Pokemon Go May 9, 2023 Spotlight Hour Event: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, May 8th, 2023 3:39 pm

Players can collect extra Pokemon Candy for a limited time.

The next Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour event will take place on May 9, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

During this event, Ponyta will appear more frequently than normal in the wild and players will receive two times the normal number of Pokemon Candy when catching Pokemon.

Ponyta is a Fire-type Pokemon from the first generation of the Pokemon universe. In Pokemon Go, you can evolve Ponyta into Rapidash using 50 Ponyta Candy.

Shiny Ponyta is available in Pokemon Go. Shiny Ponyta has blue flames, rather than orange flames.

Normal Ponyta (Left) and Shiny Ponyta (Right); Source: SuperParent

To make the most of this week’s Spotlight Hour event, remember that you can activate an Incense to attract wild Pokemon to your location for a limited time. This will give you more Ponyta to encounter and more chances to potentially find a Shiny one.

You can also toss Pinap Berries at Pokemon to double the number of Pokemon Candy you receive when catching them. This Pinap Berry bonus will stack with the Spotlight Hour bonus, allowing you to earn lots of Pokemon Candy for each Pokemon you capture during this event.

Following this week’s Spotlight Hour event, three more of these events are scheduled to take place in May 2023. Here’s the schedule:

  • May 16, 2023 – Bellsprout (Players will receive two times the normal number of Pokemon Candy when transferring Pokemon)
  • May 23, 2023 – Skorupi (Players will receive two times the normal number of experience points when evolving Pokemon)
  • May 30, 2023 – Houndour (Players will receive two times the normal amount of Stardust when catching Pokemon)

Are you looking forward to this week’s Spotlight Hour event in Pokemon Go? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.

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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