Can you catch a shiny Voltorb in Pokémon Go?

What are the odds of a shiny Voltorb appearing?

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Voltorb is one of the original 150 Pokémon that you can catch in Pokémon Go. It’s an Electric-type, and if you’re thinking about using this Pokémon too much, or it’s evolved form, Electrode, in the Great or Ultra League. It does become a bit more useful in the Kanto Cup, which is a smaller, limited event in the Pokémon Go Battle League that always happens at the end of the season. For those who want to show off their best version of the Pokémon, you’re probably trying to see if you capture a shiny version of this Pokémon. You’re in luck. You are able to capture this Pokémon in its shiny form, and it is available for you to capture in Pokémon Go.

While Voltorb has been around since the launch of Pokémon Go, it only recently received it’s shiny form following the end of the Tour: Kanto event. This was a major event that capped off the end of the Season of Celebration in February 2021, and also happened at the same as the 25th anniversary of Pokémon.

There are multiple ways to can potentially encounter a shiny Voltorb. You might be able to find it in the wild, it could be at a one-star raid, or you might complete a field research task and receive it as a random encounter for a reward. Those are the three primary ways you’ll be able to come across a Voltorb, and find its shiny version. Each one has a low chance of being shiny, so whatever method is easiest to you for you to consistently capture and add Voltorb to your collection.

If you’re still on the hunt for a shiny Voltorb, don’t fret. It will remain available in Pokémon Go. There might be special events that make it easier to find, but all it takes is persistence to find this Pokémon in the wild and quite a bit of luck.