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Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for November 2021

Published: 27/Oct/2021 9:54

by Daniel Megarry


Niantic has revealed the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule for November 2021. With Cacnea, Chinchou, and Turtwig all making boosted appearances, there’s plenty to look forward to.

The Spotlight Hour is one of the weekly events that Niantic hosts in Pokemon Go. Each week, a different Pokemon will get a turn in the limelight, offering highly boosted spawn rates and a special double bonus.

For one hour, Trainers will get the chance to catch as many of that specific species as they can, offering the perfect opportunity to fill out their Pokedex and earn enough Candy to evolve and power up that Pokemon.


Alongside these Spotlight Hours, a Shinx Community Day will take place on November 21. All of these events are designed to give Trainers more opportunities to catch, evolve, and battle with the community.

Here’s everything you need to know about the November 2021 Spotlight Hour schedule.


What is the next Pokemon Spotlight Hour? Date, time & bonus

Next up, Cacnea!

Cacnea in Pokemon Go for the Spotlight Hour
The Grass-type Cacnea is the next Spotlight Hour star.

Niantic has confirmed that the next Spotlight Hour will be Cacnea, and it goes live on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

The Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild for a short period of time, between 6PM-7PM local time. This means you’ll be able to take part and catch it wherever you are playing in the world.


On top of that, players will be able to grab Double Catch Candy as part of the event bonuses as well.

Is there a Shiny Cacnea in Pokemon Go?

Shiny Cacnea is currently unavailable in Pokemon Go, which means Shiny Cacturne is also unavailable. It’s unknown when this Pokemon’s Shiny variation will debut, so it’s just a waiting game for now.

Pokemon Go November 2021 Spotlight Hour schedule

You can see the full Spotlight Hour schedule for November 2021 below:

Spotlight Hour Date Spotlight Hour Time Spotlight Pokemon Spotlight Bonus
November 2 6PM – 7PM Cacnea 2x Catch Candy
November 9 6PM – 7PM Chinchou 2x Transfer Candy
November 16 6PM – 7PM Turtwig 2x Catch Stardust
November 23 6PM – 7PM Chimchar 2x Catch XP
November 30 6PM – 7PM Piplup 2x Catch Candy

How to prepare for Cacnea Spotlight Hour in Pokemon Go

As the Spotlight Hours only last for 60 minutes, there are a number of things you can do to prepare in order to make sure you don’t waste any precious time:

  • Make sure you have enough Poke Balls to catch multiple Spotlight Hour Pokemon.
  • Make sure you have enough Berries to get double Candy or make catching easier.
  • Clear out your Pokemon Storage Box to make room for all the ‘mon you’ll catch.
  • Save up your Pokecoins and purchase at least two Incense for the event.

Alongside these tips, Spotlight Hours are the perfect opportunity to use any spare items like Lucky Eggs or Star Pieces to increase the XP you’ll earn during the event.


Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour
Spotlight Hours give you a better chance to catch Shiny Pokemon.

Spotlight Hour Spawn Rate & Shiny Rate

The spawn rate of each Spotlight Hour Pokemon is boosted for 60 minutes during these events, meaning you’ll have plenty of opportunities to catch each species.

As a result, the spawn rate of each Shiny variation is boosted too (if it’s available). Many trainers use Spotlight Hours to fill out their Shiny collection, so this is the perfect chance for you to do the same!

This will be especially useful now that Niantic has introduced new Pokedex classifications to display your Shiny, Lucky, Event, and more Pokemon variants.

That’s everything we know about the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hours for November 2021. Every week will feature a different Pokemon and event bonus, so check back later in the month for more details!