Is Shiny Drilbur finally in Pokemon GO? Here's what we know.

Can You Catch Shiny Drilbur in Pokemon GO? Answered.

Is Shiny Drilbur finally in Pokemon GO? Here's what we know.

More and more Drilbur are appearing in Pokemon GO thanks to Sustainability Week 2023 event. Does this mean Shiny Drilbur is finally included in the game? And if so, can you catch Shiny Drilbur? Here’s what we know about the Pokemon and its connection to the event. 

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Is Shiny Drilbur in Pokemon GO? 

As of April 20, 2023, during the Sustainability Week event, Shiny Drilbur is available to catch in Pokemon GO.

Shiny Drilbur’s stripes and palm colorings are a muted magenta color instead of the usual blue. The differences are even more visible once it evolves into Excadrill, with the fur being the same magenta color and the accent slashes and gems a teal color. 

How to Catch Shiny Drilbur in Pokemon GO

So how can you catch a Shiny Drilbur in Pokemon GO? During the Sustainability Week event, there’s an increased appearance rate for wild Drilbur, as well as an increased chance of it being an encounter reward for completing field and timed research.

Shiny Drilbur can now hatch from 7km eggs that were obtained during Sustainability Week. 

Will Shiny Drilbur be in Pokemon GO After Sustainability Week?

It’s unclear if Shiny Drilbur is only available during Sustainability Week 2023 or if the Pokemon will stick around after the event ends on April 26. If you’re looking to catch a Shiny Drilbur, this would be the best time to hatch eggs, catch Drilbur in the wild, and complete field research to up your chances of finding one. 

Along with Shiny Drilbur, Sustainability Week 2023 features Shaymin, Trubbish, and more Pokemon normally not seen in the wild. Bounsweet is also making its Pokemon GO debut.

That answers the question of whether or not you can catch Shiny Drilbur in Pokemon GO, as well as what to look for in your adventures. For more help in Pokemon GO, such as defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders or defeating Raid Pokemon, check out our Pokemon GO guides

Featured image via The Pokemon Company International. 


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Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, and survival crafting games. Playing since she can remember, she started on the SNES, GameBoy Color, and collection 1st gen Pokemon cards. Using her passion for gaming, she's written about games for a combined total of 2 years.