Is Shiny Yveltal available during the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event?

Destruction is here, but not with alternate colors.

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The second title Legendary from Pokémon X and Y, Yveltal, is finally available in Pokémon Go as part of the Luminous Legends Y event. 

From May 18 to 31, Yveltal will be appearing in five-star raids while the event rolls on and puts a spotlight on various Dark and Fairy-type Pokémon.

Just like with most Legendary Pokémon, most players will automatically want to try and hunt for a Shiny Yveltal now that it is in the game. But Niantic has not pushed the alternate color for the Destruction Pokémon live yet. 

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Typically, Shiny Pokémon are only added to the game during specific events months or even years after a Pokémon is initially released in Pokémon Go. This lets Niantic extend the amount of content backed up for release by hyping up the Shinies just like they do when a Pokémon first drops. 

For players, this means you can capture Yveltal during the Luminous Legends Y event, but it won’t be appearing as a Shiny just yet. You can expect to see Shiny Yveltal included in a future event, likely along with Shiny Xerneas and maybe Shiny Zygarde too.