Shiny Pokemon are one of the most coveted (and most controversial) topics in Pokémon GO. Niantic is now seemingly releasing one new shiny variant of a Pokémon (or family) at the a one specie per event rate. This article lists all Shiny Pokémon currently available in Pokémon GO and how to obtain them.
You cannot tell from the map screen whether a Pokémon is shiny or not. It’s only when you enter the encounter screen that you can see the colour variation and the ‘sparkles’ that emanate only from shinies. Search “shiny” in Pokémon storage to display all shiny Pokémon you’ve caught.
Which Pokemon can be shiny in Pokémon GO and how to obtain them?
Shiny Pokémon Rate
Whilst there has been no official word on the actual rate in which you are likely to encounter a shiny Pokémon, many it is to be close to somewhere in the 1 in 256 or 1 in 500. These chances significantly vary during special events.
Shiny Pokémon In Events
A full list of events where these Pokémon were introduced: