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Can Druddigon Be Shiny In Pokemon Go And How To Get One

The newest Dragon type to be added to the game.

December 6, 2021

With the Season of Heritage underway, Pokemon GO is also introducing a new Pokemon to the game with the Dragon type Druddigon and people will definitely be wanting to know if it comes with a shiny form as well.

Pokemon GO has introduced a large majority of the Pokemon into the game since its launch, even jumping ahead to the Galar region a few months ago.

Druddigon was a Gen V Pokemon that had never been added but the Dragonspiral Descent event has now added it for the first time.

  • MORE: Find out how to complete the latest Collection Challenge.

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Can Druddigon Be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Like the Pokemon series itself, Pokemon GO did not start out with shinies in the game. Rather, they were added to the game the year after its release with shiny Magikarp and therefore Gyarados, just like their debut in the mainline games.

Since that time, most Pokemon that have been added to Pokemon GO have not arrived with a shiny form right from the start, especially in the case of legendaries.

Most of the time Pokemon would get shiny forms later related to some sort of event. With legendaries like the current tier 5 bosses Reshiram and Zekrom, they usually don’t get shiny forms until their second go around in the game at least.

Druddigon is being added to Pokemon GO for the first time with the Dragonspiral Descent event, but the big surprise here is that it is arriving with its shiny form as well.

How To Get Shiny Druddigon

Druddigon will be able to be obtained in a few different ways in Pokemon GO. Like most Pokemon, it will be able to be found and caught in the wild, though I’m sure it will be a rarer spawn outside of this event at least.

You will be able to find Druddigon in three star raids during this event as well, which you should be able to defeat without too much trouble overall.

Another method includes event-exclusive Field Research that tasks you with winning three raids to get a Druddigon.

The last method that is a guaranteed encounter with a Druddigon is to complete the Collection Challenge for the Dragonspiral Descent event, where you will be rewarded with said encounter.

When it comes to getting a shiny Druddigon, the odds are definitely not going to be in your favor. Getting a shiny is very rare in the game as always, but your best bet will be to participate in Druddigon raids, complete the Collection Challenge, and find the Druddigon encounter Field Research as much as you can during the event. These always have higher shiny rates than wild spawns, so these will slightly increase your odds.

Otherwise, you will just need to try and catch as many Druddigon as you can in Pokemon GO to try and get what will be a highly sought-after shiny form.

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Dean (He/Him) has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got a SNES as his first game system and has continued to stay passionate about gaming ever since. He has always had a soft spot for most anything Nintendo, especially related to The Legend of Zelda and Mario series. Beyond that, he loves a variety of different games across all platforms, ranging from RPGs like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to sports titles like MLB The Show.

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