Yes, you can catch the shiny version of Paras in Pokemon GO, but only if you are very lucky.
Any Paras you encounter in Pokemon GO, whether that is from a wild spawn or Research reward, can be shiny. However, the chances of Paras being shiny are extremely low.
If you are after a shiny Paras, the best time to catch one is during the Pokemon GO Paras Spotlight Hour on August 8, 2023.
Paras Shiny Odds
The odds of Paras being shiny in Pokemon GO are 0.2%, or 1 in 500. This is the standard shiny odds, which most Pokemon have.
Unfortunately, there is no way of increasing the shiny odds in Pokemon GO. This means that Paras will always have a 1 in 500 chance of being shiny unless an in-game event changes this.
What Color is Shiny Paras?
The shiny version of Paras is a darker orange than the standard version, and the mushrooms on its back are also a slightly darker shade of pink.
This makes the shiny appear very similar to the standard version of this Pokemon – so be sure to look carefully!
How to Get Shiny Parasect in Pokemon GO
The only way to get a shiny Parasect in Pokemon GO is by evolving a shiny Paras. This is because shiny Parasect does not spawn in the wild.
To evolve a shiny Paras into a shiny Parasect, you need 50 Paras Candy.
The shiny version of Parasect has a yellow body and an orange shell.