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Pokemon GO: All Spotlight Hours in January 2023 and their bonuses

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All spotlight hours in January 2023 at Pokemon GO at a glance. We’ll show you all the Pokemon, bonuses and times and explain which shinys you can find and whether the events are worthwhile.

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What are these events? Every Tuesday, Pokemon GO has a Spotlight Hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The focus is on a Pokemon that appears almost everywhere in the wild. At the beginning of each month, the developers announce which Pokemon and bonuses will be the focus of events in the coming weeks.

Bonuses include more stardust, more XP, or more candies. Here we show you an overview of all Pokemon and bonuses for the spotlight hours in January 2023.

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All dates of the limelight hours in January 2023

These are the dates: Five spotlight hours await you in January. These will focus on the following Pokemon and bonuses:

Pokemon with a star

are marked, you can catch as Shiny

Spotlight Hour on January 3rd Which Pokemon?

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The first Spotlight Hour in January 2023 brings you Alolan Sandan.  You can evolve it into Alolan Sandamer.  Both Pokemon belong to the Ice and Steel types.
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Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour Alola Sandan Title What bonuses do you get?

For evolving Pokemon, you get double the amount of experience points. Who is it worth it for?

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As an attacker, you can ignore Alolan Sandan. Alolan Sandamer, on the other hand, plays in PvP in the Super League and Hyper League in the upper midfield. But there are stronger alternatives here too. Also, Alolan Sandan has been a fairly common occurrence as event content.

Still, evolving Pokemon during this period is worth it to earn a lot of XP. Can you catch Shiny Alola Sandan?

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Yes, the shiny form of Alolan Sandan is already active in Pokemon GO and you can catch it.

Spotlight Hour on January 10th Which Pokemon?

At the second limelight hour in January 2023 you will meet Fluffy.  The Pokemon comes from the 6th generation of the game and belongs to the Fairy type.  Its evolution is Sabbaione.
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Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour Fluffy Title What bonuses do you get?

For catching Pokemon, you get double the amount of Stardust. Who is it worth it for?

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Fluffling is not particularly interesting as an attacker. In PvP, Sabbaione plays in the upper midfield in the Superliga and Hyperliga.

But the stardust bonus is exciting. Even if Fluffling is not easy to catch, you should use the event to fill up your dust resources. Can you catch Shiny Fluffling?

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Yes, the shiny version of Fluffy is active in Pokemon GO.

Spotlight Hour on January 17th Which Pokemon?

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The third Spotlight Hour in January 2023 brings you Samurzel.  It is from the third generation of the game and belongs to the plant type.  Its advancements are Blanas and Tengulist.
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Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour Samurzel Title What bonuses do you get?

You get twice the amount of experience points for catching Pokemon. Who is it worth it for?

While Samurzel and Blanas aren’t particularly strong attackers, Tengulist can be very useful in a variety of situations. In PvE for raids, it is a cheap alternative to many top dogs, especially for new players. In PvP, it plays almost at the top of the Superliga and Hyperliga. So if you are looking for a strong attacker of the types plant and dark, you should take the event with you. Can you catch Shiny Samurzel?

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Yes, the shiny version of Samurzel is already unlocked in Pokemon GO and you can catch it.

Spotlight Hour on January 24th Which Pokemon?

In the fourth Spotlight Hour in January 2023 you will meet the Pokemon Zapplardin.  It is from the fifth generation of games and belongs to the Electro type.  Its advancements are Zapplalek and Zapplarang.
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Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour Zapplardin Title What bonuses do you get?

For catching Pokemon, you get twice the amount of Candy. Who is it worth it for?

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Zapplardin and Zapplalek are not very good attackers. After all, Zapplarang plays in the midfield of the Superliga and the Hyperliga in PvP.

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You can also use the candy bonus when you catch raid bosses. Can you catch Shiny Zapplardin?

So far this is not possible. However, in an early graphic of the January events, Niantic stated that you could catch Zapplardin as Shiny, but later corrected the graphic and removed the Shiny meter. It’s quite possible that the Shiny will be released later this month.

Spotlight Hour on January 31st Which Pokemon?

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The fifth and final spotlight hour in January 2023 brings you Elezeba.  It belongs to the Electro type and comes from the fifth generation of the game.  Its further development is Zebritz.
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Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour Elezeba Title What bonuses do you get?

For sending Pokemon, you get double the amount of candy. Who is it worth it for?

Neither Elezeba nor Zebritz are particularly worth mentioning as attackers. The spotlight hour is worthwhile if you tidy up your collection and send unneeded Pokemon during the time. This way you can get more candies for it. Can you catch Shiny Elezeba?

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Yes, you can catch shiny Elezeba in Pokemon GO.

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