Pokémon GO May Spotlight Hour Details and Schedule

What Pokémon can you go catch during Spotlight Hours in May? Here are the details.
What Pokémon can you go catch during Spotlight Hours in May? Here are the details. / Photo by The Pokémon Company

Pokémon GO May Spotlight Hour details and schedule have been published by Niantic. Here are all the details you need to know for Spotlight Hours.

Spotlight Hours happen every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in your local time. Recently, Niantic has been disclosing which Pokémon are featured, as they were kept as mysteries before the event started.

Pokémon GO May Spotlight Hour Details and Schedule

This month, each week will have a Pokémon from a different generation, starting with Shelldar from Red/Blue. Coinciding with this throwback theme is the Throwback Challenge 2020, a set of research tasks celebrating the first four generations of Pokémon.

During each day's Spotlight Hour, a certain Pokémon will spawn more frequently. There will also be a bonus for each hour as well.

  • May 5: Shellder, double catch Stardust
  • May 12: Sunkern, double catch XP
  • May 19 Poochyena, double catch candy
  • May 26: Bronzor, double transfer candy

If you're lucky, you might find Shiny versions of all the Pokémon here, though the Shiny encounter rate will not see any notable improvements for the hour.

Notable here is Bronzor, who evolves into the formidable Bronzong. Don't miss out on the opportunity to get the powerful Steel/Psychic tank for your team.