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

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Pokemon Go brings Wailmer to the second Spotlight Hour of July 2023! Players want to know if shiny Wailmer is available in the event and what the bonuses of this Pokemon Go event are, so here’s everything you need to know.

Each month, Pokemon Go players enjoy the Spotlight Hour event on Tuesdays. This event features an exclusive one-hour celebration for a Pokemon. During this event, the Pokemon spawns in large numbers in the game.

July kicked off with the exciting Rufflet Spotlight Hour and is followed by Wailmer. Though Wailmer is not a rare spawn in Pokemon Go, it is popular among players. However, the Candy requirement to evolve Wailmer is a lot. So, this Pokemon Go Wailmer event is the best time to stock up on Wailmer Candy and evolve it. Last, but not least, players want to know about the availability of shiny Wailmer in Pokemon Go.

Here’s all you need to know about Pokemon Go Wailmer Spotlight Hour.

Pokemon Go Wailmer Spotlight Hour date and time

Pokemon Go Wailmer Spotlight Hour will take place on Tuesday, 11 July 2023 and it will be held from 6 PM to 7 PM local time.

So regardless of where you are located in the world, you can enjoy the event during this one hour.

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Pokemon Go Wailmer Spotlight Hour bonus

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Wailmer spawns in Pokemon Go are common in coastal areas.

Players will be able to enjoy 2x Catch XP as a bonus for catching Pokemon during the Spotlight Hour.

They can get the double Catch XP bonus by catching any Pokemon and not just Wailmer. XP is extremely valuable for players looking to increase their level in Pokemon Go.

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We recommend using a Lucky Egg to gain 50% more XP along with boosted Catch XP from the bonus.

Is shiny Wailmer available in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Wailmer is available in Pokemon Go.

Shiny Pokemon are extremely rare in Pokemon Go but an event like Spotlight Hour is an excellent opportunity to catch shiny Pokemon as there are countless spawns of the featured Pokemon during this time. The shiny Wailmer odds in Pokemon Go is the base shiny rate of 1 in 500, or 0.2% chance.

How to prepare for Pokemon Go Wailmer Spotlight Hour

Players need to prepare well for a Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour as it takes place for only one hour. Here are some tips to help you prepare for this event:

  1. Use PokeCoins to buy an Incense to get more spawns during the Spotlight Hour.
  2. Ensure enough space in your Pokemon Storage Box to catch as many Wailmer as you want.
  3. Keep Poke Balls in handy to catch huge numbers of Wailmer.
  4. Use a Lucky Egg to gather boosted XP during the event.

Pokemon Go Wailmer evolution

Wailmer evolves into Wailord with 400 Candy.

With such a high Candy requirement for evolution, players can take advantage of the hundreds of Pokemon Go Wailmer spawns in the Spotlight Hour. We recommend players use Pinap Berries which will help earn bonus Candy from each catch.

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Wailord is one of the largest Pokemon in the game.

Players can get more Candy by transferring Wailmer. However, be sure to check the appraisal before transferring Wailmer and keep those with good stats to evolve into Wailmer in Pokemon Go.

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