This Week in Pokémon GO: 14-20 November 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 14th November we have the end of the Greedy Gluttons event, a Team GO Rocket Takeover, Singapore Safari Zone bringing the release of shiny Purrloin, and more!

Greedy Gluttons Event

  • Event icon The Greedy Gluttons event will take place from Wednesday November 9, 2022, from 10:00 am to Thursday November 17 8:00 pm local time.
  • Egg icon Half Hatch Distance for the first 3 eggs hatched during the event using the Pokémon GO Egg hatching widget, available to download on Android and iOS devices.

The Big-Eater Pokémon Munchlax is making their shiny debut in Pokémon GO! Chonky Pokémon will be featured in the wild, raids and field research. Timed research will be available that will reward trainers with berries, including Silver Pinap Berries and Golden Razz Berries, and an encounter with Snorlax.

Team GO Rocket Takeover

  • Event icon The Team GO Rocket Takeover event will take place from Monday November 14, 2022, from 12:00 am to Thursday November 17 8:00 pm local time.

New Shadow Pokémon have been spotted with both the grunts and the Team GO Rocket Leaders, and Giovanni is back with Shadow Mewtwo! Shiny Pawniard will be making their debut in 12km eggs.

Safari Zone: Singapore


The Safari Zone Singapore takes place from November 18, 2022 to November 20, 2022. Shiny Purrloin will debut in Pokémon GO!

GO Battle League Season 12

  • Event icon GO Battle League: Season of Light will start on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7)
  • Gift icon End-of-Season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Battle icon Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Battle icon Rank-up requirements will remain the same as the prior Season.

Nov 10-Nov 17

Nov 17-Nov 24

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 15th November 6pm till 7pm local time we have Porygon as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x candy for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour


Wednesday 16th November 6pm till 7pm local time Guzzlord will be appearing in raids for raid hour.

November 2022 Research Breakthrough


From November 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to December 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8) Starmie will be featured in the research breakthrough box, and you will also be rewarded with a Star Piece.

Mega Raids

Gyarados (Mega)

From November 8 to November 23, 2022 Mega Gyarados will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids


From November 8 to November 23, 2022, Guzzlord will be appearing in Five-Star Raids for the first time Pokémon GO.

November Research Tasks

For a full list of November 2022 research tasks and rewards check out our article here.

Season of Light Special Research


Full guide here: A Cosmic Companion Special Research (Season of Light)

Season of Light Special Research is available to claim from Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 9:59 a.m. local time. New parts of the Special Research will unlock over the course of the Season, so be sure to follow along!

Save Shadow Mewtwo!

Mewtwo (shadow)

With the Team GO Rocket takeover, Giovanni is armed with a Shadow Mewtwo! Complete Special Research to get a Super Rocket Radar to battle and defeat Giovanni, and save Shadow Mewtwo from his clutches. The special research story will be available to claim until the end of the Season of Light on December 1, 2022 10:00am local time.

Season of Light

Season of Light Bonuses

  • Event icon From September 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - December 1, 2022, 10:00 AM
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Cosmog, the Legendary Nebula Pokémon, debuts in Pokémon GO
  • Research icon Season long Special Research featuring Cosmog, with a new chapter releasing every month
  • Raid icon Increased damage for Pokémon participating in Raids remotely
  • Pokestop icon Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • Incense icon Increased Incense effectiveness while moving
  • Raid icon Up to two free Raid Passes per day by spinning Gym Photo Discs
  • Shop icon Additional items from Research Breakthroughs
  • Stardust icon Increased Stardust reward for Research Breakthroughs
  • Gift icon Increased Stardust from Gifts
  • Shop icon Cosmog Hat avatar item available in the in-game shop
  • Shop icon Season-themed stickers available from Gifts, PokéStops and the in-game shop

Seasonal Rotations

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during the Season, including iconic Pokémon from all generations. As the Season changes, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world.




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