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

Daniel Megarry
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Mareanie is one of the available creatures spawning during Pokemon Go Fest’s habitat hours. Here’s how to catch it & if it can be Shiny.

The Poison/Water-type Pokemon Mareanie debuted in Pokemon Go in September 2022 for the game’s Fashion Week event. And, it returned as a wild spawn during Pokemon Go Fest‘s Aquamarine Shores habitat hour.

Mareanie first appeared in Pokemon Sun & Moon’s Alola region on the Nintendo 3DS. It’s known in the Pokedex as the Brutal Star Pokemon and it evolves into Toxapex when you’ve collected enough Candy.

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We’ve got all the information you need to catch Mareanie below as well as details of its Shiny availability.


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How to get Mareanie in Pokemon Go

There are a few ways to encounter Mareanie in Pokemon Go:

  • As a wild encounter.
  • As a 3-Star Raid Boss at a Gym.
  • As a reward for completing Field Research tasks.

You can use Incense or Lure Modules to increase your chances of encountering a Mareanie in the wild, although it’s not guaranteed that you’ll find one this way. Using the ‘nearby’ feature might help as this shows up a variety of Pokemon that are close to your location.

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If you’re looking for a sure-fire way of finding a Mareanie, try battling one as a Raid Boss. It’s a dual Poison/Water-type Pokemon, which means it’s weak against Electric, Ground, and Psychic-type attacks. Once you’ve defeated it, you’ll get the chance to catch it.

You can also encounter a Mareanie in Pokemon Go by completing the ‘Make 5 Great Throws’ or ‘Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row’ Field Research tasks.

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Additionally, Mareanie will spawn during the Aquamarine Shores habitat hour during Pokemon Go Fest 2023. Check out the habitat hour schedule here for more information.

How to evolve Mareanie into Toxapex in Pokemon Go

Mareanie can evolve into Toxapex with the help of 50 Candy. There are no special items or Buddy tasks required for this evolution, which makes it a relatively easy (and cheap) evolution process.

If you’re struggling to earn enough Candy, remember to use Pinap Berries when catching Mareanie in the wild. You can also set Mareanie as your Buddy to get extra Candy when you’re out exploring.

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Can Mareanie be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

The bad news is that Shiny Mareanie is currently unavailable in Pokemon Go, which means that Shiny Toxapex is also unavailable.

Once you’ve caught a Mareanie, check out some of our other Pokemon Go tips and guides:

Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | Type chart | How to catch Ditto | Best Eeveelutions | Field research rewards and tasks | Promo Codes | How to get Pinap Berries | Spotlight Hour schedule | Current Raid bosses

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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.