Yes, if you are lucky, you can encounter a shiny version of Pidgey in Pokemon GO, but it is a very rare occurrence.

Any Pidgey that you find as a wild Pokemon spawn has an extremely small chance of being shiny.

The exact chances of catching shiny Pokemon depend on a few factors, including the Pokemon’s rarity and if any events are happening at the time.

Speaking of which, the best time to catch a shiny Pidgey is during the Pidgey Spotlight Hour. This is thanks to the sheer number of Pidgey that will be spawning in the wild!

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Normal Pidgey (left) and shiny Pidgey (right)

What Color Is Shiny Pidgey in Pokemon GO?

Instead of having a purple beak and feet, the shiny version of Pidgey has a gold beak and feet.

While its body may look the same at first glance, it has a slightly more golden color to it. However, this difference isn’t too noticeable.

Pidgey’s evolutions, Pidgeotto, and Pidgeot’s shiny forms have a much bigger difference. Shiny Pidgeotto is green and yellow instead of brown and orange, while shiny Pidgeot is a very bright yellow color with brown accents.

Of course, you will need plenty of Candy to evolve Pidgey into Pidgeotto and Pidgeot. Luckily, there are a few ways to boost how much Candy you earn in Pokemon GO which can speed up your progress!

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Shiny Pidgey, Pidgeotto, and Pidgeot

How to Get Shiny Pigeotto & Pidgeot in Pokemon GO

To get the shiny versions of Pidgeotto and Pidgeot in Pokemon GO, you must evolve a shiny Pidgey. The shiny version of these Pokemon cannot be caught in the wild.

Evolving a shiny Pidgey into Pigeotto requires 12 Pidgey Candy. Meanwhile, evolving a shiny Pidgeotto into a shiny Pidgeot needs a further 50 Pidgey Candy.

Of course, any shiny Pokemon is a great way to show off, but Pidgeot is actually pretty powerful for battling too. Although, it doesn’t quite make the list of the top 10 Flying-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO!

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