Pokémon Go: Can Turtwig, Grotle, and Torterra be shiny? Rates and how to get

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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 add a slight sheen, making them stand out more than the normal versions.

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 a shiny version. Turtwig is a relatively common Pokémon, so they don't have to boost their rate. They are at the default shiny rate of 1 in 500 (about 0.20 percent). So, for every 500 Turtwig, you catch, you'll probably only get one shiny version.

Grotle and Torterra are rarely seen in the wild, so you will very rarely run into a shiny version. Chances are, the only way you'll be able to get a shiny version of them is by evolving a Shiny Turtwig.

Related: Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour Schedule for November 2021

How to Get Shiny Turtwig

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

  • Play during events that feature Turtwig. There is a Spotlight Hour featuring Turtwig on Nov. 16, 2021. Spotlight Hours don't boost the shiny rate for Pokémon, but they greatly increase their spawn rate. It's entirely possible to encounter hundreds of Turtwigs or more during the Spotlight Hour, so there is a very good chance you'll see a shiny version.
  • Look for Turtwig nests. You'll find a lot more Turtwigs 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 Turtwig.


The images below show the normal and shiny versions of Turtwig, Grotle, and Torterra.

Shiny Turtwig
Shiny Grotle
Shiny Torterra

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

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