Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for September 2021 - Dexerto

Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for September 2021

Published: 23/Sep/2021 10:00

by Daniel Megarry


Niantic has revealed their Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for September 2021. With Baltoy, Skitty, and Alolan Meowth 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, there was also an Oshawott Community Day on September 19. 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 September Spotlight Hour schedule.


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

Next up, Alolan Meowth!

Alolan Meowth Spotlight Hour
The Dark-type Alolan Meowth is the next Spotlight Hour.

Niantic has confirmed that the next Spotlight Hour will be Alolan Meowth, and it goes live on Tuesday, September 28, 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 Transfer Candy as part of the event bonuses as well.

Is there a Shiny Alolan Meowth in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Shiny Alolan Meowth is currently available in Pokemon Go! It debuted during the game’s 3rd anniversary. This Shiny variation won’t be easy to find, though, so you’ll need plenty of patience to get one.

Pokemon Go September 2021 Spotlight Hour schedule

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

Spotlight Hour Date Spotlight Hour Time Spotlight Pokemon Spotlight Bonus
September 7 6PM – 7PM Spoink 2x Catch Stardust
September 14 6PM – 7PM Baltoy 2x Catch XP
September 21 6PM – 7PM Skitty 2x Catch Candy
September 28 6PM – 7PM Alolan Meowth 2x Transfer Candy

How to prepare for Alolan Meowth 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 September 2021. Every week will feature a different Pokemon and event bonus, so check back later in the month for more details!