Pokemon GO: Here's How To Tell If A Captured Pokemon Is Shiny

By Alessia Amherst , Mar 23, 2017 04:22 AM EDT

Pokémon GO is currently experiencing a bug with shiny monsters that do not change color when caught. However, there is an easy way to find out if a captured monster is shiny or not. Meanwhile, the mobile title has just gotten a new event in line with World Water Day.

New Pokémon GO Event About Water

According to Forbes, Niantic has launched a new event in line with World Water Day, which was started by the UN in order to give attention to the clean water crisis. This certain event is called the Water Festival with the spotlight being Squirtle, Magikarp, Totodile, Wartortle, Croconaw, Blastoise, Gyarados and Feraligatr. Similarly, Lapras also seems to be part of the increased spawn potential however it is only a part Water-type Pokémon.

The event claimed that Gen 2 Water-type monsters will spawn more often near real bodies of water. These include Pokémon like Corosola, Mantine, Remoraid, Kingdra, Lanturn, Wooper, Marill, Chinchou, Qwilfish and the like. Needless to say, those who are looking to expand their Gen 2 Pokedex should make the most out of this event. Finally, there is also the addition of a Magikarp hat that players can get for free.

Determining If A Pokemon Is Shiny Or Not

In line with this, some players have been reporting that they have been catching shiny Magikarps. Although, it is worth noting that there is a glitch wherein shiny monsters do not change color, as per Heavy. Because of this, some players might accidentally discard some of their prized Pokémon.

Even so, there is actually one simple way to determine if a Pokémon is shiny or not. All fans need to do is click the red Pokeball and select Pokémon. From there, select the said monster and press the button on the bottom right that has three horizontal lines and hit "transfer."

For basic Pokémon, the message would usually read as "Do you want to transfer *Pokémon name* to the professor?" A shiny Pokémon, on the other hand, will have the message "Do you really want to transfer this Shiny Pokémon?" This seems to be the most efficient way to determine if the caught monster in Pokémon GO is rare or not.

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