All Pokémon Go Spotlight Hours (December 2022)

Every Pokémon and bonus that will be featured in the weekly events.

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Every month, Pokémon Go has a set of special events called Spotlight Hours that run each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm local time.

These are much smaller events that work as mini-Community Days and showcase one specific species of Pokémon each week by boosting its spawn rates. They also include special boosts that give useful bonuses like double capture XP or Candy during the event period. 

There can be anywhere from four to five Spotlight Hours per month depending on how many Tuesdays are on the calendar month and how Niantic wants to roll things out. The boosts during the Spotlight Hour also tend to change from week to week.

Typically, Spotlight Hours will reflect ongoing events and work as add-ons by giving players a chance to capture multiple Pokémon of a similar nature, such as Johto Pokémon spawning near or during a Johto event. 

For December, players will notice that the theme is a little chilly. The month typically starts to get quite cold for those living in the U.S. and the Pokémon that are spawning reflect that. Luckily, players can hunt these creatures from the comfort of their homes or their warmed-up cars, and all of them except Bergmite can even be found Shiny.

  • Dec 6: Wooper
    • Double catch Stardust
  • Dec. 13: Spheal
    • Double catch XP
  • Dec. 20: Bergmite
    • Double catch Candy
  • Dec. 27: Cubchoo
    • Double transfer Candy