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Pokémon Spotlight Hour is a weekly event that features increased spawn rate of Pokémon in the wild and bonuses for Candy, Stardust, or XP.[1] It occurs on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in local time zone.

List of Pokémon Spotlight Hours

2021

Date Featured Pokémon Bonuses
October 26th Murkrow Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
October 19th Gothita Double catch XP
October 12th Gastly Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
October 5th Drifloon Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
September 28th Alolan Meowth Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
September 21st Skitty Double catch Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Fashion Week 2021
September 14th Baltoy Double catch XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
September 7th Spoink Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
August 31st Wooloo Double evolving XP
Part of Ultra Unlock Part 3: Sword and Shield
August 24th Skwovet Double transfer Candy
Part of Ultra Unlock Part 3: Sword and Shield
August 17th West Sea Shellos Double catch Candy
Part of Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space
August 10th East Sea Shellos Double catch XP
Part of Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space
August 3rd Magnemite Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time
July 27th Natu Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
July 20th Squirtle Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
July 13th Charmander Double catch Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of 5th Anniversary
July 6th Bulbasaur Double catch XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of 5th Anniversary
June 29th Aipom Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
June 22nd Swinub Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
June 15th Slowpoke Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
June 8th Abra Double catch Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of A Very Slow Discovery
June 1st Dwebble Double catch XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
May 25th Marill Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Luminous Legends Y
May 18th Alolan Rattata Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Luminous Legends Y
May 11th Dratini Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Luminous Legends X
May 4th Cottonee Double catch Candy
Part of Luminous Legends X
April 27th Finneon Double catch XP
April 20th Grimer Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Sustainability Week
April 13th Mankey Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Rivals' Week
April 6th Buneary Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Spring into Spring
March 30th Slugma Double catch Candy
March 23rd Surskit Double catch XP
March 16th Voltorb Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Charge Up
March 9th Drowzee Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
March 2nd Krabby Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
February 23rd Pikachu Double catch Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Kanto Celebration Event
February 16th Luvdisc Double catch XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Valentine's Day 2021
February 9th Miltank Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Lunar New Year 2021
February 2nd Ekans Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Team GO Rocket Celebration
January 26th Phanpy Double transfer Candy
Part of Johto Celebration Event
January 19th Shroomish Double catch Candy
Part of Hoenn Celebration Event
January 12th Drifloon Double catch XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Sinnoh Celebration Event
January 5th Lillipup Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Unova Celebration Event

2020

Date Featured Pokémon Bonuses
December 29th Snover Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Holiday 2020
December 22nd Snorunt Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Holiday 2020
December 15th Explorer Pikachu Double catch Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Secrets of the Jungle Event 2020
December 8th Swinub Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
December 1st Seel Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
November 24th Barboach Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
November 17th Meowth Double catch Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
November 10th Jigglypuff Double catch XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
November 3rd Cubone Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
October 27th Duskull Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Halloween 2020
October 20th Shuppet Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
October 13th Ash Pikachu Double catch Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
October 6th Worldcap Pikachu[2] Double catch XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
September 29th Skitty Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
September 22nd Spearow Double evolving XP
September 15th Tentacool Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
September 8th Houndour Double catch Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
September 1st Eevee Double catch XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
August 25th Geodude Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
August 18th Venipede Double evolving XP
Part of Unova Week
August 11th Sableye Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
August 4th Horsea Double catch Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Dragon Week
July 28th Buizel Double catch XP
July 21st Oddish Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Summer Event
July 14th Zubat Double evolving XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Team GO Rocket Event
July 7th Taillow Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of the 4th Anniversary
June 30th Kricketot Double catch Candy
Part of Bug Out 2020
June 23rd Clefairy Double catch XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Summer Solstice 2020
June 16th Numel Double catch Stardust
June 9th Patrat Double evolve XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
May 26th Bronzor Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh
May 19th Poochyena Double catch Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn
May 12th Sunkern Double catch XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto
May 5th Shellder Double catch Stardust
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
Part of Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto
April 28th Pidgey Double evolve XP
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
April 21st Wobbuffet Double transfer Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible[3]
April 14th Magnemite Double catch Candy
Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
April 7th Purrloin Double catch XP
March 3rd
March 10th
March 17th
March 24th
March 31st
Increased spawnpoints Official blog announced generic spawnrate
increase on every next Tuesday[4]
February 18th Increased spawnpoints
February 11th Spoink Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible
February 4th Onix Shiny Pokémon.png Shiny possible

Trivia

  • This event was canceled on February 25th, 2020.[5]
  • Pokémon Spotlight Hours on March 3rd, 10th and 17th, 2020 were canceled in Japan, South Korea and Italy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6]
  • Since April 2020, Pokémon Spotlight Hour is combined with Mystery Bonus Hour, featuring both a Pokémon and a special bonus.[7]
  • This event was canceled on June 2nd, 2020.[8] It was likely because of the global downtime on June 1st, from around 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PDT.[9]

See also

References

  1. February events to make your heart flutter!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-02-01.
  2. Encounter special Pikachu wearing one of Ash’s caps during Pokémon Spotlight Hour!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-10-05.
  3. PokemonGoApp. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Wobuffet!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-04-19.
  4. Stardust bonuses, Shadow Entei, Thundurus in raids, and more in March!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-02-29.
  5. PokemonGoApp. (2020, February 24). Pokémon Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour will not be happening this week, but you can look forward to them returning next week.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-02-25.
  6. 日本・韓国・イタリア地域における3月のコンテンツについて. Pokémon GO Live Japan. Retrieved on 2020-03-03.
  7. April Pokémon Spotlight Hours. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-04-05.
  8. Zekrom’s Pokémon GO debut and more in June!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-05-30.
  9. Pokémon GO will be down on Monday, June 1, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-05-30.
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