Pokémon GO – Spotlight Hour Schedule for December 2021
Throughout December, Pokémon GO gamers will be able to participate in four weekly Spotlight Hours as part of a jam-packed calendar of events. There’s something for everyone this month, with first-generation favorites and wintry Ice-types, as well as the many goodies that come with each Spotlight Hour.
In this guide, we’ll go over each Pokémon that will be available during this month’s Spotlight Hour events, as well as the chances of catching a desired Shiny type within those sixty minutes.
Spotlight Hour Schedule for December 2021
Throughout December, every Spotlight Hour will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. This month, all of the Spotlight Hour Pokémon are available in Shiny form, so take advantage of the higher spawn rates.
Electabuzz – December 7th
Electric-type Electrabuzz gets the first Spotlight Hour of the month. Because the prize for this Spotlight Hour is 2x Transfer Candy, you’ll want to catch as much Electabuzz as you can before the hour is out. In this game, there aren’t many faster ways to earn Candy for a certain Pokémon, so make the most of the sixty minutes.
Magmar – December 14th
Magmar thaws out in the middle of the month with its own Spotlight Hour. You’ll also get a bonus of 2x XP for evolving Pokémon during this time, giving it the ideal time to evolve last week’s Electabuzz into Electivire or your new Magmar into Magmortar.
Snover – December 21st
In the second half of December, Snover brings a 2x Catch XP boost, bringing the temperature back down. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to obtain an Abomnasnow, Snover’s fully evolved Ice/Grass-type form. While not the best type for fighting Fire-types, it may still cause havoc in the Great League if properly trained.
Cubchoo – December 28th
Cubchoo, the bear cub Ice-type, is the last Spotlight Hour of 2021 in Pokémon GO. With a 2x Catch XP bonus for this final spotlight hour, it makes sense to end the year with a catch-a-thon.
That’s all there is to know about the Spotlight Hour events in Pokémon GO for December, which will take place on Tuesdays. As previously stated, these Pokémon are all available in their Shiny forms during their respective Spotlight Hours, but because there is no guarantee, you should bring a few Incense with you if you want to increase your chances of a Shiny spawn even more.
Check out our guide to defeating Giovanni in Pokémon GO this December for additional information. Alternatively, if you’d rather compete online, check out our list of the best Great League Pokémon in the current meta.