How to get Shiny Murkrow and Honchkrow and their rates in Pokémon Go

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Shiny Pokémon are rare versions of Pokémon in Pokémon go that have modified looks. They are called shiny because they generally have a slight sheen added to them that makes them stand out more than the normal versions. This guide explains how to get Shiny Murkrow and Shiny Honchkrow

Shiny Rates

Apart from the Pokémon that don't have shiny versions in the game, every Pokémon has a base shiny rate assigned to it that tells you how often you'll see a shiny version of them under normal circumstances. The shiny rate for Murkrow is about 1 in 500; so, for every 500 Murkrows you find in the wild, you'll probably only see one shiny version.

Honchkrows are rarely seen in the wild, so you will rarely run into a shiny version. Chances are, the only way you'll be able to get a Shiny Honchkrow is by evolving a Shiny Murkrow.

Shiny rates change for Pokémon featured during Community Day events. The standard shiny rate on these days is 1 in 25.

Related: Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour Schedule for October 2021

How to Get Shiny Murkrow and Shiny Honchkrow

There is no way to force a Shiny Murkrow to appear. Instead, players must simply play the game to hope to run into one. However, there are a few tricks players can use to make it easier to find them.

  • Play during events that feature Murkrow. There is a Spotlight Hour featuring Murkrow on Oct. 26, 2021. Spotlight Hours don't boost the shiny rate for Pokémon, but it greatly increases their spawn rate. It's entirely possible to encounter 500 Murkrows or more during the Spotlight Hour, so there is a very good chance you'll see a shiny version.
  • Look for Murkrow nests. You'll find a lot more Murkrows in specific areas where they spawn. You can use the Silph Road Nest Atlas to find nests marked by other players. Nests don't increase the shiny rate, but they increase the spawn rate of specific Pokémon. This makes it more likely to find a shiny Murkrow.


The images below show the normal versions of Murkrow and Honchkrow with their respective shiny versions.

That's everything there is to know about Shiny Murkrow and Shiny Honchkrow!

Be sure to check out our guide for the Pokémon Go Murkrow Spotlight Hour to see what to expect for it and when!

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