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Can you catch a shiny Litwick in Pokémon Go? – October 15, 2022

What are your chances of encountering it?

Litwick is one of the more adorable Ghost-type Pokémon you can find in Pokémon Go. It doesn’t appear too often, and when it does, many players are eager to add it to their collection. Although its evolved form, Chandelure, is not an ideal choice for PvP, it does a decent job for raid encounters, making it a suitable option for these battles. While exploring the mobile game and trying to find it, can you catch a shiny Litwick in Pokémon Go?

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Does Litwick have a shiny version in Pokémon Go?

We can confirm Litwick does have a shiny version. It will be available when it has its Community Day, alongside the Festival of Lights 2022 event. Litwick’s Community Day will take place in October 2022. All players participating in the event will have an increased opportunity to find the shiny version of this Pokémon. Following the event’s conclusion, Litwick’s shiny version will have a slim chance of appearing every time you encounter this Pokémon.

Related: Pokémon Go’s Ghost-type Poltergeist stats make this a less-than-spooky attack

It has been several years since Litwick’s initial release, and players are thrilled to have a chance to encounter the shiny version. It’s a fan-favorite, despite the final evolution, Chandelure, not having too much use beyond being a suitable Raiding Pokémon. We do not recommend using Litwick, or any Pokémon in its evolution tree, against other players.

Litwick is one of the more difficult Pokémon to find. After the Community Day event, we recommend relying on in-game events to provide you with the best chance to find a shiny version of this Pokémon.

Although you have a chance to find Litwick’s shiny version during its Community Day event, we do not recommend teaching Chandelure the Community Day move, Poltergeist. It’s a Ghost-type charged attack that is less effective than its preferred moveset. The shiny version is the biggest thing to come out of the Litwick Community Day.


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