17 August 2017 - 14:39

Shiny Pikachus are now available in Pokemon Go worldwide

Get hunting for those shiny Pikachus.
Image via Niantic

Shiny Pichu, Pikachu, and Raichu, which were originally only available to catch in Yokohama, Japan, are finally available worldwide in Pokémon Go.

Shiny Pokémon are different color variants to normal Pokémon and are some of the rarest Pokémon to find in the world. The Pikachu family of Pokémon were recently released as part of a Pikachu Outbreak event in Japan, giving Japanese players the chance to find the rare color variant before anyone else in the world.

The Pichu, Pikachu, and Raichu shiny variants are slightly darker than their original color palette and have a slight shimmer effect on them when on screen to tell them apart.

Players can only unlock shiny Pichu from 2km Pokémon eggs, if you are lucky enough to get one. The Pikachu and Raichu variants are somewhere in the wild, meaning players will have to get lucky.

The trio aren't the first shiny Pokémon to be put in the game. Magikarp was originally given a shiny gold form some months go as part of an event, and the legendary bird Pokémon have shiny variants hidden in the game's code.

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