Shiny Krabby Pokémon GO may be enticing you to participate in tonight’s Spotlight Hours featuring the River Crab Pokémon. Can you catch a Shiny Krabby in Pokémon GO?
Krabby Spotlight Hours
Spotlight Hours feature a different Pokémon for just an hour every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Today’s Spotlight Hour will feature Krabby, giving you lots of opportunities to catch one.
Spotlight Hours also do not introduce a Pokémon as Shiny, so if the featured Pokémon wasn’t already available as a Shiny in Pokémon GO you won’t find one during this Spotlight Hour either. Luckily, Krabby is available as a Shiny in Pokémon GO.
Shiny Krabby Pokémon GO: How to Catch During Spotlight Hours
Unlike Community Day events, Pokémon featured during Spotlight Hours do not have an increased chance to be Shiny. That’s not to say you won’t be able to find a Shiny Krabby, but you’ll only find one roughly once every 450 encounters.
Shiny Pokémon don’t appear on the map as Shiny. You have to engage each Krabby you find. You’ll know you hit a Shiny Krabby when you see the sparkle over the Pokémon’s model and by the name tag. Of course, the Pokémon will be a different color. Krabby has a distinctive Shiny coloration, being bright yellow instead of orange.
Is it worth it to go out of your way to hunt a Shiny Krabby? If you’re collecting every Shiny Pokémon in the game, the answer is obvious. If Krabby or its evolved form Kingler are your favorite Pokémon, you know what to do.
If you manage to catch one, consider evolving it. Kingler is a formidable Water type attacker for non-competitive battling, as it falls short compared to many other Water types in PvP situations. It can learn a surprisingly diverse set of moves, with Bug, Ground and Steel type moves at its disposal. This versatility, combined with its high attack (even higher than Kyogre and Gyarados), makes Kingler a deceptively powerful Pokémon to add to your collection.