Trainers, Nihilego takes over five-star Raids, and our job is to battle and catch this Ultra Beast. Defeating Nihilego can also lead you to a shiny encounter.
Nihilego, the Parasite Pokemon made its Pokemon Go debut in five-star Raids on June 5, 2022, and now the Ultra Beast is back, available to battle and catch in five-star Raids. Shiny Nihilego is also available, but the chances of getting a Shiny Nihilego are very low. But that’s not the case with one dedicated Pokemon Go player, who successfully defeated Nihilego using only one Pokemon as a counter, and was lucky enough to get a Shiny Nihilego.
Cmillan1 is the Pokemon Go player who beat Nihilego in five-star Raids, using only Primal Groudon. At the end of the battle, the game rewarded him with a Shiny Nihilego encounter, which ended up in his PokeDex.
— cmillan1 (@cmillan_1) June 15, 2023
Soloing an Ultra Beast and getting its shiny form is very hard and rare, so well done for the great Raid. That shiny was much deserved.