Obtaining Relicanth in Pokemon Go: Is it Possible to Find a Shiny Version?

Relicanth, a Water/Rock-type Pokemon inspired by the coelacanth, debuted in Ruby & Sapphire. This guide provides all the information trainers need to catch this elusive creature in Pokemon Go.

Despite being known for its strong Water-type Pokemon, such as the resilient Relicanth, the Hoenn region’s vast oceans can pose a challenge for Pokemon Go players seeking to catch this elusive creature.

Catching a Relicanth in Pokemon Go would definitely be a prized achievement. For those interested in capturing one and discovering if it can appear as a Shiny, continue reading below.

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How to get Relicanth in Pokemon Go

Typically, Relicanth can only be found in New Zealand and its neighboring islands through Pokemon Go, making it comparable to other regional-exclusive Pokemon such as Tropius and Torkoal.

Therefore, the only way for trainers outside of New Zealand to obtain a Relicanth is through trading with someone who either resides in those areas or has already caught a Relicanth.

Furthermore, during specific events like the Hoenn Tour 2023, Relicanth is seldom obtainable outside of New Zealand.

Is it Possible for Relicanth to Appear as a Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go?

Trainers are able to encounter Shiny Relicanth in Pokemon Go, which was made available on February 18, 2023 as part of the Las Vegas segment of the Pokemon Go Hoenn tour event.

The body of Shiny Relicanth is light blue instead of brown in color.

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Can Relicanth evolve in Pokemon Go?

Similar to the mainline titles, Relicanth is unable to evolve in Pokemon Go. This means that trainers only require Relicanth Candy for powering up the Pokemon, not for evolution.

Pokemon Go: Relicanth

Relicanth, a Water/Rock-type Pokemon, possesses the following statistics:

Attack Defense Stamina CP
162 203 225 2858

Fast Moves

  • Water Gun (Water/STAB)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

Relevant Charged Moves

  • Aqua Tail (Water/STAB)
  • Ancient Power (Rock/STAB)
  • Hydro Pump (Water/STAB)

Relicanth: Types and Resistances

  • Fire
  • Flying
  • Ice
  • Normal
  • Poison

Relicanth: Weaknesses

  • Grass
  • Electric
  • Fighting
  • Ground

Take a look at our guides for achieving Best Buddy status, understanding IVs and CP in the game, and discovering our rankings such as the Best Competitive Pokemon and Best Mega Evolutions in Pokemon Go.

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