Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go come and go. They only appear in five-star raids, which means most players need to find a few friends to work together and try to take it down. Any legendary Pokémon will be a handful, even if you come to the raid fully prepared to fight it. Groudon, for example, is one of those Pokémon. It’s one of the most powerful Ground-type Pokémon in the mobile game, and many players use it in both PvE and PvP. It’ll be reappearing during the Hoenn Celebration event starting on January 19, and only for a limited time. While it’s there, can it be shiny?
When a Pokémon’s shiny version is available in Pokémon Go, it usually sticks around forever. The developers, Niantic, have to turn it on, and they typically attach the shiny announcement alongside an event. Legendary Pokémon work a little differently. When they appear in five-star raids, they sometimes have their shiny versions available, and other times, they’re not, so it’s always good to double-check.
During the January 19 to 24 Hoenn Celebration event, Groudon will have its shiny version available while it appears in five-star raids. You and your friends can work together to take it down, and if you catch it, you might see the elusive shiny version appear. You’ll want to use whatever berries you have in your bag to try and increase the chances of keeping it, and whatever Ultra Balls you have, too.
Groudon won’t be around forever. When you catch it, make sure it has the best moveset to become a monster in PvP battles. It’s one of the best Pokémon you can use, and if it’s a shiny Pokémon with the best moveset, then you can use it all the time to impress your opponents.