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Can Turtwig be shiny in Pokémon GO?

Turtwig is in the spotlight this tuesday, so let's see if you can catch yourself a shiny.

Updated: Jun 22, 2022 11:39 am
Shiny Turtwig Pokemon GO

Turtwig is a recognisable starter Pokémon from the franchise, especially since the release of the Diamond and Pearl remakes in 2021. In Pokémon GO, the little grass Tiny Leaf Pokémon was released with other Sinnoh-region sprites in October 2018, but what about its shiny variant? And can you get a shiny Torterra in Pokémon GO?

Shiny Turtwig Family

Is shiny Turtwig available in Pokémon GO?

As you can see from the image above, the turquoise color-variant of Turtwig is available in Pokemon GO. Depending on how long you’ve played the mobile AR game, you might even already have one, as there was even a Turtwig Community Day in September 2019.

If you didn’t manage to get shiny Turtwig back then, your best chance of obtaining one now might actually be via trading, as long-term Trainers often have Community Day spares going to waste.

How to evolve shiny Turtwig into Grotle and Torterra

If and when you do get your hands on one – or two, or three – shiny Turtwig, you’ll be able to evolve it into a shiny Grotle, and, in turn, shiny Torterra.

Evolving Turtwig in Pokémon GO is a simple process, and doesn’t require any unique objects – all you need is Candies! For the initial evolution, you’ll require 25 Turtwig Candies, which goes up to an additional 100 Candies for the final evolution to Torterra. To get the complete shiny family, you’ll need at least 150 Candies (25 for the Grotle evolution, and 125 for a full Torterra evolution).

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