Pokémon GO has a completely surprising new shiny – but you can’t catch it

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Of: Daniel Neubert

The Season of Mysterious Wishes has started in Pokémon GO. Now a new Shiny has appeared, which unfortunately will remain unattainable for many players.

San Francisco – The ninth season of Mysterious Wishes began yesterday in Pokémon GO. Changes include new spawns, new raid bosses, and new bonuses. Since the start of the new season, fans have uncovered more and more secrets that developer Niantic has hidden in the game. Now even a completely new Shiny Pokémon has appeared, which the players are happy about. Unfortunately, there’s a catch: you won’t be able to catch the Pokémon anytime soon. We reveal what the new Shiny Pokémon is all about.

name of the game Pokemon GO
Release (date of first publication) July 06, 2016
Publishers niantic
series Pokemon
platforms Android, iOS
developer niantic
genre Augmented reality, mobile

Pokémon GO has a new Shiny – but the joy is short-lived

That happened: A screenshot from Pokémon GO made the rounds on Reddit in which a player shared his excitement at encountering a new Shiny. Formeo is one of the new Pokémon appearing regularly in the new season. While it was known in advance that Formeo would appear in the game in its sun form, the fact that the Pokémon would appear in the wild in its Shiny Form is a nice surprise for all Pokémon GO players. Formeo is a Hoenn Region Pokemon, making it a third-generation Normal-type Pokemon. The special feature: Formeo changes its Pokémon type depending on the weather, which makes it unique. But unfortunately you have to do without the new Shiny for the time being.

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Here’s why you can’t catch the new Shiny: The story has a bittersweet catch. Unfortunately, while the new Shiny Formeo will spawn with the new Mysterious Wishes season for the next three months, this only applies to players playing Pokémon GO in the southern hemisphere. As with every season, there are different Pokémon that spawn in the northern or southern hemisphere. You can read about which ones are in our article with all information about the new season “Mysterious Wishes” in Pokémon GO.

But there is hope: The Hoenn Tour starts in Pokémon GO in February. At this event, pretty much all Pokémon from the Hoenn region should be catchable for all players. This includes Formeo. So it’s quite possible that you can also get the Pokémon in February 2023 in the northern hemisphere.

Pokémon GO has a completely surprising new shiny – but you can’t catch it © Niantic / Nintendo / ingame.de (Montage)

What else is happening in Pokémon GO? The next big event that you shouldn’t miss will take place on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 in the form of a mega raid. For the event, we recommend our counter-guide against Mega Blazehook, Mega Sumpex, and Mega Gewaldro.

In addition to the raid, however, December has only just begun and Niantic has planned a lot of events for the month. In our monthly overview for December 2022 in Pokémon GO you can see everything that’s coming up in the game at the end of the year, so that you don’t miss any of the events.