Evolving Stars Research Guide

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Hello Trainers!

In this quick guide, we will cover tips and tricks for efficient task completion for the Evolving stars event. List of tasks will be at the bottom of this guide. You only have a week to farm this event.

  • Event icon Wednesday, October 5, 2022 10:00 am local time to Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm local time.

Stardust Farming Tips

There are two tasks in this event that seem fairly common that grant significant dust for a relatively cheap cost to you. All you need to do is evolve Pokémon to complete these tasks, which only cost you candy. With Eevee being a Pokémon that is part of this event, it makes completing this task fairly easy. Most trainers will have tons of Eevee candy from past events and even if you don’t, there is a task that gives you Eevee candy. Other easy Pokémon featured in this event to use as evolution fodder are Rhyhorn, Duskull, Swinub, and Ralts, requiring only 25 candy to evolve. However, any Pokémon may be evolved to complete the task.

You will want to stack these tasks before evolving in order to maximize your task completing potential. The candy goes faster than you think, especially if you don’t have a huge stockpile of Pokémon candy. Try to complete or progress 3 evolution tasks at a time for maximum efficiency. 

Make sure you have these tasks before completing your evolving stars collection challenges as they require you to evolve Pokémon to complete, “evolving two Eevee with one stone.”

Mega Energy Farming Tips

A recent addition to the monthly regular tasks was the potential to gain mega energy for a rotating mega Pokémon. In this event we get the chance to gain mega energy for 10 different Pokémon if you include non-event tasks for October. In order to complete these tasks, you will have to power up Pokémon 5-10 times. There are a couple of strategies when it comes to powering up Pokémon for task completion. Try to stack similar power up tasks, so power up 7 times with other power up 7 times. This will save you on always having a partially completed task.

The first strategy is to designate Pokémon that you want to power up and then proceed to power up these Pokémon in order to complete these tasks. That way you are getting rewards while spending your hard-earned stardust. If you don’t have any Pokémon that you know you want to power up, but you really need the mega energy, then you can save your level 1 Pokémon and power them up instead. This will save you both candy and stardust, as it is really cheap to power up low level Pokémon.

You can easily find level 1 Pokémon in your inventory by sorting by CP. You can also search “age0” to only see Pokémon caught within the last 24 hours if you want to bypass level 1 Pokémon you may be collecting.

**Please note that powering up Pokémon is expensive, so you can use the evolving tasks to recuperate stardust spent on gaining mega energy. If you do not need the mega energy, then I would advise to skip these tasks and focus on stardust or item farming.

Evolution Item Farming

This section will be short as it is straight forward. You can get evolution items by spinning stops to complete the task. Very easy and costs you nothing. Some players will have a stockpile of these items already and will likely toss these tasks for others. However, newer players may want to snag this easy opportunity to stockpile these evolution items. The only strategy here is to, of course, stack these tasks to make completion more efficient.

Field Research Tasks

Complete field research tasks to earn Stardust, Evolution Items, and Mega Energy.

Task Text Reward
Catch 3 Eevee 20 Eevee Candy
Evolve 1 Pokémon 500 Stardust
Evolve 3 Pokémon 2000 Stardust
Power up Pokémon 5 times 25 Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Steelix, Kangaskhan, or Aerodactyl Mega Energy
Power up Pokémon 7 times 25 Gyarados, or Altaria Mega Energy
Spin 10 Pokéstops or Gyms 1 King’s Rock,
1 Dragon Scale
Spin 15 Pokéstops or Gyms 1 Sinnoh Stone
Spin 20 Pokéstops or Gyms 1 Unova Stone

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I am an environmental scientist from Sacramento, CA. I was given my first Charmander Pokemon card by a friend in the 4th grade in 1999 and was hooked ever since. I was ranked Ace trainer in season 1 of Silph League's world rankings for PvP.

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