Pokémon is a massive series that spans many mediums such as video games, anime, trading cards, and even feature films. It’s not shocking that they’d expand their horizons to include smartphone gamers. Although the first summer since the release of Pokémon Go could be over, the game is already being updated with new updates for the app’s die-hard fans.
The coveted shiny Pokémon is a feature that has found its way into Go from the main games. They’re off-color versions of standard Pokémon that were first released in the second generation of games. A storm of glittering stars greets them, emphasizing how special they are. Every flashy Pokémon is a one-of-a-kind find, but some of the brightest color schemes fail to live up to the hype. The five best and the five worst are listed below.
Ponyta and Rapidash are two of the most common Pokemon from Generation I. This is most definitely due to their excellent architecture. Ponyta and Rapidash are horse-like animals with massive red flames coming from them instead of a long mane.
Ponya and its evolution, Rapidash, just so happen to have one of the most subtle (yet amazingly effective) shiny colorations. Ponyta and Rapidash’s red and orange flames are replaced by white-hot blue flames, while the creature’s skin tone remains the same.
When a flame changes color from red to blue, it usually means it has become even hotter. Unfortunately, the Galarian variants of Ponyta and Rapidash aren’t quite as nice.
Gyarados, like Charizard, is a common generation one Pokémon with offensive abilities. Gyarados has two big shortcomings that preclude it from being one of the most powerful Pokémon ever. Despite its shortcomings, it remains a very viable Pokémon, especially in later generations.
Due to his dual-style of Water/Flying, Gyarados has a 4x vulnerability to Electric-type movements. It’s cool to only have two disadvantages (Electric and Rock), but a four-fold vulnerability can be avoided at all costs. Gyarados can be defeated by a single Electric style jump.
Generations 1–3 were affected by the second of the two main defects. And in generation four did the physical/special exist. Gyarados’ high physical attack stat and low special attack stat meant that he couldn’t use his special attacking move pool. Water moves must have all been called special attacks.
Luxray is not only one of the fastest Electric-type Pokémon, but it’s also one of the most attractive. It has a sharp black and electric blue paint scheme with yellow highlights in its initial configuration. Luxray stands out from the majority of Electric Pokémon, who are mainly yellow.
The gleaming type ditches the blue in place of the more conventional gold, but it still looks amazing. It’s more golden than Pikachu-colored, and it transforms the yellow pieces into a rich eye-catching orange. This gleaming adds to the regal presence of this jungle king.
Pumpkaboo is the best example of first seeing a shiny and asking why the developers haven’t made it their normal color scheme. Another dual-type Pokémon released in Generation 6 is the pumpkin. The sort of this Pokémon is Ghost/Grass.
Pumpkaboo is one of the few toys on the market that comes in four different sizes. Pumpkaboos come in four sizes: mini, average, big, and mega. This is related to the idea of a pumpkin Pokémon. When Pumpkaboo is traded, it evolves into Gourgeist. It’s disheartening to discover that evolution necessitates a swap. It’s very normal for players to lack an involved friend with whom they can exchange and trade back.
Pumpkaboo’s sparkling sprite is a lot more Halloween-themed than the original. Pumpkaboo retains its black upper body and glowing orange skin. The most notable improvement is the color of the pumpkin’s base shell, which has gone from orange to purple. You’re probably saying the pumpkins should be brown. The purple factor, on the other hand, alters our understanding of the Pokémon. It establishes a stronger claim to the Ghost typing. Pumpkaboo will appear right at home next to a witch.
Eeveelution Umbreon, Espeon’s mate, has a much nicer shiny shape. It’s another of the slight differences, featuring the same pure black hair as the others. The yellow marks on its legs, back, and head, as well as its eyes, have changed.
The black circles turn a beautiful light blue, and the pupils, which were previously crimson, turn a piercing yellow. Not to mention how vivid those marks are. Umbreon is a Pokémon of the Dark kind. Imagine heading out into the woods late at night and seeing a passing sparkling Umbreon’s creepy pale blue light.
