Spotlight Hours

Pokémon GO's Spotlight Hours are a small event where, for a small time, typically from 18:00 to 19:00 local time, Pokémon of a certain species will appear enmass, much like a Community Day. These events typically don't have any additional effects and just run to give a small boost on these species.

Often, the Pokémon selected in the Spotlight Hour will reflect the currently running event in the game, such as a Johto Pokémon spawning during a Johto event

Pokémon GO Spotlight Hours

List of Spotlight Hours

DatePokémon FocusExtra Effects
October 25th 2022 Shuppet 2 * Evolution Experience
October 18th 2022 Misdreavus 2 * Catch Experience
October 11th 2022 Haunter 2 * Catch Stardust
October 4th 2022 Purrloin 2 * Evolution Experience
September 27th 2022 Minccino 2 * Transfer Candy
September 20th 2022 Aron 2 * Catch Candy
September 13th 2022 Ralts 2 * Catch Experience
September 6th 2022 Munna () 2 * Catch Stardust
August 30th 2022 Pidove 2 * Evolution Experience
August 23rd 2022 Nidoran♂ 2 * Transfer Candy
August 16th 2022 Joltik 2 * Catch Candy
August 9th 2022 Nidoran♀ 2 * Catch Experience
August 2nd 2022 Voltorb (Hisuian Form) 2 * Catch Stardust
July 26th 2022 Meditite 2 * Evolution Experience
July 19th 2022 Staryu 2 * Transfer Candy
July 12th 2022 Machop 2 * Catch Candy
July 5th 2022 Ledyba 2 * Catch Experience
June 28th 2022 Pikachu (TCG Hat) 2 * Catch Stardust
June 21st 2022 Spinarak 2 * Evolution Experience
June 14th 2022 Mantine 2 * Transfer Candy
June 7th 2022 Nosepass 2 * Catch Candy
May 31st 2022 Pikipek 2 * Catch Experience
May 24th 2022 Seel 2 * Catch Stardust
May 17th 2022 Magikarp 2 * Evolution Experience
May 10th 2022 Numel 2 * Transfer Candy
May 3rd 2022 Wingull 2 * Catch Candy
April 26th 2022 Cherrim 2 * Catch Experience
April 19th 2022 Oddish 2 * Catch Stardust
April 12th 2022 Bunnelby 2 * Evolution Experience
April 5th 2022 Stunky 2 * Transfer Candy
March 29th 2022 Paras 2 * Catch Candy
March 22nd 2022 Sudowoodo 2 * Catch Experience
March 15th 2022 Growlithe 2 * Catch Stardust
March 8th 2022 Exeggcute 2 * Evolution Experience
March 1st 2022 Cubone 2 * Transfer Candy
February 22nd 2022 Voltorb 2 * Catch Candy
February 15th 2022 Koffing 2 * Catch Experience
February 8th 2022 Spritzee 2 * Catch Stardust
February 1st 2022 Litleo 2 * Evolution Experience
January 25th 2022 Minun 2 * Transfer Candy
January 18th 2022 Plusle 2 * Catch Candy
January 11th 2022 Diglett 2 * Catch Starduart
January 4th 2022 Solosis 2 * Transfer Candy
December 28th 2021 Cubchoo 2 * Catch Candy
December 21st 2021 Snover 2 * Catch Experience
December 14th 2021 Magmar 2 * Evolution Experience
December 7th 2021 Electabuzz 2 * Transfer Candy
November 30th 2021 Piplup 2 * Catch Candy
November 23rd 2021 Chimchar 2 * Catch Experience
November 16th 2021 Turtwig 2 * Catch Stardust
November 9th 2021 Chinchou 2 * Transfer Candy
November 2nd 2021 Cacnea 2 * Catch Candy
October 26th 2021 Murkrow 2 * Evolution Experience
October 19th 2021 Gothita 2 * Catch Experience
October 12th 2021 Gastly 2 * Catch Stardust
October 5th 2021 Drifloon 2 * Evolution Experience
September 28th 2021 Meowth (Alola Form) 2 * Transfer Candy
September 21st 2021 Skitty 2 * Catch Candy
September 14th 2021 Baltoy 2 * Catch Experience
September 7th 2021 Spoink () 2 * Catch Stardust
August 31st 2021 Wooloo 2 * Evolution Experience
August 24th 2021 Skwovet 2 * Transfer Candy
August 17th 2021 Shellos 2 * Catch Candy
August 10th 2021 Shellos (East Sea) 2 * Catch Experience
August 3rd 2021 Magnemite 2 * Catch Stardust
