Want a Shiny Gimmighoul? Here Are 2 Ways to Find One


Generation 9 introduced a lot of new Pokemon for players to obtain. One of those Pokemon is the cute and treasure-loving Gimmighoul!

It’s a very interesting mon from Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and a lot of players want to catch its Shiny form.

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That’s why we’re coming up with this guide to help you catch a Shiny Gimmighoul.

Shiny Pokemon are known for being extremely rare, making a Shiny hunt more challenging, especially for new players.

Anyways, here are the best ways how you can get a Gimmighoul in its Shiny form.

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What Is a Gimmighoul?

Gimmighoul is a Ghost-type Pokemon that has two forms. The first form is the Chest Form, which is also the one that players will encounter first in Scarlet and Violet.

The other form is the Roaming Form where the Gimmighoul can be seen outside its chest.

Players can encounter a Gimmighoul in specific areas around Paldea. They’re like mimics from other games where they are disguised as treasure chests.


Opening the chests will spawn an encounter with a Chest Form Gimmighoul.

Players can only catch and battle the Chest Form in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. The Roaming Form may also appear in those games, but it’s quite elusive that capturing it is impossible.

Upon escaping, it will leave behind Gimmighoul Coins that can be used to evolve the Gimmighoul.

The Roaming Form, however, can be caught in Pokemon GO and players can transfer them from Pokemom HOME to Scarlet and Violet.

Shiny Gimmighoul Encountering Odds

It’s worth noting that the odds of encountering a shiny Gimmighoul during a raid is 1/4103, slightly lower than the standard shiny rate of 1/4096.

As a result, it may be difficult to come across one on your own, but there are some strategies you can use to improve your odds.

Shiny Gimmighoul Appearance

When it comes to its appearance, a shiny Gimmighoul looks exactly like its regular version. You can confirm if it is shiny or not by checking the Pokemon status information.

How to Catch a Shiny Gimmighoul – A Complete Guide

Catching a Shiny Gimmighoul – The Regular Way

Shiny gimmighoul

Just like other Pokemon, you have a tiny chance of encountering a Shiny Gimmighoul in the areas where it is located.

As most experienced players know, finding a Shiny Pokemon requires a massive amount of luck, especially if you will rely on random encounters alone.

In fact, the exact ratio of encountering a Shiny Gimmighoul is 1 out of 4103. This is lesser than a regular Shiny encounter for other Pokemon which is around 1 in 4096.

Locations of Chest Form Gimmighoul

East Province

  • Area One – Watchtower
  • Area Three – Watchtower

North Province

  • Area One – Watchtower (In the Ruins)
  • Area Two – Pond west of Firescourge Shrine
  • Casseroya Lake – Watchtowers 1, 2, and 3 and a Rock Formation in Socarrat Trail
  • Glaseado Mountain – Watchtower and Ruins west of Dalizapa Passage

South Province

  • Area One – North of Poco Path Lighthouse on a cliff
  • Area Two, Three, Four, and Five Watchtowers and Leaking Tower of Paldea

West Province

  • Area One – Watchtower
  • Area Two – Colonnade Hollow
  • Asado Desert – Rock formation south of Watchtower and Ruins north of Watchtower
  • West Paldean Sea – Southwest of Marinada, on an island

Catching a Shiny Gimmighoul – Tera Raid Battles

Shiny gimmighoul in tera raids

Another way to get a Shiny Gimmighoul is through a Tera Raid battle.

Just to give a quick summary, a Tera Raid battle is a feature where a team of players engages in a battle with a Terastallized Pokemon.

Once a team of players beat the Terastallized Pokemon, they can catch it as a reward.

Before we continue, it is important to know that the event where they release the special Shiny Gimmighoul Tera Raid battles is over. It has a limited time from June 21 to July 7, 2023.

While it may come back later, it’s possible to reconfigure a Switch console’s time and date to experience the Shiny Gimmighoul event.

If you can access the raid event again, be sure to try the different levels of the Tera Raids. Go and try the 5-star Tera Raid battles and above. 

Just remember, there isn’t always a guarantee that you can get a Shiny right away. Some players may also try their luck in lower-star Tera Raids.

In Closing

While the Shiny Gimmighoul raid event is over, retriggering the event is possible by tinkering your Switch’s time.

Moreover, many Pokemon Scarlet & Violet players believed that the event might come back, so be ready to experience 5-star Gimmighoul raids at any moment.

Even if you missed the event, there isn’t really too much of a boon if you get a Shiny Gimmighoul. Many players wanted a Shiny Pokemon for the purpose of having bragging rights.

In terms of gameplay, Gimmighoul’s Shiny version is more or less the same with the regular ones. You might want to check the stats and nature of a Shiny Gimmighoul first if you want to use it in battles.

Lastly, take note that it’s easy to misidentify a Shiny Gimmighoul for a common variant.

Take a closer look at its complexion, and you’ll see that the Shiny Gimmighoul is paler than a regular grey-colored Gimmighoul.

The difference will be subtle, so consider looking at the image below to familiarize yourself to the appearance of a Shiny Gimmighoul (right side of the image):

Shiny gimmighoul vs. Normal gimmighoul

We hope you enjoyed reading our guide on how to capture a Shiny Gimmighoul. For more tips and tricks, be sure to check our other articles here on Pokemoncoders:

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