Can Regieleki and Regidrago be Shiny in Pokémon Go?

They need some time to shine.

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Regieleki and Regidrago are set to arrive in the new Pokémon Go season. For its 10th season, Pokémon Go is going with a superhero theme, which will be bundled with events and new faces.

While there’s a lot to do during the event, Pokédex enthusiasts will be out to complete their collection once again. Adding the new Pokémon to your collection shouldn’t take that long unless you’re out to find their shiny variants as well.

The hunt for a regular variant can end with a quick Raid invite, but the search for a Shiny can last weeks, so you should ensure that the Shiny variant you’ll start searching for actually exists in Pokémon Go.

Can Regidrago be Shiny in Pokémon Go?

As of right now, Regidrago cannot be Shiny in Pokémon Go yet. However, there’s hope that a Shiny variant will be introduced in a future event. This is often the case with Shiny variants in Pokémon Go to add a little more exclusivity and anticipation to the events being held.

How to get Regidrago

Although you can’t get Shiny Regidrago yet, you can certainly get your hands on a regular Regidrago from the Elite Raids happening on March 11. These special Raids spawn from specific Raid Eggs that hatch after a full day, and will last 30 minutes each. And unlike normal Raids, Elite Raids must be challenged in person and do not have a remote option. According to the official Pokémon Go site, this will be your only opportunity to obtain Regidrago this season.

Can Regieleki be Shiny in Pokémon Go?

Like Regidrago, Regieleki also cannot be Shiny in Pokémon Go yet. Be sure to keep an eye out for new events to make sure you don’t miss out when Regieleki finally gets a Shiny variant in Pokémon Go. It won’t be happening this season, but we’ll hopefully get the Shiny eventually as we have with other Pokémon in the past.

How to get Regieleki

Regieleki will be appearing in Pokémon Go for the first time via Elite Raids just like Regidrago. The Electric Regi will show up in Elite Raids on April 9, about a month after Regidrago. Again, Elite Raids cannot be done remotely, so be prepared to go out and challenge the Legendary Pokémon in person. Participate in the Elite Raids and make it count because Regieleki unfortunately won’t be reappearing again this season if you miss the event.


Gökhan Çakır
Strategical Content Writer and Fortnite Lead for Dot Esports. Gökhan Çakır graduated as an industrial engineer in 2020 and has since applied his analytical and strategic thinking to many endeavors. As a natural-born gamer, he honed his skills to a professional level in Dota 2. Upon giving up on the Aegis of Champions in 2019, Gökhan started his writing career, covering all things gaming while his heart remains a lifetime defender of the Ancients.

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