Ralts Spotlight Hour (January 2024): Last Minute Guide

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Pokémon Spotlight Hour will feature a different Pokémon and special bonus for one hour at 6:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday during the month of January. Ralts Spotlight Hour takes place on January 16th, 2024, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm local time, with 2× Transfer Candy bonus.

This Spotlight Hour is the third January 2024 Pokémon spotlight, and it is especially interesting as Ralts can be shiny and you will get 2x Candy on transfer! In other words, it’s a great time to have a clear out of your Pokémon storage.

Trainers who plan to participate should be prepared with a Mega Pokémon to maximise candy gains per Ralts caught. Here’s everything you need to know!

Ralts Spotlight Hour


  • Candy icon You will get 2x Candy for transferring Pokémon
  • Shiny icon Shiny Ralts and its evolutions are available in Pokémon GO

Note on Transfer Bonus

If you do not want to catch the featured Pokémon, you can make use of the 2x Transfer Candy bonus by transferring any saved Scatterbug, or opening a Mystery Box or Coin Bag! This is a great opportunity to clear out your storage, transfer Legendary Pokémon you have been clinging onto, and rare Pokémon you need more candy for. If you need help managing your Pokémon storage, check out our full guide here.

Ralts fact sheet


Ralts is a Psychic and Fairy-type Pokémon. Ralts is weak to Ghost, Poison, and Steel-type moves. Ralts has a Max CP of 609 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Windy and Cloudy weather, and it was originally found in the Hoenn region. Shiny Ralts is available in Pokémon GO.

Ralts evolves to Kirlia with 25 Ralts Candy. Only male Kirlia can evolve to Gallade with 100 Candy and a Sinnoh Stone. Gardevoir evolves from Kirlia with 100 Candy

Shiny Ralts

  Regular Shiny
Ralts Pokémon HOME Ralts sprite Pokémon HOME Shiny Ralts sprite
Kirlia Pokémon HOME Kirlia sprite Pokémon HOME Shiny Kirlia sprite
Gallade Pokémon HOME Gallade sprite Pokémon HOME Shiny Gallade sprite
Gardevoir Pokémon HOME Gardevoir sprite Pokémon HOME Shiny Gardevoir sprite
Mega Gardevoir Pokémon HOME Gardevoir sprite Pokémon HOME Shiny Gardevoir sprite

Ralts CP and IV Chart

1 7 CP 2 23 CP 3 40 CP
4 56 CP 5 72 CP 6 89 CP
7 105 CP 8 121 CP 9 137 CP
10 154 CP 11 169 CP 12 184 CP
13 200 CP 14 215 CP 15 231 CP
16 246 CP 17 261 CP 18 277 CP
19 292 CP 20 308 CP 21 323 CP
22 338 CP 23 354 CP 24 369 CP
25 385 CP 26 400 CP 27 416 CP
28 431 CP 29 446 CP 30 462 CP
31 469 CP 32 477 CP 33 485 CP
34 493 CP 35 500 CP 36 508 CP
37 516 CP 38 523 CP 39 531 CP
40 539 CP 41 546 CP 42 552 CP
43 559 CP 44 566 CP 45 573 CP
46 580 CP 47 588 CP 48 595 CP
49 602 CP 50 609 CP

Mega Pokémon that boost Ralts

The following Pokémon will grant you extra bonuses when catching Ralts if they are Mega/Primal evolved.

A Note on Mega Catch Bonus

While a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

Is it worth evolving Ralts?

Gallade doesn’t hold much of a place in the PVP meta. In terms of PVE it is outshined by stronger Psychic or Fighting type attackers such as Alakazam, Metagross and Terrakion. However, if you do not have any of the strong Legendaries for PVE it would be useful to have some strong CP Gallades or Gardevoirs for Raids or Gym Battles. On another note, it would be worth trying to find a strong IV Male Ralts to evolve into Gallade. Although Mega Gallade is not yet released in game, there is no harm in getting ahead of the game.

Check out this article by one of my fellow writers here at GO Hub for a more in depth analysis of Mega Gardevoir and Mega Gallade in PVP, and this article for PvE.

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