There is a rather large and growing community of Pokémon players who are highly dedicated to catching shiny Pokémon. They make it their mission to fill out their shiny dex with every recolored critter in each game. If a Pokémon game releases, these people spend hours farming and doing all they can to locate them. Does Pokémon Sleep have shiny Pokémon?
Are there shinies in Pokémon Sleep?
Yes, there are shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Sleep, and you can catch them. However, the chances of a shiny Pokémon appearing on your phone while you sleep are very low. They are speculated to be similar to Pokémon Go’s odds, about a 1 in 450 chance. As of this writing, there does not seem to be any way to increase the chances of a shiny appearing. You might just be stuck hoping you get lucky every night you go to bed or place your phone down for hours while it tracks an empty room.
While there isn’t a way to game the system to get a shiny Pokémon, your sleep score in the game may help you. Depending on your sleep patterns, this score can get up to 100 after a night’s rest. With a higher sleep score, more Pokémon will come to your phone to sleep. Increasing Snorlax’s Drowsy Power will also bring more Pokémon in. It doesn’t increase the odds but gives more chances for a winner.
While it is not confirmed whether every single Pokémon that appears in the game has a shiny form, we would be surprised if that isn’t the case. As noted above, the number of shiny hunters constantly grows, so we expect it in every Pokémon game.
Like other games, just because you find a Pokémon in its shiny form doesn’t mean it is better than a normal version. It is an odd-colored variant that is a rare treat for those who get lucky. Outside of noticing the Pokémon is a different color, there isn’t a great way to notice if a Pokémon is shiny or not. Most cases are pretty easy to tell, but some are just a slightly different shade.