Pokémon GO Astral Eclipse event: Pokémon Debuts, Research, Encounters, and more

Be the star of the Astral Eclipse event!

The Pokémon GO Astral Eclipse event will run from Wednesday, November 23, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. through Monday, November 28, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, according to information released by Niantic. The main attractions of the upcoming Astral Eclipse event are cosmic Pokémon.

Pokémon GO Astral Eclipse Event Overview

Trainers can look forward to the following during the event:

Pokémon Debuts

The following will be available in Pokémon GO for the first time:

  • Use 100 Cosmog Candy during the day to evolve Cosmoem into Solgaleo, the Sunne Pokémon. 
Solgaleo, the Sunne Pokémon
Image via Niantic
  • Use 100 Cosmog Candy at night to evolve Cosmoem into Lunala, the Moone Pokémon.
Lunala, the Moone Pokémon
Image via Niantic

Special Research

New chapters of the Special Research story A Cosmic Companion will become available to Trainers.  Unlock a new part of the Season-long Special Research for another step in the adventure of Cosmog. 

Ultra Beast Arrival: Global

The mysterious life forms known as Ultra Beasts have appeared in greater numbers than ever over the past few months. More Ultra Beasts will be making their way during Ultra Beast Arrival: Global!

Nebula skies

For the final time this season, Nebula skies will appear during the Astral Eclipse event.


Trainers will be able to encounter the following Pokémon:

  • Wild Encounters: The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
Pokémon GO Astral Eclipse event wild encounters
Image via Niantic
  • Raids
    • One-Star: Drifloon, Frillish, Inkay, Rockruff
    • Three-Star: Tentacruel, Druddigon, Hisuian Braviary
    • Five-Star: Nihilego
    • Mega: Mega Houndoom

If Trainers are lucky, they may encounter a Shiny one.

  • Field Research task encounters:

Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will be available. Complete event-exclusive tasks to encounter Staryu.

Collection Challenges

Astral Eclipse Collection Challenges are coming soon. Complete the Astral Eclipse Collection Challenges to receive rewards for Stardust.

New Avatars

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Image via Niantic

In addition to the new avatar items to celebrate the launch of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, Trainers will see a variety of new event-inspired avatar items.

  • Lunala Wings
  • Solgaleo Mask
  • Lunala Pants
  • Solgaleo Shoes
  • Galaxy Socks

That was everything you need to know about the Pokémon GO Astral Eclipse event.

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