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Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour: Can Slakoth be shiny?


On February 28, 2023, Slakoth will be in the spotlight pokemon go, and you get double candies for catching Pokémon. And yes, Slakoth can gleam in pokemon go!

Image: Niantic via Polygon

Slakoth doesn’t see much use in the game other than being a pretty good gym defender. While it’s now outclassed by more offensive Pokémon that hold gyms better, it’s still considered a fine choice. However, the cute pink shiny version of Slakoth is a must-have for any shiny collector. The Slakoth family made their shiny debut at a Community Day event in 2019.

Pokémon is about catching them all and getting in pokemon go, that means catching every variant, including rare shiny versions of Pokémon. In every Tuesday pokemon go, players will see a specific Pokémon spawn more often during Spotlight Hour, which runs from 6:00 PM to 6:59 PM local time. Spotlight Hour is your chance to load candies, a chance for high CP Pokémon and, if you’re lucky, a Shiny Pokémon.

Do shiny rates increase during Spotlight Hour?

Shiny rates don’t seem to increase during Spotlight Hours, based on data collected by the Pokémon community Silph Road. However, the sheer number of Pokémon that spawn during the hour-long weekly event gives you a higher chance of clicking a random shiny. The more Pokémon you click, the more chance you have of catching a Shiny Pokémon.

What can I do to attract more Shiny Pokémon?

Not much, unfortunately. It seems to be a coincidence. Shiny Pokémon catch rates are determined by developer Niantic and usually only increase during special events like Community Days or Safari Zones, or in Legendary Raids. There are no consumables that increase the speed of Shiny Pokémon.

Where can I find a list of available Shiny Pokémon?

Leek Duck preserves a list of currently available Shiny Pokémon. It’s a handy visual guide that illustrates what all existing Shiny Pokémon look like.

For more tips, check out Polygon’s pokemon go Guides.

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