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 2021, 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 Sunday, November 28th, 2021’s Spotlight Hour is Pikachu and can be found from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. your local time.


Can Pikachu be shiny?

Yes, Pikachu can be shiny.


Are there any bonuses for today’s Spotlight Hour?

No. There are no bonuses for today’s Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour.


Who will be the next Pokémon in Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour?

Beldum will be featured in the next Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour which takes place on Monday, November 29th, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. your local time.


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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?)