The featured Pokemon for this week’s Spotlight Hour is Purrloin! Here’s when the Purrloin Spotlight Hour is as well as the event bonus and if you’ll be able to catch a shiny Purrloin!

Every week, Pokemon GO developer, Niantic, highlights one particular Pokemon in a Spotlight Hour event.

The featured Pokemon spawns way more often for this hour and there is also an event bonus that every Pokemon GO player can benefit from. Check out our Pokemon GO Spotlight Hour guide for more information on exactly how these events work.

The first Spotlight Hour of a great October 2022 Spotlight Hour schedule is Purrloin. Here’s a full rundown of the event!

Purrloin Pokemon GO Pokedex

Pokemon GO Purrloin Spotlight Hour Date & Time

The Purrloin Spotlight Hour in Pokemon GO will take place on October 4, 2022, from 6 PM – 7 PM local time.

For the 60 minutes this event lasts, there will be loads of Purrloin spawning in the wild. Therefore, it’s the perfect opportunity to find a perfect version of the Pokemon.

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Additionally, there is an event bonus that every Pokemon trainer can benefit from throughout Purrloin Spotlight Hour.

October 4 Spotlight Hour Bonus

The bonus for the Purrloin Spotlight Hour on October 4 is 2x XP for evolving Pokemon.

This is great news for anyone who wants to level up fast, as you’ll be able to earn plenty of Purrloin Candy and evolve them into Liepard during the Spotlight Hour.

Here’s how to boost the amount of Candy you earn in Pokemon GO so you can evolve your Purrloin quicker.

Purrloin Liepard Evolution Pokemon GO

Can You Catch Shiny Purrloin in Pokemon GO?

No, you can’t catch shiny Purrloin in Pokemon GO. This is because the shiny version has not been released into the game yet.

As Niantic has already added shiny versions of many Gen 5 Pokemon before, we expect a shiny Purrloin to arrive in the game pretty soon. This should either be nearer the end of 2022 or in 2023.

Check out our Pokemon GO Shiny Odds Guide to find out the exact chances of encountering the shiny versions of Pokemon.

Also, there’s plenty more to come in Pokemon GO soon after the Spotlight Hour ends. Here’s everything you need to know about the Pokemon GO Evolving Stars event.

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