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Pokémon GO Spotlight hours April 2024: info and tips to optimise your farming sessions

Pokemon GO Spotlight hours April 2024

Spotlight hours are a weekly fixture on Pokémon GO. Every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm local time, one or more Pokémon will invade your roads and neighbourhoods. And that's not all, as a special bonus is applied during these 60 minutes. We'll tell you more as we take a look at the schedule and content of the Pokemon GO Spotlight hours in April 2024.

The Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours calendar for April 2024

Let's get straight to the heart of the matter. Here's the Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours for April 2024.

Date Pokémon Bonus
Tuesday 02 April 2024

Pokemon GO Spotlight hours April 2024 - Zubat

Zubat

x2 Candy when you transfer a Pokémon
Tuesday 09 April 2024

Pokémon GO Spotlight hours April 2024 - Croagunk

Croagunk

x2 XP when you evolve a Pokémon
Tuesday 16th April 2024

Pokémon GO Spotlight hours April 2024 - CaterpiePokémon GO Spotlight hours April 2024 - WeedlePokémon GO Spotlight hours April 2024 - Wurmple

Caterpie, Weedle and Wurmple

x2 Stardust when you capture a Pokémon
Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Pokémon GO Spotlight hours April 2024 - Trubbish

Trubbish

x2 XP when you catch a Pokémon
Tuesday 30th April 2024

Pokemon GO Spotlight hours April 2024 - Clefairy

Clefairy

x2 Candy when you catch a Pokémon

Don't forget that the Spotlight hours run from 6pm to 7pm local time. Note that all these Pokémon are available in their Shiny form. Even if the Shiny rate isn't boosted, this will be offset by the number of spawns that appear during the Spotlight hour, giving you a good chance of getting a Shiny Pokémon.

Our general tips for making the most of the Pokemon GO Spotlight hours in April 2024

To make sure you don't waste a minute, here are our preparation tips:

  • If you want to catch a lot of Pokémon, consider having your storage space cleared. Depending on how fast you're catching Pokémon, we recommend that you have between 20 and 80 empty spaces in your Pokémon storage area.
  • If there aren't many spawns where you are, don't hesitate to buy some Incense in the shop. One Incense costs 40 PokéCoins, and a pack of 8 costs 250 PokéCoins. You can also sometimes get some as a reward for Timed Research or Special Research. Alternatively, try to land a Pokémon in a Gym this week to earn PokéCoins.
  • Don't forget to keep an eye on your PokéBall stocks, especially if you're using a PokéBall Plus, Pokémon Go Plus, or Pokémon Go Plus +. It would be a shame to rely on your catcher when it can't catch any more Pokémon due to a lack of PokéBalls. Go around PokéStops and open your friends' gifts to replenish your stock.
  • Check your stocks of Candies, especially your Razz Berries, so you can quickly catch Pokémon with high PC or that are hard to catch, and your Pinap Berries, so you can double the number of Candies you get after each capture.
  • Make sure that the battery on your mobile device is sufficiently charged so that you don't run out of battery in the middle of the Spotlight hour.

To do this, make sure you're a little ahead of the game and get there a little earlier than 30 minutes in advance.

Spotlight hour on 16 April 2024: Caterpie, Weedle and Wurmple

Pokémon GO Spotlight hours April 2024 - Caterpie

Next week's Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours in April 2024 will focus on insects! Weedle already had a Community Day in 2020, but Caterpie and Wurmple still haven't had one. So here's your chance to get a shiny Caterpie and a shiny Wurmple!

The bonus will be: x2 Stardust when you capture a Pokémon. As a result, you can use a Star Piece to get a 50% Star Dust bonus for 30 minutes, giving you a total bonus of x3 for half the Spotlight hour.

If you get the chance, we encourage you to Mega Evolve an Insect Pokémon: Beedrill, Scizor, or Heracross, which will be available in Mega Raids for the first time on 13 April. Note that this also works if you have Primal Kyogre, which also boosts Insect Pokémon. This will give you a bonus in XP and Candy when you capture a Caterpie, Weedle or Wurmple.

Finally, don't forget to make some nice throws (or super throws or excellent throws). As part of Bug Out, which runs from Friday 12 April at 10.00 a.m. to 17 April at 8.00 p.m., you'll earn extra XP, Candies and Candy XL if you're successful with your throws.

Spotlight hour of 23 April 2024: Trubbish

Pokemon GO Spotlight hours April 2024: Trubbish

The Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours in April 2024 continue with Trubbish, the cute little Pokémon shaped like a bin bag. This is its first Spotlight hour, and it comes with a very interesting bonus: x2 XP when catching Pokémon.

Feel free to use a Lucky Egg to double the XP gained for 30 minutes. If you have the opportunity to spend Great Friend, Ultra Friend or Best Friend time with one of the friends on your contact list during the Spotlight hour, you'll earn even more XP!

The recommended Mega Evolves for the Trubbish Spotlight hour on 23 April 2024 are Venusaur, Beedrill and Gengar, for a bonus of Candy and XP for every Trubbish captured. Don't forget to also look out for the 2024 Sustainability Week bonuses, which will be cumulative with the Trubbish Spotlight hour bonuses.

Spotlight hour of 30 April 2024: Clefairy

Pokémon GO Spotlight hours April 2024 - Clefairy

Finally, the Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours in April 2024 will end with a rerun of the Clefairy Spotlight Hour. This is because the Pokémon Fairy was given a Spotlight hour in 2020. For this Spotlight hour, the bonus in force will be: x2 Candies when catching Pokémon. This means that Pinap Berries will be your best friends, giving you a cumulative bonus of x4 Candies for catching each Clefairy.

Our recommended Mega Evolves for the Spotlight hour on 30 April 2024 are: Gardevoir, Altaria and Diancie, for more XP and sweets for each Clefairy captured.

Hit the road during the Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours in April 2024

Now that you know all about the upcoming Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours in April 2024, it's time to get ready to make the most of each of these slots. If you're lucky, you might even come across a Shiny Pokémon or two to add to your collection!

In any case, don't hesitate to share your finds in the comments. We'll be back very soon with another article covering the latest Pokémon GO news!

Geeklawliet
Geeklawliet He's a farmer by nature, navigating between his mobile games and his streaming setup. When he has free time, he'll happily spend a day or two... or fifteen on Stardew Valley!
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