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

David Purcell
Shiny Seedot in the Pokemon Go Spotlight HourNiantic

Pokemon Go’s Seedot Spotlight Hour is next up in January 2023! But can Seedot be Shiny? And what bonus is available? Here’s everything you need to know.

Introduced by Niantic in 2020, Pokemon Go’s Spotlight Hour has become one of the title’s most popular recurring events. For the third celebration of January, Trainers will get a chance to catch the Grass-type Seedot.

While Seedot may not be the strongest addition to your team, this Spotlight Hour offers the perfect chance to stock up on Candy and evolve it into its final form Shiftry. It’s also a great time to go Shiny hunting!

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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 Seedot Spotlight Hour date & start time

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the Pokemon Go Seedot 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.

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This is the third Spotlight Hour of January 2023, so get ready to catch some Seedot!

Pokemon Go Mystery Bonus Hour screen.Niantic / The Pokemon Company
In 2023, a Mystery Bonus Hour will run alongside Spotlight celebrations.

How to prepare for Seedot 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 Seedot 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 Seedot Spotlight Hour bonus

For the Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, players will be able to enjoy Double Catch XP as part of the event bonuses.

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This 2x Catch XP bonus applies to any Pokemon, not just Seedot, so it’s a good idea to use an Incense and then catch as many Pokemon as you can during the event – then you’ll be able to level up in no time!

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

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

Is Shiny Seedot in Pokemon Go?

The good news is that Shiny Seedot is available in Pokemon Go, which means its evolutions Nuzleaf and Shiftry can also be Shiny.

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.

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Does Seedot have an evolution in Pokemon Go?

Seedot is able to evolve into Nuzleaf with 25 Candy. It can then evolve into Shiftry with 100 Candy.

It shouldn’t take you too long to stock up on enough Candy, especially during the Spotlight Hour event, but if you need some help then make sure you use Pinap Berries when catching to earn bonus Candy.

Remember, you can also transfer any Seedot you don’t need to get some extra Candy – but check their stats by getting an appraisal first to make sure you don’t transfer a good one!

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David is the former US Managing Editor at Dexerto.com. You can contact him via email: david.purcell@dexerto.com.