Pokemon Go: Gothita Spotlight hour, ft. doubled capture exp

Gothita in the Pokemon anime

This weeks Spotlight hour in Pokemon Go will feature Gothita, the Fixation Pokemon, as well as doubled capture experience.

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

What can we expect from the Gothita 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 Gothita. A whole lot of Gothita.

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 Gothita, not so much if you’re not really a fan of the Fixation 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 doubled capture experience isn’t interesting, it Is certainly useful, so it might be worth taking advantage of.

You should end up with plenty of candy to make yourself some Gothorita too.

Gothorita in the Pokemon anime
Credit: Bulbapedia, the Pokemon Company

READ MORE: Pokemon Go: Does Shiny rate change during Spotlight Hours?

When is the Pokemon Go Gothita Spotlight hour?

The Gothita spotlight hour for Pokemon Go will start on October 19th 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.

Gothita in the Pokemon anime
Credit: The Pokemon Company, Bulbapedia

What else is there to know?

The only other thing really worth considering with spotlight hours is using them as a chance to gather Shiny versions of the featured Pokemon – though in this case, unfortunately, Shiny Gothita is not available in Pokemon Go, so you can’t use this to farm it if you’re looking for one.

Better luck next time for these spotlight hours I suppose.

That’s about everything as far as the Gothita spotlight hour is concerned, though if you’d like more guides or articles about 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.