Yes, it is possible to catch the shiny version of Wailmer in Pokemon GO, but it is extremely rare.

Any Wailmer you encounter in Pokemon GO, no matter how you find it, has a very low chance of being the shiny version.

If you’re after a shiny Wailmer, there’s no better time to get one than during the Pokemon GO Wailmer Spotlight Hour. This is because the number of Wailmer spawning in the wild will be greatly increased during this event.

Wailmer Shiny Odds & Color

When you encounter a Wailmer in Pokemon GO, it has a 1 in 500, or 0.2% chance of being shiny. This is the base shiny rate in the game.

The shiny odds remain the same no matter how you found it, as Wailmer can be encountered in the wild, as a reward for Research, or after winning a Wailmer Raid.

The shiny version of Wailmer looks very different to the standard version. This is because the top half of its body is a bright purple instead of blue, even if the bottom half remains the same color.

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

How to Get Shiny Wailord

The only way to get a shiny Wailord in Pokemon GO is by evolving a shiny Wailmer.

Unfortunately, doing this will take a very long time as this evolution requires a whopping 400 Wailmer Candy!

Shiny Wailord, like shiny Wailmer, swaps blue for purple, making it appear very different to the standard version.

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