Pokemon Go: Can Pumpkaboo Be Shiny?

Pumpkaboo is a Ghost/Grass type Pokémon, first introduced in Generation 6. Pumpkaboos come from the Kalos region and can be found in the wild in Pokemon Go. Pumpkaboo can be found in various sizes in Pokemon Go. Let’s look at Pumpkaboo, its evolutions and can Pumpkaboo be shiny.

Can Pumpkaboo Be Shiny?

Yes, Pumpkaboo can be shiny in Pokémon Go. 

Where can I find Pumpkaboo in Pokemon Go?

You will come across Pumpkaboo in chance encounters. The Pokemon GO Harvest Festival also gives players a chance to complete field research tasks to get Pumpkaboo in encounters. You can also complete the Harvest Festival Collection Challenge: Pumpkaboo to add to your Elite Collector medal. Here are the rewards for the challenges.

  • Pumpkaboo (Small): In the wild or event-exclusive field research tasks (Catch 15 Pokémon or Catch 30 Pokémon)

  • Pumpkaboo (Average): In the wild or event-exclusive field research tasks (Catch 15 Pokémon or Catch 30 Pokémon)

  • Pumpkaboo (Large): In the wild or event-exclusive field research tasks (Catch 15 Pokémon or Catch 30 Pokémon)

  • Pumpkaboo (Super): In the wild or event-exclusive field research tasks (Catch 15 Pokémon or Catch 30 Pokémon)

Where can I find Shiny Pumpkaboo in Pokemon Go?

Catching a shiny Pokemon is always a challenge. The odds of catching a Shiny one goes up during events, especially if you use Lure Modules and Incense. Combining these items with the Weather Boost function can increase monster spawn rates even further. Pumpkaboo spawn rates are boosted during foggy and sunny weather. The more Pokemon you attract, the higher the chance of attracting a Shiny. The odds of catching a Shiny Pumpkaboo will also go up during the Pokémon Spotlight Hour. Look for Spotlight Hours announcements for your desired Pokemon.

Shiny Pokemon are challenging to catch in Pokemon GO and are considered prized possessions. Catching up to Shiny odds of Pumpkaboo becomes accessible during the event hour since it experiences a boosted spawn rate. To catch up to its Shiny spawn rate, players must encounter as many Pumpkaboo as possible.

Why does Pumpkaboo come in different sizes?

With the introduction of Pumpkaboo comes a new mechanic to Pokémon GO: Pumpkaboo that are larger will actually look larger in the game. 

Whenever you catch a Pokémon, it will have a specific weight or height, based on the average height/weight of the Pokémon with larger or smaller Pokémon getting marked by XS, S, L or XL. You can check what size your Pokemon is by selecting the “Pokedex” from the pop-up menu on the left side of the screen.