Yes, you can catch the shiny version of Xerneas in Pokemon GO, but it is very rare.
You can only catch Xerneas after defeating it in a 5-Star Raid. Then, you need to get very lucky for the Xerneas you encounter to be the shiny version, as there’s only a 5% chance it’ll be shiny.
The best time to catch the shiny version of this Legendary is during the Xerneas Raid Hour event on August 16, 2023. This is because Xerneas Raids will be happening much more frequently during this event.
How to Get Shiny Xerneas in Pokemon GO
To get shiny Xerneas in Pokemon GO, you need to win a Tier 5 Xerneas Raid and hope that the Xerneas you encounter is the shiny version.
Unfortunately, the chance of this happening is very low, and there is no way you can guarantee that you’ll encounter the shiny version. Therefore, you’ll likely have to win many Xerneas Raids before you find the shiny version of this Legendary.
Xerneas Shiny Odds
The odds of Xerneas being shiny in Pokemon GO is 5%, or 1 in 20.
This is the standard shiny odds for all Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO and means that, on average, you’ll have to encounter Xerneas 20 times before you find the shiny version.
What Color is Shiny Xerneas?
The shiny version of Xerneas is white instead of black. Additionally, it has a brighter blue head and neck, plus darker blue antlers and details on its legs.
Shiny Xerneas being white, in addition to it being a shiny Legendary, make it very highly sought-after.