How to get Bombirdier in Pokemon Go & can it be Shiny?

Daniel Megarry
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The Flying/Dark-type Bombirdier is returning to Pokemon Go Raid battles, so here’s everything you need to know to catch this Paldean bird, as well as details of its Shiny availability.

Known as the Item Drop Pokemon in the Pokedex, Bombirdier first appeared in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and made it into Pokemon Go as part of the Ultra Unlock: Paldea event in 2023.

Now, it’s back in 3 Star-Raid battles along with Crobat, Granbull, and Swadloon. So, if you’re looking to add this Flying/Dark bird to your collection, here’s how to do so.

Bombirdier appearing in Pokemon Go

How to get Bombirdier in Pokemon Go

Since its first appearance, the only way to catch a Bombirdier in the game has been through Raid battles.

Right now, due to the latest raid rotations, players can take advantage of Bombirdier appearing in 3-Star Raid battles and challenge it to a battle.

Once they’ve successfully defeated it, they’ll be given a limited amount of Premier Balls to attempt to capture it. Remember to use Berries to boost your chances.

Can Bombirdier be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

The good news is that Shiny Bombirdier is available to encounter in Pokemon Go Raid battles.

Bombirdier has one of the game’s more subtle Shiny variants, with the main difference being a dark grey beak and legs as opposed to the traditional Bombirdier’s red beak and legs.

As with any Shiny Pokemon, it’s going to be very difficult to encounter a Shiny Bombirdier. You’ll need a mix of luck and patience (and probably lots of Raid Passes) if you’re determined to catch one.

That’s everything you need to know on how to get Bombirdier in Pokemon Go. For more game content, check the guides below:

All Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go (2024) | Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go catching tips | Pokemon Go Top Attackers, Defenders & PvP champions | Pokemon Go IVs & CP

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About The Author

Daniel graduated from university with a degree in Journalism and English Language, before spending five years at GAY TIMES covering LGBTQ+ news and entertainment. He then made the switch to video game journalism where he produces news, features, and guides for Pokemon, Fortnite, Nintendo, and PlayStation games. Daniel also has a passion for any games with queer representation.