Can Tapukoko become shiny in "Pokemon GO"?

Can Tapukoko become shiny in “Pokemon GO”?

Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga - Author

Shiny hunting can be a challenge in any Pokémon game, but at least Pokémon GO offers unique options for finding coveted Shiny Pokémon. If so, the chances of encountering a Shiny is about 1 in 500. Weekly Spotlight Hours exponentially increase encounter rates for certain Pokémon.

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Raid Hours also offer the chance to catch rarer and more powerful Pokémon during multiplayer Raid Boss encounters.

This is a great way to find Shiny Pokémon, but it’s also important to note that not all Pokémon have Shiny versions available in the game.

Starting Wednesday, January 25th, the legendary Tapu Koko will appear in combat and will be available during Raid Hour. Can this Pokémon be Shiny in Pokémon GO? Here’s what you need to know.

Tap Coco from Pokémon GO

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Can Tapukoko be shiny in “Pokémon GO”?

Tapu Coco is an Electric/Fairy Legendary Pokémon that was introduced into Generation VII with the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon. According to in-game lore, he is one of the guardian deities of the Alola region and watches over Melemele Island. Anime fans may remember Tapu Koko greeting Ash in an early episode of Sun and Moon. There, Ash was gifted his Z-ring to grant access to his Z-move.

The tapu koko usually has a black body with bright orange plumage and yellow arm guard-like appendages. The shiny form has a slightly grayed out orange part, and the arm guard is clearly black.

If you’re a Pokémon GO player looking to fill your collection with Shinies, it’s best to bring your A-game to Raid Battles. You can actually catch Shiny Tap Coco in-game. In fact, that raid hour marks the official debut of Shiny Form into the game.

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Tapu Koko is available in raids from January 25th to February 1st, but the January 25th raid hour is your best chance to encounter as many raids as possible to catch the Shiny version. Be sure to prepare your best Pokémon and team up with other players to get them.

Tapu Koko’s Raid Hour in Pokémon GO will take place on Wednesday, January 25 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM local time.

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