'Pokémon Go' Update: Shiny Ponyta and Cubone Are Coming Soon

Niantic became a household name thanks to Pokémon Go but it created Ingress, another AR mobile game, first. Ingress would become the inspiration for Pokémon Go and to promote the release of the latest version, Ingress Prime, Niantic is celebrating its launch by adding a few new shinies into Pokémon Go.

According to Serebii, the Cubone and Ponyta line will get shinies added to Pokémon Go. The color of Shiny Cubone and Ponyta represent the two factions in Ingress, Resistance (Green) and Enlightened (Blue).

Ingress items and clothing will also arrive in Pokémon Go's in-game shop along with the new Shiny Pokémon. Unfortunately, no timing on the event was given but we'll update as soon as we learn more.

UPDATE: Ponyta and Cubone spawns have increased marking the start of the new event.

This is the first time Niantic is cross-promoting its two mobile titles, and there is no indication that Pokémon Go players need to download Ingress Prime to take part in the upcoming Shiny Cubone and Ponyta event or gain access to the new items and clothing.

Adding Shiny Cubone, Marowak, Ponyta and Rapidash brings the Shiny count in Pokémon Go to 123. Recently, the Shiny forms of the Caterpie line were added with the November monthly update. The Gengar line received its Shiny form during the special Gengar Community Day. Shiny Pinsir was added to Pokémon Go after the Safari Zone event in Taiwan.

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The logo for Pokemon Go Niantic

Here are all the Shiny Pokémon found in Pokémon Go:

  • Bulbasaur line
  • Charmander line
  • Squirtle
  • Caterpie
  • Pikachu
  • Nidoran (female)
  • Growlithe
  • Geodude
  • Grimer line
  • Shellder line
  • Gastly line
  • Drowzee line
  • Krabby line
  • Magmar line
  • Magikarp line
  • Eevee line
  • Omanyte line
  • Kabuto line
  • Dratini line
  • Chikorita line
  • Togepi line
  • Natu line
  • Mareep line
  • Sunkern line
  • Pineco line
  • Snubbull line
  • Houndour line
  • Larvitar line
  • Poochyena line
  • Wingull line
  • Makuhita line
  • Aron line
  • Meditite line
  • Wailmer line
  • Swablu line
  • Shuppet line
  • Duskull line
  • Wobbuffet line
  • Snorunt line
  • Beldum line
  • Shinx line
  • Drifloon line
  • Kyogre
  • Luvdisc
  • Murkrow
  • Absol
  • Mawile
  • Roselia
  • Minun
  • Plusle
  • Sableye
  • Ho-Oh
  • Lugia
  • Moltres
  • Zapdos
  • Articuno
  • Aerodactyl
  • Pinsir

What do you think of the Ingress promotion in Pokémon Go? Which Shiny do you like better, Ponyta or Cubone? Let us know in the comments section below.