Can Pokémon Ultra Beasts Be Shiny? (What Are the Chances of Encountering a Shiny Ultra Beast?)

Collecting Shiny Ultra Beasts is one of my favorite things to do in Pokémon. Owning a few is highly rewarding, as they are incredibly valuable and rare. I currently have Pheromosa, Naganadel, and Buzzwole 😊.

My ultimate goal is to have all eleven in my collection. I have researched extensively to gather all the necessary information to reach this milestone.

In this article, I have summarized everything I know regarding your chances of encountering a Shiny Ultra Beast, how to get it, and much more.

How to Get a Shiny Ultra Beast in Pokémon

What Are the Chances of Encountering a Shiny Ultra Beast?
Shiny Ultra Beast in Pokémon. Image source: Pinterest

You can get Shiny Ultra Beast Pokémon by defeating them when you play Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Ultra Beast Pokémon are formidable extra-space Pokémon, valuable among Pokémon players. To add one to your collection, you must complete the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon games by defeating the Elite Four.

Next, Hau will challenge you to an after-game plot, which, once you join in, you’ll soon learn that these Ultra Beasts are on the loose 😲.

At this point, you only have two options. You can either face them or run away from them. Regardless of your choice, you will continue to encounter more, and they will continue spawning.

You are free to shiny hunt the Ultra Beasts, and your chances of encountering one are 1/20.

Using the classic paralyzing moves, you can defeat and catch a Shiny Ultra Beast. Alternatively, you can throw Beast Balls at them.

Also, learn the Pokémon they are weak against and bring them as part of your team to increase your chances of success.

What Are the Chances of Encountering a Shiny Ultra Beast?

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The chance of encountering a Shiny Ultra beast is 1/20. If you are hunting inside or outside the wormhole, your chances are 1/4065. However, having a Shiny Charm raises your chances to 1/1365.

According to these odds, you must participate in as many raids as possible to increase your odds of encountering a shiny variant of any Ultra Beast.

You need lots of patience and preparation 💯. If you are hunting for Shiny Ultra Beasts, always have Beast Balls with you to avoid losing them once you encounter one.

How Do You Know An Ultra Beast Is Shiny?

Chances of Encountering a Shiny Ultra Beast
Shiny Ultra Beast. Image source: Pinterest

Unlike other types of Pokémon, each Ultra Beast adopts a unique appearance when it becomes shiny. You need to know what a specific Ultra Beast Pokémon looks like when shiny before you set out to hunt for it.

For instance, when Poipole becomes shiny, it changes from its purple appearance to a mustard-gold and white. Each Shiny Ultra Beast comes with a fantastic form ❤.

However, it is worth noting that when you first encounter a shiny Ultra Beast, it will not have the shiny sparkle effect.

It happens after activating its area, so be careful not to reset a Shiny Ultra Beast.

What Are the Best Ultra Beast Pokémon: A List of All Shiny Ultra Beast Pokémon

There are a total of eleven Shiny Ultra Beast Pokémon. All of them are powerful and distinct, making it hard to decide which ones are the best.

The table below summarizes all of them and their shiny appearance.

Shiny Ultra Beast Pokémon



Mustard gold and white.


Entirely white.


Blue body.


Bottom part of body changes to black.

Shiny Dawn Wings Necrozma and Dusk Mane Necrozma

Adopt a lighter color with red accents.




Looks cleaner and shiny. Not much change.


Scarf turns white, middle part of body turns to a royal blue.


Most parts of body turn green.

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