We’re in the second month of Pokemon Go‘s Season of Hidden Gems. There are going to be multiple events happening, such as the weekly Spotlight Hour events. Specific Pokemon will appear in the Spotlight hour, giving players the chance at earning this Pokemon, alongside several other rewards.
It is possible to miss this Spotlight Hour event, so make sure you’re around and playing Pokémon Go to receive all the rewards. This guide covers all Spotlight Hour dates and times for August 2023 in Pokémon Go.
How Pokémon Go Spotlight Hours Work
The Spotlight Hour event is when a single Pokémon is frequently spawning from 6 PM to 7 PM in your local time zone on a Tuesday. The Spotlight Hour event has a new Pokémon in the hourly timeslot, and it’s available to everyone. After the hour event is over, spawns return to normal.
Every Spotlight Hour Event in Pokemon Go for August 2023
The new Pokémon appearing in Pokemon Go’s Spotlight Hour events are going to be Vulpix, Paras, Stufful, Venonat, and Tentacool.
Here are the entire Spotlight Hour dates, times, rewards, and the Pokémon available during the hour.
- August 1: Vulpix will be the featured Spotlight Hour Pokemon and you can earn twice as much experience for evolving Pokemon
- August 8: Paras will be the featured Spotlight Hour Pokemon and you can get twice as much Stardust for catching Pokemon
- August 15: Stufful will be the featured Spotlight Hour Pokemon and you can get twice as much XP for catching Pokemon
- August 22: Venonat will be the featured Spotlight Hour Pokemon and you can get twice as much Candy for catching Pokemon
- August 29: Tentacool will be the featured Spotlight Hour Pokemon and you can get twice as much Candy for transferring Pokemon
The Pokemon appearing in Pokemon Go’s Spotlight for August 2023 feature a good blend of choices. Vulpix is a good one for Candy to evolve an Alolan Vulpix, but Stufful is likely the best Pokemon featured for August 2023. Stufful has the most PvP potential, with Bewear being an excellent Normal and Fighting-type Pokemon.
It is important to note that all Pokemon featured in this round of Spotlight have a good chance of appearing in their shiny versions. It would be a good idea for Pokemon Go players to jump onto this event if they have yet to encounter these shiny versions.