World Cap Pikachu to Debut in Pokémon GO October Spotlight Hours

World Cap Pikachu will debut in Pokémon GO during October Spotlight Hours. | Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK, Edit by Andrew Lin
World Cap Pikachu will debut in Pokémon GO during October Spotlight Hours. | Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK, Edit by Andrew Lin /

The October Spotlight Hours details for Pokémon GO have bene officially released. As expected, you'll find some spooky Pokémon just in time for Halloween, as well as some special Pikachu wearing hats.

World Cap Pikachu to Debut in Pokémon GO October Spotlight Hours

Spotlight Hours are at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in your local time. Every week, a different Pokémon will appear in the wild more frequently. You'll also get to enjoy a different gameplay bonus as well. Here are the Pokémon in the Spotlight and their bonuses for October:

  • October 6: World Cap Pikachu, double catch XP
  • October 13: Original Cap Pikachu, double catch Candy
  • October 20: Shuppet, double transfer Candy
  • October 27: Duskull, double evolve XP

World Cap Pikachu will be making its debut in Pokémon GO. It's a special Pikachu wearing Ash's hat from the latest anime series, Pokémon Journeys: The Series. If nostalgia is more your thing, Pikachu wearing Ash's original hat from the first anime series will be in the spotlight the week after.

Once you've caught your fill of Cap Pikachu, you can get ready for Halloween with two classic Ghost-type Pokémon, Shuppet and Duskull. Both appeared first in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and can evolve into serviceable alternatives to Gengar.

Shuppet's evolved form, Banette, has a Mega form that is currently unavailable in Pokémon GO. There are sure to be more opportunities to snag a Banette later on, but you can get a head start and take advantage of the double evolution XP bonus.