Can Eternatus Be Shiny In Pokemon Sword And Shield (2022)

Learn more about the Legendary Pokemon and if it can be Shiny.

Eternatus is a dual-type Poison/Dragon Legendary Pokemon in Sword And Shield. It does not evolve into any other Pokemon form and neither does it evolve from any Pokemon. However, players do encounter a powered-up version (not Shiny) of Eternatus during the climax of Pokemon Sword And Shield.

Players can also catch a glimpse of this form when this Pokemon uses its Eternabeam move. Though, for now, there is no way to acquire this form in the game.

One question that has been asked a lot about Eternatus  is whether it can be Shiny in Pokemon Sword and Shield. We will answer this question below.

Is There Shiny Eternatus In Pokemon Sword And Shield?


Unfortunately, currently Eternatus is Shiny locked in the game. This means that players cannot catch a Shiny version of this Pokemon in the game. While a little disappointing this is not an unprecedented move in the Pokemon games. Often, players will get legendary Pokemon that are Shiny locked.

Apart from Eternatus, other Pokemon like Gigantamax Pikachu and Gigantamax Eevee are also Shiny locked in the game. For now, players can catch a non shiny version of the Pokemon at the Tower Summit of the Power Plant during the main storyline. Learn more about how to catch this Pokemon with Pokemon Sword And Shield: Everything About Eternataus And How To Catch It?

However, players should not lose hope. Often Shiny versions of popular legendary Pokemon are released through future events in the game.

Even if we do not see a Shiny version of Eternatus in Pokemon Sword And Shield, players might get it through future games. This is something that The Pokemon Company has done in the past. Given the popularity of Eternatus, we are sure to see a Shiny version of the Pokemon pop up somewhere.

While it is disappointing to not get Shiny versions of some legendary Pokemon, there are still several Shiny Pokemon to be caught in Sword and Shield.