March 2021 is the start of a new season in Pokémon Go, the Season of Legends. Therian Forme Thundurus, Tornadus, and Landorus are on the way, and Giovanni will be up to no good throughout the season. You’ll be able to capture shadow versions of Moltes, Articuno, and Zapdos. These events will be happening throughout spring, and at the start of March, there’s a new series of Spotlight Hour Pokémon for players to catch every Tuesday.
These are the new Pokémon appearing in the Spotlight Hour events: Krabby, Drowzee, Voltorb, Surskit, and Slugma.
The Spotlight Hour is when a single Pokémon has a ridiculously high chance to spawn, and it usually means you see somewhere from three to nine of them around you without having to visit a particular location. The Spotlight Hour event has a new Pokémon every week on Tuesday for only an hour. The event is open to everyone, but you need to have your Pokémon Go application open from 6 PM to 7 PM in your timezone.
Here are the entire Spotlight Hour dates, times, rewards, and the Pokémon available during the hour:
- March 2: Krabby will appear more often, and you can earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon during the event.
- March 9: Drowze will appear more often, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon during the event.
- March 16: Voltorb will appear more often, and you’ll twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon during the event.
- March 23: Surskit will appear more often, and you can earn twice the XP) for capturing Pokémon during the event.
- March 30: Slugma will appear more often, and you earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon during the event.
There’s a bit more variety of Pokémon being featured during the event, and there’s no clear theme.
This will be the first month for Pokémon Go’s Season of Legends. While the events throughout the month will be legendary, the Pokémon in the Spotlight Hour is subpar, at best. Krabby’s evolved form, Kingler, is okay. Hypno is a better Pokémon for the Kanto Cup, so if you like competing in that competition, it’s a solid choice. Electrode is another decent and niche Pokémon choice. Surskit evolves into Masquerain, and that’s not too fancy. Magcargo is another niche Pokémon useful in specific PvP Cups and competitions, so having it in your collection is a worthwhile addition to your roster.
Overall, these choices are not outstanding. But they could have been worse. The Season of Legends will be an interesting month for Pokémon players who enjoy raids.