Pokemon Go: Alolan Meowth Spotlight hour and double transfer candy

Alolan Meowth in the Pokemon Anime

Pokemon Go is holding a Spotlight Hour for Alolan Meowth, a regional spin on the old Gen-1 scratch cat Pokemon. Make sure to catch some.

Even if you don’t particularly care about Alolan Meowth in Pokemon Go, I’d recommend that you check in during the event anyway, as the entire spotlight hour will also feature doubled transfer candy.

What can we expect from the Alolan Meowth Spotlight hour?

For anyone who isn’t used to this particular Pokemon Go event type, Spotlight hours are basically a one-hour long event consisting of all spawns being replaced by a single Pokemon, in this case, that means Alolan Meowth. A whole lot of Alolan Meowth.

The spawn replacing effects are quite similar to what you’d expect from a Community day, but Spotlight hours do not come with all the other extras, they are very simple affairs comparatively.

This is all great if you like Alolan Meowth, not so much if you’re not really a fan of the Steel-Type version of the Scratch Cat Pokemon. Fortunately, there is also typically an additional bonus.

The event bonus can occasionally go some way to compensating for featured Pokemon that a trainer doesn’t want – and while this bonus is a bit boring, Doubled transfer candy is incredibly useful.

This effect effectively means you are capable of discarding large amounts of Pokemon you don’t want for twice as much candy as usual – which can be very useful for levelling up or evolving some Pokemon you’ve been struggling with.

Alolan Meowth in the Pokemon Anime
Credit: Pokemon Wiki – Fandom, The Pokemon Company

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When is the Pokemon Go Alolan Meowth Spotlight hour?

The Alolan Meowth spotlight hour for Pokemon Go will start on September 28th at 6:00 PM local time and will run until 7:00 PM local time, for a total duration of one hour.

This is the usual length of spotlight hours as the name indicates, and exceptions to this are extremely rare if they ever occur.

Additionally, for those unfamiliar with Pokemon Go’s Local time, it means that you don’t need to worry about timezones because the game event will take place at that time in every timezone, so it’ll be a staggered out event launch across the world.

Meowth and Alolan Meowth in the Pokemon Anime
Credit: Bulbapedia, The Pokemon Company

What else is there to know?

If you’re still not sold, there is one last thing to consider in favour of Spotlight hours. They make excellent chances in Pokemon Go to farm for the Shiny version of the featured Pokemon, in this case, that would be Alolan Meowth.

And fortunately for any Shiny Hunters reading this, the shiny form of Alolan Meowth is freely available right now in Pokemon Go, making it possible to find during the spotlight hour – good luck on the search trainers.

READ MORE: Pokemon Go: How to find Shiny Pokemon, Shiny Odds

That’s about everything you need to know about this upcoming Spotlight hour. If you’d like more stories, articles and guides for Pokemon Go, you can find them right here on The Click, and if you’d instead like to see more by me specifically, a list of my articles is available here.

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