August 2021 will be the last month of Pokémon Go's hot summer, and we've come to the end of Niantic's annual Pokémon Go Fest. Numerous rare and legendary Pokémon made an appearance for the fifth anniversary of the mobile game, also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pokémon. Dialga and Palkia are back to five-star raids and the Ultra Unlock events will take place for the rest of August, with Parts 2 and 3 being the last big events for the season of discovery. Throughout August, every Tuesday, there will be a Spotlight Hour event featuring a specific Pokémon with an increased spawn rate that you can catch from 18pm to 00pm in your local time zone.
These are the new Pokémon that appear in the Spotlight Hour events: Magnemite, East Sea Shellos, West Sea Shellos, and two Mythical Pokémon. The final hour of the July Pokémon spotlight will be Natu on July 27, which also includes the double XP reward for Pokémon evolution during the event.
Spotlight time is when a single Pokémon has a ridiculously high chance of spawning. It usually means that you see three to nine around you without having to visit a particular place. The Spotlight Hour event has a new Pokémon every week on Tuesdays for just one hour. The event is open to everyone, but you must have your Pokémon Go app open from 18:00 pm to 19:00 pm in your time zone.
Here are all the dates, times, rewards and available Pokémon of Spotlight Hour during the hour.
- August 3: Magnemite will be in the spotlight and you will be able to acquire double Stardust every time you catch Pokémon during the event
- August 10: East Sea Shellos will be in the spotlight and you will be able to acquire double XP to catch Pokémon during the event
- August 17: Shells from the West Sea will be in the spotlight and you can acquire double the candy to catch Pokémon during the event
- August 24: A Mythical Pokémon will be in the spotlight and you can earn double the Pokémon Transfer Candy during the event
- August 31: A Mythical Pokémon will be in the spotlight and you can earn double XP for evolving Pokémon during the event
Pokémon featured in August's Spotlight Hours are featured in Ultra Unlock weeks as increased spawns. Magnemite is probably the weaker choice in terms of rarity. However, it is an excellent choice for any player eager to evolve into a Magnezone, a superb Pokémon Great and Ultra League. The appearances of East Sea and West Sea Shellos are directly tied to Ultra Unlock Part 2 weeks. While not the best choices for PvP, they are good choices for collectors who want to catch them. Magnemite has a glossy version, but both types of Shellos don't. The two mysterious Pokémon will be linked to Ultra Unlock Part 3, of which we have no details at this time.
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