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I recently encountered a shiny Golbat which I would love to evolve into a Crobat. My only worry is will evolution cancel out the shiny attribute? I have never caught a shiny before, except for the red Gyarados in Heart Gold / Soul Silver, and since he doesn't evolve anymore I'm not sure how that works.

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  • I don't believe so, but I don't know for sure.
    – Frank
    Sep 11, 2012 at 13:30
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    "Shiny" pokemons? What's dat? (I left after the old gold & silver versions.)
    – Lysarion
    Sep 11, 2012 at 13:34
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    @Lysarion - It's an extremely rare occurence. When encountering a pokemon in the wild, there is a 1:2^13 chance of it being shiny.
    – SaintWacko
    Sep 11, 2012 at 13:43
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    @Lysarion - There were shinies in Gold and Silver.
    – Shinrai
    Sep 11, 2012 at 15:29
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    @Lysarion - Do you remember the Red Gyarados? That was a guaranteed shiny encounter.
    – Robotnik
    Oct 20, 2015 at 3:09

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Yes, a shiny pokemon will remain shiny after evolution.

Upon evolution, a Pokémon will retain its Shiny status. A Shiny Charmander, if leveled up, will eventually become a Shiny Charmeleon and then a Shiny Charizard, just as a regular Charmander will become a regular Charmeleon and then a regular Charizard. This is due to the status being determined by values inherent to the Pokémon.

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    Perhaps you should quote the part of the webpage that states that? For one thing, it's a really long page, and it's also best practice to avoid potential link rotting.
    – Kareen
    Sep 11, 2012 at 14:01
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    Sure, but I wasn't including that as the answer, just showing that I did in fact have a legitimate source, and wasn't just pulling it out of my... head. But, if it'll make you happy...
    – SaintWacko
    Sep 11, 2012 at 14:06
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If a shiny pokemon evolves, it will stay shiny. For example, if you have a shiny sentret and evolve it into furret, it will stay shiny. I am certain because my shiny azurill evolved into marill and azumarril, still being shiny.

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