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Pokemon Go adds and then removes shiny Pokemon

Pokemon Go added shiny variations of several Pokemon species to the game, but removed them from the game. Chicago hosts the third Pokemon Go Fest, a Niantic live event where players have the opportunity to catch rare Pokemon and take part in special events in the game. As part of this weekend's celebrations, Niantic announced that players around the world could see the brilliant version of Horsea in Pokemon Go . Pokemon Go Fest participants who attended the event early Thursday reported that Shiny versions of Abra and Clefairy are spawning instead of Shiny Horsea.

Unfortunately, the additions of Shiny Abra and Clefairy were apparently a mistake. Abra and Clefairy were quickly exchanged for Horsea, and players have not found Shiny Abra or Clefairy in the wild since then. Players attending Pokemon Go Fest reported to Niantic staff at the event who stated that Shiny Abra and Clefairy had been mistakenly added. We'll note that players can still get Shiny Clefairy by hatching a Pokemon egg with a Shiny Cleffa added to the game in February. Shiny Horsea has a turquoise skin instead of the usual light blue ones. Shiny Clefairy has green tip ears and Shiny Abra is a bit paler than his normal shapes.

Players searching for Shiny Pokemon this weekend can still benefit from Pokemon Go Fest, even though Shiny Abra and Clefairy are no longer available in the wild. The Silph Road reports that Shiny Pokemon is emerging at an increased rate worldwide. While players seem to have the best luck at Pokemon Go Fest, players can benefit from the increased rates everywhere until Pokemon Go Fest comes to an end this weekend.



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