This week’s Spotlight Hour is about the Angler Pokémon, which means it’s the perfect time to catch one shining Chinchou in Pokemon Go.
Chinchou evolves into Lanturn, which has long been a mainstay in the Go Battle League thanks to its interesting typing and strong moves. If you’re new to Pokémon Go’s PVP mode, or if you’re simply looking for the best possible IVs for a new build, this will likely be the event for you.
If you’re not into Go Battle League, you’ll be happy to hear that the real draw of this week’s Spotlight Hour isn’t catching Pokemon, it’s transferring them, thanks to double transfer candy bonus reward running alongside the event!
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Chinchou 100% Perfect IV Stats in Pokemon Go
This week’s Spotlight Hour is a great opportunity to catch a Chinchou with perfect IV stats.
“Perfect” means two things in Pokémon Go, of course. First, there’s the maxed, 100% IV version, which is the 15/15/15 you’re looking for your 4* Pokédex, raids, and Master League. Still, because of how CP is calculated with these three stats, a perfect IV Pokemon is usually just the best version of itself in Master League, raids, and Go Rocket battles.
Of course, you can’t see the IV of a Pokemon without catching it first, so it helps to know the CPs that a perfect Chinchou will spawn at.
If you’re level 30 (or higher), you’ll ideally be looking for the following CP for a perfect 15/15/15 Chinchou:
The wild CP value corresponds to your trainer level until you reach level 30 and since the majority of the player base is now above this level we have stuck to these values for simplicity. However, these values will be different if you are currently below level 30.
Is Lanturn good in PVP?
Yes. Yes it is.
Lanturn seems almost made for Great League, and while it performs quite well in Ultra League, that’s not where it performs best.
So why is such a bright spark in the Great League? This is due to its almost unique typing – the other options being Wash Rotom and, of course, Chinchou – and the fact that it’s super effective against both flying and other water types. Add a Spam Batch – Kick, Surf and Thunderbolt – and decent bulk for good measure, and you have a tank that not only goes toe-to-toe (or the closest possible equivalent) with Azumarill, but beats it round.
In Ultra League, you really need to pump Candy XL into your Lanturn if you want to stand a chance, with a 15/15/15 Lanturn reaching 2357 CP. If you can afford to do that, you’ll, once again, have a beast on your hands, pulling in crucial wins against Pidgeot, Tapu Fini, Walrein and Charizard, and a fairly easy win against Obstagoon. It’s not all rosy though – the big bad of the Ultra League, Swampert, is known to be resistant to electric types and will tell you all about it when it knocks you into the ground. Giratina, Cresselia, Cobalion, and Scrafty are all negative matchups as well.
Don’t run Lanturn in Master League.
Season of Adventures Abound is here! The Festival of Lights has returned, and with it the launch of Tadbolt and Bellibolt! Party Play – Pokémon Go’s multiplayer feature – is here, along with the Welcome Party mission. You can also work on the Timed Investigation: Master Ball mission and compete in the Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, complete routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokemon in Pokemon Go.
Is there a Shiny Chinchou in Pokémon Go?
Yes, there is one shiny Chinchou in Pokémon Go!
Shiny Chinchou was released in April 2020, as part of the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Liverpool.
What does shiny Chinchou look like?
You can see what Shiny Chinchou and Shiny Lanturn look like in Pokémon Go below:
Thanks to YouTuber Critical Slacker for the preview!
As you can see, shiny Chinchou is the definition of lazy. At best, the poor guy was just swimming through the weakest algal bloom in the history of the world. You’d be easily forgiven for not noticing it was shiny until after you caught it, as all that changes is that the yellow colors turn a bit green.
At least Shiny Lanturn gets points for trying. While the blue and yellow perfectly showed off this Pokémon’s type, we love a purple shiny, and the combination with yellow (which is largely unchanged), really pops.
Overall, these aren’t really shiny to get excited about, but since the shine rate isn’t raised for Spotlight Hour events, the changes to seeing one without really going hard are pretty small!
Other things to know about Chinchou Spotlight Hour
Spotlight Hour always brings a bonus that you can take advantage of, and this week it is double transfer candy. As always, this lasts the entire hour and affects more than just the Pokémon in the spotlight.
This is a very important bonus to make the most of, especially for lower level trainers looking to fill out their Pokédex. The smartest way to maximize doing this is to create a tag in your Pokemon storage for this purpose only.
We recommend that you create a called ‘Transfer’, where you can place Pokemon you don’t want or need. Instead of transferring them as and when you catch them, hold them back for events like these, when you can transfer them in bulk. All that candy adds up very quickly and is especially useful when transferring something like a Mewtwo for double candy, or after a big event like Go Fest Global!
It’s also worth noting that, thanks to Chinchou being a Water and Electric type, catching a bunch during this Spotlight Hour will progress towards your respective catch bonus medals.
Spotlight Hour events only last for one hour – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (local time). Come back next week for a primer on Buneary, and its double evolution XP bonus!
Good luck finding a perfectly shiny Chinchou!
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