Pokémon Go Spotlight Hours are randomized little events that Niantic likes to run. There are four daily events during the month that allow for Trainers to get various rewards. For the month of December 2021, Spotlight Hours run from 6-7 pm on the assigned day, in your local time zone. Each iteration of the event will highlight one monster, and give out special capture rewards. Players can enjoy a little run of boosted spawns during this time, so get those Pokéballs ready.
The Candy and XP rewards return. This means that players who complete captures or transfers get bonus candy for the spotlight Pokémon, and other catches as well. And players get even more bonuses this month as well. Thanks to the holiday season, we can be sure Niantic is about to throw some curveballs into the mix with more events, too.
Pokemon Go Spotlight Hours – December 2021 Dates and Details
- December 7: Electabuzz will be in the spotlight and you’ll have a chance to earn twice as much Trasnfer Candy.
- December 14: Magmar will be in the spotlight and you’ll have the chance to earn twice as much XP for evolving Pokémon.
- December 21: Snover will be in the spotlight and you’ll be able to earn twice as much Catch XP.
- December 28: Cubchoo will be in the spotlight and you’ll be able to earn twice as much Catch Candy.
As for other details of the event and what’s coming in December 2021, things are a bit sparse. Niantic has not fully announced the events for the rest of the month yet, so they could spring some surprises.
Make sure to farm up plenty of Berries and Ultra Balls before these dates. You won’t have time to grab any for the single hour that each event runs. So if you want to get plenty of candies for a powerful Electabuzz or Snover, you better be ready.