Shiny Pokemon Greatly Increased During These Events


Shiny Pokemon are the rarest Pokemon in the game, despite how common their original forms are. You are lucky to find one after 400 original encounters of a Pokemon that already has a shiny form in the game.

In fact, these Pokemon are so rare, that a majority of the player base still haven’t been able to catch one yet. However, that may change with the recent studies The Silph Road has conducted. Figuring out there is an event that greatly increased the shiny spawn rate.

This fairly new type of event could be Niantic’s way of introducing and adding a hidden bonus. Increased shiny spawn rates. The community event first held gave trainers an exclusive Pikachu that had the move Surf. While only spawning for 3 hours. Several Pikachu’s actually turned up shiny.

If you evolve the Pikachu, however, it will lose its legacy move Surf. Note trainers, these legacy moves aren’t for the family of Pokemon being recognized. It’s only for the Pokemon Niantic chooses. Don’t evolve them! The community day is meant more for getting rare exclusive Pokemon that shouldn’t be released later on in the game. Giving them value when trading comes out.

Trading has taken Niantic a while, but when you think about the process, there could be complications Niantic is facing. Such as a major one, there are two different servers (probably more). One is for the Google accounts, the other is for the trainer club. If correct, it’s quite hard to switch information over to different servers. Most of the time being done by developers and it takes a few hours for the transfers to be complete.

It wouldn’t be too fun waiting 3 hours for a Pokemon you traded for. Aside from all that. A study shows that you had about a 1 in 29 encounters of coming across a shiny Pikachu during the event.

28 63.5%
50 83.5%
100 97.3%
125 99%


Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean you have a 100% chance of finding a shiny Pokemon. You could be extremely unlucky and encounter 150 regular Pikachu’s or whichever Pokemon is shiny. Theoretically, you should have one shiny at the end of an event if you encounter that many Pokemon though.

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Pokemon GO Introduce Daily Bonuses To Pokestops

Pokemon Go was released a year and a half ago! At this point in the games life cycle, you would think one of the most important parts of the game would be working properly and have all the tweaks in needs finalized. Though, that isn’t the case. However, it does appear Niantic is changing them daily, or even weekly.

The Pokestops are Pokemon Go’s major features that are used in order to collect items which allows you to “progress” further into the game. When the game was first released. Trainers quickly realized the importance of these stops and request for more if their towns didn’t have plenty.

Pokémon GO: Does Putting Lures On Dead Pokestops Bring Them To Life?
Pokémon GO: Does Putting Lures On Dead Pokestops Bring Them To Life?

The loot table for these photospins did have a lot of items until generation 2 came out. Once that happened we saw new barries along with 5 evolution items used to evolve certain Pokemon in the game. Pokestops have been seen to favor items. Sometimes it would last for a day, sometimes it would last longer.

Pokemon Go Spinning Above speed limit

For all we know, Niantic is testing something pretty fun and interesting. Anyone who has played Trove or other games that hold these daily bonuses would know. In Trove, there are set days for certain bonuses. For example every Tuesday, there is a bonus for gathering materials.

This is a feature Niantic could add for Pokestops. Each day could be an increased bonus for certain items which we will go over shortly. Some may not like this, however, knowing that you have a good chance of collecting items you need would be motivating to get out and hit the stops. Continue Reading…