Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Schedule for September 2022
Every Tuesday in Pokémon GO, trainers might notice a single Pokémon appearing everywhere in the wild. For one hour, whatever the featured Pokémon is will be appearing almost exclusively everywhere.
Trainers can go around and collect all the candy they need and even have a chance at a shiny if it’s available.
Pokémon featured in Spotlight Hour this month
The Spotlight Hour is from 6 pm to 7 pm local time. Each Tuesday brings a new opportunity, so here’s what the schedule looks like.
January 3- Alolan Sandshrew
From 6 to 7, Alolan Sandshrew will be spawning all over the map. During this hour, players will receive twice the XP for evolving a Pokémon. This spotlight hour is excellent for getting XP and stardust. However, Alolan Sandshrew had a Community Day earlier this year and it returned for the December Comm Day. Nevertheless, this Pokémon can be shiny in the spotlight.
January 10- Swirlix
Swirlix will be available the following week. During that hour, trainers can earn twice the catch stardust. Stardust is awarded based on catching the Pokémon, but it’s in a very small amount, either 100 or 125 if it is weather boosted. This spotlight will double that total. Swirlix is available as a shiny Pokémon, too, as it made its debut during the Pokémon GO Fest event in 2022.
January 17- Seedot
From 6 to 7, trainers will see the Grass type Pokémon everywhere they go. It comes with double catch XP. XP is determined by whether or not a Pokémon is caught on the first try as well as the level of throw (nice, great, excellent), so there’s a good chance to earn a lot of XP. It is available shiny, so players can get out and check as many as they can to try and get the shiny version.
January 24- Tynamo
Tynamo will be frequently seen on Tuesday, January 24. During that hour, trainers will earn twice as much candy for catching a Pokémon. This means the standard throw will earn six candy instead of three. Using a Pinap berry can increase that total to 12! Unfortunately, it cannot be shiny as of now. However, the Pokémon does evolve twice, which makes this spotlight hour an excellent chance to get the final evolution, Eelektross.
January 31- Blitzle
For the final week of January (fortunately for spotlight hunters, there are five Tuesdays this month), Blitzle will be in the spotlight! This horse Pokémon will be spawning everywhere trainers look from 6-7 pm local time that day. The bonus that will be active is double transfer XP. This can be a good time to clear out Pokémon Storage as it will award two candies instead of one!
Shiny odds for Spotlight Hour
Unfortunately, there is no shiny boost for Spotlight Hour. In a sense, there is because instead of just having one random chance, they have hundreds of random chances since they will see so many. However, the overall rate does not change.
It is still the roughly 1-in-450 rate for shinies. Community days and other events carry increased shiny odds, but Spotlight Hour does not. Trainers will still have to be extremely lucky to get a shiny version of Munna, Ralts, Aron and Minccino.