Yes, you can catch the shiny version of Heatran in Pokemon GO, but you’ll need plenty of luck to do so.

While any Heatran you find in the game can be shiny, just encountering a Heatran is difficult, as you’ll need to defeat it in a 5-Star Raid first.

This, combined with the low shiny odds for Legendaries, makes shiny Heatran highly sought-after.

How to Catch Shiny Heatran in Pokemon GO

To catch shiny Heatran in Pokemon GO, you must first defeat Heatran in a Tier 5 Raid. Then, it is purely down to luck whether the Hetatran you encounter is shiny.

Any Heatran you find has a very low chance of being shiny. However, the only way of encountering Heatran at the moment is by defeating it in a 5-Star Raid.

The best time to catch shiny Heatran is during the upcoming Heatran Raid Hour on July 5, 2023.

Catch Shiny Heatran Pokemon GO

What is the Heatran Shiny Rate?

The shiny rate for Heatran in Pokemon GO is 5%. This means that, on average, you will find 1 shiny Heatran for every 20 Heatran you encounter.

The 1 in 20 shiny rate is the standard odds for encountering any shiny Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO.

What Color is Shiny Heatran?

The shiny version of Heatran is very similar to the standard version of this Legendary Pokemon.

The main difference between the shiny and standard Heatran is the the metal of the shiny version is gold, and its eyes are bright pink. However, the overall color palette of the shiny’s body is also slightly brighter than the standard Heatran.

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