Pokemon GO fans looking for Shiny Buneary finally had their chance to catch it on April 6th, 2021 during its Spotlight Hour. However, since the event is long gone, the only way to obtain the shiny variant of Buneary is to search for it in the wild.
How to catch shiny Buneary in Pokemon GO
During this event, Buneary appeared more frequently in Pokemon GO from 6 PM to 7 PM local time. It should be easy for players to keep running away from Buneary encounters until they come across a shiny version. Players can also earn double the amount of candy for transferring Pokemon.
Buneary is a fan-favorite Normal-type Pokemon from the Sinnoh region, known for being a cute bunny that also packs a mean punch. In Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, you can find it in the lush Eterna Forest.
It's also one of the few Pokemon that can be walked with in the Amity Square. It later evolves into Lopunny, a fast Pokemon that also received a Mega Evolution in Generation VI. This Mega Evolution made it Fighting-type as well as Normal-type.
Fortunately for Lopunny fans, Mega Lopunny will also start appearing in raids this month. This means that any player who catches a Buneary with some Mega Energy can get Mega Lopunny when it evolves. In theory, a player could have obtained a shiny Mega Lopunny by the end of the day on April 6th.
Mega Lopunny is definitely going to be worth a team slot. It’s going to have 282 Attack in Pokemon GO, as well as access to other great moves like Focus Blast and Hyper Beam.
For a better chance at catching a shiny Buneary, it is important to stock up on PokeBalls before the hour starts. It’s better to have them beforehand than to waste time during the hour getting them. If anyone has a Lucky Egg on them, now is the time to use it. Players should also have as many lures as possible on them to maximize their chances of catching a shiny Buneary.
Outside of this Spotlight Hour, there are other Easter-themed Pokemon that will appear more frequently this month in Pokemon Go. Chancey, Blissey, Exeggcute and Bunnelby are some examples of Pokemon that will be featured this month. There also might be some Pokemon with flower crowns waiting to be caught.