Outside of Raids and other special events, the weekly Spotlight Hours are the best times in Pokémon GO to catch and collect specific Pokémon. With the new year quickly approaching Niantic has revealed the list of Pokémon that will be featured in Spotlight Hours for January 2023. Here is the full list.
Pokémon GO January 2023 Spotlight Hours: Full List
During the Spotlight Hour the featured Pokémon will spawn more frequently in the wild, making it easier for players to finally add that Pokémon to their Pokédex or grind for more candies. Here is the full list of the January 2023 Spotlight Hour Pokémon and other bonuses:
- Jan. 4 - Alolan Sandshrew | 2x XP for evolving Pokémon
- Jan. 10 - Swirlix | 2x Stardust for catching Pokémon
- Jan. 17 - Seedot | 2x XP for catching Pokémon
- Jan. 24 - Tynamo | 2x Catch Candy
- Jan. 31 - Blitzle | 2x Candy for transferring Pokémon
All the Spotlight Hour Pokémon can also be shiny except for Tynamo on Jan. 24. The Spotlight Hour will always be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time so hopefully most people will be off work or school to take advantage of it.
Pokémon GO is currently on its ninth promotional season called Mythical Wishes. This season is set to last until March 2023. There is also a Las Vegas Pokémon GO Tour featuring Pokémon from the Hoenn region set for Feb. 18 to Feb 19. With all the events set for January, February will be here before you know it.