With a new horde of Pokemon joining the roster of Pokemon GO today, it was only a matter of time before players uncovered some secrets. Players have now discovered a shiny variant of Aron that can be found in the wild and caught in-game.
Aron was one of the most recent releases in the recent drop of 23 new Pokemon to the game, which were added to Pokemon GO just earlier today. While Niantic revealed some of the Pokemon that would be added, it kept some secrets under wraps, including the addition of new shinies. This new discovery means that lucky players can stumble across Aron’s shiny form in the wild. Players who utilize candies to evolve their shiny Arons will be rewarded with a shiny Lairon, and then a shiny Aggron.
Aron and its evolutions’ shiny appearances are in keeping with the core Pokemon games they have appeared in since their release in Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire. Starting with Aron, the shiny variant’s eyes are red instead of the normal blue. As the Pokemon evolves, the parts of its body that are normally dark grey instead become a dark green. As usual, the shiny form doesn’t offer any combat benefits over an Aron with a standard appearance, but Pokemon GO trainers will likely be glad to show off these new shinies, especially when defending Pokemon gyms.
Unfortunately, while a shiny Chikorita was previously discovered in the game files, it does not seem to be available in the game yet. However, given that Chikorita is a Gen 2 starter, it’s possible that its release could be saved for a Pokemon event, much like the Community Day shiny Pikachu that was just released. It may also indicate that Niantic will be going back and adding more shiny Pokemon to the prior generations once it’s finished rolling out the Gen 3 series.
Although some changes and improvements may not be rolling out as quickly as players might like, Niantic is clearly still hard at work releasing new content for the game. With just one day having elapsed for trainers to try and discover what Niantic has brought to the game most recently, there could still be some surprises – and shinies – being revealed in the days to come.
Pokemon GO is out now for Android and iOS devices.
Source: The Silph Road