Pokemon Go Vanillite Spotlight Hour: Start date & time, bonuses, can it be shiny?

Niladri Sarkar
pokemon go spotlight hour species vanillite with game background

The final Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour of 2023 brings Vanillite to the limelight, and fans are looking forward to knowing the event schedule, bonuses, and if shiny Vanillite is available in Pokemon Go. Here are all the details of December’s last Spotlight Hour.

Fans of Pokemon Go are enjoying an explosive December 2023 as the month has featured some of the strongest Legendaries in Raids, new Pokemon from the Paldea region, and an exciting Winter Holiday event to boot.

Now, players are eager to take part in the final Spotlight Hour of the year as the event hosts the popular Gen 5 species Vanillite.

So without any further ado, here’s all you need to know about the date and time, bonuses, evolution, and shiny chances of Vanillite during its Spotlight Hour in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go Vanillite Spotlight Hour date & time

The Pokemon Go Vanillite Spotlight Hour is on December 26, 2023, between 6 PM and 7 PM local time.

During this time, you can find large numbers of Vanillite in the wild around your location and will have a higher chance of attracting Vanillite to Incense and Lure Modules.

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The snow on a Vanillite’s head can melt with heat or repeated touching.

Can Vanillite be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, you can find shiny Vanillite in Pokemon Go.

You should keep in mind that even though you can encounter countless Vanillite during its Spotlight Hour, the odds of coming across a shiny version remain unchanged. So, the chances of encountering a shiny Vanillite in Pokemon Go are 1 in 500 or 0.2% chance.

Pokemon Go Vanillite Spotlight Hour bonus

You can enjoy a bonus of 2x Stardust for catching any species during the Pokemon Go Vanillite Spotlight Hour event.

We recommend dropping a Star Piece to earn 50% more Stardust and add to the bonus earned during the Spotlight Hour.

You’ll be glad to know that the ongoing Winter Wishes event is offering a 2x Stardust bonus for catching Pokemon, so you can earn up to 4.5x Stardust during the Spotlight Hour if you drop a Star Piece.

Pokemon Go Vanillite evolution

Vanillite evolves into Vanillish with 25 Candy and then Vanillish evolves into Vanilluxe with 100 Candy in Pokemon Go.

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Pokemon fans have mixed opinions about Vanilluxe’s design.

How to prepare for Pokemon Go Vanillite Spotlight Hour

Since the Pokemon Go Vanillite Spotlight Hour takes place for only an hour, here are some tips to ensure that you’re well-prepared for the event:

  • Use PokeCoins to buy Incense and Lure Modules to get additional spawns during the event.
  • Check if you have enough space in your Pokemon Storage Box to catch as many Vanillite as you want.
  • Keep your Poke Balls stocked up to catch multiple Vanillite.

And that’s a wrap! This is all you should know about the Vanillite Spotlight Hour event in Pokemon Go. For more content like this, make sure you check out the following:

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Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].