Voltorb in Pokémon GO
Voltorb is part of the original 150 Kanto Pokémon that was released upon the launch of Pokémon GO. It has been a staple of the Pokémon franchise and quite a fan favorite from the beginning.
Notorious for being mistaken for a Pokéball, Voltorb has been causing chaos throughout the 8 generations of Pokémon (thus far). It has had its fair share of battles in the meta scene in Pokémon GO as well, being a decently coveted Pokémon for battlers and collectors alike.
Voltorb in general does pretty well in smaller events like the Kanto Cup, but usually falls short to stronger Pokémon when it comes to bigger events like the Great or Ultra League.
Despite these shortcomings and benefits, collectors and fans have been clamoring to know if they can acquire a Shiny version of Voltorb in Pokémon GO. The answer to that is of course… a resounding yes!
Shiny Voltorb in Pokémon GO
Despite Voltorb being around since the early beginnings of Pokémon GO, it had its Shiny form released quite recently. It happened at the end of the Tour: Kanto event in February 2021, and there are a few ways to acquire Shiny Voltorb.
- Wild encounter
- One-star raid
- Field research task reward (as a random encounter)
All of these methods are potential ways of acquiring a Shiny Voltorb, though the encounter rates may be pretty abysmal normally. But fret not, for events regularly happen in Pokémon GO that might give players a chance to encounter this Shiny Pokémon. A little persistence (and some luck) goes a long way!