No, Pokémon Go is yet to officially release the shiny variant of Scatterbug. One of my favorite things to do in Pokémon Go is shiny hunting. You can never have enough of a collection of shiny Pokémon.
When Scatterbug was released, I first wanted to know if its shiny variant was available in the wild, too. I was disappointed to learn that it was yet to be released 😭.
However, my excitement returned when I learned that a lucky player may have stolen a glimpse of a shiny Scatterbug. If you want to know more about whether Scatterbug can be shiny, read on.
Does Scatterbug Have a Shiny Variant?
No, Pokémon Go has not released Scatterbug’s shiny variant. Scatterbug is still shiny-locked in Pokémon Go.
However, a player did encounter its shiny variant for a few moments before it returned to its original state 😃.
The Scatterbug is a small worm-like Pokémon that can evolve into Spewpa and later to Vivillion. Unlike most Pokémon, you need to collect Postcards to encounter and catch Scatterbug in the wild.
Usually, when Pokémon Go releases a new Pokémon, they do not release it with its wild variant. It takes some time before players can catch the shiny variant in the wild.
The Vivillion, however, is somewhat shiny and sometimes gives players the impression of owning a shiny Scatterbug.
With over eighteen variations, working on having a full collection should keep players busy before the shiny variations can be released 😊.
The table below shows a summary of the available Scatterbug variations.
How Do You Get Shiny Scatterbug in Pokémon Go?
Pokémon Go has not released an official formula for shiny hunting Scatterbug. The shiny variation is yet to be released into the game.
However, some players believe they can still capture a shiny Scatterbug by taking advantage of a system glitch in the game.
Whenever Pokémon Go releases new Pokémon, the code comes complete with information about the shiny variants.
However, this information is not made available to players. However, in such situations where a glitch occurs, players may gain access to an unreleased Pokémon.
As the lucky player narrates, you must trick the system if you wish to try your luck in landing a shiny Scatterbug 😄.
He was hunting a shiny Exeggcute when this incident occurred. He clicked on a Wild Shiny Exeggcute just before a Scatterbug encounter. This action caused the Scatterbug to transform into its shiny variant.
However, the Scatterbug did not stay shiny for long; it lost its shine soon after being caught. It also did not look very polished, as it appeared skewed.
Now, Pokémon Go players believe that they can use this hack to catch a Shiny Scatterbug in Pokémon Go.
Since this resulted from a system glitch, it is unclear whether Pokémon Go will work towards fixing it.
However, it is a nice way for players to encounter unreleased Pokémon, even for a moment.
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