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Pokémon GO Announces Spotlight Hours and Bonuses for October 2023

Niantic has released the details of the Spotlight Hours and bonuses that will be featured in Pokémon GO during October 2023. Let's take a closer look at what's to come.

The first Spotlight Hour will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023, and will feature Slowpoke. During this hour, players will receive double Candy for transferring Slowpoke. It's worth noting that this Spotlight Hour comes shortly before Slowpoke Community Day, so it may not be as exciting for trainers who are already preparing for that event.

On Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, it will be Shroomish's turn to shine. During this Spotlight Hour, players will receive double XP for evolving Shroomish, and there is a chance to encounter its Shiny form. With its cool, autumnal Shiny form, Shroomish is a fitting choice as we transition into fall.

The Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, October 17th, 2023, will feature Pumpkaboo. Players will receive double Stardust for catching Pumpkaboo, and there is also a chance to encounter its Shiny form. This Spotlight Hour coincides with the end of the Harvest Festival event, suggesting that Pumpkaboo will be a major spawn during the festival.

Phantump takes the spotlight on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023. Players will receive double XP for catching Phantump, and there is hope that its Shiny form will be released during the first part of the Halloween Event.

Finally, on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023, Yamask will have its Spotlight Hour. Players will receive double Candy for catching Yamask, and there is also a chance to encounter its Shiny form. Yamask is generally a rarer Pokémon, so this choice is sure to excite many trainers.

In addition to the Spotlight Hours, Pokémon GO will also host various events throughout October 2023. These include the Out to Play event from September 27th to October 2nd, an unannounced event from October 5th to 9th, GO Battle Weekend on October 7th and 8th, the Harvest Festival from October 12th to 17th, an unannounced Community Day on October 15th, Incense Day on October 21st, and the Pokémon GO Halloween events from October 19th to 26th and October 26th to 31st.

Get ready for a month filled with exciting Pokémon encounters and bonuses in Pokémon GO!

– Niantic