July 27th 2021 Natu 2 * Evolution Experience
July 20th 2021 Squirtle 2 * Transfer Candy
June 13th 2021 Charmander 2 * Catch Candy
July 6th 2021 Bulbasaur 2 * Catch Experience
June 29th 2021 Aipom 2 * Catch Stardust
June 22nd 2021 Swinub 2 * Evolution Experience
June 15th 2021 Slowpoke 2 * Transfer Candy
June 8th 2021 Abra 2 * Catch Candy
June 1st 2021 Dwebble 2 * Catch Experience
May 25th 2021 Marill 2 * Catch Stardust
May 18th 2021 Rattata (Alola Form) 2 * Evolution Experience
May 11th 2021 Dratini 2 * Transfer Candy
May 4th 2021 Cottonee 2 * Catch Candy
April 27th 2021 Finneon 2 * Catch Experience
April 20th 2021 Grimer 2 * Catch Stardust
April 13th 2021 Mankey 2 * Evolution Experience
April 6th 2021 Buneary 2 * Transfer Candy
March 30th 2021 Slugma 2 * Catch Candy
March 23rd 2021 Surskit 2 * Catch Experience
March 16th 2021 Voltorb 2 * Catch Stardust
March 9th 2021 Drowzee 2 * Evolution Experience
March 2nd 2021 Krabby 2 * Transfer Candy
February 23rd 2021 Pikachu 2 * Catch Candy
February 16th 2021 Luvdisc 2 * Catch Experience
February 9th 2021 Miltank 2 * Catch Stardust
February 2nd 2021 Ekans 2 * Evolution Experience
January 27th 2021 Phanpy 2 * Transfer Candy
January 20th 2021 Shroomish 2 * Catch Candy
January 13th 2021 Drifloon 2 * Catch Experience
January 6th 2021 Lillipup 2 * Catch Stardust
December 29th 2020 Snover 2 * Evolution Experience
December 22nd 2020 Snorunt 2 * Transfer Candy
December 15th 2020 Pikachu (Explorer) 2 * Catch Candy
December 8th 2020 Swinub 2 * Catch Stardust
December 1st 2020 Seel 2 * Evolution Experience
November 24th 2020 Barboach 2 * Transfer Candy
November 17th 2020 Meowth 2 * Catch Candy
November 10th 2020 Jigglypuff 2 * Catch Experience
November 3rd 2020 Cubone 2 * Catch Stardust
October 27th 2020 Duskull 2 * Evolution Experience
October 20th 2020 Shuppet 2 * Transfer Candy
October 13th 2020 Pikachu (Original Cap) 2 * Catch Candy
October 6th 2020 Pikachu (World Cap) 2 * Catch Experience
September 29th 2020 Skitty 2 * Catch Stardust
September 22nd 2020 Spearow 2 * Evolution Experience
September 15th 2020 Tentacool 2 * Transfer Candy
September 8th 2020 Houndour 2 * Catch Candy
September 1st 2020 Eevee 2 * Catch Experience
August 25th 2020 Geodude 2 * Catch Stardust
August 18th 2020 Venipede 2 * Evolution Experience
August 11th 2020 Sableye 2 * Transfer Candy
August 4th 2020 Horsea 2 * Catch Candy
July 28th 2020 Buizel 2 * Catch Experience
July 21st 2020 Oddish 2 * Catch Stardust
July 14th 2020 Zubat 2 * Evolution Experience
July 7th 2020 Taillow 2 * Transfer Candy
June 30th 2020 Kricketot 2 * Catch Candy
June 23rd 2020 Clefairy 2 * Catch Experience
June 16th 2020 Numel 2 * Catch Stardust
June 9th 2020 Patrat 2 * Evolution Experience
May 26th 2020 Bronzor 2 * Transfer Candy
May 19th 2020 Poochyena 2 * Catch Candy
May 12th 2020 Sunkern 2 * Catch Experience
May 5th 2020 Shellder 2 * Catch Stardust
April 28th 2020 Pidgey 2 * Evolution Experience
April 21st 2020 Wobbuffet 2 * Transfer Candy
April 14th 2020 Magnemite 2 * Catch Candy
April 7th 2020 Purrloin 2 * Catch Experience
March 31st 2020 Increased spawns of all spawning Pokémon None
March 24th 2020 Increased spawns of all spawning Pokémon None
March 17th 2020 Increased spawns of all spawning Pokémon None
March 10th 2020 Increased spawns of all spawning Pokémon None
March 3rd 2020 Increased spawns of all spawning Pokémon None
February 18th 2020 Increased spawns of all spawning Pokémon None
February 11th 2020 Spoink None
February 4th 2020 Onix None