Trapinch 100% perfect IV stats, shiny Trapinch in Pokémon Go

This week’s Featured Hour is all about the Pokémon Ant Pit, which sounds very appropriate for this Pokémon. In case you haven’t guessed, this Featured Hour is the perfect opportunity to catch a perfect Trapinch in Pokémon Go.

While Trapinch and its final evolution, Flygon, aren’t top-tier in Pokémon Go, they’re still perfectly decent and an interesting option in Go Battle League.

If you haven’t fallen in love with Trapinch, the other draw of this week’s Spotlight Hour is the special bonus running alongside the event: the Double Evolution XP Bonus.

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Trapinch IV stats 100% perfect in Pokémon Go

This week’s Featured Hour is a great opportunity to catch a Trapinch with perfect IV stats.


“Perfect” means two things in Pokémon Go, depending on how you plan to use a given Pokémon. First, there’s the max version, 100% IV, which is the 15/15/15 you’re looking for for your Pokédex 4*, raids, and Master League. However, because of how CP is calculated using three stats, a perfect Pokemon IV is usually just the best version of itself in Master League.

Of course, you can’t see a Pokémon’s IV without catching it first, but with a little research beforehand, you can quickly spot a perfect Trapinch based on CP alone.

If you’re at level 30 (or higher), you’ll ideally be looking for the following CPs for a perfect Trapinch 15/15/15:

  • Level 30 (Max Wild CP) – 1092 CP
  • Level 35 (maximum weather-boosted wild CP: 1183 CP)
  • The wild CP value aligns with your trainer level until you reach level 30, and since the majority of the player base is now above this level, we’ve kept these values ​​for the sake of simplicity. However, these values ​​will be different if you are currently below level 30.

    Is Flygon good at PvP?


    While Flygon is not a top-tier Pokémon, it is certainly not bad and can have its own two of the three main leagues in Pokémon Go’s Go Battle League.

    Running Dragon Tail, Dragon Claw, and Earth Power in Great League and Ultra League, we’re leaning toward the Dragon type here, as there will be relatively few Pokémon with Dragon resistance. This is also important because while Flygon is a top 10 Dragon type in the lower leagues, it is far from a top 10 Ground type.

    In terms of moves, this is a spam combo that applies both fast movement pressure with Dragon Tail and reasonable shield pressure with Dragon Claw. While Mud Shot is a faster charging fast move, we went with Dragon, not Ground-type. The things to keep in mind are that Flygon is something of a glass cannon at best, but with its double weakness to Ice, you’re really going to struggle against the likes of Abomasnow. Earth Power is also a Legacy move, so you may need to use Elite TM if you want to execute it.

    In league matchups, the Great League offers a chance to beat Registeel, Bastiodon, Lanturn, Venusaur, and Sableye. Meanwhile, losses will come from Galarian Stunfisk, Swampert, Trevenant, Noctowl, and Medicham.

    Ultra League is similar, although now you start to beat Swampert. Cobalion, Trevenant, Giratina, and Charizard are also in your good matchups. However, losses will come from Walrein, Cresselia, Pidgeot, Scrafty, and Alolan Muk.

    Finally, we have the Master League. It’s not worth running here, but if you really want to try, trade the fast move for Mud Shot, as you’ll need the speed this gives you. Matchups include wins against Raikou, Nihilego, Metagross, and Excadrill, but losses come from Dialga, Mewtwo, Giratina, Garchomp, and Zacian.

    The Season of Adventure Abundance is here! Its first event is A Paldean Adventure, which sees the true launch of Gen 9 and the special research mission A Paldean Adventure. You can also work on the Timed Investigation: Master Ball mission and compete in Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, complete routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

    Is there a shiny Trapinch in Pokémon Go?

    There’s a Shiny Trapinch in Pokémon Go! The shiny was released in October 2019, as part of Trapinch’s Community Day.

    Once Trapinch evolves into Vibrava, it takes on the Dragon-type. (Image via

    However, since Spotlight Hours does not have an enhanced shine rate, the chances of finding a shine are the same as finding one in the wild. You simply have a better chance of finding one because of the number it generates.

    What does the shiny Trapinch look like?

    Shiny Trapinch, Vibrava, and Flygon swap large sections of their color palettes. Trapinch and Vibrava almost swap colors: Trapinch turns mint green and Vibrava turns autumn brown.

    Flygon, for its part, keeps its body green, while changing its red parts to mustard yellow, and its darker greens to sky blue. An interesting and bright family, for sure!

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    Thanks to Reddit user rapcoz2134 for the preview!

    Other tips for this hour of attention

    Besides trying to catch a perfect shiny Trapinch in Pokémon Go, there are a couple of other good reasons to participate in this week’s Featured Hour. The vast majority of players who show up for this Featured Hour will undoubtedly do so to enjoy the special one-hour bonus below:

    • The best reason is, of course, the double evolution XP bonus that runs throughout the hour. This gives you the opportunity to accumulate a lot of XP very quickly, so you can increase your trainer level. The best way to do this is to have two tags in your Pokémon storage dedicated to this time. The first is the things you want to evolve and keep (usually strong Pokémon and Pokémon you need to evolve to upgrade your Pokédex) and the things you want to evolve and transfer. This second box should contain all of the 12 candy Pokémon. The search string to quickly find all of these rated less than 3* is: 0*,1*,2*&10,13,16,265,293,519&!shiny
    • If you’re a newcomer, this Featured Hour is the perfect time to collect enough Trapinch candy to fully evolve this Pokémon and record its evolution, Flygon, in your Pokédex.
    • Thanks to Trapinch being a Ground-type Pokémon, catching a bunch during this Featured Hour will add progress to your respective catch bonus medal.

    Remember: Spotlight Hour events only last one hour: from 6 pm to 7 pm (local time). Next week’s Featured Hour is all about Tangela and the double-capture Stardust bonus that comes with it.

    Good luck finding a perfect Trapinch!

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