This Week in Pokémon GO: 28 November – 4 December 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 28th November we have the end of the Season of Light, and the start of a whole new season! We don’t yet have any information for the new season and December, but hopefully we will soon.

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

Solgaleo, the Sunne Pokémon, and Lunala, the Moone Pokémon, will make their debut during the Astral Eclipse event.

New chapters of the special research story ‘A Cosmic Companion’ will become available to all trainers. New mysteries are ahead to explore with Rhi, Professor Willow and Cosmoem.

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 24-Dec 1

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 2th November 6pm till 7pm local time we have Hoothoot as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× XP for evolving Pokémon.

Raid Hour


Wednesday 30th 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

Houndoom (Mega)

From November 23 to December 1, 2022 Mega Houndoom will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids


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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