Niantic has revealed the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for January 2023. With Seedot, Tynamo, and Blitzle all making boosted appearances, there’s plenty to look forward to.
The Spotlight Hour is a popular weekly event 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 your Pokedex and earn enough Candy to evolve that Pokemon.
Alongside these Spotlight Hours, a Community Day starring Chespin took place on January 7. All of these events are designed to give Trainers opportunities to catch, evolve, and battle with the community.
Here’s everything you need to know about the January 2023 Spotlight Hour schedule.
- What is the next Spotlight Hour?
- Spotlight Hour January 2023 schedule
- How to prepare for Spotlight Hour
- Spotlight Hour spawn rate & Shiny rate
Next up, Tynamo!
Niantic has confirmed that the next Spotlight Hour will be Tynamo, and it goes live on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
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 can also grab Double Catch Candy as part of the event bonuses.
Is there a Shiny Tynamo in Pokemon Go?
The bad news is that Shiny Tynamo is currently unavailable in Pokemon Go, which means its evolutions Eelektrik and Eelektross are also unavailable as Shiny variants.
You can see the full Spotlight Hour schedule for January 2023 below:
|Spotlight Hour Date||Spotlight Hour Time||Spotlight Pokemon||Spotlight Bonus||Can it be Shiny?|
|January 3||6PM – 7PM||Alolan Sandshrew||2x Evolution XP||Yes|
|January 10||6PM – 7PM||Swirlix||2x Catch Stardust||Yes|
|January 17||6PM – 7PM||Seedot||2x Catch XP||Yes|
|January 24||6PM – 7PM||Tynamo||2x Catch Candy||No|
|January 31||6PM – 7PM||Blitzle||2x Transfer Candy||Yes|
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 Pokemon you’ll catch.
- Save up your PokeCoins and purchase an 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 and Stardust you’ll earn during the event.
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, especially if you’re using Incense and Lures.
As a result, the spawn rate of each Shiny variation is boosted too. 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 you need to know about the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hours for January 2023. Every week will feature a different Pokemon and event bonus, so come back later in the month for more details!
While you’re here, check out some more Pokemon Go guides below:
How to catch Ditto | Best Eeveelutions | Field research tasks | Promo Codes for free items | How to get Pinap Berries | Spotlight Hour schedule | How to defeat Giovanni | Rarest Pokemon | Best Mega Evolutions | Community Day schedule | How to get Raid Passes | Team Go Rocket Grunt guide