Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for September 2023


Niantic has revealed the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for September 2023. With Mankey, Girafarig, and more 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.

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Just like the monthly Community Days, these Pokemon Go events are designed to give Trainers opportunities to catch, evolve, and battle with the community.

Here’s everything you need to know about the September 2023 Spotlight Hour schedule.


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

Next up, Growlithe!

Growlithe appearing in Pokemon Go

Niantic has confirmed that the next Spotlight Hour will feature Growlithe and it will go live on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

This 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 in the world.

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On top of that, players can also grab 2x Catch Stardust as part of the event bonuses.

Can Growlithe be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

The good news is that Shiny Growlithe is available to encounter in Pokemon Go. This means you can also get Shiny Arcanine by evolving Growlithe with 50 Candy.

Pokemon Go September 2023 Spotlight Hour schedule

You can see the full Spotlight Hour schedule for September 2023 below:

Spotlight Hour Date Spotlight Hour Time Spotlight Pokemon Spotlight Bonus Can it be Shiny?
September 5 6PM – 7PM Wooper 2x Evolution XP Yes
September 12 6PM – 7PM Mankey 2x Catch Candy Yes
September 19 6PM – 7PM Girafarig 2x Catch XP Yes
September 26 6PM – 7PM Growlithe 2x Catch Stardust Yes

How to prepare for Growlithe 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:

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  • 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.

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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, especially if you’re using Incense and Lures.

While Spotlight Hours won’t increase a Pokemon’s individual Shiny rate, the fact that you’re encountering so many of them means you’re more likely to find one during a Spotlight Hour than during regular hours.

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If you’re planning on using Spotlight Hours to Shiny hunt, the best approach is to use an Incense and go exploring. Tap on every Pokemon you see and if they aren’t Shiny, don’t bother catching them – just leave and keep searching.

Remember that you can now use Pokedex classifications to single out your Shiny Pokemon collection, which is helpful if you’re trying to catch ’em all.

That’s everything you need to know about the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hours for September 2023. Every week will feature a different Pokemon and event bonus, so come back later in the month for more details!

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While you’re here, check out some more Pokemon Go guides below:

Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | How to catch Ditto | Best Eeveelutions | Field research tasks | Promo Codes for free items | How to get Pinap BerriesHow to defeat Giovanni | Rarest Pokemon | Best Mega Evolutions | Community Day schedule | How to get Raid Passes | Team Go Rocket Grunt guide

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