A Legendary Return: Heatran Shiny Rates

Hello again, travelers! A new year brings the return of a familiar foe. Heatran, the Lava Dome Pokémon, has erupted back into Legendary Raid Battles around the world. This time, travelers have the chance to encounter the shiny form after defeating this Legendary adversary. Silph researchers far and wide are wielding their lab notebooks and recording data on the probability of finding one of these elusive shiny Pokémon. Let’s have a look at what they’ve found so far!

1/10/2020 0:00 UTC Update

The results are in! Researchers have completed 570 Heatran raids and have earned 28 shiny Heatran for their bravery. These data strongly support a shiny rate of 1 in 20 for Heatran, as has become customary for Legendary Raid Bosses. The 99% confidence interval for these data spans from 1 in 14 to 1 in 34, excluding most other shiny rates that have ever been observed.

If we notice any disturbances to the shiny rate, we’ll be sure to let you know! Thanks for the read, travelers.