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Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours: May 2022

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As of May 2022, there are over 900 Pokemon, and around 750 of those Pokemon are included in Pokemon GO. With that much variety, everyone is sure to have a different favorite Pokemon-- which is what makes it all the more important to give each one a chance to shine.

The weekly Spotlight Hour event is a chance to do just that, and this article will let you know what Pokemon will be receiving some extra attention this May, and the bonuses that will come along with them.

Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours in May 2022

Each Spotlight Hour occurs on a Tuesday, from 6p.m to 7p.m local time. Special bonuses will also be in effect during the Spotlight Hour, and some Pokemon have an increased chance to be shiny. (If you want to check out what else is happening in Pokemon GO this May, be sure to check out the post for the May content update.) The Pokemon that will be featured this month, and their bonuses, are:

  • May 3: Wingull. Has a chance to be shiny. Bonus: 2x Candy for catching Pokemon.
  • May 10: Numel. Bonus: 2x Candy for transferring Pokemon.
  • May 17: Magikarp. Has a chance to be shiny. Bonus: 2x XP for evolving Pokemon.
  • May 24: Seel. Has a chance to be shiny. Bonus: 2x Stardust for catching Pokemon.
  • May 31: Pikipek. Bonus: 2x XP for catching Pokemon.

Wingull is a water/flying type that made its debut back in Gen III; Numel, a fire/ground type, also first appeared in Gen III. Magikarp and Seel, two water types, both debuted in Gen I. Pikipek is the newest Pokemon being featured in the May 2022 Spotlight hours, the normal/flying type having first appeared in Gen VII.

Seel and Numel have been featured in Spotlight Hours before, but this is the first time for Wingull, Magikarp, and Pikipek. Hopefully, fans of these Pokemon will be happy to see their favorite creature get the attention they believe they deserve.