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

Shiny Bruxish appearing in Pokemon GONiantic

Bruxish has finally made its debut in Pokemon Go! If you’re wondering how to catch it, whether it can be Shiny, or if it has an evolution, we’ve got the answers you need right here.

The Festival of Colors event has returned to Pokemon Go for March 2023, with plenty of things to enjoy like a Collection Challenge and themed spawns – but one of the biggest features is the arrival of Bruxish.

Bruxish first appeared in Pokemon Sun & Moon’s Alola region on the Nintendo 3DS. It’s known as the Gnash Teeth Pokemon in the Pokedex and it doesn’t evolve into (or from) any other creature.

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Now that Bruxish has finally arrived in Pokemon Go, we’ve got all the information you need to catch it below.

Pokemon Go Festival of ColorsNiantic
The Festival of Colors has returned with Bruxish as a new debut.

How to catch Bruxish in Pokemon Go

There are two ways to encounter Bruxish during the Festival of Colors event: As a wild spawn or as a 1-Star Raid Boss at a Gym.

If you’re hoping to find a Bruxish out in the wild, remember to use Incense and Lure Modules to attract more Pokemon spawns to your location. You can also look at the ‘nearby’ feature to see if there are any Bruxish at nearby landmarks.

We had a go at finding Bruxish in the wild, and although it didn’t take us long to encounter one on the overworld map, it did flee after just one catch attempt, so be aware it might have quite a high flee rate. You can use Razz Berries to improve your chances of catching it.

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A wild Bruxish in Pokemon GoNiantic
Bruxish is a bit of a slippery Pokemon with a low catch rate.

An alternative way to encounter Bruxish is to defeat one in a Raid Battle. It’s only a 1-Star Raid Boss, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble taking it down, but it’s a good idea to use Bug, Dark, Electric, Ghost, and Grass-type attacks for maximum damage.

We’re not sure what will happen to Bruxish once the Festival of Colors event is over, but it will probably have a very low chance of spawning in the wild, so it’s best to catch one while you can.

Can Bruxish be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

The bad news is that Shiny Bruxish is currently unavailable in Pokemon Go.

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New Pokemon rarely debut alongside their Shiny variant, so you’ll just have to wait for a future event to add Shiny Bruxish to your collection.

Does Bruxish have an evolution in Pokemon Go?

Bruxish is the only member of its Pokemon family, which means it cannot evolve in Pokemon Go – or any other game, for that matter.

While it may not be that exciting to have a Pokemon that can’t evolve, it does mean you can spend less time hunting Bruxish as there’s no need to farm Candy once you’ve caught one to fill out your Pokedex.

Once you’ve caught a Bruxish, check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides below:

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