The first big event for Pokémon GO in October 2022 will have Trainers seeing stars! Aptly called Evolving Stars, it will also contain the next part of the Season of Light’s Special Research. Progress has been made with Professor Willow and GO Ultra Recon Squad Researcher Rhi’s study of Cosmog. Now the adorable little Nebula Pokémon can evolve into Cosmoem!

Get all the details here with our Evolving Stars event guide:

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Light – Evolving Stars

Begins: Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.

 

Pokémon debuts – Cosmoem

 

 

Cosmog will now be able to evolve into Cosmoem! Provided that you have the right number of Cosmog Candies. You’ll need 25 Cosmog Candies to evolve your little buddy (obtainable from the Season of Light’s Special Research). If you’re worried about evolving your only Cosmog, Niantic did note the following on the official Pokémon GO blog: “And don’t worry about evolving your only Cosmog—rumor has it that Trainers will have the opportunity to encounter additional Cosmog in the distant future.”

 

Event Bonuses

  • No Event Bonuses are currently listed, save for some bonuses that are only available during the Mega Gyarados Raid Day event.

 

Event Boxes

  • Trainee Box (499 PokéCoins): 1 King’s Rock, 1 Unova Stone, 10 Pinap Berries, and 1 Dragon Scale.
  • Standard Raid Box (525 PokéCoins): 3 Premium Battle Passes, 1 Egg Incubator, and 3 Remote Raid Passes.
  • Voyager Box (1,200 PokéCoins): 2 Premium Battle Passes, 4 Super Incubators, 1 Star Piece, and 5 Egg Incubators.
  • Great Raid Box (1,375 PokéCoins): 12 Premium Battle Passes, 3 Remote Raid Passes, 10 Silver Pinap Berries, and 2 Lucky Eggs.
  • Journeyer Box (1,900 PokéCoins): 10 Super Incubators, 2 Incenses, 6 Egg Incubators, and 2 Poffins.
  • Ultra Raid Box (2,200 PokéCoins): 20 Premium Battle Passes, 10 Star Pieces, 10 Max Revives, and 3 Remote Raid Passes.

 

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild: Kakuna, Pidgeotto, Poliwhirl, Kadabra, Haunter, Rhyhorn*, Seadra, Scyther*, Eevee*, Swinub*, Ralts*, Duskull*, Tynamo, Litwick, and Helioptile.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

  • One-Star Raids: Slowpoke*, Onix*, Scyther*, Porygon*, and Sunkern*.
  • Three-Star Raids: Magneton, Rhydon, Togetic*, and Piloswine.
  • Five-Star Raids: Yveltal* and Xerneas* (See Additional Notes).
  • Mega Raids: Mega Lopunny* and Mega Manecetric* (See Additional Notes).

 

Additional Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • Yveltal* will be available until Saturday, October 8th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.
    • Xerneas* will replace them and be after the event (in Raids), until Thursday, October 20th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.
  • Mega Lopunny* will be available until Saturday, October 8th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.
    • Mega Manecetric* will replace them and be after the event (in Raids), until Thursday, October 20th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

 

Season of Light’s Special Research Steps 4 – 7

The next release of the Season of Light’s Special Research will happen at the start of the Evolving Stars event! Niantic teases that this release will have Trainers “take another step on your stellar adventure with Cosmog.” The tasks and rewards for this release of the Special Research will be shared below as well as on the Season of Light overall guide page when the event is live.

 

A Cosmic Companion
Step 4Reward
Catch 1 Pokémon789 XP
Completion Rewards25 Cosmog Candies, 3,000 XP, and 1,000 Stardust
Step 5Reward
Complete 5 Field Research tasksBaltoy Encounter
Power up Pokémon 10 timesStaryu Encounter
Evolve a Cosmog1,000 Stardust
Completion Rewards25 Cosmog Candies, 1,000 XP, and 750 Stardust
Step 6Reward
Complete 10 Field Research tasksElgyem Encounter
Power up Pokémon 10 timesStaryu Encounter
Walk 5 kmGirafarig Encounter
Completion Rewards25 Cosmog Candies, 2,000 XP, and 750 Stardust
Step 7Reward
Earn 15 hearts with your BuddyKirlia Encounter
Hatch an EggStaryu Encounter
Catch 20 different species of Pokémon25 Great Balls
Completion Rewards10 Poké Balls, 3,000 XP, and 1,500 Stardust

 

Field Research Tasks

New event-exclusive Field Research Tasks will be available and the rewards include encounters with Stardust, evolution items, and Mega Energy. These Field Research Tasks can be found when spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active. A full list of tasks and associated rewards will be added here once the event is live.

 

  • Task: Catch 3 Eevee
    • Reward: 20 Eevee Candies
  • Task: Evolve 1 Pokémon
    • Reward: 500 Stardust
  • Task: Evolve 3 Pokémon
    • Reward: 2,000 Stardust
  • Task: Power up Pokémon 5 times
    • Reward: 25 Mega Energy (Kangaskhan, Aerodactyl, Ampharos, or Steelix.)
  • Task: Power up Pokémon 7 times
    • Reward: 25 Mega Energy (Gyarados or Altaria.)
  • Task: Spin 10 PokéStops and/or Gyms
    • Reward: 1 Metal Coat OR 1 Sun Stone OR 1 King’s Rock OR 1 Dragon Scale OR 1 Upgrade.
  • Task: Spin 15 PokéStops and/or Gyms
    • Reward: 1 Sinnoh Stone

 

Collection Challenges

Four evolution-focused Collection Challenges will be available. The rewards will be evolution items. A full list of the Collection Challenges’ tasks and rewards will be added here once the event is live.

 

Evolving Stars: Eevee Challenge

Get the following Pokémon via Evolution: Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon.

Rewards: 1 Upgrade, 1 Metal Coat, and 1 medal added to your Collector Challenge Medal.

 

Evolving Stars: Trade Challenge

Get the following Pokémon via Evolution by Trading: Gengar (trade a Haunter) and Alakazam (trade a Kadabra).

Rewards: 1 Dragon Scale, 1 Sun Stone, 1 King’s Rock, and 1 medal added to your Collector Challenge Medal.

 

Evolving Stars: Sinnoh Challenge

Get the following Pokémon via Evolution: Rhydon, Piloswine, Kirlia, and Dusclops.

Rewards: 4 Sinnoh Stones and 1 medal added to your Collector Challenge Medal.

 

Evolving Stars: Unova Challenge

Get the following Pokémon via Evolution: Eeletrik and Lampent.

Rewards: 2 Unova Stones and 1 medal added to your Collector Challenge Medal.

 

GO Battle League – Evolution Cup

Trainers can battle it out in the GO Battle League (GBL) with a specialty-themed cup during the event. To enter the Evolution Cup, Trainers must adhere to the following rules:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Pokémon that have evolved at least once and can evolve again will be eligible.

 

Raid Day – Mega Gyarados

A special one-day-only (technically 3 hours only) Raid Day featuring Mega Gyarados will be taking place on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time. For more details, you can check out our dedicated Mega Gyarados Raid Day guide.

 

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)