Pokémon Spotlight Hour

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The Pokémon Spotlight Hour (Japanese: スポットライトアワー Spotlight Hour) is a weekly in-game event in Pokémon GO that features specific Pokémon through limited-time increased spawn rates and different resource bonuses every Tuesday, from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. local time.

This event originally featured only increased spawn rates of Pokémon. A separate event, the Mystery Bonus Hour (Japanese: ふしぎなボーナスアワー Mysterious Bonus Hour) which featured only different resource bonuses, were originally held every Thursday from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. local time. It was discontinued and integrated into the current version of the Pokémon Spotlight Hour.

List of Pokémon Spotlight Hour events

2022

Featured Pokémon Date Resource bonus Notes
   Meditite July 26 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Staryu July 19 2× Transfer Candy
   Machop July 12 2× Catch Candy
   Ledyba July 5 2× Catch XP
   Pikachu (Pokémon TCG hat) June 28 2× Catch Stardust
   Spinarak June 21 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Mantine June 14 2× Transfer Candy
   Nosepass June 7 2× Catch Candy
  Pikipek May 31 2× Catch XP
   Seel May 24 2× Catch Stardust
   Magikarp May 17 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
  Numel May 10 2× Transfer Candy
   Wingull May 3 2× Catch Candy
  Cherrim (Sunshine Form) April 26 2× Catch XP
   Oddish April 19 2× Catch Stardust
   Bunnelby April 12 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
  Stunky April 5 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Paras March 29 2× Catch Candy
   Sudowoodo March 22 2× Catch XP
   Growlithe March 15 2× Catch Stardust
   Exeggcute March 8 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Cubone March 1 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Voltorb February 22 2× Catch Candy
   Koffing February 15 2× Catch XP
  Spritzee February 8 2× Catch Stardust
   Litleo February 1 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Minun January 25 2× Transfer Candy
   Plusle January 18 2× Catch Candy
   Diglett January 11 2× Catch Stardust
  Solosis January 4 2× Transfer Candy

2021

Featured Pokémon Date Resource bonus
   Cubchoo (Holiday ribbon) December 28 2× Catch Candy
   Snover December 21 2× Catch XP
   Magmar December 14 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Electabuzz December 7 2× Transfer Candy
   Piplup November 30 2× Catch Candy
   Chimchar November 23 2× Catch XP
   Turtwig November 16 2× Catch Stardust
   Chinchou November 9 2× Transfer Candy
  Cacnea November 2 2× Catch Candy
   Murkrow October 26 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
  Gothita October 19 2× Catch XP
   Gastly October 12 2× Catch Stardust
   Drifloon October 5 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Alolan Meowth September 28 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Skitty September 21 2× Catch Candy
   Baltoy September 14 2× Catch XP
   Spoink September 7 2× Catch Stardust
  Wooloo August 31 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
  Skwovet August 24 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
  Shellos August 17 2× Catch Candy
  Shellos August 10 2× Catch XP
   Magnemite August 3 2× Catch Stardust
   Natu July 27 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Squirtle July 20 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Charmander July 13 2× Catch Candy
   Bulbasaur July 6 2× Catch XP
   Aipom June 29 2× Catch Stardust
   Swinub June 22 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Slowpoke June 15 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Abra June 8 2× Catch Candy
   Dwebble June 1 2× Catch XP
   Marill May 25 2× Catch Stardust
   Alolan Rattata May 18 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Dratini May 11 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
  Cottonee May 4 2× Catch Candy
  Finneon April 27 2× Catch XP
   Grimer April 20 2× Catch Stardust
   Mankey April 13 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Buneary April 6 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
  Slugma March 30 2× Catch Candy
  Surskit March 23 2× Catch XP
   Voltorb March 16 2× Catch Stardust
   Drowzee March 9 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Krabby March 2 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Pikachu February 23 2× Catch Candy
   Luvdisc February 16 2× Catch XP
   Miltank February 9 2× Catch Stardust
   Ekans February 2 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
  Phanpy January 26 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
  Shroomish January 19 2× Catch Candy
   Drifloon January 12 2× Catch XP
   Lillipup January 5 2× Catch Stardust

2020

Featured Pokémon Date Resource bonus Notes
   Snover December 29 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Snorunt December 22 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Pikachu (Explorer) December 15 2× Catch Candy Explorer Pikachu debuted in Pokémon GO a day prior to this event.
   Swinub December 8 2× Catch Stardust
   Seel December 1 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Barboach November 24 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Meowth November 17 2× Catch Candy
   Jigglypuff November 10 2× Catch XP
   Cubone November 3 2× Catch Stardust
   Duskull October 27 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Shuppet October 20 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Pikachu (Original Cap) October 13 2× Catch Candy
   Pikachu (World Cap) October 6 2× Catch XP
   Skitty September 29 2× Catch Stardust
  Spearow September 22 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Tentacool September 15 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Houndour September 8 2× Catch Candy
   Eevee September 1 2× Catch XP
   Geodude August 25 2× Catch Stardust
  Venipede August 18 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Sableye August 11 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Horsea August 4 2× Catch Candy
  Buizel July 28 2× Catch XP
   Oddish July 21 2× Catch Stardust
   Zubat July 14 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Taillow July 7 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
  Kricketot June 30 2× Catch Candy
   Clefairy June 23 2× Catch XP Shiny Clefairy can be encountered in the wild beginning from this event.
  Numel June 16 2× Catch Stardust
   Patrat June 9 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Bronzor May 26 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
   Poochyena May 19 2× Catch Candy
   Sunkern May 12 2× Catch XP
   Shellder May 5 2× Catch Stardust
   Pidgey April 28 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
   Wobbuffet April 21 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon Shiny Wobbuffet can be encountered in the wild beginning from this event.
   Magnemite April 14 2× Catch Candy
  Purrloin April 7 2× Catch XP
Increased spawns of all Pokémon March 31
Increased spawns of all Pokémon March 24
Increased spawns of all Pokémon March 17 This event was cancelled in Japan, South Korea, and Italy, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]
Increased spawns of all Pokémon March 10 This event was cancelled in Japan, South Korea, and Italy, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Increased spawns of all Pokémon March 3 This event was cancelled in Japan, South Korea, and Italy, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Increased spawns of all Pokémon February 18
   Spoink February 11
   Onix February 4

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢聚焦時刻 Pokémon Jeuihjīu Sìhhāk
Mandarin 寶可夢聚焦時刻 Pokémon Jùjiāo Shíkè
  French Heures du Pokémon vedette
  German Pokémon-Rampenlicht-Stunden
  Italian Ore del Pokémon in primo piano
  Korean 포켓몬 스포트라이트 아워 Pokémon Spotlight Hour
  Brazilian Portuguese Horas do Pokémon em destaque
  Spanish Horas del Pokémon destacado
  Thai ชั่วโมงสป็อตไลต์โปเกมอน Pokémon Spotlight Hour
  Turkish Yıldız Pokémon Saati


References


  This article is part of Project Sidegames, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Sidegames.