Pokémon GO: Spotlight Hour Today with Star You and Candy Bonus

Pokémon GO Shiny Stardu

Today, July 19, 2022, there will be a Spotlight Hour with Stardu in Pokémon GO. We took a look at what bonus you can look forward to and tell you why the short event is worthwhile.

What is this event? Every Tuesday, Pokémon GO hosts a so-called Spotlight Hour, which focuses on a specific monster.

Today it’s that time again and you can meet the water-type Pokémon Sterndu during the 60-minute event. The limelight hour is upgraded with an additional candy bonus.

Spotlight Hour with Sterndu – Start, Bonuses & Shiny

When does the event start? Spotlight Hour begins today, July 19, at 6:00 p.m. local time sharp and will run for 60 minutes. At 7:00 p.m. the short event is already over.

What bonuses are there? During Spotlight Hour, you can encounter Stardu spawns throughout the wilderness. If these are not enough for you, you can also put on a smoke and thus attract more specimens. In addition, you will receive double the candies when sending your monsters.

Is there Stardu as Shiny? Yes, with a bit of luck you can also encounter a dazzling specimen of Sterndu. You can recognize it by its green body.

Sterndu and Starmie normal (left) and as Shiny (right)

Is the spotlight hour worth it with Sterndu?

How strong is Sterndu? Sterndu is a water-type Pokémon from the first generation of games. It can be evolved into Starmie with 50 candies. But the little starfish is not really strong. And Starmie is also not really interesting with his average values ​​​​neither in the GO fight league nor in raids.

Why is the limelight hour still worthwhile? Even if Sterndu and its further development are not among the best attackers in Pokémon GO, it is still worth using the short event.

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Stardu is one of 22 monsters that bring you more stardust when you catch them. Depending on whether the monster currently has a weather boost and you also use a star piece, you can receive the following amounts of stardust when catching a specimen:

Catch of Sterndu stardust per catch
without star piece 750
with star piece 1.125
with weather boost 938
with Weather Boost and Star Piece 1,406

The spotlight hour is therefore ideal for stocking up on stardust. Shiny hunters also get their money’s worth at Sterndu.

When is the weather boost available? Since Sterndu is a Water-type Pokémon, it gets a special boost when it rains.

Tip: Also, if you’ve been wanting to sort your Pokémon storage for a long time, it’s best to do so before Spotlight Hour starts and give these monsters a corresponding tag.

So you can send all sorted out Pokémon right at the beginning of the event, so you get double the candy and then have enough time to catch Sterndu.

Are you attending the spotlight hour with Sterndu today? Let us know in the comments here on MeinMMO.

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