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Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours: July 2022

Looking for the latest on the upcoming Spotlight Hours this month, July 2022? We've got you covered.
Looking for the latest on the upcoming Spotlight Hours this month, July 2022? We've got you covered. / Niantic Labs

Looking for the latest on the upcoming Spotlight Hours this month, July 2022? We've got you covered.

First appearing in February 2020, Spotlight Hour has clearly become a favorite weekly event among Pokemon GO trainers. It's one of the most effective ways to catch those obscure Pokemon, complete the PokeDex, hunt for shiny members of the species, and find that perfect IV to show off to all the other trainers on your Friend's List.

Alongside Raid Hour, these two weekly events make up two of the most steady, constant streams of content in the game.

Here's when to look out for Spotlight Hours this month.

What is Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour?

Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour is a feature that takes place almost every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., local time. All Spotlight Hours for a specific month are announced by Niantic Labs the week before. These can be found by visiting the official Pokemon GO news blog or by checking in on trusted news sources.

Each Spotlight Hour features a different Pokemon from the last and typically comes with a passive bonus such as extra XP or candies.

Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours: July 2022

There are four Spotlight events this month. Pokémon GO Spotlight Hours in July, along with their bonuses are as follows:

  • July 5 ⁠— Ledyba | 2x Capture EXP
  • July 12⁠— Machop | 2x Capture Candy
  • July 19— Staryu | 2x Transfer Candy
  • July 26 ⁠— Meditite | 2x Evolution EXP

For more information on the upcoming Spotlight Hour events, check out our Spotlight Hour guide.