Shiny Zekrom in Pokemon GO 2023

If you’re trying to catch a shiny Zekrom in Pokemon GO in 2023, you’re in for a rough time. These are so incredibly rare, you might think that Zekrom doesn’t even have a shiny version. Trust us, it does. Trouble is, all shiny Pokemon are rare, and to make things even worse, Zekrom only appears in five-star Raids.

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shiny zekrom in pokemon go 2023
Shiny Zekrom in Pokemon GO 2023

Can Zekrom be Shiny in Pokemon GO

Yes, Zekrom can be shiny in Pokemon GO in 2023. Your first opportunity of the year to catch one will be from January 10 to January 18th. During this period, Zekrom will be in five-star Raids. As many of you probably know, the Raids are the only way to encounter Pokemon this powerful. Unfortunately, it does also mean that running into a shiny Zekrom is exceedingly rare. Not only are you limited by the very low spawn rates of shiny Pokemon in general, but you also have to contend with the rarity of the top-level Raids. All I can say is, I wish you the best of luck out there. You’re gonna need it, since you’ll have to fight basically every Zekrom you come across.

Another thing you need to know when it comes to catching a shiny Zekrom in Pokemon GO in 2023 is how to tell it apart from a regular Zekrom. That might actually be the most difficult part of the whole thing. Why is that? Because the differences are surprisingly subtle. The normal version of Zekrom is entirely black, more or less the exact same shade. On a shiny Zekrom, however, the shoulder pads, knee pads, and a few other parts of the creature’s armor are a much darker black. So, yeah, not exactly the most obvious difference. In fact, Zekrom is one of the worst Pokemon in this regard. You have your work cut out for you, so get out there and hunt yourself some Zekrom!

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