Can you catch a shiny Buneary in Pokémon Go?

It’s a bright rabbit.

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Buneary is an adorable Pokémon that you can capture in Pokémon Go. As its name gives away, it’s a bunny-like Pokémon, that eventually can evolve into Lopunny, a decent Pokémon that can evolve into a Mega Lopunny, the latest Mega Pokémon in the game. During April 2021, it will be the first spotlight Pokémon of the month on April 6, which means from 6 PM to 7 PM in your local time zone, Buneary will be appearing in nearly every spawn point around you during that time.

When attempting to catch Buneary during the spotlight hour, be on the lookout for its shiny version. Buneary has already been appearing quite a bit because of the Spring into Spring event, but now you have an exclusive time to locate it without wading through the large crowds of other Pokémon.

If you plan on using the Mega Lopunny form, now is a good time to farm this Pokémon to see if you can locate the best version of it. You’ll have to spend a bit of time tracking one down with decent stats, but you’ll have plenty of opportunities.

Unfortunately, your chances of encountering this shiny Pokémon remain unchanged, even during the Spotlight Hour. The big difference is that Buneary will be spawning all over the place for an hour. Your chances of encountering a shiny version are still one out of 450, so you’ll want to keep attempting to capture this Pokémon to find its shiny.