How to Tell if Gimmighoul Is Shiny or Not in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Roaming form Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Collecting all the Shiny Pokémon is the ultimate challenge for any Pokémon trainer, and that doesn’t change in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Still, this task is made even more complex in the latest installments of the series, especially since Gimmighoul is such a small Pokemon.

The helpful sound from Pokémon Legends: Arceus, triggered by encountering a Shiny Pokémon, is no longer there. For that reason, the players must find other methods to rely on to determine whether the Pokémon they’re hunting is Shiny.

In this guide, we explain how to tell if Gimmighoul is Shiny or not in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet so that you don’t waste your precious time.

Is There a Shiny Gimmighoul in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Gimmighoul is a Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. In its regular form, it looks like a small, pale-violet ghost with antennae that lives in a coin chest, but you can encounter its roaming form (without the coin chest but with a single large coin on its back) as well. Gimmighoul can evolve into Gholdengo if you collect 999 Gimmighoul coins.

While you can find mentions of a more pale, almost off-white Shiny Gimmighoul, it needs to be clarified that, unfortunately, the chest-form Gimmighoul is Shiny-locked in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, so you don’t need to lose time on trying to find one.

Is There a Shiny Roaming Form of Gimmighoul in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

The answer to this question is still inconclusive since roaming-form Gimmighoul flee when you approach them, and it is impossible to catch one or determine whether it’s Shiny. Still, the official website for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet mentions that, even though no Trainer has managed to catch Gimmighoul, the technology for catching them is currently being developed in Pokémon GO.

It is most likely that Shiny Gimmighoul will be a part of some special crossover event in the future, so we will have to wait some more and provide updates as soon as there is more info.

In the meantime, you can focus on catching other Shiny Pokémon with TouchTapPlay’s help. Check out how to tell the difference between a Shiny and regular Tadbulb or how to make a Ghost-type Shiny boost sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and good luck hunting!

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