You can get the shiny versions of Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise in Pokemon GO, but it isn’t easy.

While there is a very low chance of encountering a shiny Squirtle or Blastoise in the wild or as a reward encounter, a shiny Wartortle cannot be found and can only be obtained through evolution.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get all three of these shiny Pokemon, the odds of them being shiny, and what they look like!

How to Get Shiny Squirtle in Pokemon GO

Any Squirtle you encounter in Pokemon GO, whether that is from a wild spawn, a Research reward, or after winning a Raid, can be shiny.

The odds of Squirtle being shiny in Pokemon GO are 0.2%, or 1 in 500.

While the shiny odds are not boosted during this event, the best time to catch this shiny is during the Pokemon GO Squirtle Community Day Classic. This is because of the sheer number of Squirtle that will be spawning!

Shiny Squirtle is a light blue color and has a very pale green shell. The difference is subtle from the standard version of Squirtle, however, the shiny versions of its evolutions are much more different.

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

How to Get Shiny Wartortle

The only way to get a shiny Wartortle in Pokemon GO is by evolving a shiny Squirtle using 25 Squirtle Candy.

Wartortle is a rare wild spawn, but the shiny version cannot appear in the wild, or as a reward from completing Research or winning a Raid.

Shiny Wartortle appears very different to the standard version of the Pokemon. It has a purple head and legs, an orange stomach, a green shell on its back, and very pale green ears and tail.

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

How to Get Shiny Blastoise in Pokemon GO

There are three ways to get a shiny Blastoise in Pokemon GO:

  • Catch a shiny Blastoise that spawned in the wild
  • Catch a shiny Blastoise as a Research reward or after winning a Tier 4 Mega Blastoise Raid
  • Evolve a shiny Wartortle into a shiny Blastoise using 100 Squirtle Candy

The shiny odds of any Blastoise you encounter in Pokemon GO are 1 in 64, or 1.6%. This is almost 10x Squirtle’s shiny odds, but, of course, Blastoise is much harder to find.

Shiny Blastoise is pretty similar to the standard version, but with a couple of slight differences. It is purple instead of blue, and the shell on its back is green instead of brown.

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