Larvitar Shiny Pokemon GO: How to catch Shiny Larvitar, Pupitar and Tyranitar

One of Pokemon GO's best attackers is Tyranitar: the Dark/Rock Pokemon hits super hard and has good coverage against Legendary Raid bosses (including Mewtwo) that can often prove to be a real pain in the game.

So attaining a shiny Larvitar – the base form of the giant – is pretty much the dream for most Trainers.

But what can you do to boost your chances of encountering a shiny version of the Pokemon – considering it's already quite rare?

We've got all the information you need below.

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The best chance of grabbing yourself a Shiny Larvitar – at the time of writing – is encountering one in the wild. Wild Pokemon with confirmed Shiny versions spawn about 1/450, if there's no special event on.

To up your odds of finding a Larvitar in the wild, you're best off searching in spawn locations like Farmland, Parking Buildings and Nature Reserve Locations.

The Pokemon can also be hatched from 10 KM Eggs – which has a chance of being Shiny when hatched.

You may see a fair few Shiny Larvitar or Tyranitar belonging to other players – that's because there was a Larvitar Community Day back in June 2018 – where there was a surplus of Shiny 'mon in the wild. You can try and make friends with a trainer that owns one of these and offer a trade to nab one.

Pokemon GO Spinda Forms and Shiny Forms

Spinda has been added to Pokemon GO with eight different forms. Here's a look at each form and the shiny variant too.

Larvitar is a Rock and Ground-type Pokemon with a max CP of 904, 115 attack, 93 defense and 100 stamina in Pokemon GO.

It was originally found in the Johto region (Gen 2). Larvitar is vulnerable to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, Steel and Water type moves.

As per Pokemon GO Hub, Larvitar's best moveset is Bite and Ancient Power.

Once evolved (25 Candy for Pupitar, 100 Candy for Tyranitar), you will have yourself a Shiny Tyranitar.

Pokemon GO – August Field Reseach Tasks

These are all the new tasks and their rewards that have come with Raikou's August update:

• Land 3 curveballs in a row – Encounter (Spinda)

• Evolve a Meowth – Encounter (Houndour-Shiny potential)

• Catch a Meowth or Growlithe – Encounter (Electrike)

• Catch a Skitty or Poochyena – Encounter (Snubbull-Shiny Potential)

• Transfer 10 Pokémon – Encounter (Misdreavus)

• Use 5 berries to help catch a Pokémon – Encounter (Girafarig)

• Catch 5 Electric Pokémon – Encounter (Mareep – Shiny Potential)

• Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost – Encounter (Poliwag)

• Hatch an Egg – Encounter (Lanturn)

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