Shiny Pidgey Spotlight
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How to Catch Shiny Pidgey in Pokemon GO – Spotlight

Tons of tiny birds.

Another month of Pokemon GO brings another set of Spotlight Hours that Trainers can participate in at the same time each week, which is 6 PM local time. On February 7, Trainers will have a chance to get their own shiny Pidgey to add to the ever-expanding collection of shiny Pokemon.

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Because Pidgey is from the Kanto region, and one of the earliest encounters at that, we know that the Tiny Bird Pokemon has a shiny form that can be caught in Pokemon GO. After this upcoming Hoenn Tour, every Pokemon from Generation III and below will have a shiny variation, and we’re here to help you catch a shiny Pidgey.

Pokemon GO Spotlight – How to Catch Shiny Pidgey

From 6 PM local time to 7 PM local time on February 7, Pidgey will spawn in droves around the wild. Other than some rare cases, no other Pokemon will spawn and it’s a chance to encounter as many tiny birds as you possibly can. However, the shiny spawn rate in the wild is still 1 in 500, even during a Spotlight Hour.

That means we need to capitalize on the tools we have to make encounters happen more often and at a faster rate. First and foremost, you need to have an Incense Lure going during the hour. In the best-case scenario, you should also be in an area with a decent amount of PokeStops that ensure more spawns and more spots for Lure Modules. This will be the best way to increase shiny Pidgey spawns.

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Whether this is during the Spotlight Hour or a random day in Pokemon GO, this next bit is always good advice. If you’re looking for shiny Pidgey, simply start the encounter, and if it’s not shiny, then back out and look for another. There is no need to catch it unless you need the Stardust or candy. During the Spotlight especially, this will save you tons of time and give your more chances for that shiny Pidgey.

And that’s all. For more of the latest news, updates, and guides, head over to the dedicated Pokémon GO section of our site.


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