Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour March 3: Everything You Need to Know

Spotlight Hour is back! Encounter more Pokemon than you've ever seen in your backyard?
Spotlight Hour is back! Encounter more Pokemon than you've ever seen in your backyard? / Niantic Labs, The Pokémon Company

Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour is back for the week of March 3.

Trainers rejoice! Spotlight Hour has returned from its hiatus and Niantic is ready to gift its players with and overwhelming amount of Pokemon once again. This comes after a previous cancellation last week with no known cause.

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Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour is a new feature being implemented by Niantic, likely after its large scale success with events such as Community Day. Spotlight Hour shares the same function as Community Day but has shifted it to a smaller scale. There have been a few adjustments trainers should be aware of going into this week.

The event occurs every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. and features Pokemon that spawn more frequently in your local area. Previously, this was centered around a single creature or a small group. This week trainers will experience increased spawning of Pokemon in their general area. There is no "spotlight Pokemon."

Niantic has not said whether the odds for encountering a shiny are also increased. However, odds are that you're more likely to find a shiny variant of your local spawns if you have more encounters with them.

Additionally, it should be noted that these Pokemon won't be carrying a special move or special stats. They are "as is" and are simply appearing more frequently for an hour.

This isn't as disappointing as it may seem. Spotlight Hour is now the perfect time to get out and grind levels, complete whatever is missing from your PokeDex, and even catch the elusive rare spawns you missed on your last walk.