Clearly, we’re investigating some of the finest blue shinies ever found.

The sole stipulation is that the Pokémon’s shiny form exhibits the color blue. It’s debatable whether or not that’s related to the hue shift.

You’re a shiny hunter, therefore I respect (probably) how valuable your time is.

21. Politoed

Frogs are able to escape being eaten in the wild because they use their brilliant, unnatural colors to signal to potential predators that they are toxic.

The blue poison dart frog of southern Suriname appears to be the inspiration for Johto’s Politoed.

The contrasting pink of its cheeks and the contrasting blue of its body give it a distinct appearance.

If Pokemon’s prey and predator relationships mirror those in the real world, then shiny Politoed should be safer in the wild.

20. Dragapult

Is it dishonest to show off my fresh new, gleaming Dragapult? Yes. You bet I am!

There’s no doubt about it; Dragapult is blue. But it has nothing to do with the color of its dazzling sprite.

Nonetheless, the transition from red to yellow complements the blue extremely well. It’s a little different, but it helps give shiny Dragapult an air of rarity.

Also, it’s the first shiny I’ve ever hatched on SW/SH, so I’ll be adding it to all the lists I can. Solely for the purpose of basking in my own glory.

Is it safe to assume that the fact that Dragapult uses its own children as torpedoes in war won’t be mentioned as an afterthought? That’s not just a hunch; it’s a fact verified by the Pokédex.

Dragapult would be the first Pokémon chosen for a competitive battle if one existed (along with every mother that let their 10-year-old child run around the country unsupervised battling monsters capable of mauling them to death).

19. Zangoose

Dragapult is a more aesthetically pleasing shiny than Zangoose.

But it’s not a blue shine in the strictest sense (don’t bother, I don’t care).

However, Zangoose is blue and shiny. Light, almost cyan blue, replaces the red stripes on its belly.

There isn’t much of a need to go looking for this one unless you already have a shiny Zangoose as your main False Swiper.

It’s impossible to deny that the pursuit of dazzling objects comes with an inherent leak.

18. Miltank

All of us despise Miltank.

You obviously haven’t played the original Johto games if you don’t. The memory of Whitney’s Miltank remains vivid in the memories of those who made it.

Every once in a while, I’ll have a dream in which the enormous pink monster is crushing my lifeless body.

However, the Shiny Miltank is far worse. Since it is blue, it fits the criteria for inclusion here. However, it is not merely blue, but rather a very specific shade of blue.

As in, its entire body, with the exception of its tummy, takes on a sickening hue that makes it appear like it’s been drinking stale milk.

Even worse than being beaten to a pulp by a Miltank is being beaten to a pulp by a Miltank that has passed its expiration date.

17. Alolan Sandslash

There is so much potential lost in Alolan Sandslash.

Its design begs to be recolored, making it one of the most attractive regional Pokémon we’ve seen so far. However, that was lost on us.

Shiny Alolan Sandslash, in contrast, is just slightly more blue than white in coloration when compared to its non-shiny version.

The fact that it still manages to impress is largely responsible for its high placement here.

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If you were tired, you might not be able to tell the two sprites apart. That, though, just shows how well-designed Pokémon are.

16. Venomoth

Unfortunately, Venomoth is a bad thing.

I always considered Venomoth to be one of the most interesting original Pokémon (for whatever reason). However, it was almost worthless in warfare. Because of this, perhaps I never made an effort to find one.

That’s unfortunate as well. Why? Because a polished Venomoth is a sight to see.

Translucent purple wings and a translucent purple head are recolored to a light blue that may be interpreted as a gender difference.

However, the color scheme change is effective as a glossy. It’s not really that special. It’s not very remarkable, but neither is it ordinary, much like Venomoth.

15. Braviary

When it comes to Pokémon shinies, the tiniest of tweaks may have a huge impact.

In the instance of Braviary, this is indeed the case.

Among the generational flying varieties, Braviary is my personal favorite. The eagle motif appears more menacing than that of the pigeon or crow. That’s the kind of style that shouts independence and authority.

