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Initially announced on January 31st, 2020, Niantic announced it would begin testing new types of events during February 2020 – Pokémon Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour. After testing and user feedback, Niantic combined both events into one and announced what Pokémon and bonuses would be featured in advance.

Now, in 2023, the weekly event continues and happens every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (your local time), provided there aren’t any cancellations. In the case of any issues, Niantic will hold a makeup event (i.e.: Snover Spotlight Hour in December 2020). Niantic can also host additional Spotlight Hour events (i.e.: Friday – Monday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. your local time as part of November 2021’s Mischief Unbound event).


What Pokémon is in today’s Spotlight Hour?

The Pokémon for Tuesday, June 6th, 2023’s Spotlight Hour are Krabby, Kabuto, Corphish, Clauncher, and Crabrawler. While Pokémon GO’s Spotlight Hour typically features one Pokémon, this time there are five! This is due to the Water Festival: Beach Week event.


Can Krabby, Kabuto, Corphish, Clauncher, and/or Crabrawler be shiny?

Yes and no. Here’s the shiny status for these five Pokémon in Pokémon GO:

  • Shiny version is available: Krabby, Kabuto, Corphish, and Clauncher.
  • No shiny version available: Crabrawler.


This is also a great time to try and catch a Shiny Clauncher, as the shiny version debuted during the Water Festival: Beach Week event.


Are there any bonuses for today’s Spotlight Hour?

Yes, the bonus for today’s Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour is earning three times the XP for catching Pokémon and is only active during the event (6 p.m. – 7 p.m. your local time). (Typically the bonus is multiplied by two, but for this Spotlight Hour it has been bumped up to three.)


Who will be next week’s Pokémon in Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour?

Next week’s Pokémon for Spotlight Hour is Binacle.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)