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Pokemon GO Krabby Event: Spotlight Hour Guide

Krabby was selected as the featured Pokemon for Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, Mar. 2.
Krabby was selected as the featured Pokemon for Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, Mar. 2. / Niantic Labs

Krabby was selected as the featured Pokemon for Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, Mar. 2.

Longterm Pokemon fans will likely remember this Kanto crustacean from its connection with anime protagonist Ash Ketchum. In Pokemon GO, however, Krabby is best known for its evolved form, Kingler—a popular water-type counter choice in battles and raids. Niantic Labs saw fit to give Krabby its very own slot centerstage on Mar. 2 during their weekly Spotlight Hour recurring event.

Pokemon GO Krabby Spotlight Hour

Like all Spotlight Hours, Krabby's event started at 6 p.m. and ended an hour later at 7 p.m., local time. During that time, trainers were able to encounter and catch it at an increased rate, hopefully leading to a few shiny variants along the way. Those who chose to transfer their Krabbies would earn twice the amount of candy per Pokemon.

As a water-type, Krabby is found during rainy weather conditions and/or near large bodies of water. It was among the first round of Pokemon ever released in Pokemon GO on July 6, 2016. Its shiny form debuted on Oct. 1, 2018—swapping its burnt orange hue for yellow-green.

Trainers can evolve Krabby into Kingler for 50 candies.

Hailing from the Kanto region, despite being spotted near beaches and ocean shores, Krabby is known as the "River Crab" Pokemon. Its PokeDex entry furthers this confusion, stating that they, "live on beaches, burrowed inside holes dug into the sand." When food is scarce, it's common to see Krabby battling over territory. Its PokeDex number is 98.