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!

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 DateFeatured PokemonBonus
May 2Alolan Geodude
Alolan Geodude Pokemon GO
2x XP for catching Pokemon
May 9Ponyta
Ponyta Pokemon GO
2x Candy for catching Pokemon
May 16Bellsprout
Bellsprout Pokemon GO
2x Candy for transferring Pokemon
May 23Skorupi
Pokemon GO Skorupi
2x XP for evolving Pokemon
May 30Houndour
Houndour Pokemon GO
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!

May 2023 Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour Schedule
Credit: Niantic

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!

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