Thanks for reinstating my original post. Indeed not spam! Only been playing for a few months and I was under the impression that you couldn’t tell that if a Pokemon is shiny until you select it. It appeared while I was in work. I was just about to go out for lunch when it spawned with stars surrounding it. I got quite excited by the prospect of it being a shiny but, before I had the chance to select it, it disappeared! I waited around for a while but it didn’t come back so I headed out for lunch for an hour or so. When I got back to the office, I thought I’d check again and there it was, on the map with stars/sparkles floating around it! Once selected, I saw that’s it was pink/purple with stars around it so definitely a shiny by this point.
I was only asking as it’s the first shiny wild encounter I’ve had and wanted to know if they’ve changed how shiny Pokemon appear before selected. It might have been a coincidence or something but it’s odd that the same Pokemon appeared twice with stars around it. There weren’t any other Pokemon nearby so not as if I was seeing a mix of both. I’m regretting not screen grabbing now!