Pokemon Go’s Swinub Spotlight Hour is next up in June 2021. Players will not only get the chance to get a Shiny Piloswine and Mamoswine, but they can also score one of the game’s most useful bonuses.

Introduced by Niantic in 2020, Go’s Spotlight Hour schedule has become one of the title’s most popular recurring events. For the third celebration of the month, trainers will get a chance to catch the Sinnoh region’s Ice/Ground Pokemon.

While it may not look like a heavy hitter to add to your team in its original form, there’s no doubt that its evolutions make this an exciting potential catch. This will be the easiest chance you will get at adding a strong Shiny version to your lineup, too.


As has been the case since 2020, each Tuesday of every month is dedicated to hosting a 60-minute celebration for a single Pokemon. Trainers exploring the map during the set time will encounter the selected ‘mon with boosted spawn rates.

Pokemon Go Swinub Spotlight Hour date & start time

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the Pokemon Go Swinub Spotlight Hour will kick-off.

The limited-time event kicks off at its usual time at 6 PM and runs until 7 PM local time, meaning no matter where you are in the world, the event starts at that time.

Niantic / The Pokemon CompanyIn 2021, a Mystery Bonus Hour will run alongside Spotlight celebrations.

How to prepare for Swinub Spotlight Hour

Preparation for this Spotlight Hour is crucial, as it only lasts – you guessed it – 60 minutes.

  1. Collect as many Pokecoins as you can pre-event.
  2. Use your Pokecoins to buy at least two Incense.
  3. Make sure you have enough space in your Pokemon Storage Box.
  4. Bring a lot of Pokeballs!
  5. Collect Pokemon Candy for the Spotlight Hour Pokemon, to catch and evolve it!

Pokemon Go Swinub Spotlight Hour bonus

For the Spotlight Hour on June 22, players will snag Double evolution XP as part of the event bonuses.


We always recommend using an XP-boosting Lucky Egg during Spotlight Hours. Since December 2020, Pokemon Go’s level cap was increased from level 40 to 50, so you won’t want to miss out on this chance to score some easy points.

How to get Shiny Swinub

NianticSwinub is set to feature in Pokemon Go’s Spotlight Hour on June 22.

There is no set method to catch a Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go, but there are some tips that can increase your chances during this Spotlight Hour for all variants:

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  1. Load up Pokemon Go on your Android or iOS device.
  2. Use your Incense for the Swinub Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour.
  3. Run around in-game until you find one, which should be quite easy due to the increased spawn rate.
  4. Make sure you use Berries when you find a Shiny Swinub so it doesn’t flee before you catch it!

Pokemon Go Swinub shiny spawn rate

During this 60 minute event, the spawn rate for Swinub and its Shiny Pokemon variant will be boosted. That means it’s a perfect chance to catch a rare variant of the Sinnoh region Pokemon.


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