We have headed back to Gen 2 for this month’s Pokémon GO Community Day, and have reached the second of what will be three featured starters from the region. We already had a Chikorita Community Day previously, and now it’s Cyndaquil’s turn.
The grand bonus for this Community Day is that if you evolve Cyndaquil to his third stage, Typhlosion, he will know the C-Day-only move Blast Burn, a 110 damage charge move, making him a lot stronger in battle. Probably not as strong as Moltres, Entei or Flareon, but not bad either.
But the real objective on Community Day, as ever, is to get yourself a new family of shinies. To catch a shiny Cyndaquil and evolve it into a shiny Typhlosion. So, how to go about maximizing those odds?
These days, it seems like Niantic keeps slowly increasing the shiny spawn rate. It used to hover around 3%, but I think these days it’s closer to 5% consistently, possibly even more, which means that if you catch 20 Cyndaquil, at least one of them should be shiny. Again, this is not a guarantee and you could catch 50-100 without getting one, but these days that situation feels more and more rare.