Can Growlithe be Shiny in Pokemon Go? – Answered


Pokémon GO was a smash hit when it first came out, breaking all sorts of concurrent player records for the Pokémon franchise all over the world!

As is with every Pokémon game, players are tasked with searching for Pokémon to capture and collect, using them to battle other Pokémon, be it against the AI or against other players. The difference with Pokémon GO is that it utilizes the player’s phone GPS to find and capture Pokémon!

The game has been expanding its roster since its humble release with the original 151 Pokémon all the way to modern times. Pokémon got so popular that the original roster kept expanding till we got to eight whole generations of Pokémon!

Today we will be talking about Growlithe and its Shiny Form in Pokémon GO.


Growlithe is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in the Gen-1 games of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow. It is a fan favorite Pokémon because of how cute it is and how insanely powerful its evolved form, Arcanine, is.

In Pokémon GO, Growlithe is not too hard to acquire. Due to this, players have been wondering if the Shiny form of Growlithe is available as well?

Can Growlithe be Shiny?

Growlithe, being one of the Gen-1 Pokémon first encountered in the Kanto region, has been in Pokémon GO since the game’s launch in 2016. From there, its shiny variant was released in Pokémon GO as a Field Research encounter in September 2018. As such, Growlithe can still be found in its shiny variant in Pokémon GO.

As Growlithe can be shiny in Pokémon GO, its evolution, Arcanine, can too. All players need to do is to evolve a shiny Growlithe to its shiny evolution by using 50 Growlithe Candies.

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