May 2023 has a grand total of five Spotlight Hour events, which means that every Tuesday there will be an exciting new featured Pokemon to catch.
For the duration of Spotlight Hours, the featured Pokemon spawns much more often, and there is also a great in-game bonus that lets all players earn double XP, Candy, or Stardust.
For more information about this, check out our Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours guide!
Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours Dates, Featured Pokemon & Bonuses for May 2023
The Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours in May 2023 take place every Tuesday from 6 PM to 7 PM local time and feature the following Pokemon and bonuses:
|Spotlight Hour Date||Featured Pokemon||Bonus|
|May 2||Alolan Geodude||2x XP for catching Pokemon|
|May 9||Ponyta||2x Candy for catching Pokemon|
|May 16||Bellsprout||2x Candy for transferring Pokemon|
|May 23||Skorupi||2x XP for evolving Pokemon|
|May 30||Houndour||2x Stardust for catching Pokemon|
Luckily, the shiny version of all of these featured Pokemon will be available to catch during the Spotlight Hours. Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out the exact chance of encountering shinies!
Also, Spotlight Hours are the perfect opportunity to farm Candy for the featured Pokemon. Find out the fastest ways to earn Candy in Pokemon GO to make the most of these events!
There is plenty more coming to Pokemon GO in May 2023, including a brand-new Mega Pokemon. Find out the release date and how to catch Mega Pinsir in Pokemon GO!
Also, leaks have potentially revealed some exciting new additions to the game. Master Balls could be coming to Pokemon GO, and players may also be able to battle Shadow Pokemon in Raids!