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Pokémon GO Spotlight Hours: August 2022

Pokémon GO Spotlight Hours for August 2022 have been revealed.
Pokémon GO Spotlight Hours for August 2022 have been revealed. / Courtesy of Niantic

Pokémon GO's Spotlight Hours for August 2022 have been unveiled, focusing on several Pokémon from across the franchise's long lifespan.

Spotlight Hours were first introduced to Pokémon GO in February 2020, and they've since become a popular weekly event for players, offering a chance for all the trainers in an area to convene and chase the same, occasionally rare, Pokémon. Spotlight Hours are also a great way to make progress toward a complete PokeDex, hunt for shiny versions of the Pokémon at the center of the Spotlight Hour and catch one of the spotlit Pokémon with perfect IV.

Here's when the Spotlight Hour events for August 2022 will take place.

What is Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour?

Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour takes place most Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. local time. Near the end of each month, Niantic reveals the timing for all the Spotlight Hours in the coming month. Each Spotlight Hour focuses on a different Pokémon, and typically brings passive bonuses from which players can benefit, from extra experience to candies.

Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours: August 2022

There will be five total Spotlight Hours in August. Here are the Pokémon to be featured, associated bonuses and the timing for each:

  • Aug. 2: Hisuian Voltorb | 2x Stardust for catching Pokémon
  • Aug. 9: Nidoran♀ | 2x XP for catching Pokémon
  • Aug. 16: Joltik | 2x Candy for catching Pokémon
  • Aug. 23: Nidoran♂ | 2x Candy for transferring Pokémon
  • Aug. 30: Pidove | 2x XP for evolving Pokémon