Yes, you can catch the shiny version of Oddish in Pokemon GO, but it is very rare!

There is a very small chance that any Oddish you encounter in Pokemon GO will be the shiny version. This is the case no matter how you encounter it, whether that is in the wild or from a Research reward.

The best time to catch a shiny Oddish is during the Pokemon GO Oddish Research Day event. This is because you can earn loads of Oddish encounters from completing Field Research Tasks, and the shiny rate is boosted!

Oddish Shiny Rate in Pokemon GO

The odds of Oddish being shiny in Pokemon GO are 0.2%, or 1 in 500. This means that, on average, you’ll need to encounter around 500 Oddish before you spot the shiny version.

Fortunately, Oddish has boosted shiny odds during the Oddish Research Day event on September 17, 2023. While Niantic has not confirmed what they are boosted to, it will be an increase to either 1 in 128, or 1 in 64!

What Color is Shiny Oddish?

The shiny version of Oddish has a green body and lime green leaves on the top of its head.

This makes it appear very different to the standard version, which is blue with green leaves.

Normal and Shiny Oddish Pokemon GO
Oddish (left) and shiny Oddish (right)

How to Get Shiny Gloom, Vileplume & Bellossom in Pokemon GO

The only way to get the shiny versions of Gloom, Vileplume & Bellossom in Pokemon GO is by evolving a shiny Oddish into them.

These are the evolution methods to get each of these shiny Pokemon:

Evolution What You Need
Shiny Oddish → Shiny Gloom50 Oddish Candy
Shiny Gloom → Shiny Vileplume100 Oddish Candy
Shiny Gloom → Shiny Bellossom100 Oddish Candy and a Sun Stone
Normal and Shiny Gloom, Vileplume, and Bellossom Pokemon GO
The standard versions of Gloom, Vileplume, and Bellossom (top) and the shiny versions (bottom)

The shiny versions of Gloom and Vileplume are green and brown/orange, instead of the purple of the standard versions.

Meanwhile, shiny Bellossom swaps its light green body and orange flowers for a vibrant pink!

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