Hoppip Spotlight Hour (March 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 March. Hoppip Spotlight Hour takes place on March 26th, 2024, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm local time, with 2× Catch Candy bonus.

This Spotlight Hour is the final March 2024 Pokémon spotlight, and it is especially interesting as Hoppip can be shiny and you will get 2x Candy on catch! In other words, this is a great time to farm those Hoppip candies!

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

Hoppip Spotlight Hour


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

Note on Catch Bonus

If you do not want to catch the featured Pokémon, you can make use of the 2x Catch Candy bonus by catching any saved Scatterbug, or opening a Mystery Box or Coin Bag! You can stock up field research or leave any special or timed research encounters until Spotlight Hour to make use of this bonus. If you aren’t interested in Hoppip candy, you could even use this bonus to get extra candy from catching raid bosses!

Hoppip Fact Sheet


Hoppip is a Grass and Flying-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 678 in Pokémon GO. Hoppip’s best moveset is Tackle and Grass Knot. It is weather boosted by Sunny and Windy weather, and it was originally found in the Johto region. Shiny Hoppip is available in Pokémon GO.

Hoppip is weak to Ice, Fire, Flying, Poison, and Rock-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Fighting, Water, Grass, and Ground-type moves.

Pokémon Requirements Evolution
Hoppip 25 Hoppip Candy Skiploom
Skiploom 100 Hoppip Candy Jumpluff

Shiny Hoppip

Regular Shiny

Hoppip CP and IV Chart

1 8 CP 2 26 CP 3 44 CP
4 62 CP 5 80 CP 6 99 CP
7 117 CP 8 135 CP 9 153 CP
10 171 CP 11 188 CP 12 205 CP
13 222 CP 14 240 CP 15 257 CP
16 274 CP 17 291 CP 18 308 CP
19 325 CP 20 342 CP 21 360 CP
22 377 CP 23 394 CP 24 411 CP
25 428 CP 26 445 CP 27 463 CP
28 480 CP 29 497 CP 30 514 CP
31 523 CP 32 531 CP 33 540 CP
34 548 CP 35 557 CP 36 565 CP
37 574 CP 38 583 CP 39 591 CP
40 600 CP 41 607 CP 42 615 CP
43 623 CP 44 630 CP 45 638 CP
46 646 CP 47 654 CP 48 662 CP
49 670 CP 50 678 CP

Mega Pokémon that boost Hoppip

The following Pokémon will grant you extra bonuses when catching Hoppip 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 Hoppip?

No, not really. Hoppip and its evolutions do not hold any relevancy in the PVP meta. It’s worth evolving for the dex (or shiny dex), but it’s not really much more than a collection ‘mon. 

If you’re out and about, it might be worth completing a few Mega Venusaur or Tapu Lele raids for the candy bonus, as they can be useful raid attackers and their candy for powering up is not as easy to come by.

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