Pokémon GO Shiny Pokémon Release Dates

Shiny Pokémon is a Pokémon with different coloration to what is usual for its species.  In Pokémon GO they are often released during special events or community days.

According to shiny research by the Silphroad, you have a 1 in 24.5 chance for a shiny when you catch a featured Pokémon during Pokémon GO community days. Without events, the shiny rate is only 1 in 450.

Shiny Pokémon Release Dates

Niantic is keeping us busy, shiny Drifloon was just confirmed!

Please look below for all shiny Pokémon release dates.  Note that you can sort the table on release date or Pokémon.

PokemonShiny Release DateAdditional Info
Gastly2018/11/04After the Pokémon GO Special Gengar Raid Challenge (03 Nov 2018)
Haunter2018/11/04After the Pokémon GO Special Gengar Raid Challenge (03 Nov 2018)
Gengar2018/11/03Pokémon GO Special Gengar Raid Challenge (03 Nov 2018)
Caterpie2018/11/02
Metapod2018/11/02
Butterfree2018/11/02
Pinsir2018/11/01Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Taiwan (01 November 2018 till 05 November 2018)
Drifloon2018/10/24During Pokémon GO Halloween 2018 event.
Drifblim2018/10/24During Pokémon GO Halloween 2018 event.
Beldum2018/10/21Pokémon GO Community Day October 2018
Metang2018/10/21Pokémon GO Community Day October 2018
Metagross2018/10/21Pokémon GO Community Day October 2018
Shinx2018/10/16Pokémon GO first wave of Gen 4 Pokémon.
Luxio2018/10/16Pokémon GO first wave of Gen 4 Pokémon.
Luxray2018/10/16Pokémon GO first wave of Gen 4 Pokémon.
Nidoran (F)2018/10/11Pokémon GO Special "Female" day (11 October 2018 till 12 October 2018)
Nidorina2018/10/11Pokémon GO Special "Female" day (11 October 2018 till 12 October 2018)
Nidoqueen2018/10/11Pokémon GO Special "Female" day (11 October 2018 till 12 October 2018)
Drowzee2018/10/05Pokémon GO Psychic Spectacular (05 October 2018 till 14 October 2018)
Hypno2018/10/05Pokémon GO Psychic Spectacular (05 October 2018 till 14 October 2018)
Krabby2018/10/01No event
Kingler2018/10/01No event
Meganium2018/09/22Pokémon GO Community Day September 2018
Bayleef2018/09/22Pokémon GO Community Day September 2018
Chikorita2018/09/22Pokémon GO Community Day September 2018
Muk2018/09/13Pokémon GO Kanto Event (13 September 2018 till 30 September 2018)
Golem2018/09/13Pokémon GO Kanto Event (13 September 2018 till 30 September 2018)
Grimer2018/09/13Pokémon GO Kanto Event (13 September 2018 till 30 September 2018)
Geodude2018/09/13Pokémon GO Kanto Event (13 September 2018 till 30 September 2018)
Graveler2018/09/13Pokémon GO Kanto Event (13 September 2018 till 30 September 2018)
Growlithe2018/09/02
Arcanine2018/09/02
Wingull2018/08/29Pokémon GO Global Challenge and live event in Yokosuka, Japan.
Natu2018/08/20Pokémon GO Johto Festival Event (20 August 2018 till 28 August 2018)
Sunkern2018/08/20Pokémon GO Johto Festival Event (20 August 2018 till 28 August 2018)
Pineco2018/08/20Pokémon GO Johto Festival Event (20 August 2018 till 28 August 2018)
Jolteon2018/08/11Pokémon GO Community Day August 2018
Vaporeon2018/08/11Pokémon GO Community Day August 2018
Eevee2018/08/11Pokémon GO Community Day August 2018
Espeon2018/08/11Pokémon GO Community Day August 2018
Umbreon2018/08/11Pokémon GO Community Day August 2018
Flareon2018/08/11Pokémon GO Community Day August 2018
Snubbull2018/08/01Together with the release release of Raikou into the Field Research Breakthroughs
Houndour2018/08/01Together with the release release of Raikou into the Field Research Breakthroughs
Zapdos2018/07/21Zapdos day as reward for the Pokémon GO Fest Global Challenge
Minun2018/07/13Pokémon GO Fest Global Challenge
Plusle2018/07/13Pokémon GO Fest Global Challenge
