To make things a bit easier for Pokémon Go players, Niantic has released all of the Spotlight Hour events and what Pokémon will available for them throughout April. You will know all of the times for your local area, what Pokémon you can expect to see more of, and see bonuses for capturing that Pokémon during the given time.
Each of the events happens on a Tuesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in your local time. All you have to do is open up your Pokémon Go application, and you’re ready to participate. The spotlight event features the highlighted Pokémon, among others spawning more frequently during the timeframe.
The events are broken down like this:
- April 7: Purrloin will be in the spotlight and everyone will earn twice as much experience points for capturing them.
- April 14: Mangemite will be in the spotlight, and everyone will receive twice as much candy for Mangemite after capturing it.
- April 21: Wobbuffet will be in the spotlight, and everyone will receive twice as much candy for Wobbuffet after capturing it.
- April 28: Pidgey will be in the spotlight, and everyone will receive twice as much experience for evolving this Pokémon during the event.
Niantic wanted to make these spotlight events more transparent by displaying all of the information upfronts. Previously, spotlight events in Pokémon Go were mysterious and held no information at all.
The only information you had was knowing what time the event started. None of the bonuses were shared, or what we Pokémon was going to be in the spotlight. With the information fully shared with the community, hopefully, more players become involved and have their expectations set before the event starts. We can expect to receive monthly updates for the spotlight hour event moving forward.