Can Spheal be shiny in Pokémon Go? Rates and how to get

Ice and water makes for a shiny Pokémon.

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. Yes, even Spheal has its own shiny variant.

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

Related: Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour Schedule for November 2021

How to Get Shiny Spheal

There is no way to force a Shiny Spheal 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 Spheal. Currently, there are no Spotlight Hours schedule that feature Spheal. However, in celebration for the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Spheal is one of the Pokémon that is showing up more often in the wild. This event lasts until Nov. 21, 2021.
  • Look for Spheal nests. You'll find a lot more Spheals 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 slightly increase the spawn rate of specific Pokémon. This makes it more likely to find a shiny Spheal.


The images below show the normal and shiny versions of Spheal and its evolutionary line with Sealeo and Walrein.

Shiny Spheal
Shiny Sealeo
Shiny Walrein

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

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