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Pokemon GO: Why is Deerling Pink? Is the Pokemon and Its Evolution Shiny?

Why is Deerling pink?

Change is underway in Pokemon GO. Niantic’s AR Pokemon hunting hit is entering its second season, the Season of Legends. Following, the Season of Celebration, Niantic has made a whole bunch of changes within the game. We’ve got new raid bosses, including the Incarnate and Therian Formes of Landorus, Thundurus and Tornadus, as well as new wild Pokemon, new field research and more. But one new Pokemon has trainers baffled, why is there pink Deerling in Pokemon GO?

Why are there Pink Deerling in Pokemon GO?

Deerling, and its evolution Sawsbuck, have four different forms, one for each of the Earth’s season. Deerling turns green during the summertime, orange during the autumn months, a brown colour during winter and most importantly, pink during spring.

That’s the reason, in the Northern Hemisphere at least, we are seeing a pink Deerling.

At level 34 in the games, and with 50 Candy in Pokemon GO, Deerling evolves into Sawsbuck. Sawsbuck also has four different looks based on the seasons. In the summer, its antlers are green and bushy, in autumn, they turn orange and start to droop, winter its antlers and some of its fur turns white, and in spring, small flowers start to bloom.

Where to find Pink Deerling in Pokemon GO?

Deerling seems to be fairly common since the Season of Legends kicked in. Providing players have Pokemon GO open for long enough, they should encounter a pink Deerling out in the wild.

Based on Deerling’s deer-like form, it may be wise to explore parks and open fields to increase your chance of encountering the Pokemon.

What raids are happening in the Season of Legends?

The Season of Legends has some large shakeups in raid bosses.

Tier one raids include Ducklett and Espurr, Tier three includes Donphan and Gligar, Tier five will see the Forces of Nature trio rotate throughout the month, and Mega raids will also be changing during March, offering a “new surprise” Mega Evolution.

You can read all of the raid changes right here.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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