Overview of current month’s Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour, Raid Hour, and Bonus Hour events. Includes a schedule, bonuses, and Raid Bosses that appear in these mini events which are held regularly every week.
Pokémon GO September 2023 Spotlight Hours
Spotlight Hours take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. During a Spotlight Hour, a large amount of the featured Pokémon will spawn, and Trainers earn bonus rewards for catching Pokémon.
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured on these dates in August 2023:
2× XP for Evolving PokémonWooper
2× Candy for catching PokémonMankey
2× XP for catching PokémonGirafarig
2× Stardust for catching PokémonGrowlithe
Pokémon GO September 2023 Raid Hours
Raid Hours take place every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. During Raid Hours, a Legendary Pokémon appears at all Gyms that can host a Raid at that time. If there are more than Legendary currently in rotation, all of them will appear at the same time.
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured in increased numbers in Five Star Raids during these dates in August:
Q: What are Pokémon GO Spotlight hours?
A: Pokémon GO Spotlight hours are weekly events in the game where a specific Pokémon is featured for one hour. During this hour, the selected Pokémon spawns more frequently in the wild, and players have increased chances of encountering and catching it.
Q: When do Pokémon GO Spotlight hours take place?
A: Pokémon GO Spotlight hours occur every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.
Q: How are Pokémon selected for Spotlight hours?
A: Niantic, the developers of Pokémon GO, select the Pokémon for Spotlight hours. The chosen Pokémon can be common or rare, and the selection is made to provide players with an opportunity to catch and collect a variety of Pokémon.
Q: Can I evolve the featured Pokémon during Spotlight hours to get exclusive moves?
A: No, evolving the featured Pokémon during Spotlight hours does not guarantee the acquisition of exclusive moves. Exclusive moves are usually reserved for specific events or Community Days.
Q: Do Spotlight hours offer any bonuses other than increased spawns?
A: Yes, during Spotlight hours, there is often an additional bonus. This can include increased experience points (XP) for catching Pokémon, extra Stardust for catching Pokémon, or reduced egg hatch distance.
Q: Can I still encounter other Pokémon during Spotlight hours?
A: Yes, while the featured Pokémon spawns more frequently during Spotlight hours, other Pokémon will still appear in the game. However, the frequency of the featured Pokémon will be significantly higher.
Q: Can I use Lure Modules during Spotlight hours to attract the featured Pokémon?
Q: Are Spotlight hours available worldwide?
A: Yes, Spotlight hours are available to Pokémon GO players worldwide. The timing of the event is based on the player’s local time.
Q: Can I participate in Pokémon GO Spotlight hours remotely?
A: Spotlight hours require players to actively explore their surroundings and catch Pokémon in real-world locations. Therefore, remote participation is generally not possible for this particular event.
Q: Are there any special items or rewards for participating in Spotlight hours?
A: There are no specific items or rewards exclusively tied to participating in Spotlight hours. However, players can benefit from increased spawns, bonuses, and the opportunity to catch Pokémon that may be useful for evolving, trading, or battling.
Q: What are Pokémon GO Raid hours?
A: Pokémon GO Raid hours are one-hour long weekly mini events during which raid battles in the game become more frequent, featuring one specific Pokémon in Raids. All Raids feature the same Pokémon.
Q: When do Pokémon GO Raid hours occur?
A: Pokémon GO Spotlight hours occur every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.
Q: How long do Raid hours last?
A: Raid hours last for one hour. During this time, the number of raids taking place increases, making it easier for Trainers to find and participate in raid battles.
Q: What Pokémon can I encounter during Raid hours?
A: Pokémon that can be encountered during Raid hours depend on the specific raid boss that is active during that time, but more often than not it features Legendary Pokémon. Niantic frequently rotates raid bosses, allowing players to battle and catch various Pokémon, including both regular species and legendary Pokémon.
Q: Can I participate in Raid hours alone?
A: While some lower-tier raids can be completed solo or in small groups, Raid hours are generally designed to encourage teamwork and collaboration. It is often beneficial to team up with other players to defeat stronger raid bosses and increase your chances of success.
Q: How do I find Raid battles during Raid hours?
A: During Raid hours, you can locate raid battles by looking for gyms with raid eggs or raid bosses on the map. Raid eggs appear as a countdown timer on top of a gym, indicating when the raid battle will begin.
Q: Are Raid hours available worldwide?
A: Yes, Raid hours are available worldwide, and they respect your local time and local timezone.
Q: Can I receive exclusive rewards during Raid hours?
A: While Raid hours do not typically offer exclusive rewards on their own, they provide increased opportunities to earn regular raid rewards such as Rare Candies, Golden Razz Berries, TMs, and a chance to catch the raid boss Pokémon. Some raid bosses may have their shiny form available during raid hours, increasing the odds of encountering a shiny Pokémon.
Q: Do Raid hours require special passes?
A: Raid hours do not require any special raid passes. The regular raid passes used for normal raids can be used during Raid hours as well. However, it’s always a good idea to have a few raid passes in your inventory before the event starts to maximize your participation.
Q: Are Raid hours limited to a specific level of players?
A: Raid hours are open to players of all levels. Legendary raids may require a larger group of players to defeat the raid boss. It is recommended to team up with others to take on more challenging raids during Raid hours.