Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for October 2021 - Dexerto

Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for October 2021

Published: 20/Oct/2021 9:25

by Daniel Megarry


Niantic has revealed the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for October 2021. With Gothita, Murkrow, and Gastly all making boosted appearances, there’s plenty to look forward to.

The Spotlight Hour is one of the weekly events that Niantic hosts in Pokemon Go. Each week, a different Pokemon will get a turn in the limelight, offering highly boosted spawn rates and a special double bonus.

For one hour, Trainers will get the chance to catch as many of that specific species as they can, offering the perfect opportunity to fill out their Pokedex and earn enough Candy to evolve and power up that Pokemon.


Alongside these Spotlight Hours, a Duskull Community Day took place on October 9. All of these events are designed to give Trainers more opportunities to catch, evolve, and battle with the community.

Here’s everything you need to know about the spooky October Spotlight Hour schedule.


What is the next Pokemon Spotlight Hour? Date, time & bonus

Next up, Murkrow!

Murkrow in Pokemon Go
The Dark/Flying-type Murkrow is the next Spotlight Hour star.

Niantic has confirmed that the next Spotlight Hour will be Murkrow, and it goes live on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

The Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild for a short period of time, between 6PM-7PM local time. This means you’ll be able to take part and catch it wherever you are playing in the world.


On top of that, players will be able to grab Double Evolution XP as part of the event bonuses as well.

Is there a Shiny Murkrow in Pokemon Go?

Shiny Murkrow is currently available in Pokemon Go, which means Shiny Honchkrow is also available. They made their debut during the April Fools’ Day event in 2018, and have a purple color scheme.

Pokemon Go October 2021 Spotlight Hour schedule

You can see the full Spotlight Hour schedule for October 2021 below:

Spotlight Hour Date Spotlight Hour Time Spotlight Pokemon Spotlight Bonus
October 5 6PM – 7PM Drifloon 2x Evolution XP
October 12 6PM – 7PM Gastly 2x Catch Stardust
October 19 6PM – 7PM Gothita 2x Catch XP
October 26 6PM – 7PM Murkrow 2x Evolution XP

How to prepare for Murkrow Spotlight Hour in Pokemon Go

As the Spotlight Hours only last for 60 minutes, there are a number of things you can do to prepare in order to make sure you don’t waste any precious time:

  • Make sure you have enough Poke Balls to catch multiple Spotlight Hour Pokemon.
  • Make sure you have enough Berries to get double Candy or make catching easier.
  • Clear out your Pokemon Storage Box to make room for all the ‘mon you’ll catch.
  • Save up your Pokecoins and purchase at least two Incense for the event.

Alongside these tips, Spotlight Hours are the perfect opportunity to use any spare items like Lucky Eggs or Star Pieces to increase the XP you’ll earn during the event.


Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour
Spotlight Hours give you a better chance to catch Shiny Pokemon.

Spotlight Hour Spawn Rate & Shiny Rate

The spawn rate of each Spotlight Hour Pokemon is boosted for 60 minutes during these events, meaning you’ll have plenty of opportunities to catch each species.

As a result, the spawn rate of each Shiny variation is boosted too (if it’s available). Many trainers use Spotlight Hours to fill out their Shiny collection, so this is the perfect chance for you to do the same!

This will be especially useful now that Niantic has introduced new Pokedex classifications to display your Shiny, Lucky, Event, and more Pokemon variants.

That’s everything we know about the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hours for October 2021. Every week will feature a different Pokemon and event bonus, so check back later in the month for more details!