Pokemon GO’s annual creepy crawly event, Bug Out, has just arrived in the game with players now having plenty to get stuck into.
There is plenty of new field research tasks, Pokemon debuts, shiny debuts, wild encounters and new raid bosses, including a debut Mega Pokemon, Mega Scizor.
The event is set to run for a little under a week, from Wednesday, August 10 to Tuesday, August 16, giving players ample opportunity to achieve what they want from the event.
We turn our attention to the debuting Mega Pokemon though. Here is whether shiny Mega Scizor is in Pokemon GO and if so, how you can give yourself the best chance at grabbing one.
Is Shiny Mega Scizor Available in Pokemon GO?
The good news for shiny collectors out there is that shiny Mega Scizor is in fact available in the game from the get-go.
As Scyther and Scizor have had their shiny forms in the game since 2019’s Bug Out event, also Mega Scizor has its shiny form by default.
What does it Look Like?
Shiny Mega Scizor maintains shiny Scizor’s eccentric colour scheme.
The Pokemon changes from its vivid red colour to a vibrant green, as displayed in the tweet embedded below:
It’s definitely one of the more polarising shiny Pokemon.
How to get Shiny Mega Scizor in Pokemon GO
There are a couple of ways that players can bag themselves a Shiny Mega Scizor in Pokemon GO.
Firstly, if you already have a shiny Scizor, all you’ll need to do is earn enough Mega Scizor Energy from Pokemon GO Raids to be able to Mega Evolve the Pokemon.
Once you’ve done this, Mega Evolve your already shiny Scizor and you’ll have Shiny Mega Scizor.
The second option is by no means guaranteed but will give you a shot at getting the shiny Pokemon.
You’ll need to keep hitting as many Mega Scizor raids as possible and hope that you encounter a shiny Scizor after the battle, which can then be Mega Evolved.
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