mettle, will have seen increased sightings of various Steel-type Pokémon. This includes a relatively small yet adorably looking Pokémon, Aron, appearing during this event.

The Steel-type Pokémon is one of many to be featured for this event, but will there be a chance to encounter its Shiny form? This guide details if Shiny Aron is available and when the encounter will occur in Pokémon GO.

Is There A Shiny Aron In Pokémon GO?

Trainers looking to add another Shiny Pokémon to their PokéDex would be delighted to know there is a chance of a Shiny Aron appearing more frequently.

The Shiny Aron will feature alongside other Steel-type Pokémon during the current limited-time event, Test Your Mettle, occurring in-game until 21st September 2022. at 8 pm local time.

The Steel-type Pokémon will appear during Wild Encounters for the duration of the event, with a chance of its Shiny counterpart appearing if Trainers are lucky enough to encounter it. However, Aron will not appear in any of the Raids for this event.

In addition to wild Encounters, Trainers can earn more encounters with Aron when completing Timed Research tasks during the Test Your Mettle event. But most importantly, the Steel-type Pokémon is receiving a Spotlight Hour feature where Trainers stand a higher chance of catching Aron for a limited time.

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Aron will appear alongside other Steel-type Pokémon during the Test Your Mettle event. (Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

The Spotlight Hour: Aron occurs on 20th September 2022 for an hour between 6 pm and 7 pm local time. During this Spotlight Hour event, Aron will gain increased spawns making it more likely for Trainers to catch the Pokémon and its Shiny form.

There is a Spotlight Hour bonus that Trainers can take advantage of when the event occurs. According to the developer, this bonus will see them earn double Candy when catching Pokémon, which can be beneficial for their Pokémon.

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There will be a chance to catch a Shiny Aron during the Spotlight Hour event. (Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Candy and Candy Xl can be used to increase a Pokémon’s strength by powering it up temporarily to Level 40 or aid in a Pokémon’s evolution. In addition, Candies can be vital when trying to unlock a Pokémon’s Charged Attack, which can be helpful, especially during Raid battles.

To best prepare for this Spotlight Hour encounter with Aron, Trainers should ensure that they have enough Poké Balls to catch this Steel-type Pokémon. They can acquire Poké Balls when spinning PokéStops, opening gifts, and the Daily Free Box.

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Featured image courtesy of Niantic / The Pokémon Company.