With Pokémon Go‘s Shiny Dream event in full swing, some players are reporting an increased chance of finding shiny Pokémon, and it presents Pokémon that many did not expect.
For Pokémon Go players, the new year is already off to a great start, with the Pearl Odyssey event now behind them, and many players taking part in Pokémon Go’s Shimmering Dream event to catch Fairy-type Pocket Monsters.
Fans knew that this latest event would introduce a new shiny Pokémon, with the addition of the shiny Bombydou to the game. However, with the event only days away, some fans are reporting that this event actually offers more than what it initially seemed.
The Shimmering Dream event appears to have increased chances of shiny for Fluvetin and Sucroquin
In a Reddit post shared by Pokémon Go player stevietodd, they commented saying: “PSA: Fluvetin and Sucroquin are shiny-boosted during this Sparkling Dream event.» Then they added: “I haven’t seen it reported anywhere yet but both have increased chances in the wild right now.»
Not everyone is convinced, with one person asking: “How can we be sure?”» Another adds: “What makes you say that?» Frustratingly, there doesn’t seem to be a solid answer in the thread, but many others report an increased chance of shiny, adding some credibility to the post.
One person commented: “Ahhh ok I caught a Sucroquin shiny today and a green shiny thing whatever it’s called lol I usually catch a shiny every 3 days or something so 2 in one day it’s pretty big for me without lying.»
Then, another person adds: “PoGoCentral reports normal odds for both.» Before another user responded, saying: “Because they always had normal odds, so this came out of nowhere, but they are definitely boosted, looking like a ~1/125 shiny rate.»
With Niantic yet to comment on this change in the official event details, it seems players should take the information with a grain of salt. However, even anecdotally, the chances of shiny appear to have been improved, so if you’re after these Pokémon, it might be time to play Pokémon Go.