Pokémon GO Evolving Stars: Timed Research, Field Research, Raids, and More

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Pokémon GO now has its second event for the new Season of Light revealed! It's titled Evolving Stars.

As players follow Cosmog's story through the season of light, new research will be revealed.

A brand new Pokémon will also enter the game with its first debut and it can even be evolved using its own special candy.

So, let's take a look at this event, when it starts, ends, and of course, what new content there is in Pokémon GO!

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Evolving Stars important dates

Evolving stars will begin tomorrow, October 5 2022 and will end on October 11 2022.

This gives players just six days to access all of the given content.

Evolving Stars will start at 10 am BST and end at 8 pm BST on October 11.

Cosmoem Pokémon GO debut

Cosmoem has entered Pokémon GO with its debut on the field.

It can even be evolved as long as players use the Cosmoem candy to help them grow.

Cosmoem Pokemon
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It was even announced that Cosmoem will be seen on the field after the event ends in the near future!

Mega Gyarados raid day

This raid day happens from October 8 2022 at 2 pm BST to 5:00 pm BST.

Mega Gyrados from Pokemon GO
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On these times, there will be extra bonuses for players who take part. These include...

  • Mega Gyarados will appear more frequently in raids.
  • You can receive up to five additional Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.
  • You’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Gyarados.

Increased Pokémon GO wild encounters

Wild encounters with the Pokémon below will increase during this event.

The Pokémon included are...

  • Kakuna
  • Pidgeotto
  • Poliwhirl
  • Kadabra
  • Haunter
  • Rhyhorn
  • Seadra
  • Scyther
  • Eevee
  • Swinub
  • Ralts
  • Duskull
  • Tynamo
  • Litwick
  • Helioptile

Lucky players also may be able to encounter a shiny version!


The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

One star raids

Sunkern from Pokemon GO
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  • Slowpoke
  • Onix
  • Scyther
  • Porygon
  • Sunkern

Three star raids

  • Magneton
  • Rhydon
  • Togetic
  • Piloswine

Five star raids

  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal

Xerneas will appear in raids from October 8 2022 at 10 am to October 20 2022 at 10 am.

Yveltal will appear in raids from September 27 2022 at 10 am to October 8 202, at 10 am.

Mega raids

  • Mega Mancetric
  • Mega Lopunny

Mega Manectric will appear in raids from October 8 2022 at 10 am October 20 2022 at 10 am.

Mega Lopunny will appear in raids from September 27 2022 at 10 am to October 8 2022 at 10 am.

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