Can you catch a bright Gastly in Pokémon Go?

The many Pokémon you encounter in Pokémon Go are everywhere. You can find them in the wild, go for raids, receive them as a reward for field research, or even hatch them from an egg after walking far enough. Unfortunately, you have to be pretty lucky when it comes to catching brilliant versions of these Pokémon. For those looking to catch a Brilliant Gastly, what are the odds of doing so successfully in Pokémon Go?

We can confirm that the glossy version of Gastly is available in Pokémon Go. It is usually the first question many players ask when they are curious to try to catch a bright version or not. Pokémon in Pokémon don't always have brilliant versions, typically released in small batches over the life of the game. Gastly is among the original 150 Pokémon, and all of them have brilliant versions in Pokémon Go.

The odds of catching a bright Gastly, unfortunately, are not in your favor. When encountering this Pokémon in the wild, there is a 425 in 18 chance that it is shiny. These odds increase in your favor for a Community Day event, but not if a Pokémon is featured in a Spotlight Hourlight event, which takes place on Tuesdays from 00pm to 19pm in your local time zone.

While the odds aren't in your favor, Gastly's bright form has been out for some time, so there's a good chance you can catch one with a decent set of IVs. Although Gastly's number will increase during a Spotlight Hour event, your odds don't change.

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