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Pokemon GO: How to Catch Shiny Krabby

The Water Festival Beach Week is the perfect time to catch a Shiny Krabby in Pokemon GO. Here's how.

Krabby is one of the original 151 Pokemon, the very first crab Pokemon to be caught in a Poke Ball. Now, many generations later in Pokemon GO, you can catch a Shiny Krabby during the Water Festival Beach Week event. Here’s what you need to know if you’re after the little crustacean.

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How to Catch a Shiny Krabby in Pokemon GO

Like most regular, common wild Pokemon, Shiny Krabby have a 1 in 500 spawn rate. However, with the Water Festival Beach Week event, Krabby has an increased spawn rate, meaning you’ll have more chances of encountering a Shiny Krabby.

Unless you normally live near a water source, like a beach or lake, you’ll have a difficult time finding Krabby when Beach Week ends on June 12 at 8 p.m. Then, Krabby spawn rates will return to normal.

Here’s how to further increase your chances during the Beach Week event:

  • Use Rainy Lure Modules to try and catch Krabby. These lasts 4x as long as regular lures. Doing so increases the attraction rate of Water-type Pokemon near a Pokestop or Gym.
  • It’s also a good time to use any incense you have saved up.
  • Make sure to use your free Daily Adventure Incense, as you may just need that 15 minutes to find yourself a Shiny Krabby.

That’s all you need to know if you want to catch a Shiny Krabby in Pokemon GO. Take advantage of the Water Festival Beach Week event and hope for some luck as you encounter the original crab Pokemon. If you’re wondering what other Pokemon have Shiny versions or how to beat certain Raids, check out our PoGO guide hub.

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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.