I live in Australia so yes so many times Niantic have not turned in a shiny or had events set up properly for us early time zones. Most recent yesterday3 hours of no shiny Exeggcute. Also they usually don’t have the event stickers or new avatar outfits available either at the start of an event. Have to wait til the rest of the world has the event to get them too usually. Always surprised if we do have stickers or new styles at start of event. As we say we get Nianticked!