Shiny Nihilego in Pokemon GO 2022

Can you catch a shiny Nihilego in Pokemon GO during the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Finale event five-star raid? Summer is almost over and that means that it’s time for the one final Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event – the finale! The Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Finale event boasts a handful of new activities, limited-time content, flashy exclusive rewards, and so much more. Of course, it would not be a Pokemon GO event without some new raids. And this time around we have four five-star Ultra Beasts raids to look forward to! Ultra Beasts are a brand-new type of monster in Pokemon GO. Nihilego was introduced first and now it’s back in the Pokémon Go fest 2022: Finale Event. Thus, players want to know if Xurkitree can be shiny in Pokemon GO. Here’s what we know about it.

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Shiny Nihilego in Pokemon GO 2022
Does Nihilego have a shiny variant in Pokemon GO in 2022?

Can Nihilego be Shiny in Pokemon GO

UPDATE: Nihilego still can’t be shiny in Pokemon GO as of November 22nd, 2022. However, you’ll have another chance to battle and catch it in five-star Raids from November 23rd to December 1st. If you need help fighting it, check out our Nihilego Counters, Best Moveset & Weakness guide.

So, let’s get straight to the point – is it possible to catch a shiny variation of Nihilego during the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Finale event five-star raid? And to your dissatisfaction, we are sad to inform you that the answer is no, there’s no shiny variation of this Rock- and Poison-type Ultra Beast at the moment. Nihilego is the only Ultra Beast which we’ve seen before in Pokemon GO raids. He was originally featured in an early June raid, as the very first Ultra Beast in Pokemon GO.

And because this is Nihilego’s second appearance in battle raids, fans had some hopes that they will be able to encounter a shiny Nihilego in the wild. However, that’s not the case. The Nihilego five-star raid will occur on August 27th as a part of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Finale event. The exact hours of the raid are from 4 pm to 6 pm, in your local time zone. Unfortunately, only a normal version of the pokemon will appear.

Nonetheless, this extraordinary monster is still a powerful addition to your roster of Pokemon, and you should absolutely not miss this opportunity to catch him. And we will make sure to update the article once we have more information in regard to Niantic’s plans to add a shiny Nihilego in Pokemon GO. For more details on Ultra Beasts, check out our Shiny Pheromosa, Shiny Buzzwole, and Shiny Xurkitree guides

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