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Pokemon GO Voltorb Event: Spotlight Hour Guide

Pokemon GO developer, Niantic Labs, has chosen Voltorb to be the next Pokemon featured for Spotlight Hour this March 16.
Pokemon GO developer, Niantic Labs, has chosen Voltorb to be the next Pokemon featured for Spotlight Hour this March 16. / Niantic Labs

Pokemon GO developer, Niantic Labs, has chosen Voltorb to be the next Pokemon featured for Spotlight Hour this March 16.

As always, trainers looking to participate in Spotlight Hour will have their chance from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. according to their local time. The Pokemon featured for Spotlight Hour will appear at a much higher rate during that time—possibly taking over entire neighborhoods. Usually, Niantic also implements a chance for that Pokemon to be shiny, making this the ideal event for shiny hunters.

Pokemon GO Voltorb Spotlight Hour

Trainers will be able to encounter and catch Voltorb at an exorbitant rate during its Spotlight Hour this Tuesday, March 16. Those who do will earn twice the Stardust for every individual captured.

Voltorb is a pure electric-type Kanto resident and part of Generation I with a PokeDex number of 100. Also known as the "Ball" Pokemon, it is best known for its resemblance to a PokeBall—and, as some veteran trainers may recall, its frustrating Self-Destruct move. Trainers can prompt it to evolve into Electrode using 50 candies.

This Pokemon was introduced into Pokemon GO alongside its release in July 2016. Its shiny variant—replacing its red hue with blue—debuted four years later during the Philadelphia Safari Zone event in May 2020. Currently, it hatches from 5 k.m. eggs.

Unfortunately, neither Voltorb or Electrode bring much to the table combat-wise. Electrode may find a niche in the Great League, but, otherwise, it's significantly outclassed by several other electric types.