5 best shinies to hunt during Pokemon GO Scorching Steps

5 best shinies to hunt during Pokemon GO Scorching Steps
Shinies you should keep an eye on Pokemon GO Scorching Steps (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Niantic announced the upcoming Scorching Steps event for Pokemon GO's Shared Skies season. This fiery event, which focuses on Fire-type Pokemon, runs from Friday, June 21, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time. It also coincides with the Community Day Classic on June 22, which will spotlight the Fire-type Johto starter, Cyndaquil.

With numerous event bonuses and an array of dazzling Shinies to hunt, here are the top five Shiny Pokemon you won't want to miss during Pokemon GO Scorching Steps.

Note: This article is subjective and solely reflects the writer's opinions.


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5 shinies to look out for in Pokemon GO Scorching Steps

1) Shiny Hisuian Growlithe

Shiny Hisuian Growlithe and Arcanine (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Shiny Hisuian Growlithe and Arcanine (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Hisuian Growlithe, available from 5 km Eggs, is a must-hunt critter during this event. This ancient variant of Growlithe has a bright-hued look, and its Shiny evolved form is even more impressive.

Adding a Shiny Hisuian Arcanine to your collection will not only enhance your roster but also showcase your dedication to finding rare Pokemon. Additionally, with the 2 times Candy the event bonus gives for hatching Eggs, evolving this Shiny will be quicker than ever.


2) Shiny Litleo

Litleo as seen in the anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Litleo as seen in the anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Litleo can be found in 5 km Eggs and as a reward for completing Field Research tasks. You will have an increased chance to encounter and hatch Shiny Litleo during Scorching Steps, giving you a higher likelihood of owning both Shiny forms of Pyroar, which vary by gender.

Additionally, the event's 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance bonus means you will be hatching these Eggs faster, speeding up your hunt for this unique Shiny.


3) Shiny Turtonator

Turtonator as seen in the anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Turtonator as seen in the anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Turtonator, available from 10 km Eggs and through Field Research tasks, is another excellent Shiny to target. Apart from being a rare find, this Fire/Dragon-type Pokemon's Shiny form features a unique color palette, making it a standout addition to any collection.

Thanks to the event bonuses, you can hatch those 10 km Eggs more efficiently, especially with the 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance for the first three Eggs using the Pokemon GO Egg hatching widget. This makes chasing Shiny Turtonator a more rewarding and efficient endeavor.


4) Shiny Charcadet

Charcadet, Armarouge, and Ceruledge (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Charcadet, Armarouge, and Ceruledge (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Charcadet, also found in 10 km Eggs, offers the exciting possibility of evolving into two different Shiny forms: Shiny Armarouge and Shiny Ceruledge. This dual-evolution path adds an extra layer of excitement to hunting Shiny Charcadet.

With the event's reduced hatch distances, you can collect enough Charcadet candies to complete both evolutionary lines in your Shiny collection much faster.


5) Shiny Larvesta

Shiny Larvesta as seen in the anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Shiny Larvesta as seen in the anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Making its Shiny debut during Scorching Steps, Larvesta can hatch from 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km Eggs. Shiny Larvesta evolves into Shiny Volcarona, a powerful and visually stunning Pokemon. The addition of Shiny Larvesta and Volcarona to your team will undoubtedly be a highlight of this event.

The event bonuses, including double candy from hatching and reduced hatch distances, will make it easier to evolve Larvesta into the majestic Shiny Volcarona.


The Scorching Steps event is about to be a real blast for Pokemon GO players, offering the possibility of hunting rare, stunning Shiny Pokemon while enjoying a variety of bonuses during the event. Mark the date and be ready to head off on a Shiny hunting adventure like never before.


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Edited by Adarsh J Kumar
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