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Pokemon GO Shiny Buneary Event: Spotlight Hour Guide

Niantic Labs announced that Buneary will be the featured Pokemon for the Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, April 6, with a shiny chance.
Niantic Labs announced that Buneary will be the featured Pokemon for the Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, April 6, with a shiny chance. | Niantic Labs

Niantic Labs announced that Buneary will be the featured Pokemon for the Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, April 6, with a shiny chance.

Rabbits have been a spring icon for quite some time—so it only follows that Niantic would ring in the season with a Spotlight Hour focused on one of the most popular bunny Pokemon in the franchise. Buneary will be the spotlight Pokemon today, Tuesday, April 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., local time. Every transferred Pokemon will earn twice the amount of candy. Additionally, lucky trainers may even find a shiny variant.

Pokemon GO Buneary Spotlight Hour

Buneary will be appearing at an increased rate for an hour this evening—making this the prime time to go shiny hunting. Each encounter carries 450:1 odds of being shiny, carrying a 0.22% chance every time. Maximizing the number of run-ins with this Pokemon is a great way to artificially increase a trainer's likelihood of finding its shiny palette.

As a normal type, Buneary can be found in various areas on partly cloudy days.

Buneary was released into the game with the main Sinnoh launch in October 2019. Its shiny form went live later on as part of the Eggstravaganza 2019 event that April.

Shiny Buneary isn't all that different from its normal variant. Its chestnut brown fur becomes a bit paler while its fluff turns pink.

Fittingly known as the "Rabbit Pokemon," Buneary is characterized by its one "rolled up" ear. According to the PokeDex, it does this "so it can launch a swift counterattack if it's attacked by an enemy." Its PokeDex number is 427.

Trainers can evolve their Buneary into Lopunny with the use of 50 candies. Lopunny can then mega-evolve with 200 mega Lopunny energy.