In SwSh, they added a new shiny visual effect called 'super shiny', which has square sparkles instead of stars.

Are the square sparkles kept upon evolution?

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    "Super shiny" is a misnomer. One isn't necessarily more common than the other, they're just obtained from different things. Star shinies are your more traditional 1/4000ish chance kind, whereas square ones are obtained from things like chaining.
    – Pyritie
    Nov 26, 2019 at 10:53
  • fwiw, nothing in the Pokemon series indicates they wouldn't be kept on evolution. Evolution never takes away special traits like that.
    – user428517
    Dec 4, 2019 at 21:48

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They sure do! I caught a shiny Mr. Mime, which has square sparkles. I evolved it to Mr. Rime shortly after.

I tested this, and it maintained the square sparkles when thrown into battle

Shiny Mr. Rome

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    Fun fact: This was my 2nd Mr. Mine that I caught, so I found it with full odds Nov 26, 2019 at 3:26
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    Wow. Now that's lucky! :O
    – Robotnik
    Nov 26, 2019 at 3:43
  • Thanks! I got a pawniard with square sparkles with only the shiny charm to increase odds, so I was really happy about finding the super shiny!
    – Emma
    Nov 26, 2019 at 5:20
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    According to serebii the Square Shiny version is actually the more common one in Sword and Shield. I got a Coalossal and it has Squares as well. serebii.net/swordshield/shinypokemon.shtml
    – Roybin93
    Nov 26, 2019 at 9:29
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    @Roybin93 Well thanks for bursting my bubble :P Nov 26, 2019 at 12:18

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