Pokemon GO Releases Shiny Shuppet and Banette for Halloween

Shiny Shuppets and Shiny Banettes have been spotted in the wild as of today in Pokemon GO.

Shiny versions of both Shuppet and Banette have officially started spawning in the wild, according to various Pokemon GO players online. Shiny Pokemon have an alternate color than their base version and are considered very rare. The Shiny versions of Shuppet and Banette each come in a more teal or blue color rather than their typical grey tone.

Shiny Shuppet and Shiny Banette have alternate skin colors from their base versions.

Shuppet and Banette are among the five new Pokemon that Niantic added as part of Pokemon GO’s ongoing Halloween event, which ends on November 2nd. Sableye, Duskull, and Dusclops are the other three ghost-type Pokemon that were added during the event, each having their own Shiny versions as well. 

Members of The Silph Road subreddit have been showing off their latest Shiny Shuppet catches on a recent thread, adding screenshots to prove that both Shiny Shuppet and Shiny Banette are both available in-game as of today. As with Duskull and Dusclops, players can also evolve a Shiny Shuppet into a Shiny Banette, but this requires finding a Shiny Shuppet first.

With the Pokemon GO Halloween event wrapping up after tomorrow, players have very little time to get outside and try to catch these rare Pokemon for themselves. Additionally, today is the last day to catch the Legendary Dog Pokemon in their respective regions, as they will each be shifting to new regions starting in November. 

These ghost Pokemon are the first of the game’s upcoming release of Gen 3 Pokemon, which are said to be on their way by the end of the year. Over 130 Gen 3 Pokemon will reportedly be released in Pokemon GO this December.


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