How to get Cottonee in Pokemon Go: Evolution & can it be shiny?

Ezequiel Leis
Cottonee in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has no shortage of creatures, and some of them even get costumed versions, like Cottonee. Here’s everything you need to know to catch Cottonee, including its evolution and shiny availability.

Pokemon Go offers players many different ways to get Pokemon. You can catch them in the wild, by beating them in Raids, trading, or even through Research to complete your Pokedex. Events are a great way to catch up with all available species, as some Pokemon get boosted spawns.

Cottonee is usually featured in events that take place in the Spring, so here’s everything you need to know to catch it, including how to get its costumed version and if its shiny is available in Pokemon Go.

How to catch Cottonee in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players can get Cottonee in three different ways during the Verdant Wonders event:

Cottonee is featured in the Verdant Wonders event, and trainers who purchased the Rogue of the Jungle ticket can have even better chances of encountering it when using Incense.

Verdant Wonders event Pokemon Go
Cottonee, Zarude, and Flabébé are the big stars of the Verdant Wonders event.

How to get Cottonee wearing a flower crown in Pokemon Go

Trainers can get Cottonee wearing a flower crown as a wild spawn, a Field Research reward, or a Collection Challenge reward during the Verdant Wonders event in Pokemon Go.

The costumed version of the Cotton Puff Pokemon will only be available for the duration of the event, so keep that in mind. Cottonee wearing a flower crown will likely return in another Spring event in the future, but Niantic haven’t revealed any information about it yet.

Can Cottonee be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Cottonee can be shiny in Pokemon Go, which means its new costumed version, Cottonee wearing a flower crown, can also be shiny in the mobile game.

Whimsicott in Pokemon Masters anime
Cottonee evolves into Whimsicott, the Windveiled Pokemon.

How to evolve Cottonee into Whimsicott in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players can evolve Cottonee into Whimsicott by spending 50 Cottonee Candy and using a Sun Stone. If you evolve a Cottonee wearing a flower crown, you’ll get a Whimsicott wearing a flower crown.

How to get Sun Stone in Pokemon Go

You can get a Sun Stone in Pokemon Go by opening the Research Breakthrough Box after completing Field Research tasks for seven days. You might also receive one when opening Gifts from friends.

Sadly, the Sun Stone is not a guaranteed reward in these cases, so you might have to try many times before you get one. Keep in mind that you don’t need to complete Field Research tasks seven days in a row.

And there you have it! That’s everything you need to get Cottonee in Pokemon Go. For more on the mobile game, check out our other guides:

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge of gaming, he's focused mostly on Pokemon, Fortnite, and HoYoverse titles such as Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Latin America. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected]