Chinchou, the Johto fishing Pokémon, can be found in the wild in Pokémon Go. Yeah, Chinchou can shine in Pokémon Go!
If you’re wondering if Chinchou or Lanturn are relevant to the Pokémon Go meta, Lanturn actually has a lot of uses in Great League PvP, thanks to his defensive stats and arsenal of quick moves. You can see more information about his movesets and the reasoning behind Lanturn’s breakdown from GamePress.
What is Chinchou’s shine rate in Pokémon Go?
According to old research by the now-defunct website The Silph Road (via Wayback Machine), the shine rate of Pokémon on a normal day is about one in 500. Chinchou is not a confirmed Pokémon to get a “permanent boost.” ” (meaning it is a rare spawn and therefore gets an improved shine rate).
What can I do to attract more shiny Pokémon?
Unfortunately, not much. It seems to be a coincidence. Shiny Pokémon catch rates are set by developer Niantic and usually only increase during special events like Community Days or Safari Zones, or in legendary raids. There are no consumable items that increase Shiny Pokémon rates.
Where can I find a list of available shiny Pokémon?
LeekDuck maintains a list of currently available shiny Pokémon. It’s a helpful visual guide that illustrates what all of the existing shiny Pokémon look like.
For more tips, check out Polygon’s Pokémon Go guides.