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Shiny Locked Pokémon

Shiny Locked Pokemon 


In all generations since Shiny Pokémon debuted, there are a few species that cannot be legitimately obtained as Shiny. These Pokémon are commonly referred to as Shiny-locked. This can happen if the Pokémon is coded not to appear as Shiny in the wild, or via in-game gifts, in-game trades, breeding, or has never been distributed as Shiny via events.

 

Over time the Shiny Locked list can change. As more special events are released there becomes more chances to get Pokemon who cannot be shiny, shiny. 

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Generation 1

While some Pokemon will be Shiny if traded to Gen II, they won't display as such in Gen I.


Generation 2
Mew (All Mew from generation one were set with IVs that never allowed them to be shiny.)


Generation 3
Celebi


Generation 4
Manaphy (Egg) (Bypasses with RNG glitches)
Spiky-eared Pichu
Arceus
Celebi


Generation 5
Celebi
Arceus
Victini
Reshiram
Zekrom
Keldeo
Meloetta


Generation 6
Poochyena (First In-Game encounter) (OR/AS)
Cosplay Pikachu
Celebi
Groudon (Storyline encounter in Omega Ruby)
Kyogre (Storyline encounter in Alpha Sapphire)
Rayquaza (Storyline encounter in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, was distributed Shiny via wi-fi)
Victini
Keldeo
Meloetta
Zygarde
Hoopa
Volcanion


Generation 7
Cap Pikachu*
Celebi
Victini
Keldeo
Meloetta
Ash Greninja
Zygarde
Hoopa
Volcanion
Tapu Lele
Tapu Bulu
Tapu Fini
Cosmog
Cosmoem
Solgaleo
Lunala
Nihilego
Buzzwole
Pheromosa
Xurkitree
Celesteela
Kartana
Guzzlord
Necrozma
Magearna
Marshadow
Zeraora


Generation 8
Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee

Pikachu (Starter)
Eevee (Starter)
Sword/Shield

Grookey (Starter)
Scorbunny (Starter)
Sobble (Starter)
Pikachu (Gift - requires Let’s Go Pikachu save data)
Eevee (Gift - requires Let’s Go Eevee save data)
Type: Null
Silvally
Zacian
Zamazenta
Eternatus (Only through an exclusive GameStop/EB Games event held on September 18 - October 1 2022)
Isle of Armor:

Kubfu
Urshifu
Zarude
Gigantmax Melmetal (requires Pokémon HOME)
Crown Tundra:

Cosmog
Poipole
Keldeo
Galarian Moltres
Galarian Zapdos
Galarian Articuno
Calyrex
Glastrier
Spectrier


Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl:

Mew (Gift - requires Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee save data)
Jirachi (Gift - requires Sword/Shield save data)
Legends: Arceus:

Rowlet (Starter)
Cyndaquil (Starter)
Oshawott (Starter)
Uxie
Mesprit
Azelf
Dialga
Palkia
Heatran
Regigigas
Giratina
Cresselia
Phione
Manaphy
Darkrai
Shaymin
Arceus
Tornadus
Thundurus
Landorus
Enamorus
Generation 9
Base Game:

Sprigatito (Starter)
Fuecoco (Starter)
Quaxly (Starter)
Snom (Traded)
Wooper (Traded)
Haunter/Gengar (Traded)
Galarian Meowth (Gift)
Korraidon
Miraidon
Klawf (Ex Titan)
Bombirdier (Ex Titan)
Orthworm (Ex Titan)
Great Tusk/Iron Treads (Ex Titan)
Tatsugiri (Ex Titan)
Ting-Lu
Chien-Pao
Wo-Chien
Chi-Yu
Gimmighoul (Wild Gimmighoul, event raid Gimmighoul can be shiny)
Walking Wake/Iron Leaves (event raid)
Charizard (7 star event raid)
Cinderace (7 star event raid)
Greninja (7 star event raid)
Pikachu (7 star event raid)
Decidueye (7 star event raid)
Samurott (7 star event raid)
Typhlosion (7 star event raid)
Inteleon (7 star event raid)
Chesnaught (7 star event raid)
Delphox (7 star event raid)
Rillaboom (7 star event raid)
Mewtwo (7 star event raid)
Hisuian Decidueye (7 star event raid)
Hisuian Typhlosion (7 star event raid)
Teal Mask:

Hisuian Growlithe (Gift)
Turtwig (Egg gift)
Chimchar (Egg gift)
Piplup (Egg gift)
Bloodmoon Ursaluna
Okidogi
Munkidori
Fezandipiti
Ogrepon

 


While the cap Pikachu are all shinylocked, the Parnter Cap Pikachu in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (obtained via QR code) has a faulty lock. The Pokemon is locked to the player's Trainer ID, but as the original trainer is Ash and not the player, the Pikachu can be shiny.


Shiny starters that happen to be shinylocked can still be obtained via eggs.

 

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