Pokemon Go fans will be disappointed with the news that those Shiny Aerodactyl rumours are false.
With the Adventure Week Rock-type event now in full swing, reports suggested that Aerodactyl would become the third Pokemon to get a Shiny variant.
After all, with Aerodactyl given special mention in the Adventure Week announcement, a Shiny version certainly seemed plausible.
“Whether you’re exploring your neighbourhood or an exotic new location, make sure to watch for Rock-type Pokémon such as Omanyte, Kabuto, and their Evolutions,” reads a Niantic blog post. “Keep an eye out – maybe you’ll even spot Aerodactyl!”
And it didn’t take long for an image of a supposed Shiny Aerodactyl to hit the web.
But according to ComicBook.com, the screengrab is just a mock-up and there’s no proof that Shiny Aerodactyl has been added to the game.
You can check out the full list of Pokemon Go’s Rock-type Pokemon in the gallery below…
Niantic’s latest Pokemon Go event runs until 9pm on May 25 in the UK.
For the duration of the Rock-type event, Pokemon Go players will receive more items from Pokestops, as well as more Candy from Buddy Pokemon.
In fact, Buddy Pokemon will find Candy four times as fast, which is great for players hoping to evolve some Pocket Monsters.
The price of Poke Balls will be slashed by 50% from the in-game shop, and players will also be able to equip the brand new Explorer’s Hat from the wardrobe.
But the most exciting piece of news is that Rock-type Pokemon will appear with greater frequency.
Fans should see more Rock-type Pokemon like Larvitar, Pupitar and Tyranitar, as well as Geodude, Graveler and Golem.
Then there’s Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Onix, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Sudowoodo, Shuckle and Magcargo.
According to Niantic, the Adventure Week Rock-type event was conceived as a way of honouring the memories that have been made since the launch of the app last year.
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