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 Sandshrew and its Shiny Form in Pokémon GO.
Sandshrew is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in the Gen-1 games of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow. Sandshrew and its evolution, Sandslash, are well-known Pokémon because of how strong and rare they used to be back in the day.
In Pokémon GO, Sandshrew is not too hard to acquire. Due to this, players have been wondering if the Shiny form of Sandshrew is available as well?
Can Sandshrew be Shiny?
Sandshrew, 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 to be found via Raid battles. To add to this, players can use an incense and attach a lure module to the Pokéstop to increase the spawn rate of Pokémon nearby.
As Sandshrew can be shiny in Pokémon GO, its evolution, Sandslash, can be too. All players need to do is to evolve a shiny Sandshrew to its shiny evolution by using 50 Sandshrew Candies.
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