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

David Purcell
Shiny Aron in the Pokemon Go Spotlight HourNiantic

Pokemon Go’s Aron Spotlight Hour is next up in September 2022! But can Aron 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 September, Trainers will get a chance to catch the Hoenn region’s Steel/Rock-type Aron.

While Aron 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 Aggron. It’s also a great time to go Shiny hunting!

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 Aron Spotlight Hour date & start time

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Pokemon Go Aron 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 third Spotlight Hour of September 2022, so get ready to catch some Aron!

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 Aron 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 Aron 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 Aron Spotlight Hour bonus

For the Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, players will be able to enjoy Double Catch Candy as part of the event bonuses.

This 2x Catch Candy bonus applies to any Pokemon, not just Aron, so it’s a good idea to use an Incense or Lure Module to help you catch as many Pokemon as you can during this event – then you’ll be evolving them in no time!

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.

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

Is Shiny Aron in Pokemon Go?

The good news is that Shiny Aron is currently available to catch in Pokemon Go, which means that its evolutions Lairon and Aggron 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.

Does Aron have an evolution in Pokemon Go?

Aron is able to evolve into Lairon with 25 Candy. It can then evolve into Aggron with 100 Candy. There are no special items or Buddy tasks needed for this evolution process.

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 Aron you don’t need to get some extra Candy – just make sure you check their stats by getting an appraisal first so to make sure you don’t transfer a good one!

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