Pokemon GO Players Are Finding Shiny Magikarp

Pokemon GO's big water event started today, and it holds a cool new surprise: Shiny monsters.

Behold, Pokemon GO's first shiny monster is none other than the beloved and slightly useless Magikarp, as you can see in this footage by Fabien Parent. As it is a shiny, Magikarp appears in a golden colour, rather than the usual orange.

Once evolved, that golden Magikarp turns into a shiny red Gyarados, provided you have 400 Magikarp candies to spare.

Awesome. I want one of those!

In the main games, "shinies" are extremely rare, with only about 1 in 4000 monsters appearing with a special colouring. We don't know how common shiny Magikarp will be during this event, or when the rest of the cast will be available in a special shiny variety, though it would follow that they will be pretty hard to find, too. Guess it's time to become a shiny hunter IRL, near beaches and bodies of water.

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Comments

    But what's the chance of getting a shiny magikarp with stats that would justify evolving it?

    I'm skeptical until I see one in my game.

      Caught one today. Guarantee it's legit. If I could post photos in here I'd prove it.

    I had a feeling this was to be the case when I noticed the OG Gyarados had gotten darker

    Hmmm, might hold onto those candies for one of these babies, I've already got enough Gyros. Thanks Hobart waterfront.

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