Pokemon Go Cacnea Spotlight Hour Guide: Shiny, Bonuses, Tips

Everything you need to know for Cacnea Spotlight Hour.

by Diego Perez
Pokemon Go Cacnea Spotlight Hour

Cacnea Spotlight Hour is nearly here in Pokemon Go, and here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming event. Spotlight Hours are weekly events that take place every Tuesday in Pokemon Go from 6:00-7:00 PM local time. During these one-hour periods, the specified Pokemon will appear much more frequently and players will be treated to special bonuses for Candy, XP, and more. If you’re an avid Pokemon Go player, then you won’t want to miss any of them. Here’s everything you need to know about Cacnea Spotlight Hour, including the shiny chances, bonuses, and more.

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When is Cacnea Spotlight Hour in Pokemon Go?

Cacnea Spotlight Hour takes place on Tuesday, November 2 from 6:00-7:00 PM local time. Cacnea will appear more frequently during the event and players will be treated to an additional bonus as well (keep reading below for more details.) Spotlight Hours happen every week, so check out our Pokemon Go November Spotlight Hour Schedule to keep track of what’s happening this month.

Can Cacnea Be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Cacnea can be shiny in Pokemon Go. Since Cacnea is appearing so frequently during the event, it’s a great time to secure a shiny version for yourself. The shiny chance itself won’t be changed during the event, but you’ll have a much higher chance to catch a shiny Cacnea since you’ll encounter so many during the hour.


Cacnea Spotlight Hour Bonus

During the Spotlight Hour, you will earn 2x Candy for each Pokemon you catch. That makes this a great way to build up your Candy reserves while also hunting for a shiny Cacnea.

Best Ways to Prepare for Cacnea Spotlight Hour

You’ll only have one hour to catch as many Cacnea as you can, so you’ll want to do as much preparation as possible before the event begins in your region. These are the best ways to be prepared for Cacnea Spotlight Hour in Pokemon Go.

  • Stock up on Poke Balls
  • Stock up on Berries
  • Make room in your Pokemon Storage Box
  • Purchase Incense or Lures

You don’t want to run out of Poke Balls or storage space during the event as every minute matters, so make sure you stock up on the appropriate items and clear your Pokemon Storage Box before the event starts. You can also use Incense or Lures to further increase the Cacnea spawn rate, which is a great way to earn tons of Candy. It’s also great for dedicated shiny hunters, as having more Cacnea encounters means you’re more likely to run into a shiny one eventually.

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About The Author

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Currently serving as an Associate Editor at Attack of the Fanboy, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and The Outerhaven, but Attack of the Fanboy is home to his best work. When he's not editing or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.