Pokemon Go August 11 Spotlight Hour: Everything You Need to Know

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 6:55 am

Earn bonus Candy when you transfer unwanted Pokemon.

Trainers, the next Spotlight Hour event will take place on August 11 in Pokemon Go!

From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time on August 11, Sableye will appear more often than normal in the wild, and you’ll also receive two times the normal amount of Pokemon Candy when you transfer Pokemon to the professor (that is, you’ll receive two Candy instead of one for each pocket monster you transfer). This Pokemon Candy bonus will apply to every Pokemon you transfer during this hour, and not just Sableye.

Sableye is a Dark- and Ghost-type Pokemon from the third Generation of the Pokemon universe. While it doesn’t evolve into anything else, the Shiny version of this Pokemon is available to capture in Pokemon Go, so there’s still plenty of reason to play during this Spotlight Hour event. You won’t be guaranteed to encounter Shiny Sableye during this event, but since so many of them will appear, your chances will be increased.

Normal and Shiny Sableye (Source: SuperParent)

Following this week’s Spotlight Hour, two more of these events will take place in the second half of August. On August 18, Venipede will be the star, and on August 25, Geodude will be the featured Pokemon.

To make the most of these events, remember that you can activate an Incense to attract wild Pokemon to your location. This will allow you to encounter the featured Pokemon without even leaving the house.

To learn more about Pokemon Go, or to view the rest of our guides for the game, check out our previous coverage.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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