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All the new Shiny variants of the Pokemon GO Tour Hoenn

The Shiny variants are an important aspect in Pokemon GOas well as in the main series.

Finding and catching special and rare versions of these monsters has become an essential part of the series, so much so that Pokemon Scarlet and Purple incorporated mechanics to make these tasks easier. However, in Pokemon GO there is no alternative but to find as many creatures as we can until we come across a Shiny variant.

To motivate players to keep looking and expand their ambitions, niantic has revealed a number of new Shiny variants that players will be able to start capturing this month. In this article we will tell you what all the new additions are.


all new Shiny variants of Pokemon GO

If you’re one of those trainers who focuses on capturing Shiny variantsyou will be glad to know that Pokemon GO has new additions ready to be captured.

Some of them are exclusive to the new event that will be held the following days, both in person and in a global format. Others will appear in different forms from now on within the app.

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Either way, players will need a lot of luck and hard work to get their hands on the new Shiny forms of Pokemon GO.

Shiny variants that can hatch from Eggs or appear in events

The following Shiny variants of Pokemon GO they can hatch from Eggs of different distances. Some of them belong exclusively to a Habitat of the new Pokemon GO Tour: Hoennso you will be able to find them in the wild during the event.


These are all new Shiny Pokemon confirmed:

  • Tropius Shiny: 10 km eggs.
  • Torkoal Shiny: 10 km Eggs.
  • Relicanth Shiny: 10 km Eggs.
  • Shiny Gulpin: Eggs from 5 km or in the Leafy Earth Habitat.
  • Surskit Shiny: Eggs from 5 km or in the Mysterious Fog Habitat.
  • Shiny Cacnea: Eggs from 5 km or in the Scorching Sand Habitat.

Pokemon that evolve from a Shiny variant

If you were already lucky enough to meet the monsters above in their Shiny variants of Pokemon GOyou’ll be happy to know that you only need to evolve them to get these new Shiny forms:

  • Masquerain Shiny: Evolves from Surskit Shiny.
  • Cacturne Shiny: Evolves from Cacnea Shiny.
  • Swalot Shiny: Evolves from Gulpin Shiny.
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Shiny Pokemon that are obtained in curious ways

not all Shiny variants of Pokemon GO they are obtained by Eggs or wild encounters. Some have special requirements, and this time three of the same case have been added.

We can find Kecleon Shiny camouflaged in some random PokéStops, although you will need some luck.


Jirachi Shiny for his part needs more than luck. This singular Pokemon can only be obtained by completing a paid Master Research (€4.99) from February 20 to March 20, 2023.

The last curious case is that of Unown H Shiny, whose dynamics in Pokemon GO is unknown so far. We will be attentive to any announcement or discovery made in this regard.

News from Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn–Las Vegas

The new Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn not only brings Shiny variantsbut also lots of activities to do in honor of the popular region of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire.

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This celebration will have a face-to-face event in Las Vegas that will be held on February 18 and 19 in the United States. On the other hand, players from all over the world will also be able to participate in a global event from February 25 to 26.

During this celebration, players will be able to enjoy multiple Special Research each now through two routes: one for Ruby and one for Sapphire.


Players who choose a certain route will score points for the Pokemon on this route to invade Pokemon GO. These include Plusle, VOlbeat, Trapinch, Solrock, and Castform for the Ruby route. We can also find more Minum, Illumise, Lunatone, Wailmer and Castform if he wins the Sapphire route.

You have more information about it in our Primal Regression guide in Pokemon GO.

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