Yes, you can catch the shiny version of Lugia in Pokemon GO, but you need to be very lucky to encounter one!
If you beat a Ho-Oh Raid, the Ho-Oh you encounter could be shiny. However, the odds of this are extremely low.
The exact chances of Legendaries being shiny in Pokemon GO is around 5%. This means that, on average, 1 out of every 20 Legendaries you encounter will be shiny.
Also, if it’s a shiny Lugia you are after, make sure you don’t miss the Pokemon GO Lugia Raid Hour event. The number of Lugia Raids happening will be greatly increased, making it by far the best time to find one!
Of course, you’ll also want to make sure you win every Lugia Raid you battle in. If you need some help, find out the best counters to beat Lugia in Raids!
What Does Shiny Lugia Look Like?
Shiny Lugia keeps the predominantly white color of the standard version but swaps the blue details for pink and dark red.
The shiny version of Lugia has a pink stomach, as well as dark red details around its eyes, on its back, and at the end of its tail.
While this isn’t the most exciting shiny in Pokemon GO, it’s still one any shiny hunter will want to catch. However, if it’s an excellent color swap you’re after, Ho-Oh has one of the best shinies in the game!
Can You Catch Shiny Shadow Lugia in Pokemon GO?
No, you cannot catch a Shiny Shadow Lugia in Pokemon GO.
Even if Shadow Lugia has been one of Giovanni’s Shadow Legendary Pokemon before, no Shadow Legendary can be shiny in Pokemon GO.
Even if you can’t catch Shadow shinies, there’s a new Shadow Pokemon to get. Following the March 2023 Team GO Rocket Takeover, Shadow Regice is available to catch!