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Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour August 23, 2022 featuring Nidoran, Don’t Transfer Any Rare Pokemon Before Event Starts

Trainers, the next Spotlight Hour event in Pokemon Go is going live today, August 23, 2022, featuring Nidoran♂, shiny Nidoran♂, and 2x Candy for transferring Pokemon. We recommend not transferring any rare pokemon before the event starts, and we also added some useful tips.

The Nidoran♂ Spotlight Hour starts today from 6 PM to 7 PM local time. During this period, Nidoran♂ will appear more often. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a shiny Nidoran♂. During the event, we strongly recommend using the fast/quick catch trick and making the most out of the event.

Here are some useful tips we would like to share about the Nidoran♂ Spotlight Hour.

Nidoran Spotlight Hour August 23, 2022, Pokemon Go Tips

  • Don’t catch any spawns around you for at least 30-45mins before the Spotlight Hour begins. All of these spawns will turn into the Spotlight Hour Pokemon when the event starts
  • Find out where the biggest spawn groups in your area are and take advantage of it
  • Don’t rely on Lures, unless you’re a rural player. This is because Lures can’t do much to help you grind and the spawns are limited to 1 Pokemon every 3 minutes
  • Use the fast catch trick – NOTE: This useful trick doesn’t work on Pokemon that spawn from Incense. What is the fast catch trick?! See below for details
  • Walk around constantly
  • Excellent throws will get you a ton of XP
  • Have as much Pokemon Storage as you can
  • Have as many PokeBall as you can
  • DON’T APPRAISE JUST GRIND! You will have plenty of time, later on, to decide which Pokemon you need. Have in mind that this is ONE HOUR event!
  • Put all your Pokemon you wanna transfer in a separate tag (remember to EXCLUDE shiny and lucky Pokemon, since they cannot be mass transferred. ENABLE “Expanded group transfer” in the settings to include legendary and mythical Pokemon). Select the whole tag by 5:59. Hit “transfer” at 6:00 and go catch. Double transfer candy is not worth missing out on catching mons, even if it’s just for regular catch XP

Fast/Quick Catch Trick Explained

  • Hold the phone with your hand and use your thumb to tap and hold onto the ball selection circle in the bottom right
  • While still holding your thumb on the ball selection circle, slide your thumb from the bottom right towards the bottom left of the screen. If you did this right, the ball icon should slide slightly to the left and change color slightly to a more opaque white
  • While keeping your left thumb held down, throw the ball with your right hand. After throwing, you can release your left thumb. If you did this all correctly, the exit button should appear in the top left corner
  • As soon as your Pokeball has hit the Pokemon, the catch is decided, so you can leave the encounter immediately, skipping the ball rocking and catch screen animations. You can check your inventory to see if you caught it or not, or just click back on the Pokemon on the map. If it disappears, you either caught it or it ran away

With practice, this becomes very quick and allows you to catch and walk reliably. As a note, Pokemon from incense do not disappear if you use the quick catch method, so if you’re quick-catching from incense, you need to check your inventory after each throw since they don’t disappear until the next pokemon spawns. This is the same for surprise snapshot encounters.

The last Spotlight Hour in Pokemon Go for this month is going live on August 30, 2022, featuring Pidove, shiny Pidove, and 2x XP for evolving Pokemon.


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Dejan Kacurov

Hi, gamers! You can call me Mr. DComplex. I'm a gamer, a hardcore gamer. My favorite genres are Action RPG and MMORPG. At the moment I'm using my PC as my only gaming platform, but soon I might get a new PS4 from Angel. Update - Angel did get me a PS4, oh wait, it's the PS4 PRO 1TB!!! Much love bro!

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