Girafarig Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour (September 19,2023): Can it be Shiny?

The long-necked Psychic giraffe, Girafarig will be in the next Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour. It first appeared in the anime during The Psychic Sidekicks episode in which it used a powerful Future Sight move to defeat Team Rocket’s Haunter. Unfortunately, it doesn’t possess that move in the AR-based game.

Girafarig Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour will begin on September 19, 2023, at 6 P.M. and end at 7 P.M. LT. During this sixty minutes, Girafarig will have a boosted spawn rate. It doesn’t evolve into any other Pokemon in Go even though other games have included the Farfarig evolution.

Can Girafarig be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

Girafarig Pokemon Go
Girafarig Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour

Yes, Shiny Girafarig is available in Pokemon Go. The variant is much prized by trainers due to its distinct blue nose and blue scales at the back. According to reports, there is a 1 in 50 chance to encounter a Shiny Girafarig but that is bound to decrease once the Spotlight Hour begins. Keep capturing the Pokemon to increase the shiny chances.

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Girafarig Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour: Bonus and stats

Trainers will get 2× Catch XP during the Girafarig Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour. To simplify, each captured Pokemon will give double the experience. Utilize this bonus by completing Raid battles as they can give thousands of XP.

Girafarig has a max Combat Power of 2046. Although it is levels behind the 2500-CP capped Ultra League, it finds some utility in the Great League. Girafarig is a dual Normal/Psychic-type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Bug and Dark moves.

Regarding its best moveset, Girafarig is at its best when inflicting Psychic-type STAB damage – Confusion Fast Move paired with Psychic Fangs and Psychic Charged Moves. It can also learn Thunderbolt for coverage against Flying- and Water-type Pokemon.

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