Shiny Pokémon are rare versions of Pokémon in Pokémon Go that have modified looks. They are called shiny because they generally add a slight sheen, making them stand out more than the normal versions.

Shiny Rates

Apart from the Pokémon that don’t have shiny versions in the game, every Pokémon has a base shiny rate that tells you how often you’ll see its shiny version. Snover is a basic Pokémon, which typically has a shiny rate of about 1 in 500 (about .20 percent). So, for every 500 Snover you catch, you’ll probably only get one shiny version.

Related: Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour Schedule for December 2021

How to Get

There is no way to force a Shiny version of a Pokémon to appear. Instead, players must simply play the game and hope to run into one. However, players can use a few tricks to make it easier to get one.

  • Play during events that feature Snover. The upcoming Spotlight Hour that features this Pokémon will be hosted on Dec. 21, 2021. Spotlight Hours don’t boost the shiny rate for Pokémon, but they greatly increase their spawn rate. It’s possible to cross paths with hundreds of Snover during the Spotlight Hour, so you have a high chance of catching at least one shiny one.
  • Find Snover nests: Looking for Snover nests is an unofficial way of finding an increased amount of Snover in the wild. Nest areas are locations where specific Pokémon spawn in increased numbers. It doesn’t increase the chance of a shiny Pokémon directly, but it makes it so more of them appear. A few hours with an Incense in a Snover nest will likely bring at least one shiny Snover your way. You can use The Silph Road Nest Atlas to find a Snover nest near you.


The images below show the normal and shiny versions of Snover and its evolution, Abomasnow.

That’s everything there is to know about the shiny versions of Snover and Abomasnow!

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