Shinx in Pokémon GO: May Research Brings New Rewards

Shinx Pokémon GO will be the Research Breakthrough reward for May. Here's everything you need to know to add a powerful Electric-type to your team.

Shinx Pokémon GO will be the Research Breakthrough reward for May. Here’s everything you need to know to add a powerful Electric-type to your team. | Photo by The Pokémon Company

Shinx Pokémon GO will be the Research Breakthrough reward for May. Here’s everything you need to know to add a powerful Electric type to your team.

For the entire month of May, you will get encounters with Shinx for completing Research Breakthroughs. Each PokéStop will give out one Research Task a day, and you can hold up to three at a time. You get a stamp for collecting the rewards the Tasks give you, and once you get seven stamps, you’ll unlock the Breakthrough reward.

Shinx is available as a Shiny, so you be sure to do as many as you can. You might find a Shiny Luxray to be worth the effort.

Speaking of Luxray, the final form of Shinx is a formidable Electric type attacker. It’s up there with Electivire and Magnezone as some of the best non-legendary Electric type Pokémon in the game. To get Luxray, you have to evolve Shinx first into Luxio with 25 candies. Another 50 candies will get you Luxray. Each Shinx you catch for rewards this month will net you some extra candies, too.

Luxray can learn Wild Charge, one of the strongest Electric moves. Paired with the also impressive Spark, Luxray can be a valuable asset to take on stronger Raids and players.

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