Burmy is a unique Pokémon for its ability to not only assume different forms but also for its branched evolution. Female Burmy evolve into Wormadam, which shares Burmy’s ability to assume different forms based on its environment. The added benefit of Wormadam’s Plant, Sandy and Trash cloaks is a secondary typing based on the form it comes in (Grass for Plant, Ground for Sandy and Steel for Trash).
Male Burmy on the other hand evolve into Mothim, a more generic Bug/Flying-type Pokémon. Both evolutions require 50 Burmy Candy to evolve, which become much easier to collect at this time thanks to Pokemon GO’s Festival of Colors taking place right now!
This event marks the debut of Bruxish into the game, but also increases the spawn rate of each form of Burmy in the wild and as apart of Research Tasks. More chances to catch Burmy equal higher odds to encounter a shiny, which is the best way to add a Shiny Mothim to your Pokémon GO collection.
Here’s how you can get Shiny Mothim in Pokémon GO thanks to the Festival of Colors.
How to get Shiny Mothim
By far the easiest way to get Shiny Mothim in Pokémon GO is finding a shiny Burmy and evolving it. Luckily, the Festival of Colors increases the availability of Burmy making it easier to encounter it in the wild. Completing Special Research Tasks will also award guaranteed Burmy encounters, allowing players a plethora of chances to come across a shiny one.
Since your goal is Mothim and not Wormadam, there’s no need to worry about which form you catch. The only thing that does matter however is that the shiny Burmy you catch is a male. You can check the gender of your Burmy by looking to the right of its name in the status screen after catching it or selecting it in your Pokémon storage.
After catching a fair share of Burmy, 50 Burmy Candy should come easy but make sure to use Pinap Berries to double the amount of Candy you receive per catch. After assembling 50 Candy, find your male shiny Burmy, press the evolve button and voila Shiny Mothim is yours.
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