Squirtle2018/07/08Pokémon GO Community Day July 2018
Blastoise2018/07/08Pokémon GO Community Day July 2018
Wartortle2018/07/08Pokémon GO Community Day July 2018
Roselia2018/06/30
Larvitar2018/06/11Pokémon GO Community Day June 2018
Tyranitar2018/06/11Pokémon GO Community Day June 2018
Pupitar2018/06/11Pokémon GO Community Day June 2018
Kyogre2018/06/07
Shellder2018/06/07
Cloyster2018/06/07
Kabuto2018/05/24Pokémon GO Adventure Week 2018 (24 May 2018 till 31 May 2018)
Aerodactyl2018/05/24Pokémon GO Adventure Week 2018 (24 May 2018 till 31 May 2018)
Omastar2018/05/24Pokémon GO Adventure Week 2018 (24 May 2018 till 31 May 2018)
Omanyte2018/05/24Pokémon GO Adventure Week 2018 (24 May 2018 till 31 May 2018)
Kabutops2018/05/24Pokémon GO Adventure Week 2018 (24 May 2018 till 31 May 2018)
Ho-Oh2018/05/19
Charmeleon2018/05/19Pokémon GO Community Day May 2018
Charizard2018/05/19Pokémon GO Community Day May 2018
Charmander2018/05/19Pokémon GO Community Day May 2018
Meditite2018/05/01Pokémon GO Battle Showdown Event (1 May 2018 till 14 May 2018)
Makuhita2018/05/01Pokémon GO Battle Showdown Event (1 May 2018 till 14 May 2018)
Medicham2018/05/01Pokémon GO Battle Showdown Event (1 May 2018 till 14 May 2018)
Hariyama2018/05/01Pokémon GO Battle Showdown Event (1 May 2018 till 14 May 2018)
Wailord2018/04/23Part of the Pokémon GO Worldwide Cleanup event (23 April 2018 till 30 April 2018)
Wailmer2018/04/23Part of the Pokémon GO Worldwide Cleanup event (23 April 2018 till 30 April 2018)
Mareep2018/04/15Pokémon GO Community Day April 2018
Flaaffy2018/04/15Pokémon GO Community Day April 2018
Ampharos2018/04/15Pokémon GO Community Day April 2018
Murkrow2018/03/31Together with Pokémon GO April Fools Day (remember the 8 bit sprites?)
Venusaur2018/03/25Pokémon GO Community Day March 2018
Ivysaur2018/03/25Pokémon GO Community Day March 2018
Bulbasaur2018/03/25Pokémon GO Community Day March 2018
Wobbuffet2018/03/22Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza event
Togetic2018/03/22Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza event
Togepi2018/03/22Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza event
Magby2018/03/22Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza event
Magmar2018/03/22Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza event
Wynaut2018/03/22Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza event
Lugia2018/03/16No event (release was unannounced)
Dragonair2018/02/24Pokémon GO Community Day Februari 2018
Dragonite2018/02/24Pokémon GO Community Day Februari 2018
Dratini2018/02/24Pokémon GO Community Day Februari 2018
Poochyena2018/02/18
Mightyena2018/02/18
Luvdisc2018/02/13
Altaria2018/02/09
Swablu2018/02/09
Lairon2018/01/23
Aron2018/01/23
Aggron2018/01/23
Snorunt2017/12/21Pokémon GO 3rd wave of Generation 3
Glalie2017/12/21Pokémon GO 3rd wave of Generation 3
Mawile2017/12/08Pokémon GO Release of Generation 3
Absol2017/12/08Pokémon GO Release of Generation 3
Shuppet2017/10/31Pokémon GO Halloween event (20 October 2017 till 2 November 2017)
Banette2017/10/31Pokémon GO Halloween event (20 October 2017 till 2 November 2017)
Duskull2017/10/26Pokémon GO Halloween event (20 October 2017 till 2 November 2017)
Dusclops2017/10/26Pokémon GO Halloween event (20 October 2017 till 2 November 2017)
Sableye2017/10/20Pokémon GO Halloween event (20 October 2017 till 2 November 2017)
Raichu2017/08/15Pokémon GO Community Day January 2018
Pichu2017/08/15Pokémon GO Community Day January 2018
Pikachu2017/08/15Pokémon GO Community Day January 2018
Gyarados2017/03/22Pokémon GO Water Festival (22 March 2017 till 29 March 2017)
Magikarp2017/03/22Pokémon GO Water Festival (22 March 2017 till 29 March 2017)