Pokemon GO's September update just went live and although it means that trainers can no longer catch Raikou, the update has brought with it a series of brand new Field Research Quests.
Complete enough of these to earn yourself a Research Breakthrough and a crack at catching the Legendary Pokemon Entei.
However, these Research Quests also offer players the chance to catch some very rare Pokemon, including a new variation for Pokemon GO's Spinda.
But whilst these new Pokemon are taking the spotlight, players are also searching for Shiny versions of some of Pokemon's most classic mascots – which can actually be quite hard to come by.
Keep reading for the most up to date information on how you can go about catching a Shiny Mareep, with the end-goal of netting yourself a Shiny Ampharos.
Plus, further down the page, you'll also find all of the new September Field Research Tasks.
At the time of writing, there aren't that many ways to encounter Mareep in Pokemon GO. And that means your variety of ways of encountering a Shiny Mareep is also limited.
For those wondering it's not possible to encounter a Shiny Flaffy or Ampharos in the wild. So, the question then becomes, how can you encounter a Shiny Mareep?
To try and make things easy we've broken this down into the four main ways you might normally encounter a Shiny Mareep.
Egg Hatches: Mareep is currently hatching from 10KM eggs at the moment. So, there's a chance of hatching a shiny. Even if your odds are pretty stacked against you.
Raid Battles: At the time of writing, Mareep cannot be encountered in Raid battles. So that rules that option out. That said, this may change in the weeks ahead.
In the Wild: Whilst rare, you can encounter the Pokemon in the wild, but Silph Road research suggests there's about a 1/450 chance of encountering a Shiny. To boost your chances, head over to the Silph Road Global Nest Atlas to find your nearest Mareep nest.
September Field Research: There are currently no Field Research Tasks in September that offer the chance to encounter a Mareep or Shiny Mareep.
When you do find that Shiny you will need 125 candy to evolve the Mareep into Flaffy (25 candy) and then Flaffy into Ampharos (100 Candy).
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