Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for June 2021 - Dexerto

Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for June 2021

Published: 21/Jun/2021 17:40 Updated: 21/Jun/2021 17:47

by Daniel Megarry


Niantic have revealed their Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for June 2021, with Dwebble, Abra, Slowpoke, Swinub, and Aipom all making boosted appearances – so 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 a Community Day event on June 6, 2021. 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 June Spotlight Hour schedule.


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

Next up, Swinub!

shiny swinub in pokemon go
Swinub is set to feature in Pokemon Go’s Spotlight Hour on June 22.

Niantic have confirmed that the next Spotlight Hour will be Swinub, and it goes live on June 22, 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 evolution XP as part of the event bonuses as well.


Is there a Shiny Swinub in Pokemon Go?

Yes, the Ice and Ground-type Pokemon can be Shiny, although it’s a very rare occurrence. Using any spare Incense or Lures you have should help you encounter one during the Spotlight Hour.

Pokemon Go June 2021 Spotlight Hour schedule

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

Spotlight Hour Date Spotlight Hour Time Spotlight Pokemon Spotlight Bonus
June 1 6PM – 7PM Dwebble 2x Catch XP
June 8 6PM – 7PM Abra 2x Catch Candy
June 15 6PM – 7PM Slowpoke 2x Transfer Candy
June 22 6PM – 7PM Swinub 2x Evolution XP
June 29 6PM – 7PM Aipom 2x Catch Stardust

How to prepare for Swinub 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. Many trainers use Spotlight Hours to fill out their Shiny collection, so this is the perfect chance for you to do the same!

That’s everything we know about the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hours for June 2021. Keep checking back to this page for regular updates, as different Pokemon will spawn more frequently than others during the month.