This week’s Featured Hour is all about Pokémon Requiem, making it the perfect time to catch a perfect Duskull in Pokémon Go.
Unfortunately, Duskull and his evolution Dusknoir are not good at competitive play and you probably don’t want to use them in raids in Pokémon Go. However, in true spirit of Día de Muertos (the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead), Duskull comes out tonight wearing a Cempasúchil wreath, giving you the opportunity to capture something new and unique in the world of Pokémon Go. This is doubly true as it’s a rare opportunity to catch a disguised Pokémon that you can evolve!
And if costumed Pokémon aren’t your thing, it’s a great opportunity to stock up on some vital resources, thanks to the special bonus being offered alongside this week’s Spotlight: the Stardust Double Catch Bonus.
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Duskull IV stats 100% perfect in Pokémon Go
This week’s Featured Hour is a great opportunity to catch a Duskull with perfect IV stats.
“Perfect” means two things in Pokémon Go, depending on how you plan to use a given Pokémon. First, there’s the max build, 100% IV, which is the 15/15/15 you’re looking for for your 4* Pokédex, Raids, and Master League. However, because of how CP is calculated using three stats, a perfect Pokémon IV is usually just the best version of itself in the Master League.
Of course, you can’t see a Pokémon’s IV without catching it first, but with a little research beforehand, you can quickly spot a perfect Duskull based on CP alone.
If you’re at level 30 (or higher), you’ll ideally be looking for the following CPs for a perfect Duskull 15/15/15:
The wild CP value aligns with your trainer level until you reach level 30, and since the majority of the player base is now above this level, we’ve kept these values for the sake of simplicity. However, these values will be different if you are currently below level 30.
Is Dusknoir good at PvP?
No. At best, it’s passable; if you really want to run it, you can, but there are better Ghost-type Pokémon in the three major leagues. Either way, you’re looking at the next moveset: Hex, Shadow Ball, and Dark Pulse as a second charged move.
Ignoring the fact that there are simply better options, let’s look at Dusknoir as a Pokémon. Its advantages are that it is quite bulky and applies a good amount of shield pressure, thanks to the Hex combo charging quickly and the two charged moves being quite cheap. She even managed to beat Nidoqueen and Cresselia in the Ultra League, where she performs best.
Unfortunately, it loses to many top-tier Pokémon in the meta, such as the top Ghosts, Trevenant, and Giratina.
It’s a similar story in the Great League, where you beat Medicham and Azumarill, but Trevenant and Galarian Stunfisk destroy you.
Unfortunately, this aforementioned volume decreases when you reach the Master League, thanks to Dusknoir’s CP peaking at 2700 on 15/15/15. Yes, you beat the likes of Chandelure and Metagross, but you almost immediately lose to Mewtwo and Lugia, two psychic-type Pokémon. If that’s not a sign that he’s not ready for the big leagues, I don’t know what is.
The Season of Adventure Abundance is here! Its first event is A Paldean Adventure, which sees the true launch of Gen 9 and the special research mission A Paldean Adventure. You can also work on the Timed Investigation: Master Ball mission and compete in Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, complete routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.
Is there a shiny Duskull in Pokémon Go?
Yeah! Released in October 2017, there is a shiny Duskull in Pokémon Go. Shiny Dusclops was released at the same time, obviously, and Shiny Dusknoir followed suit in November 2018 when he joined the game.
Duskull evolution line. (Image via pokemon.com) | Image credit: pokemon.com
Spotlight Hours, unlike Community Days, do not have an enhanced brightness rate, so when you search for a shiny Duskull, you will do so with the usual brightness rates in this work. This means that if you really want a shiny Duskull, you should make the most of this hour!
What does the shiny Duskull look like?
As you can see below, the shiny Duskull turns a deep red, which pairs incredibly well with the floating red orb in the middle of his skull.
Duskull family with glitter.
His evolution, Dusclops, takes on a slightly lighter, almost terracotta red hue, while his final form, Dusknoir, flips the script and opts for a grey-blue body that stands out nicely against the gold details on his body.
Other tips for this hour of attention
Besides trying to catch a shiny Duskull in Pokémon Go, there are a couple of other good reasons to participate in this week’s Spotlight:
- The best reason is of course the double catch Stardust bonus that runs throughout the hour. This gives you the chance to collect Stardust twice as fast as usual, with each Duskull captured granting 200 Stardust instead of the basic 100. If the in-game weather is cloudy, this adds an additional 50 Stardust (double the usual 25), and this stacks with a Star Piece to give a 1.5x multiplier to all Stardust earned. This means that each Duskull caught in foggy weather while using a Star Piece will be worth 375 Stardust!
- If you’re a newcomer, this Featured Hour is the perfect time to collect enough Duskull candy to fully evolve this Pokémon and enter all of its evolutions into the Pokédex. Remember, you will need one Unova Stone for each Dusclops you want to evolve.
- Thanks to Duskull being a ghost type, catching a bunch during this Focus Hour will add progress to your ghost type capture bonus medals.
Spotlight Hour events only last one hour: from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (local time). Next week we move away from the ghost guys to find Croagunk taking the spotlight!
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