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Pokémon GO – Spotlight Hour Schedule for August 2021

All Spotlight Hour bonuses and 'can it be shiny' answered

by Kyle Hanson

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The start of a new month means it’s time to lay out the Spotlight Hour schedule for August 2021 in Pokémon GO. These hour long weekly events offer a great chance to catch a ton of the featured Pokémon while enjoying an additional bonus, and possibly adding a new shiny to your collection. But this month is extra interesting as some weeks havent been fully announced just yet. We’ll update those when we can, but for now here’s the Spotlight Hour schedule for August 2021 in Pokémon GO.

Spotlight Hour Schedule – August 2021

Due to how the calendar works out this month August 2021 will feature five Spotlight Hour events. The first will kick off on Tuesday, August 3rd with a new one hitting every Tuesday following until the 31st. Each week will bring both a featured Pokémon that will spawn much more frequently in the wild as well as an additional bonus feature that will be active throughout the hour long event. But the main goal for many is to catch a shiny of whatever is spawning, so we have answered the question of “can it be shiny” for each week. Once we have the final two featured Pokémon we will update with that info as well (UPDATE: They have been added below).

August 3rd – 6pm to 7pm Local Time

Featured Pokémon: Magnemite
Special Bonus: 2x Catch Stardust
Can Bulbasaur be shiny – Yes

August 10th – 6pm to 7pm Local Time

Featured Pokémon: East Sea Shellos
Special Bonus: 2x Catch XP
Can Charmander be shiny – No

August 17th – 6pm to 7pm Local Time

Featured Pokémon: West Sea Shellos
Special Bonus: 2x Catch Candy
Can Charmander be shiny – No

August 24th – 6pm to 7pm Local Time

Featured Pokémon: Skwovet
Special Bonus: 2x Transfer Candy
Can Squirtle be shiny – No

August 31st – 6pm to 7pm Local Time

Featured Pokémon: Wooloo
Special Bonus: 2x Evolution XP
Can Natu be shiny – No

And that’s the Spotlight Hour schedule for August 2021 in Pokémon GO. Those last two should be announced some time soon, so be sure to check back for an update closer to their event dates. We’ll also have individual guides to help get the most out of each week’s event.

- This article was updated on August 3rd, 2021

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