Does Cottonee have a shiny form in Pokémon Go?

What are your chances?

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There are hundreds of Pokémon for you to capture in Pokémon Go, all wandering around in various parts of the world. An appealing aspect is attempting to find an elusive shiny version of that Pokémon, and almost every Pokémon has one. However, developer Niantic may introduce a Pokémon, it doesn’t mean the team released the shiny version, and sometimes there’s a complicated matter of attempting to figure out if it’s available. Cottonee, the cotton puff Pokémon, is one of those creatures.

Cottonee is one of those Pokémon that has not received its shiny version in the game. You can attempt to capture one from field research tasks, special research, in a raid battle, or even out in the wild, and you will never encounter its shiny version.

This will likely be released at a specific event that fits the Pokémon’s overall theme. Because it’s a Grass and Fairy-type Pokémon, and it’s called the cotton puff Pokéon, we might see it sometime during the spring or summer season, and it’s doubtful Niantic will release this Pokémon’s shiny form during the fall or winter months and events.

If you capture a Cottonee, the Pokémon’s evolved form, Whimsicott, is a decent choice if you want to use it in the Great League. It has a maximum CP of 2,014, an attack of 141, a defense of 150, and stamina of 134. If you want to use it in the Great League, make sure not to level it up beyond 1,500 CP. It’s best moveset consists of charm for its fast move, and then grass knot and moonblast for its charge moves.

We can expect to see a Cottonee shiny event sometime in the future, though. We won’t know the exact date until Niantic shares that information.