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This article will show all the information on how to know if a Pokemon is Shiny, its difference with normal Pokemon and the different kinds of Shiny Pokemon in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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Shiny Pokemon are Pokemon that have a different shade of color from their normal counterpart. Shiny Pokemon were introduced way back in Generation 2.
Shiny Pokemon can be identified by the entrance animation of the Pokemon where it shows a shining effect hence the name shiny. Shiny Pokemon can be obtained from either encountering Pokemon in the wild or by breeding a Pokemon.
|Shiny Pokemon||Normal Pokemon|
The difference between Shiny Pokemon and normal Pokemon is the color of the Pokemon and the particle animation when it enters battle.
Shiny Pokemon have a special particle animation when entering the battle so be sure to watch out for this as there are Shiny Pokemon with little to no difference with their non-Shiny variant.
The Pokemon's abilities, stats, and appearance will remain the same. Some Pokemon will have a drastic change in colors and some Pokemon will only have a slight change of appearance in color.
|Square Shiny||Star Shiny|
Starting from Generation 8, there are now 2 kinds of Shiny Pokemon. In previous generations of Pokemon, only Star Shinies were available in-game. Generation 8 introduced Square Shinies in the game.
The only difference between the two is the particle animation when they enter battle.
|Star Shiny||Star particle animation|
|Square Shiny||Square particle animation|
|Star Shiny||More common when breeding|
|Square Shiny||More common during encounters|
Shiny-locked Pokemon are Pokemon that cannot be obtained by soft-resetting the game.
These shiny-variant Pokemon are obtained either through events or breeding.
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