Pokemon GO Xerneas Blue Color Explained

You might be wondering why your Pokemon GO Xerneas is blue in color after you’ve caught it in a Raid. While you were fighting, you saw a gorgeous and intimidating deer with golden antlers, all in multicolored precious stones and whatnot. However, when you look at it in your storage, it’s all a dull blue. What happened? Is this some kind of bug? Well, let’s find out.

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pokemon go xerneas blue color explained
Pokemon GO Xerneas Blue Color Explained

Why is Xerneas Blue in Pokemon GO

Xerneas is a blue color in Pokemon GO after you catch it, when it’s “idling” in your Pokemon storage. That’s called “Neutral Mode,” and it’s basically the legendary stag resting. However, if you start using it in battle, then it will transform into the bright, bejeweled form w all know and love. This “Active Mode” is the form you’ll see Xerneas if you engage it in Raids. In other words, you’ll only see that version of this Pokemon when in battle mode. So, don’t worry; your blue Xerneas is not broken in any way. It’s just chilling out. As soon as it’s go-time, though… that’s when the gleaming-gold and jewel-encrusted antlers come out. It’s truly a regal sight to behold.

And there you have it, that’s why your Xerneas is blue in color in Pokemon GO. Everything that we’ve just mentioned is also true for the shiny variant, by the way. The only difference in “Neutral Mode” is that the body is white instead of black. Incidentally, for those not super plugged in, you can currently fight Xerneas in five-star Raids. If you don’t know how to bring it down, check out our Pokemon GO Xerneas Weakness, Counters & Best Moveset guide. There, we give you a list of Pokemon that are good in a fight against the awesome stag, plus what its weaknesses are and more. The legendary Pokemon will be in Raids til October 20th, plus two Raid Hours on the 12th and 19th. Happy hunting!

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