How to find and catch Shiny Charmander in Pokemon Go

An image of Charmander from the anime on a Pokemon Go background with the logoThe Pokemon Company / Niantic / Bulbapedia

If you’re wondering how to find and catch Shiny Charmander in Pokemon Go, we’ve got all of the best tips and tricks you’ll need to get your very own.

When fully evolved, Shiny Charmander has arguably one of the best evolution variants in the game – especially when it comes to iconic fire-type Pokemon.

Shiny Pokemon are highly sought after by trainers worldwide, and as epic as the Kanto Pokemon’s variant is, it’s no wonder that Charmander is one that players seek out the most. So, here’s how to find and catch Charmander in Pokemon Go.

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An image of Shiny Charmander in Pokemon GoThe Pokemon Company / Niantic
Shiny Charmander has a much more yellower hue than its non-shiny variant.

How to catch Shiny Charmander in Pokemon Go

To catch your own Shiny Charmander in Pokemon Go, we’d recommend following these tips. While there is no sure-fire way to ensure you catch the lovable Gen 1 ‘mon, keeping these in mind can definitely make your chances a little bit higher:

  • As a Fire-type Pokemon, Charmander has an increased catch ratch on a Sunny, clear day.
  • Charmander can be caught in the wild, and will occasionally show up in Raids or as a Research reward.
  • Charmander has an increased spawn rate in cities and residential areas, as well as in dry and arid climates.
  • Use Lures from the Pokemon Go shop near Pokestops to increase your overall spawn rate.

If your Charmander encounter is shiny, a circular sparkle icon will be displayed at the top-right of their CP on the battle screen UI.

How to evolve Shiny Charmander to Charizard in Pokemon Go

To evolve your fire-type Pokemon into Charizard, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve got plenty of Charmander Candy on hand. In total, you’ll need to ensure you’ve got 125 to take it from Charmander to Charmeleon, to Charizard.

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An image of Shiny CharizardThe Pokemon Company / Niantic
You’ll need 125 Charmander Candy to evolve to Charizard.

What are Shiny Pokemon

Shiny Pokemon are rare variants of Pokemon, providing an alternative appearance for some of the game’s most iconic monsters. They’re typically much harder to find than their default forms and are incredibly sought after.

While they certainly look cool, it’s worth noting that these are purely visual changes: CP, IV, and types are not affected in any way.

An image of a trainer standing by a PokeStop in Pokemon GoNiantic
Throw down a Lure on a PokeStop under the right conditions to increase your chances of spawning a Charmander.

Where to find Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go

In traditional Pokemon games, players encounter Shinies by walking through grass or exploring caves. In Go, however, there are various methods that Trainers can utilize to find them.

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Niantic has listed the available methods players are able to run into Shiny Pokemon like Charmander within their mobile game. These are:

So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about how to catch Shiny Charmander in Pokemon Go.

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