I appreciate your honesty.

As a result, Braviary now has blue undertones rather than red ones. It’s a little shift, but I like that it stays true to the overall American flavor.

If you blink, you could miss it; it’s that glistening. However, that might be a blessing in disguise in certain situations.

14. Bisharp

A glossy Bisharp was something I’d never seen before starting this list.

I was doing research and happened onto it by chance; it turned out to be a lucky find.

The red of Bisharp’s sprite has been changed by blue, making it much more aesthetically pleasing.

I didn’t go to college to study art (well, I am, but not that kind of art). However, my understanding of color theory is really limited.

And yet, Bisharp looks especially good in blue, black, and yellow.

It resembles a giant blue Beyblade. And really, what’s not to like about that mental picture?

13. Shaymin

How many human organs would I have to offer to convince you to swap your sparkling Shaymin for me?

As Shaymin is already one of the most uncommon Pokémon, the shiny form is much more difficult to come by.

In this iteration, the top of Shaymin’s green shrub has been transformed into a fanciful, clear sky blue. If my landlord would let me, that’s the color I’d choose to paint the ceiling.

The nicest aspect, though, is that the transformation into Shaymin’s Sky Form retains the new hues.

12. Electrode

Among these blue dazzling gems, Electrode is the original.

This Pokéball has been transformed into a live IED, demonstrating how Game Freak’s deliberate choice of a different hue for the shine may make all the difference.

That’s because it’s easy to make a shiny Electrode.

A Great Ball, in contrast to a Pokéball, is blue. Simply for that, you’ve earned a seat on my extremely exclusive list.

11. Tyrantrum

Using a Tyrantrum is something I’ve never done before.

As I stare at it, I have to wonder: what the heck is wrong with me?

Rather than appearing in a cheerful Pokémon game, this dinosaur seems more at home in Monster Hunter. Indeed, I believe I have spotted Tyrantrum in Monster Hunter….

The blue variant of this monster seems much more menacing because of its deeper coloring.

It has a unique texture, and despite its little size, it appears capable of ripping me to shreds. Never before have I feared for my life because of a Pokémon, yet here we are.

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10. Zorua

I wish so much that I could include Zoroark here. But there’s no way I can.

I like the concept of transforming the innocent blue into a dark purple for a more sinister effect. The blue, however, is far more appealing to the eye.

The crimson hues are subtly included in the patterning of normal Zorua.

When polished, the bright spots of color really pop. To my mind, this is the perfect hue for a high-visibility vest.

Sadly, after you develop Zorua, you no longer have access to this feature. But that in no way takes away from how beautiful the layout is.

9. Cresselia

I’m about to say something that will go over your head. Nonetheless, that’s OK.

Cresselia, with its metallic sheen, makes me think of Pizza Planet.

Of course, you’re thinking of Toy Story.

In this case, I really don’t have an explanation.

These palettes couldn’t be more different from each other. On the other hand, the vibrant purple and blue immediately bring to mind that particular scene.

And if, when making a list, the design of a Pokémon makes me want to watch Toy Story, then that Pokémon definitely belongs there. To hell with reason.

8. Gigalith

Anyone who has seen a polished Gigalith before won’t be surprised to learn that it made the cut.

The distance from the top is arguable, but the blue shinies at the very top are truly stunning.

For all intents and purposes, Gigalith is the finest example of a shine since it is the rarest.

It resembles an actual vein of valuable ore. The typical rocks on its surface are transformed into precious stones.

It’s one of the few sprites I can think of where the shift in aesthetics is more than simply skin deep.

7. Umbreon

Another case where little is more is Umbreon.

The standard Umbreon design consists of a black coat with yellow stripes and circles here and there, which you are probably already aware of.

The yellow sections of Umbreon turn blue when polished.

Besides making it seem rarer (as it should), this also fits the moonlight motif better than the more common yellow.

It seems sensible that the stars would be pitted against the moon. But the deep blue looks so good on Umbreon that I wouldn’t have been surprised if that was its natural color.

