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Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for March 2023

Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour is a weekly event for players to earn XP and evolve Pokemon, so here’s all you need to know.



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Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour features a different Pokemon every week to give players the chance to catch ’em all. Here’s everything you need to know about March 2023’s Spotlight Hour schedule, including dates, Pokemon, and useful tips.

Pokemon Go’s Spotlight Hour is one of the many special events that Niantic host to keep players engaged and entertained. Each week, a different Pokemon becomes the game’s main star, allowing players to catch as many as possible for one hour.

During that hour, spawn rates increase significantly and a special 2x bonus is active. Players not only have the chance to catch many Pokemon of the same species, but they also get the chance to collect Candy to evolve them.

To get ready for the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour, here’s everything you need to know about this weekly event, including the March 2023 complete schedule.

What is this week’s Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour?

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Litten is the featured Pokemon in this week’s Spotlight Hour on March 21.

This week’s Spotlight Hour is centered around the fan-favorite Alolan starter Litten and it takes place on Tuesday, March 21. Every Spotlight Hour runs from 6 PM to 7 PM local time.

The spawn rate of Litten will increase, giving players the chance to catch and collect as many as they can. The active bonus for this week’s Spotlight Hour will be 2x Catch Stardust, which is great even for players not interested in catching Litten.

Is there a Shiny Litten in Pokemon Go?

Shiny Litten isn’t available in Pokemon Go yet. The Alolan starter was introduced less than a year ago in Pokemon Go, so players can’t catch it in shiny form yet.

Either way, players interested in shiny Litten should participate in this Spotlight Hour to get as much Candy as they can. With that, they’ll be able to evolve shiny Litten once it makes its way into the game.

Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for March 2023

Here’s the complete schedule for Pokemon Go Spotlight Hours taking place during March 2023:

Spotlight Hour DatePokemonSpecial BonusCan it be shiny?
March 7Eevee2x Transfer CandyYes
March 14Rowlet2x Evolve XPNo
March 21Litten2x Catch StardustNo
March 28Popplio2x Catch XPNo

How to prepare for Litten Spotlight Hour in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Spotlight Hours take place every week, so you have a decent amount of time to get ready for it. Here are some useful tips:

  • You’ll need a lot of Poke Balls to catch as many Pokemon as you can.
  • Berries are useful to catch Pokemon more effectively or increase the number of Candy obtained.
  • Make sure you have enough space in your Pokemon Storage Box.
  • You can save your Daily Adventure Incense for the Spotlight Hour to increase even more of your chances of catching lots of Pokemon.
  • You can also use the PokeCoins you’ve earned during the week to spend on other useful items, like other Incenses, Lucky Eggs for more XP, or Star Pieces for bonus Stardust.

This is all you need to know about Pokemon Go Spotlight Hours for March 2023. Each week features a different Pokemon species, so make sure to come back to check who’s next and what bonus it will bring.

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Image Credits: Niantic / The Pokemon Company