There are many highly sought after characters in Pokémon GO but few have been as anticipated as the arrival of Shiny Galarian Ponyta. The original form was already one of the best looking shinies in the game, and now there are two. At least there's the alternate Galarian form that turns the Fire-type character into a psychic, faerie powerhouse. Shiny isn't as big of an upgrade as the original, but fans will still want to add some to their collection. To help you out, here's how to get Shiny Galarian Ponyta in Pokémon GO.
First of all, even with the start of the Luminous Legends X event, Shiny Galarian Ponyta has not been added to the game. As with many recent rewards and buffs, the release of the newest Shiny is locked behind a global challenge. Players have been tasked with catching 500 million Fairy-type Pokémon from Saturday, May 1 through Sunday, May 9. If they do (and probably even if we don't), the Shiny Galarian Ponyta will be available starting Tuesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. local time.
Once that happens, your brilliant hunt can begin and it should start with the weekly research breakthrough. Each day you claim a research reward, you get a stamp for your 7-day reward. You should start working now to time your first or second redemption on May 11, making sure to wait until after 10 a.m. in your time zone. This will give you your first chance at a Shiny Galarian Ponyta, but there may be many more.
Galarian Ponyta will be available in multiple ways, either during the Luminous Legends X event or after. Meanwhile, you'll find them raiding nearby Gyms, so keep an eye out for them or contact some friends who can invite you there. Otherwise, your best chance is to hatch one from a 7 km egg. These are earned by opening gifts sent by friends when you have space available for it. This will also be the method to get Shiny Galarian Ponyta once the event is over.
And that's how to get Shiny Galarian Ponyta in Pokémon GO.
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