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SHINY POKEMON found in the source code!

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Dataminers investigating recent updates to Pokemon Go have found firm evidence that Shiny Pokemon will potentially be implemented in the game.

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The Shiny Pokemon, originally implemented in Pokemon Gold and Silver, are a class of extremely rare Pokemon that have unusual colors. The most famous is the Red Gyarados used to introduce the concept in the Gold and Silver games. The fans dubbed them “Shiny Pokemon” because they are accompanied by a cloud of sparkles and a special sound effect to highlight their rarity.

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Fansite The Silph Road has reported finding graphical resources for Shiny Pokemon models in recent update code, as well as a new sound effect that may be the distinctive signal for a Shiny Pokemon.

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If implemented, Shiny Pokemon will provide an extra challenge for even the most dedicated Pokemon-catchers and trainers.