How to get Shiny Larvesta in Pokemon GO

shiny larvesta in Pokemon go
Larvesta and Shiny Larvesta (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Shiny Larvesta in Pokemon GO is arguably the rarest non-legendary Shiny Pocket Monster. It has a few marked differences when put side-by-side with the normal variant. Shiny Larvesta has golden appendages with green eyes. It made its debut during the Scorching Steps event in Pokemon GO.

To get Shiny Larvesta in Pokemon GO, you must first hunt for a regular variant of this Pocket Monster. This article will walk through everything you need to get a Shiny Larvesta in your Pokemon GO account. Let's start with getting a Larvesta.


How to get a Larvesta in Pokemon GO

Larvesta in Pokemon GO (Image via The Pokemon GO)
Larvesta in Pokemon GO (Image via The Pokemon GO)

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Larvesta is a Bug- and Fire-type Pokemon that debuted in Pokemon Black and White. This rare monster entered Pokemon GO in 2023 during the An Instinctive Hero event.

Since its release, trainers have been desperate to catch this Pokemon but that isn't possible. From the time of its appearance in Pokemon GO, Larvesta has been obtainable from Eggs. This Pocket Monster can be obtained from 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km Eggs.

Besides Eggs, you can also get Larvesta via trade. If your friend has a Larvesta, you can trade with them if they are willing to give away theirs.


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How to get Shiny Larvesta in Pokemon GO

Shiny Larvesta (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Shiny Larvesta (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Trainers have been craving Shiny Larvesta in Pokemon GO for the longest time and Niantic finally added it to the game. As mentioned earlier, the Scorching Steps event brought Shiny Larvesta to the game.

So, like the regular variant, you can get Shiny Larvesta by hatching Eggs. This Shiny Pokemon can be obtained from 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km Eggs. Since the odds of getting a Larvesta from these Eggs are astronomically slim, chancing upon a Shiny Larvesta would require you to grind a lot.

We have provided a table with the Stardust requirements and the discounts you will get for trading with your Pokemon GO buddies:

Friendship LevelTrade DiscountShiny and Legendary Pokemon


NewCaught
Good Friends (1 day)0%1,000,00020,000
Great Friends (7 days)20%600,00016,000
Ultra Friends (30 days)92%80,0001,600
Best Friends (90 days)96%40,000800

That concludes everything you need to know to get a Shiny Larvesta in Pokemon GO. Check out our other Pokemon GO articles:

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