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

Daniel Megarry
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The Normal-type Komala from the Alola region will debut its Shiny variation in the upcoming Pokemon Go Slumbering Sands event. Here’s how to get the sleepy Pokemon’s regular and Shiny versions in Niantic’s game.

The cute koala lookalike, Komala, first appeared in Pokemon Sun & Moon and made its way into Pokemon Go not long ago with the Catching Some Z’s event that celebrated the release of the Pokemon Go Plus+ device.

Now, this Gen 7 drowsing creature’s Shiny version is snoozing its way into the mobile game with a new event called Slumbering Sands, as part of the new Shared Skies season celebrations. Here’s all you need to know to catch it.


How to get Komala in Pokemon Go

Because it is heavily inspired by Koalas, many trainers assumed Komala would be region-exclusive to Australia in Pokemon Go, but the good news is that it’s available to catch worldwide.

However, because it is relatively new to the game, the only way players can find one is as a wild spawn, which means both good and bad news.

As a wild spawn, there’s no special task or method required to get a Komala in Pokemon Go, making the process quite easy. But, with so many Pokemon spawning in the wild, the chances of actually finding one are quite slim.

Luckily for trainers still searching for one, the upcoming Slumbering Sands event that is set to kick off on June 7, 2024, and run until June 12, 2024, will not only increase Komala’s spawn rates in the wild but will also introduce Shiny Komala into the mix.

Remember to check the ‘Nearby’ feature at the bottom-right corner of the map and look for any Komala-like shadows. You can also use Incense to increase the amount of wild Pokemon that spawn near your location while you’re out exploring.

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Can Komala be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Komala can be Shiny in Pokemon Go. As said above, the event will introduce this Shiny variation.

Shiny Komala can be spotted by checking not the actual Pokemon but the wooden log it’s holding, as it changes from brown to white with fuchsia edges.

Does Komala have an evolution in Pokemon Go?

Komala is the only member of its Pokemon family, which means it does not have an evolution in Pokemon Go – or any other game, for that matter.

While this does take away some of the excitement of hunting Komala down, it also means you don’t need to spend loads of time trying to stock up on its Candy. Once you’ve caught one and registered it into your Pokedex, you can move on to something else.

Pokemon Go Komala stats, moves, resistances & weaknesses

As a pure Normal-type Pokemon, Komala has the following stats:


Komala Fast Moves

  • Yawn (Normal/STAB)
  • Rollout (Rock)

Komala Charged Moves

  • Play Rough (Fairy)
  • Bulldoze (Ground)
  • Payback (Dark)

Komala resistances

Komala weaknesses

That’s all you need to know about Komala in Pokemon Go. For more guides, check out our list of the Best Pokemon for competitive play, as well as the lists with the Best Elite Fast TMs and the Best Elite Charged TMs. If you want your Pokemon to become your Buddy, learn How to get Best Buddy status.

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