Hello, Pokemon Go enthusiasts! Ever wondered about shiny Pokemon, those rare and beautifully re-colored versions of our favorite creatures? Like I mentioned, they are rare and hard to come by, but don’t worry, we’re here to help you get one. Today, we’re going to focus on one particular Pokemon: Poochyena.
On this detailed tutorial we will teach you how to catch a shiny Poochyena and how to increase your chances of encountering one.
Understanding A Shiny Pokemon
Shiny Pokemon are like a surprise party: unexpected, exciting, and will always make you stand out. They are simply alternate color versions of regular Pokemon. Instead of Pikachu’s classic yellow, imagine a Pikachu in a unique tan hue—that’s a shiny. This is what makes it unique and cool looking.
However, finding a shiny is like finding a needle in a haystack. The odds? Roughly 1 in 450 encounters. But don’t let that discourage you as we are here to guide on how you can increase your chances on getting one. The thrill of the hunt is part of the fun!
But here’s the twist: shiny Pokemon don’t possess superior battle stats. They’re as good—or as bad—as their regular-colored counterparts. The joy lies in their rarity and unique appearance. They’re the ultimate bragging rights in the Pokemon Go community.
What is a Poochyena and What Makes A Shiny One Stand out in Pokemon Go
Poochyena is a Dark-type Pokemon introduced in Generation 3, known as the Bite Pokemon. It is number 261 in the National Dex and can evolve into Mightyena with 50 Candies.
Enter Poochyena, the bite Pokemon. This feisty little creature, number 261 in the National Dex, can evolve into the intimidating Mightyena with just 50 candies. But what about a shiny Poochyena? Imagine this, a Poochyena covered in gold fur instead of the usual gray. Sounds exciting, right? This shiny variant is covered in gold fur instead of the usual grey fur.
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The shiny Poochyena was released during the Lunar New Year 2018 event on February 15, 2018. The odds of encountering a shiny Poochyena are roughly 1 in 450, as is the case for most Pokemon. However, these odds can be increased during specific events like Community Days
How to Catch a Shiny Poochyena
Shiny Pokemon can be encountered in various ways: randomly in the wild, in raids, as Field Research Task rewards, and even from hatching eggs. You could stumble upon one in the wild, conquer one in a raid, earn one as a Field Research Task reward, or even hatch one from an egg, this is really rare phenomenon, but hey its a possibility.
But don’t expect to spot a shiny Poochyena from a mile away. Shiny Pokemon don’t announce their presence on the overworld map. You have to encounter the Pokemon first, and only then, on the catch screen, will you know if you’ve struck gold (literally, in Poochyena’s case).
Increase your Chances in Encountering A Shiny Poochyena
The journey to finding a shiny Poochyena may seem daunting because of their rarity, but fear not. There are strategies to boost your odds. Participating in events like Community Day or Spotlight Hours can increase your encounters with Poochyena. More encounters means more chances of finding a shiny!
Remember, the base rate for a shiny encounter is 1 in 450. But during special events like Community Days, this rate can improve to a shiny-tastic 1 in 25, now thats a great chance!
If you’re wondering how strong a shiny Poochyena can be, its Combat Power (CP) ranges from 6 at level 1 to a maximum of 678 at level 40. Keep in mind, you’ll need to power up your Poochyena to reach these levels, which requires Stardust and Candy. Here’s a detailed table on its Combat Power base on its level.
A Shiny Poochyena Combat Power Stats
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Hunting for shiny Pokemon, especially a shiny Poochyena, is a thrilling part of the Pokemon Go experience. Their rarity and unique look make them a prized possession among trainers.