It appears that the Pokemon Go May update will make five new shiny Pokemon available for a limited time.
Details for the Pokemon Go May update were uploaded to Reddit, featuring information about which Pokemon will have a chance to be shiny this month. Check out the post below, which features a screenshot displaying all of the relevant details.
The update leads with the fact that Team Rocket has been defeated, and Giovanni is going to take several months to get over himself for losing. No more Rocket Research for a minute.
In relation to potential shinies, it seems that Shinx will be made available as a Research Breakthrough encounter and will come with bonus Shinx candies, converting your dreams of a Luxray into reality. This Shinx also has a chance to be shiny, which means you could potentially end up with a Luxray that shares its coloration with Umbreon, although with slightly less inherent edginess.
The Pokemon Spotlight hours for May have also been listed. Each Spotlight Hour will take place between 6pm and 7pm in local time regardless of your region. The Spotlight hours are as follows:
- On May 5 you will be able to encounter potentially shiny Shellder, with the special bonus of 2x catch Stardust
- On May 12 you will be able to encounter potentially shiny Sunkern, with the special bonus up 2x catch XP.
- On May 19 you will be able to encounter potentially shiny Poochyena, with the special bonus up 2x catch Candy (Mightyena galore)
- On May 26 you will be able to encounter potentially shiny Bronzor, with the special bonus of 2x transfer Candy
This Pokemon Go May update covers the period between May 1 and June 1, and all five Pokemon mentioned above will have a chance to appear in their shiny forms at least temporarily throughout the month.
In related news, the Pokemon Go Kanto Throwback Challenge is now available, as is Pokemon Go remote raiding. For the latter, we’ve put together a handy Pokemon Go Raid guide.