Yes, you can catch shiny Nihilego in Pokemon GO following its addition to the game on June 15, 2023.

Any Nihilego you encounter has a 5% chance of being shiny like any Legendary Pokemon or Ultra Beast. This means that Nihilego’s shiny rate in Pokemon GO is 1 in 20.

If you want to catch the shiny version of Nihilego, there’s no better time to do it than during the Pokemon GO Nihilego Raid Hours on June 21 and June 28, 2023. This is because the number of Nihilego Raids will be greatly increased!

What Color is Shiny Nihilego?

Shiny Nihilego looks quite similar to the standard version of this Ultra Beast, as it is still predominantly white. However, there are a couple of subtle differences that make it a great shiny!

Instead of the blue and silver of the standard version, the shiny Nihilego has a yellow rim on its hat and a gold hue on the top of its hat, and the end of its limbs.

We expect that shiny Nihilego will be highly sought-after for a couple of reasons. Every Pokemon trainer loves a gold shiny, but being the first shiny Ultra Beast will also make it very popular.

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

With shiny Nihilego finally coming to Pokemon GO, this opens the door for even more shiny Ultra Beasts to come to the game soon. We expect that the shiny versions of Buzzwole, Pheromosa, and Xurkitree be available to catch over the next few months!

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