Pokemon GO fans are all set to encounter Therian Fomr Landorus once again as part of 5-star raids, and fans are curious to learn more if they can get their hands on the shiny variant of the Pokemon.
The Forces of Nature were added in Pokemon GO a while back, and they have remained quite popular in the game’s meta. Therian Form Landorus, the Ground and Flying-type Pokemon from the pack is in particular one of the more sought ones considering that its type matchup gives it an upper hand in several battles. For players looking to add a shiny Therian Forme Landorus to their team, here is what they need to know.
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How To Get Shiny Therian Forme Landorus In Pokemon GO
For players looking for a shiny Therian Forme Landorus in Pokemon GO, the good news is that it is available in the game. The shiny variant wasn’t available at debut, but it was added to the game back in 2022 alongside the shiny variants of Therian Forme Thundurus and Theiran Forme Tornadus. However, considering the fact that Therian Forme Landorus is available as part of 5-star raids, it can be a bit tricky to get the shiny variant of the Pokemon. After players have defeated Therian Forme Landorus, there is a chance that the Pokemon encountered could be shiny. That being said, with 1/20 odds of encountering a shiny in five-star raids, your chances of finding one aren’t that bad.
The trick to getting a shiny Therian Forme Landorus is taking part in as many 5-star raids as possible. Not to forget, it can be a bit tricky to defeat Therian Forme Landorus considering its type-matchup, so it is crucial players are well prepared with a Pokemon with strong Ice and Water-type moves, the only two types Therian Forme Landorus is weak against. Moreover, players should ensure that they are teaming up with multiple other trainers to take part in the raid.
Additionally, when it comes to five-star raids, simply relying on the weakness is not enough and players should also ensure that they utilize the Same-Type-Attack-Bonus to the fullest as well. Basically, players should not only focus on using water and ice type attacks but also ensure that the Pokemon are of either of the two types as well, so that they hit Therian Forme Landorus much harder.
It is crucial to note that there is a common misconception that catching as many Pokemon as the shiny rate can guarantee encountering a shiny variant of the Pokemon. However, Pokemon GO doesn’t rely on a pity system for shiny encounters, and the odds reset every time players encounter a Pokemon. So it is very much possible that players do end up catching way more Therian Forme Landorus than its shiny odds.
After a test run via an April Fools’ joke on Google Maps, Pokemon GO was released to the public in the summer of 2016. The AR mobile app saw unparalleled success and continues to be one of the largest mobile games in the world, pulling in billions for developer Niantic.