Can you catch a shiny version of Flying Pikachu with a 5-shaped balloon in Pokémon Go?

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For those who want to search for all the starting Pokémon for the fifth anniversary of the Pokémon Go, you want to make sure you also add Flying Pikachu to your collection. Flying Pikachu has appeared in previous events, but Flying Pikachu for the fifth anniversary is a little more strange. It will have a distinct 5-shaped balloon on the front that shows you caught it for the fifth anniversary of Pokémon Go. There are several ways to catch this Pokémon, but for players who like to complete their collections, the big question is whether this Flying Pikachu will have a glossy version.

From what we can say based on the Pokémon Go blog post, which announced the fifth anniversary event, it does not look like the Flying Pikachu with a balloon in the shape of 5 will have a glossy version. This variation of Pokémon was announced for this event, and a glossy version for Darumak was also announced. Darumaka has been in Pokémon for almost a year and a half, the first release in early 2020 and its Galarian version released a few months later. Because he’s been in the game for so long, it makes sense for a shiny version to arrive for Darumak. For this reason, however, Flying Pikachu does not appear to have been given to him.

This choice probably did not underestimate the release of the glossy edition of Darumak for the fifth anniversary event. Flying Pikachu is also an exclusive Pokémon, so it will only be available for a limited time. You want to make sure you catch at least one Flying Pikachu on the Fifth Anniversary Collection Challenge, but you don’t have to wander around the neighborhood and try to find one with a unique spark.

Flying Pikachu will be held for the fifth anniversary of the Pokémon Go event, which will run from July 6 to 15.

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