6. Mew

The following two entries may seem like filler, but give it to them nonetheless.

Mew is probably the simplest magical creature in existence. To put it simply, it’s a blue reskin.

Really, that’s all there is to it.

A beautiful color, to be sure. The shadow, believe me, is crucial.

Shiny sprites are abundant, although their color schemes tend to be duller. To emphasize the point, the shift is more noticeable when the colors are brighter.

Additionally, sparkly Mew is quite uncommon.

Though not quite as rare as Shaymin, genuine specimens can still be hard to come by.

5. Ditto

Bear in mind what I mentioned before about using an easy out. It ends here.

Fans of Pokémon legend may recall that Ditto was said to have been the product of an unsuccessful effort to clone Mew. This is the intermediate form between Mew and Mewtwo.

Thus, Ditto’s shiny form is identical to Mew’s.

Actually, the shade of blue Game Freak went with is rather stunning.

If it could become the shiny forms of other Pokémon, Ditto would be at the top of the list. Which, in all honesty, seems like a huge missed opportunity.

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4. Emboar

Emboar is not my favorite Pokemon, despite the fact that I chose it on my first go through Gen V (before switching to the more refined Snivy).

The scale is off, it doesn’t appear right.

I get it; you’re thinking that in Pokémon, kids may capture and enslave actual gods from another dimension who are capable of annihilating the entire cosmos. Which of these is not a reasonable expectation?

Let me explain though.

Take a look at Emboar’s scaly lower extremities. They are very apart and lack knees.

Putting aside whatever grievances I may have, shiny Emboar is a very powerful Pokémon. You can see by my preference for blue fire shinies that I have a soft place for them.

When Emboar gets a makeover that includes more than just blue flames but an all-blue aesthetic, you can bet I’ll be salivating. If you don’t want to use your knees, don’t.

3. Giratina

Since Crown Tundra came out, shiny Giratina has been more accessible than before.

And that’s something to cheer about!

It’s not merely a recolor, but rather one of the few cases when the entire Pokémon has been redesigned for the shining treatment.

To put it another way, Giratina might seem strange if the execution weren’t quite so flawless. The color scheme of white, blue, and silver should not work. In this case, though, that is the case.

Trying to put into words what makes Giratina such a good-looking shiny would be futile. It seems like a love-it-or-hate-it Pokémon to me.

I beg you to please have a look at the devil and report back with your thoughts.

2. Zacian

To begin, let me mention that if it weren’t for one small detail, Zacian would be at the top of this list.

What is it, exactly? You won’t be able to get your hands on it.

Shiny Swords and Shields are presently unobtainable due to being shiny locked.

If you are reading this while you have the opportunity to get them, don’t waste any more time.

It’s devastating to know that the generation with the most attractive shiny legendaries can’t get any of them. Additionally, generation 3 Pokémon and the stunning black Rayquaza are included in this statement.

I can’t imagine the satisfaction of showing off your brand new Zacian. However, you could and that’s why I despise you.

1. Ponyta

Boom! It’s a safe chance that you didn’t anticipate this turn of events.

Seeing a glossy Ponyta case makes me want to cry.

Do you recall that I had professed my fondness for blue flames? That’s all there is to that flashy Ponyta. A blue flame curls up from its fiery mane.

Even more impressive is the fact that Ponyta’s amazing blue coloration makes it the most straightforward and attractive of all the early generation shiny Pokémon.

Furthermore, Rapidash’s flames used to be blue.

Yes. It used to be that.

The brilliant minds at Game Freak, however, altered Rapidash such that it now burns with a darker hue.

Although the current black flames are impressive, they can’t compare to the original blue.

What a heartbreaker this new and improved thing is. And that’s the whole reason Rapidash wasn’t brought instead of Ponyta.

In fact, I wouldn’t even suggest you go out and capture a shiny Ponyta, because you shouldn’t even consider evolving it.

You won’t change my mind about this being the worst tragedy in the history of the Pokémon series.