Pokemon Go Seel Spotlight Hour guide: Can Seel be Shiny? - Dexerto

Pokemon Go Seel Spotlight Hour guide: Can Seel be Shiny?

Published: 24/May/2022 9:47

by David Purcell


Pokemon Go’s Seel Spotlight Hour is next up in May 2022! As well as the chance to catch a Shiny Seel, players can also score one of the game’s most useful bonuses.

Introduced by Niantic in 2020, Pokemon Go’s Spotlight Hour has become one of the title’s most popular recurring events. For the next celebration of May, Trainers will get a chance to catch the Kanto region’s Water/Ice-type Seel.

While Seel may not be the strongest addition to your team, this Spotlight Hour offers the perfect chance to stock up on Candy to evolve one into Dewgong, which can actually be a pretty great fighter in the Great League.


As has been the case since 2020, each Tuesday of every month is dedicated to hosting a 60-minute celebration for a single Pokemon. Trainers exploring the map during the set time will encounter the selected ‘mon with boosted spawn rates.


Pokemon Go Seel Spotlight Hour date & start time

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, the Pokemon Go Seel Spotlight Hour will take place.

The limited-time event kicks off at its usual time at 6 PM and runs until 7 PM local time, meaning no matter where you are in the world, the event starts at that time.

This is the fourth Spotlight Hour of May 2022, so get ready to catch some Seel!

Pokemon Go Mystery Bonus Hour screen.
Niantic / The Pokemon Company
In 2022, a Mystery Bonus Hour will run alongside Spotlight celebrations.

How to prepare for Seel Spotlight Hour in Pokemon Go

Preparation for this Spotlight Hour is crucial, as it only lasts – you guessed it – 60 minutes. Here’s what you can do to get ready for it:


  1. Use your PokeCoins to buy an Incense to use during the hour.
  2. Clear out space in your Pokemon Storage Box for all the Seel you’ll catch.
  3. Bring a lot of Poke Balls with you so you can catch plenty of Pokemon.
  4. Collect Pokemon Candy for the Spotlight Hour Pokemon to evolve it!

Pokemon Go Seel Spotlight Hour bonus

For the Spotlight Hour on May 24, 2022, players will snag Double Catch Stardust as part of the event bonuses.

This 2x Catch Stardust bonus will apply to any Pokemon, not just Seel, so it’s a good idea to catch as many Pokemon as you can during this event – it’s a brilliant chance to stock up on that all-important Stardust.

We always recommend using an XP-boosting Lucky Egg during Spotlight Hours. Since December 2020, Pokemon Go’s level cap was increased from level 40 to 50, so you won’t want to miss out on this chance to score some easy points.

Seel appearing in the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour
There will be loads of Seel to catch during this event.

Is Shiny Seel in Pokemon Go?

The good news is that Shiny Seel is currently available to catch in Pokemon Go, which means Shiny Dewgong is also available. They made their debuts in May 2019.


Shiny Pokemon are incredibly hard to find, but there’s arguably no better time to get one than during a Spotlight Hour when there will be hundreds of Pokemon for you to encounter.

Does Seel have an evolution in Pokemon Go?

Seel is able to evolve into Dewgong with the help of 50 Candy. There are no special items or Buddy tasks needed for this evolution process.

This is a relatively cheap evolution (especially compared to last week’s 400 Candy Gyarados!), but if you’re still struggling to earn enough Candy, make sure to use Pinap Berries when catching Seel for a bonus.

Remember, you can also transfer any Seel you don’t need to get some extra Candy – just make sure you check their stats by getting an appraisal before doing so to make sure you don’t transfer a good one!


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