Yes, you can get the shiny version of Poliwag in Pokemon GO, but it is very rare.

Any Poliwag you encounter in Pokemon GO has a very low chance of being shiny. This is the case no matter how you find it.

If you are looking for this shiny Pokemon, there’s no better time to catch one than during the Pokemon GO Poliwag Community Day on July 30, 2023!

Poliwag Shiny Odds

The odds of Poliwag being shiny in Pokemon GO are 0.2%, or 1 in 500. This means that, on average, you’ll only find a shiny Poliwag after encountering 500 of them!

Unfortunately, there is no way of boosting these shiny odds, and the shiny rate remains the same even in events where Poliwag is featured such as the Poliwag Community Day.

What Color is Shiny Poliwag?

Shiny Poliwag is a lighter blue than the standard version of this Pokemon. The difference is subtle but certainly noticeable.

Shiny Poliwhirl also shares this color scheme, but the shiny versions of its other evolutions do not.

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

How to Get Shiny Poliwhirl

To get shiny Poliwhirl in Pokemon GO, you must evolve a shiny Poliwag using 25 Poliwag Candy.

The shiny version of Poliwhirl is a light blue color, just like shiny Poliwag.

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

How to Get Shiny Poliwrath in Pokemon GO

To get the shiny version of Poliwrath in Pokemon GO, you must evolve a shiny Poliwhirl. And to do this, you need 100 Poliwag Candy.

Unlike the shiny versions of Poliwag and Poliwhirl, shiny Poliwrath is green!

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

How to Get Shiny Politoed in Pokemon GO

The only way to get shiny Politoed in Pokemon GO is by evolving a shiny Poliwhirl. This evolution method requires 100 Poliwag Candy and a King’s Rock.

Shiny Politoed looks drastically different to its standard counterpart. Instead of light green and yellow, it has a blue and pink color scheme.

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