Pokémon Go: Can Heatran be shiny? Rates and how to get

Yes he can!

Shiny Pokémon are rare versions of Pokémon in Pokémon Go that have modified looks. They are called shiny because they generally add a slight sheen, making them stand out more than the normal versions. For Heatran, the difference is that the shiny version has a yellowish exterior and violet eyes.

Shiny Rates

Apart from the Pokémon that don't have shiny versions in the game, every Pokémon has a base shiny rate that tells you how often you'll see its shiny version. Heatran is a Legendary Pokémon, which typically has a shiny rate of 1 in 20 (about five percent). So, for every 20 Heatran, you catch, you'll probably only get one shiny version.

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How to Get

There is no way to force a Shiny version of a Pokémon to appear. Instead, players must simply play the game and hope to run into one. However, players can use a few tricks to make it easier to get one.

  • Play during events that feature Heatran. The upcoming Raid Hour that features this Pokémon will be hosted on Jan. 12, 2022. Raid Hours don't boost the shiny rate for Pokémon, but they always show up in Tier 5 Raids, and Raid Hours force Tier 5 raids to show up far more often.
  • Stock up on berries. You'll want to catch every Heatran you see. The berries don't make it more likely to find the shiny versions, but they make it less likely for a shiny version to get away if you are trying to catch it.
  • Prepare for an hour of exploration. Find a good spot in your area with plenty of gyms nearby. The Heatran won't come to you—you must travel to find them! Alternatively, use apps like PokeRaid app to participate in raids from anywhere in the world!


The images below show the normal and shiny versions of Heatran.

That's everything there is to know about the shiny versions of Heatran!

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