Does Swinub have a shiny version in Pokémon Go?

What are the chances of getting it?

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Some Pokémon in Pokémon Go don’t always have a shiny version available to the players. The assets might be installed in the game, especially when a Pokémon initially releases, but developer Niantic typically doesn’t turn them on until a few months after they’ve released. Some of them, such as Wooper, don’t have theirs yet, and they’ve been featured in the game for several years already, though this could turn around in the future. On that topic, does Swinub, the adorable small pig-like Pokémon, have one?

Those who are keen on capturing this Pokémon during its Community Day or when it’s featured in a Spotlight do have the chance to capture its shiny version. You’ll want to stock up on PokéBalls, lures, and incense to capture it, especially during its Spotlight hour.

Swinub’s final evolution, Mamoswine, is an excellent Ground and Ice-type Pokémon. It’s a great choice to have in both the Ultra or Master League. The unfortunate part is the Pokémon has lower defense than most choices, so you want to use it in combat, especially in PvP strategically. It’s best moveset is powder snow for its fast move and avalanche and bulldoze for its charge moves. Make sure you consider that, especially if you encounter an army of Swinub to add to your collection.

While your chances of capturing a shiny Swinub are fairly low, it’s good to know that you have the opportunity to capture it at all in the first place.