Pokémon Go Spotlight Hour: Can Aron be Shiny?

On September 20, 2022, Aron will be in the spotlight and you will get double candy for catching Pokemon. And yes, Aron can be shiny in Pokémon Go!

Being an Aron in Spotlight Hour gives you a great chance to stock up on Aron Candy, especially if you want a powerful Mega Aggron. Mega Aggron has just been added to the ongoing “Test Your Mettle” event, so you can get plenty of Aron to help complete timed research and power up Aggron.

Pokemon is about catching them all, and in Pokemon Go, that means catching every variation, including the rare shiny versions of Pokemon. Every Tuesday in Pokémon Go, players will see specific Pokémon spawn more frequently during Spotlight Hour, which runs from 6 p.m. until 18:59 local time. Spotlight Hour is your chance to stock up on candy, a chance for high CP Pokemon, and if you’re lucky, a Shiny Pokemon.


Based on data collected by The Silph Road Pokémon community, it does not appear that shine rates increase during Spotlight Hours. However, the sheer number of Pokemon that appear during the hour-long weekly event will give you a better chance of clicking on a random Shiny. The more Pokemon you click, the more chance you have to catch a Shiny Pokemon.


Not much, unfortunately. It appears to be a coincidence. Shiny Pokemon catch rates are set by developer Niantic and usually only increase during special events like Community Days or Safari Zones, or in Legendary Raids. There are no consumables that increase the rates of Shiny Pokemon.


LeekDuck maintains a list of currently available Shiny Pokemon. It’s a useful visual guide that illustrates what all the existing Shiny Pokemon look like.

This week’s Spotlight Hour is all about the Iron Armor Pokemon – the Pokemon whose fully evolved form is currently in Mega Raids – Aron. This means it’s a great opportunity to search for Shiny Aron in Pokemon Go.

Unfortunately, Aron, Lairon, and Aggron (Aron’s evolved forms) are all pretty useless in both competitive play and raids in Pokémon Go. However, since Aron never had a community day, there’s a good chance you’re still missing the shiny, and if you still need a 4* perfect Aron or perfect Aggron to mega evolve, here’s your chance to try and find one.

Even if you’re not interested in Aron, you should still try to catch as many Pokemon as you can during this week’s Spotlight Hour because of the double candy bonus included in the event.

Aron 100% perfect IV stats in Pokemon Go

This week’s Spotlight Hour is a great opportunity to catch Aron with perfect IV stats.

“Perfect” means two things in Pokémon Go, depending on how you plan to use that Pokémon. First, there’s the max, 100% IV version, which is the 15/15/15 you’re looking for for your 4* Pokédex, raids, and Master League. But because of how CP is calculated using three stats, a perfect IV Pokémon is generally just the best version of itself in the Master League.

Of course, you can’t see an IV Pokemon without catching it first, but with a little research beforehand, you can quickly find the perfect Aron based on CP alone.

If you’re level 30 (or higher), you’ll ideally be looking for the following CP for the ultimate 15/15/15 Aron:

Level 30 (Max Wild CP) – 1121 CP
Level 35 (Max Wild CP Weather) – 1214 CP
Wild CP matches your trainer level until you hit level 30, and since most of the player base is now above that level, we’ve stuck with these values ​​for simplicity. However, these values ​​will be different if you are currently below level 30.

Is Aggron good in PVP?

The short answer is no – Aron, Lairon and Aggron are pretty bad in Go Battle League.

But since Aron has never had a community day, that could change in the future, so if you catch one with good stats, make sure you stick with it because you’ll get an exclusive move when you evolve it.

Interestingly, there is some debate over which quick move to run with Aggron, with some favoring Dragon Tail and the faster charge over the heavier hitting Smack Down. Either way, you want to run Stone Edge and Heavy Slam when your Charged is moving.

In terms of moves, the two fast moves are perfectly fine, charging quickly and dealing reasonable damage. You can apply a fair amount of pressure with your fast movement, which is great because Heavy Slam is fine, while Stone Edge is a reasonable nuke with 55 energy.

The real problem is that as a steel/rock type, Aggron is twice as weak to melee and ground types, and weak to water type attacks. Even a cursory glance at the Great League and Ultra League will show you that Galarian Stunfisk and Swampert loom large, plus a variety of excellent fight types and Counter users across both leagues.

A look at the Master League and these elemental weaknesses shine through again, albeit to a lesser extent. While Aggron is a fairly defensive Pokemon, it competes with the likes of Genesect, Dialga, Metagross, Regirock, and Terrakion for a spot on your team. I don’t like these odds.

Still, if you’re adamant about this type of steel, you’re looking for the following stats:

  • 0/14/12 for the big leagues
  • 0/13/15 for Ultra League
  • 15/15/15 for Champions League

Is there shiny Aron in Pokémon Go?

Shiny Aron in Pokémon Go was released alongside its regular version in January 2018.

If luck is on your side, you may find a shiny Aron in the wild, but be aware that this isn’t Community Day and the shiny rate doesn’t increase, so the chances of catching one, let alone a perfect one, are very slim. . This means that every Aron you see has the potential to be shiny, so it’s purely a numbers game – tap each one and see what you get. Good luck finding the Aron you need!

If you want to evolve your Aron into a Lairon, you will need 25 Aron candies and you will need another 100 Aron candies to evolve your Lairon into an Aggron.

What does shiny Aron look like?

As you can see below, the shiny Aron is pretty clunky. The eyes just change from blue to red. Lairon is a bit more exciting, with the iron underbelly taking on a more oxidized copper hue while keeping the red eyes. Aggron simply copies Lairon.

Mega Aggron, meanwhile, changes the color of the silver (steel?) bits to a light brown color that works much better with the green, creating almost a duet of copper and oxidized copper. Does this make sense for Iron Armor Pokemon? Not at all. Does it look cool? I bet.

More tips for this Spotlight Hour

Aside from trying to catch Shiny Aron in Pokémon Go, there are a few other good reasons to attend this week’s Spotlight Hour:

  • The best reason, of course, is the double-catch candy bonus that runs for an hour. This gives you a chance to collect sweets twice as fast as usual, with each Aron caught giving up to 13 sweets if you use a Pinap/Silver Berry with a Mega Evolved Pokémon of the same type instead of the basic 3.
  • If you’re new, this Spotlight Hour is the perfect time to collect enough Aron Candy to fully evolve this Pokémon and enter all of its evolutions in the Pokédex.
  • If you picked up a strong Aron to use as your Mega Aggron, this is the perfect chance to get enough candies to power it up to level 50.
  • Due to Aron being a steel and rock type, catching a large amount during this Spotlight Hour will add progress to your steel and rock type catch bonus medals.
  • Spotlight Hour events last for one hour only – from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (local time). Next week will be Minccino’s time in the spotlight, giving you a chance to get double gear candy, so start sorting through your stash and tagging everything you want to gear up on September 27th!

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