10 best shiny pokemon [update 2021]

best shiny pokemon : Shiny Pokemon. A popular feature that came out in gen two and has stuck ever since.
If you’re lucky enough, then you can catch funky colored versions of any Pokémon you want.

Even if recent versions have made it easier, it is still pretty hard to obtain them without cheating. So among the community, it’s something to be proud of (unless you cheat them all, which makes up most of the legendaries and 6-shinies-teams online).

But one question remains: with hundreds of different creatures, which shinies are the best? Well, it’s a loaded question, but I’ll be doing my best to rank my favorites.

My criteria are mostly just which shiny versions look cool and even better than the original. As a disclaimer, I won’t include any Megas or the distinct forms of Necrozma and Kyogre, no matter how great and friggen awesome they look.

best shiny pokemon

1.Legendary Beasts

Legendary Beasts

I will stick a little bit and make a single entrance for these 3, instead of saying the same thing three times in a row.
Their shiny versions greatly enhance Entei, Raikou, and Suicune.
They all look so cool that I feel like they all warrant a rank, but I want to leave opportunities for other gens too. But these dogs go from being ultimately forgettable to pretty badass in their darker tones.

2.Roselia (and Roserade)

Roselia (and Roserade)

Although the red and blue roses work great for regular Roselia, there is a whole new air about this little gal with shiny Roselia.

Roses are romantic, charming, and beautiful. But purple and black ones feel mysterious and almost dangerous.

This darker tone added onto such a cute Pokémon is such an interesting contrast that it’s definitely what I’d rather have on my team.

3.Volcarona

Volcarona

I know, I know. Volcarona base colors are pretty in line with what you think of a fiery moth, so why change it?
But this looks cool, man!
The yellow and purple integrate so well in this design and give Volcarona a whole new treasure-likeness level.
Besides, it goes well with the Pyramids theme of the only area you can catch a Volcarona: Relic Castle.

4.Trevenant

Trevenant

Ok, this shiny is really well done.

The white birch bark and the autumn leaves give such a great forest vibe here.

I’d argue it’s much nicer than the original colors if you want that “au natural” look. It truly feels like an ancient treant walking alongside you.

5.Milotic

Milotic

Canonically one of the most beautiful Pokémon, Milotic was going to find its way here somehow.
Weirdly enough, it can only evolve once you reach max beauty with a Feebas if that means anything.
Milotic has always presented itself as majestic, and the light-blue fins help to maximize this effect.

6.Gourgeist

Gourgeist

Like Trevenant, this is just a thematic improvement through the roof.
The darker pumpkin and purple tones of the hair make you think much more of Halloween.
Even if regular orange pumpkins are a staple of Halloween, these darker tones give an aura of terrors hidden in the night, so a perfect thematic shiny. I feel this is one of those shiny versions that are very true to the original design.

7.Magnezone

Magnezone

I believe the colder and more robotic tones of shiny Magnezone make it look extremely cool.

And this is not just a couple of magnets joined together. I mean, maybe it kinda is.

But it almost feels like an artificial entity all of itself, almost alien in nature. And that robotic blue eye is just the icing of the cake.

8.Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh

Although the red and green feathers combine well enough to imagine Ho-Oh’s plumage to be like a rainbow, the shiny version is such an improvement on this classic legendary bird.

And I say that with Ho-Oh generally being my all-time favorite legendary from all gens!

The golden and white feathers look truly fearsome, yet also approachable. Something worthy of collecting, if you could ever get your hands on one.

And the silver beak and crest make it even better.

9.Staryu

Staryu

Staryu’s shiny form is just a revamping of style and class.

A star with silver arms and golden center looks extremely valuable, and the blue pearl at the middle is just the final detail that makes this shiny so awesome.

I would include Starmie in here too but I think between the two, I kind of like Staryu more. Gotta remember your roots y’know?

10.Zygarde

Zygarde

Zygarde’s shiny form is such a departure from the original concept. And I love it.

Zygarde’s design implies a bunch of single-cell unites to form the 100% version of Zygarde, and the white and turquoise colors reflect this a lot better than red and green.

These new colors present an aura of laboratory work. It feels like weird tube samples and molecular biology created this shiny version. I think that perfectly suits this Pokémon’s theme.

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