Pokemon Go August 9, 2022 Spotlight Hour: Everything You Need to Know

Players can earn bonus experience points for a limited time.

The next Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour event will take place on August 9, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

During this event, Nidoran♀ will appear more frequently than normal in the wild and players will earn two times the normal number of experience points when catching Pokemon.

Nidoran♀ is a Poison-type Pokemon from the first generation of the Pokemon universe. In Pokemon Go, you can evolve Nidoran♀ into Nidorina using 25 Nidoran♀ Candy, and then evolve Nidorina into Nidoqueen using 100 Nidoran♀ Candy.

Shiny Nidoran♀ is available in Pokemon Go. Shiny Nidoran♀ is pink, rather than blue.

Normal Nidoran♀ (Left) and Shiny Nidoran♀ (Right); Source: SuperParent

To make the most of this week’s event, remember that you can activate an Incense to attract wild Pokemon to your location for a limited time. This will give you more Nidoran♀ to encounter and more chances to potentially find a Shiny one.

In addition, you can activate a Lucky Egg to earn more experience points for completing in-game actions for a limited time. This Lucky Egg bonus will stack with the Spotlight Hour bonus, allowing you to earn lots of experience points for each Pokemon you capture during this event.

Following this week’s Spotlight Hour, three more of these events are scheduled to take place before the end of August 2022. Here’s the schedule:

  • August 16 - Joltik
  • August 23 - Nidoran♂
  • August 30 - Pidove

Are you looking forward to this week’s Spotlight Hour event in Pokemon Go? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.