The Water, Flying-type Wingull marks the first Spotlight Hour in Pokémon GO for May, and Trainers can look forward to four more Pokémon this month.
Pokémon GO’s latest Spotlight Hour Pokémon for the first week of May was Wingull, a Water and Flying-type Pokémon from the Hoenn Region that evolves into Pelipper after being fed 50 Candies. Spotlight Hour is a weekly event that takes place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time every Tuesday. During the event’s time frame, a specific Pokémon’s spawn rate increases substantially, allowing Trainers to catch a significant number of the featured Pokémon. Likewise, this past week’s featured Pokémon was Wingull.
It is important to note that Pokémon GO Trainers will also be able to encounter the Spotlight Hour Pokémon’s Shiny variant out in the wild as well. Naturally, the spawn chance for Shiny Pokémon is relatively low, yet there’s a much higher possibility of such rare creatures appearing to players during the weekly event. Similarly, players could also have caught Shiny Wingull during its Spotlight Hour and then used the Candies to evolve the Pokémon into Shiny Pelipper.
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Another notable feature of Wingull’s or any Pokémon’s Spotlight Hour is that the correlating Candy receives a unique passive bonus during the event’s time frame. For example, Trainers who captured Wingull between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. will have earned double the Catch Candy for each successful capture in Pokémon GO.
How Wingull Spotlight Hour Works In Pokémon GO
After Wingull’s Spotlight Hour in Pokémon GO, Trainers can look forward to Numel’s Spotlight Hour, which will be held on May 10. The Featured Bonus for this upcoming event will be two times the Transfer Candy for each transferred Numel. For instance, transferring 10 of this Pokémon will typically net players with the same number of Candy. However, any Numel Candy transferred on May 10 will be doubled, meaning that a single Transfer will net two Candies.
Moreover, Numel isn’t the only Pokémon in the month of May that Pokémon GO’s Spotlight Hour will feature. Players can also anticipate the following Pokémon every Tuesday, including their specific bonuses:
May 17: Magikarp Spotlight Hour: Featured Bonus is doubled XP from every Evolution in Pokémon GOMay 24: Seel Spotlight Hour: Featured Bonus is doubled Stardust received from each catchMay 31: Pikipek Spotlight Hour: Featured Bonus is doubled XP from each catch
Keep in mind that if Trainers miss the specified evening hours when these weekly Spotlight Hour events are live, they might not have a chance to catch so many of the featured Pokémon in the future. Furthermore, these time frames are optimal to potentially capture the Shiny variants for the Pokémon listed.
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Pokémon GO is available for Android and iOS.
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