No, you cannot catch the shiny version of Carbink in Pokemon GO just yet.

Carbink has just made its Pokemon GO debut in June 2023, and developer Niantic usually waits a while before adding the shiny versions of new Pokemon to the game. However, like all Pokemon, Carbink will eventually get a shiny version in the future.

While this Pokemon doesn’t have a shiny version, you’ll still want to make sure you add one to your Pokedex. Find out every way to catch Carbink in Pokemon GO!

Is There A Shiny Carbink Release Date in Pokemon GO?

Niantic has not announced the release date for shiny Carbink yet.

This, combined with the fact that Carbink just made its GO debut in June 2023, indicates that it will be a long time before we see this shiny version.

In fact, don’t expect to see shiny Carbink in the game before Summer 2024 at the absolute earliest. It is very uncommon to see any Pokemon get a shiny version in the first year after it comes to the game, and this is especially the case with the rarer ones like Carbink.

Carbink Pokemon GO Fest 2023

What Color is Shiny Carbink?

The shiny version of Carbink is black with a light blue collar around its neck. It also has blue-purple crystals across its body.

This is a very cool shiny variant compared to the standard Carbink. Carbink’s normal version is a light gray color with a white collar and light blue crystals.

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