Can Pumpkaboo be shiny in Pokémon GO?

Perfect for the spooky season!

Niantic occasionally adds new shiny Pokémon for trainers to hunt down in Pokémon GO. A highly sought-after shiny Pokémon in the mobile game is Pumpkaboo. Pumpkaboo can be shiny in Pokémon GO and will be featured heavily in the upcoming Halloween celebrations happening in-game. Players wanting to catch this Pokémon may still have a hard time, however, as its spawn rate is still extremely low.

How do you catch a shiny Pumpkaboo in Pokémon GO

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Pumpkaboo will be available, with its shiny form catchable, in the Wild during the upcoming Halloween celebration. This time around, Pumpkaboo will have an exclusive costume on as well, making the shiny even rarer. Outside of this event, players can usually find Pumpkaboo closer to Halloween during in-game events and celebrations.

Related: Pokémon GO November Community Day Classic - Event Bonuses, Bundles, and Shiny Dratini

Pumpkaboo is also a special case in Pokémon GO, as it has multiple different size variations as well, making catching them all nearly impossible in one seasonal event. The shiny form of this Pokémon changes to a deep purple color, making it look somehow more fitting to its Halloween aesthetic. The shiny forms are not usually boosted for Pumpkaboo, and at the time of writing there has not been a Pumpkaboo Community Day. When normally encountered, players will have a nearly one in 500 chance of being shiny.

Interested in other helpful Pokémon GO guides and want to read more? Check out Pokémon GO November Community Day - Shiny Teddiursa and Ursaluna Debut on Pro Game Guides!

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