Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for July 2024

Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for July 2024

Pokémon Go hosts a Spotlight Hour every Tuesday. This special event sees spawn rates for one Pokémon boosted greatly. There’s also usually some kind of doubled up bonus, like doubled candy or XP, during this time, giving you an additional reason to check in.

During July 2024, with the way the dates line up, we have five Spotlight Hours, each with their own unique bonuses.

What time is Spotlight Hour in Pokémon Go?

Spotlight Hour events run from 6 p.m. until 6:59 p.m. in your local time every Tuesday. They can be a great way to stock up candy for a specific Pokémon you’re trying to power up and evolve or even find a shiny.

Shiny rates are not boosted during Spotlight Hours, based on data gathered by Pokémon community The Silph Road. However, the sheer number of Pokémon that spawn during the hour-long weekly event will still give you an improved chance of clicking on a random shiny. After all, the more Pokémon you click on, the more opportunity you have to catch a shiny Pokémon.

Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for July 2024

The featured Pokémon for the July 2024 Spotlight Hours are the following:

  • July 2: Pikachu [cake hat] (x2 XP for catching)
  • July 9: Spheal (x2 candy for catching)
  • July 16: Binacle (x2 candy when transferring)
  • July 23: Diglett and Alolan Diglett (x2 XP when evolving)
  • July 30: Togedemaru (x2 Stardust for catching)

How to make the most of Pokémon Go Spotlight Hours

Thanks to the hefty bonuses included every week with Spotlight Hours, some expert players strategize when to transfer or evolve their Pokémon.

For example, if you have a ton of Pidgey (or any other Pokémon in your inventory with plenty of candy to spare) to evolve for XP or a bunch of Pokémon you need to evolve to complete your Pokédex, you might want to wait until the Spotlight Hour with the double XP for evolving Pokémon, where you can use a Lucky Egg for this hour to increase your gains even more.

Or, if you’re sitting on a bunch of extra legendary Pokémon you don’t need anymore, consider dumping them during the double transfer candy Spotlight Hour to get even more candy gains.