In generation 6 games, most of the legendary Pokémon found in the main story are coded to never be shiny. Which of the Pokémon obtainable in Sun and Moon are similarly coded to never be shiny, whether they have to be caught or are simply given to the player?


According to Serebii this is the list of shiny-locked Pokemon in Sun/Moon:

  • Tapu Koko (With the exception of the event Tapu)
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu Fini
  • Cosmog
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Nihilego
  • Buzzwole
  • Pheromosa
  • Xurkitree
  • Celesteela
  • Kartana
  • Guzzlord
  • Necrozma
  • Zygarde

Probably also Magearna and Marshadow are shiny-locked like other Event-only Legendaries, they are listed in a different table.

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  • Good find, I have to remember to check Serebii before other sources – Angzuril Dec 10 '16 at 1:16
  • @Angzuril Usually it's a reliable source, like Bulbapedia. – pinckerman Dec 10 '16 at 1:21
  • I've found both to be pretty unreliable regarding the finer details. – Wrigglenite Dec 11 '16 at 11:45
  • Finer details are hard to figure out, Reddit is probably better in that case, but you'll still find speculations and hypothesis. – pinckerman Dec 11 '16 at 13:51

It would appear that Solgaleo, Lunala, and the Ultrabeasts are shiny locked

Secondary sources here and here

Evidence that Type: Null is not shiny locked

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