This Week in Pokémon GO: 21-27 November 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 21st November we have the first ever Astral Eclipse event, Nihilego returns to raids, Petilil Spotlight Hour and more!

Astral Eclipse Event

  • Event icon The Astral Eclipse event takes place from November 23, 2022, 10am local time, to November 28, 2022, 8pm local time

At present we have no further information for this event! Could it include finally advancing the Cosmog adventure?

Mystery Event

Teasers have been seen all over social media about the 27th November… what on earth could it mean?!

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 17-Nov 24

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 22nd November 6pm till 7pm local time we have Petilil as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon.

Raid Hour


Wednesday 23rd November 6pm till 7pm local time Nihilego 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.

Houndoom (Mega)

From November 23 to December 1, 2022 Mega Houndoom 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.


From November 23 to December 1, 2022, Nihilego will be appearing in Five-Star Raids.

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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