Pokemon GO Snap Celebration Event - Shiny Smeargle Odds

By Sam Woods

April 30, 2021

Niantic’s latest Pokemon GO event is a crossover with the highly anticipated New Pokemon Snap.

It sees players more frequently encounter Pokemon from some of the Lental Region’s many different environments including “deserts, jungles, and underwater landscapes.”

Alongside this, as you could predict with a Pokemon Snap focused event, players are rewarded for taking snapshots and even have the opportunity to encounter and capture a Shiny Smeargle for the first time ever.

But just how likely is that? Here is everything we know about the Shiny Smeargle odds from this new Pokemon GO Snap Celebration event.

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What Pokemon Are More Common As Part of the Pokemon GO Snap Celebration event?

As part of this brand new, celebratory event, Niantic has confirmed a range of new Pokemon appearing in the wild and in raids.

They are as follows:

  • Lotad
  • Cacnea
  • Ducklett
  • Vaporeon
  • Meganium
  • Trapinch
  • Smeargle
  • Metapod
  • Aipom
  • Mantine
  • Magikarp
  • Chinchou
  • Many, many more

Shiny Smeargle Odds as Part of New Event

Usually, Pokemon have a 1/500 chance of being shiny within Pokemon GO.

Research from the well known Pokemon GO community The Silph Road, however, has proven that Smeargle will have a much boosted shiny rate, at least for as long as this event runs.

Smeargle will join the likes of Riolu, Chansey and Onix with a shiny rate of 1/64 encounters. This is a much welcome increase versus the usual rates.

How Best to Encounter a Shiny Smeargle

Although there’s never a guaranteed way of encountering shiny Pokemon, players have a really good shot with Smeargle.

The event runs for four days and players can encounter a maximum of 15 Smeargle a day for a total of 60 across the event period.

This means, that provided you encounter as many Smeargle as possible, you’d be pretty unlucky not to find one at all.

However, remember, it is RNG and there will be people who miss out!

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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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