Is there a Pokémon that is as easily familiar as Charizard, aside from Pikachu? Charizard has stood the test of time with a Pokémon that is as old as the franchise itself. It can feel strange to come across a shiny Charizard as one of the franchise’s faces. Shiny Charizard, on the other hand, is one of the best shiny Pokémon around.
In its regular form, the draconic Fire style maximizes the use of three colors. It has an orange body with a cream accent as a secondary hue. Furthermore, the insides of its wings are green. For shiny Charizard, two of these colors change. Its wings become burgundy on the inside, and its body changes from orange to black.
The underneath retains the same cream color. It’s no joke that bright colors like orange, brown, and green are often used by the Pokémon design team. Colors like black and white aren’t seen as much. That makes them even more unique when they appear in gleaming versions.
Charizard has a lot of qualities, but he still has a lot of flaws. Blaze and Solar Light, for instance, are two incredible abilities. Both of these powers help Charizard to do massive damage to Pokémon. Charizard’s base stats are very well balanced, with special attack and pace standing out. Charizard’s move pool expanded to include Flight, Dragon, and Fire moves in later generations.
Metagross is not only a dominant and formidable Pokémon, but it also has a fantastic shiny shape. With its spiky blue body and dramatic cross over its eyes, Metagross is already a cool-looking creature. Then glossy Metagross appears and replaces vanilla Metagross.
It emerges, aiming to impress with its gleaming silver body. The furious X, as well as the claws under its four paws, have turned a brilliant gold to contrast the grey. This Pokémon seems to be well-designed. It seems to be what a wealthy individual would wear to a party in order to flaunt their solid silver and gold companion.
Tapu Koko is a legendary Pokémon that appears in Generation 7 as one of the main characters. Melemele Island is said to be protected by four guardian deities of Pokémon Sun and Moon. One of these gods is Tapu Koko. Tapu Koko is not only important in the game’s plot, but the Pokémon also has a major part in the Pokémon anime. Tapu Koko appeared often in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon’s anime.
Tapu Koko is a legendary Pokémon, so it’s no joke that catching him is extremely challenging. You should probably save your game before attempting or using a Master Ball. Tapu Koko, on the other hand, is a tough foe.
Let us start with its capability. When a Pokémon with the power Electric Surge enters a war, Electric Terrain is enabled. Electric Terrain has a number of effects in combat, the most notable of which is a 30% improvement in the strength of Electric style moves. Opposing Pokémon take a lot of damage from Tapu Koko’s Electric style moves.
With a base pace of 130, it’s fair to assume that only a few Pokémon can outrun Tapu Koko. It’s not bad to get a base special attack of 95. Tapu Koko’s thunderbolt also strikes hard amid the Electric Terrain. Tapu Koko’s Electric/Fairy dual typing is a big bonus.
Legendary versions in gleaming form can be hit or miss. There are a few that are particularly good, mostly the more recent ones, but they mostly end up looking like washed-out copies of their standard counterparts. And there’s Rayquaza, who is gleaming. It already has an exclusive logo, which features a large green lizard with flashing yellow runes. The runes, on the other hand, get a little lost in the original style.
That’s not the case for the glossy, which is a dark, almost black green. It’s definitely the best shiny you’ll find in Pokémon Go, with its red and yellow stripes sticking out against its scales.
Greninja is an incredibly powerful Pokémon that evolves from a generation six starter. Greninja is the sixth generation of Pokémon games’ poster child. In Pokémon X and Y, the ninja Pokémon made its debut. This generation’s Water starter is Greninja. Greninja is no stranger to a cult following. Official popularity polls consistently show that the ninja Pokémon is highly popular. Greninja, in particular, took the top spot in 2020 and is the most active Pokémon of the year.
Greninja is an outstanding in-game Pokémon since it is dual-type. Starter Pokémon aren’t typically built to be overwhelmed. They’re designed to help newcomers get a feel for the game while still defeating early gym leaders. Greninja, on the other hand, is often kept on teams during the game. Several top-tier trainers find the Pokémon to be very effective. Greninja can also be used in friendly matches.