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Is Shiny Seel in Pokémon GO?

The popular Pokémon has been a topic of recent discussion as many are wondering, is Shiny Seel in Pokémon GO?
Is Shiny Seel in Pokémon GO?

Seel is one of the next Pokémon to get the Spotlight Hour treatment in Pokémon GO, and each week, one of the most asked questions is whether the featured pick has a shiny form. When there is such a huge influx in spawns for one Pokémon, it always helps to know if there is a chance for something like Shiny Seel.

Spotlight hours always go on for an hour, and there will be nearly infinite spawns of one Pokémon. It's essentially a less formal Community Day with no special research. Unlike Community Days though, there is no guaranteed shiny, and many featured Pokémon won't have their alternate color available.

Pokémon GO - Is there a Shiny Seel?

Pokémon Dewgong
Dewgong is the evolution of Seel. (Picture: Niantic)

The good news for the Seel fans in Pokémon GO is that Shiny Seel does exist in the game. Every single Kanto Region Pokémon, all the original 151 Pokédex entries, has a Shiny form available to catch. This was made absolute across the board when the Kanto Tour went live in 2021.

Of course, that includes Seel and the second form of Dewgong. Normal Seel is a very light grey in Pokémon, and that color also stays true for the evolution. In that chance that you find a Shiny within Pokémon GO, the Seel will appear as a light yellow-hue rather than the typical grey.

Any time that you spot a Seel in the game, you won't need to catch it to find out if you got a Shiny version. Just tapping on the Pokémon and beginning an encounter will give you all the information you need. This is especially helpful in something like a Spotlight Hour where going from encounter to encounter is important.

Checking encounters will save PokéBalls, but it can also save time when using a lure of any kind. Activating Incense Lures or Poké Stop Lures are integral to boosting your chances of finding a Shiny Seel as long as the Pokémon is in rotation.

The final May Spotlight Hour in Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO May Hours
There is one more Spotlight coming in May. (Picture: Niantic)

After the Seel Spotlight Hour ends on the 24th of May, there is one more that you can look forward to at the very end of the month. Spotlight Hours always take place on Tuesdays at 6 pm local time. This schedule almost never changes.

The lineup for June 2022 hasn't been revealed yet, but we know that the final May Spotlight Hour will feature Pikipek. Fans of these hours can look toward the 31st of May to participate in a chance for Pikipek and its evolutions.

And that's all. For more awesome content, check out our section dedicated to Pokémon GO news, guides, updates, and more!


Featured image courtesy of Niantic.