From 6PM to 7PM on March thirtieth, 2021, there’ll be a Spotlight Hour to catch the Lava Pokemon, Slugma, in Pokemon GO.
Is there an opportunity that Shiny Slugma would possibly be coming with this occasion although? Unfortunately, no.
Can Slugma be shiny in Pokemon GO?
The reply is, sadly, no. Niantic hasn’t launched shiny Pokemon for any of their Spotlight Hour occasions in a very long time. There will be a considerable amount of Slugmas to be caught throughout the hour, however none of them will be shiny.
This is a bit disappointing seeing as if many of the different Generation II Pokemon have already got shiny varieties. Slugma was launched in Pokemon Go again in 2017 and nonetheless hasn’t acquired a shiny model.
Slugma was one of many new Pokemon launched in Generation II that might solely be caught in the Kanto Region. It evolves into Magcargo, a lava snail that used to be the one Fire-type and Rock-type Pokemon in existence (earlier than Coalossal got here with Pokemon Sword and Shield).
Magcargo’s declare to fame was possible its inclusion on Gym Leader Blaine’s workforce in the Generation II video games. In Coronary heartGold and SoulSilver, Baine’s Macargo had a White Herb, so when the Pokemon used Overheat and had its Special Attack dropped, White Herb would reset its stats. This was positively a shock for gamers to cope with.
Niantic has gone by the remainder of the Generations, having just lately launched shiny varieties for many of the Generation V Pokemon in addition to the Talonflame line from Generation VI. Many fan favorites from Pokemon Gold and Silver, resembling Typhloshion, Ampharos and Tyranitar, have all acquired shiny varieties.
Believe it or not, although, Slugma isn’t the one Generation II Pokemon ready on a shiny. Hootoot and Spinarak don’t have shiny varieties out there both as of but. It is probably going that Niantic is just going to give attention to the preferred Pokemon in each Generation to present shiny varieties to, and Slugma may not make the reduce.
Just as a result of they received’t be releasing Shiny Slugma although, doesn’t imply all the occasion is wasted. Players will earn Double Catch Candy for catching Slugma throughout the Spotlight Hour.