August 2021 will be the final month of Pokémon Go’s blazing summer, and we’ve arrived at the end of Niantic’s annual Pokémon Go Fest. Numerous rare and legendary Pokémon made appearances for the mobile game’s fifth anniversary while also celebrating Pokémon’s 25th anniversary. Dialga and Palkia have returned to five-star raids, and the Ultra Unlock events will be happening for the rest of August, with Parts 2 and 3 being the final big events for the Season of Discovery. Throughout August, every Tuesday, there will be a Spotlight Hour event featuring a specific Pokémon that has an increased spawn rate that you can capture from 6 PM to 7 PM in your local time zone.
These are the new Pokémon appearing in the Spotlight Hour events: Magnemite, East Sea Shellos, West Sea Shellos, and two mysterious Pokémon. July’s final Pokémon spotlight hour will be Natu on July 27, which also features rewarding you twice as much XP for evolving Pokémon during the event.
The Spotlight Hour is when a single Pokémon has a ridiculously high chance to spawn. 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.
- August 3: Magnemite will be in the spotlight and you’ll be able to acquire twice as much Stardust whenever capturing Pokémon during the event
- August 10: East Sea Shellos will be in the spotlight and you’ll be able to acquire twice as much XP for catching Pokémon during the event
- August 17: West Sea Shellos will be in the spotlight and you’ll be able to acquire twice as much Candy for catching Pokémon during the event
- August 24: A mysterious Pokémon will be in the spotlight and you’ll be able to earn twice as much Candy for transferring Pokémon during the event
- August 31: A mysterous Pokémon will be in the spotlight and you’ll be able to earn twice as much XP for evolving Pokémon during the event
The Pokémon featured in August’s Spotlight Hours are featured in the Ultra Unlock weeks as increased spawns. Magnemite is likely the weakest choice in terms of rarity. Still, it is an excellent choice for any player eager to evolve into a Magnezone, a superb Great and Ultra League Pokémon. The East Sea and West Sea Shellos appearances are directly tied to Ultra Unlock Part 2 weeks. While they’re not the best choices for PvP, they’re good choices for collectors wanting to capture them. Magnemite does have a shiny version, but both types of Shellos do not. The two mystery Pokémon will be tied to the Ultra Unlock Part 3, which we have no details about at this time.
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