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I'm talking about Community days, Outbreaks, Festivals, Adventure Week, etc. I have only found shinies through events. (Most recent shiny Plusle). However there was that time I caught shiny Charmander 3 hours after the upped spawn rate.

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You can find shinies outside of events. The chance of finding them is just lower since the spawn rate of Pokemon that are shiny are lower.

  • During community day, shiny rate is increased, and spawn rates are increased.
  • During events such as Adventure Week, the spawn rates are increased, meaning you'll have a higher probability of finding them.

I've gotten a shiny Bulbasaur outside of community day, and have gotten Swablu - which was never part of an event.

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