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Pokemon GO Luvdisc Spotlight Hour Explained

Trainers felt the "Luv" in the air during Pokemon GO's Luvdisc Spotlight Hour.
Trainers felt the "Luv" in the air during Pokemon GO's Luvdisc Spotlight Hour. | Niantic Labs

Trainers felt the "Luv" in the air during Pokemon GO's Luvdisc Spotlight Hour.

Niantic Labs choose the blushing pink Pokemon Luvdisc as the featured Spotlight Hour spawn on Feb. 15—the day before it was set to appear. This Pokemon has previously been featured heavily around this time as part of a few annual Valentine's Day events. Finally, it can have some time by itself standing center-stage.

Pokemon GO Luvdisc Spotlight Hour

Luvdisc's Spotlight hour took place on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

As with all Spotlight Hour events, Luvdisc saw a sharp increase in spawn rate all over the overland map. One could even say trainers were stuck right in the middle of a Luv-fest this week as nests and nearby PokeStops were overwhelmed by this Hoenn-resident "Rendezvous" Pokemon.

Additionally, with the higher rate of encounters comes a higher possibility that trainers could find a shiny variant in the school. [SHINY HOOK]

Unfortunately, despite its unique shape and beloved appearance, Luvdisc isn't a good pick for any of the mechanics in-game. Its CP ceiling is abysmally low and its stats are nothing to boast about. Personally, I try to catch them on anniversaries or holidays like Valentine's Day to mark the occasion. They're less of a choice in battle and more of a keepsake—but hey, at least they're cute!

Otherwise, they're essentially useless, which is a shame. Alas, poor Luvdisc.

At least Magikarp evolves into something powerful.