Pokemon GO Developers Niantic have just updated the game and begun rolling out the promised Pokemon GO Ultra Bonus rewards for trainers following a summer of successful Pokemon GO events.
"Throughout the past few months, many of you have worked hard to meet the goals of Professor Willow’s Global Research Challenge," explained the Pokemon GO Blog post earlier this week.
"During the Dortmund Safari Zone event in June, Pokémon GO Fest in July, and the Yokosuka Safari Zone event in August, Trainers from all around the world completed a variety of research tasks for Professor Willow with dedication and enthusiasm. And now it’s time to celebrate with a special Ultra Bonus Event!"
The first big reward dolled out by the Ultra Bonus is now live, namely, more Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region (gen 1) appearing in the wild.
However, no less than 30 minutes into the event, trainers over the world are already reporting new shiny Pokemon. Namely Geodude and Grimer!
At the time of writing, there aren't that many ways to encounter Geodude in Pokemon GO. And that means your variety of ways of encountering a Shiny Geodude is also pretty limited.
For those wondering it's not possible to encounter a Shiny Graveler or Golem in the wild. So, the question then becomes, how can you encounter a Shiny Geodude?
To try and make things easy we've broken it down so you can see the four main ways you might normally encounter a Shiny in the game and whether they apply to Shiny Geodude.
Also, this goes without saying but when you do find that Shiny Geodude you will need 125 candy to evolve the Geodude into Graveler and then Golem.
Geodude is not currently hatching from any eggs at the moment. So, there's zero chance of a shiny. This could change in the future though so stay tuned.
At the time of writing, Geodude cannot be encountered in Raid battles. So that rules that option out. That said, this may change in the weeks ahead.
In the Wild:
Geodude should be quite common at the moment and this will likely be your best bet if you want to encounter a shiny. According to 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 Geodude nest, because obviously, the more you encounter, the higher your odds.
September Field Research:
There are currently no Field Research Tasks in September that offers the chance to encounter a Geodude, or likewise a Shiny Geodude.
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"On September 20 at 1:00 P.M. (PDT), Mewtwo will come to Raid Battles for the first time ever! Mewtwo has previously only been available to Trainers invited to EX Raids, but now all Trainers will be able to challenge the Legendary Psychic-type Pokémon until October 23 at 1:00 P.M. (PDT).
"So prepare yourself, and don’t miss your opportunity to encounter this powerful Pokémon before it disappears!"
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"Finally, there is one more special surprise: Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros will be joining the Alolan Pokémon in 7 km Eggs through the end of September!
"These Pokémon have not migrated to many parts of the world, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to send Gifts to friends and finally achieve a complete Kanto Pokédex!"
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- Vince Mcmahon
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