This week in Pokémon GO: November 21–27, 2022

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

Astral Eclipse Event

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    The Astral Eclipse event runs from November 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m. local time, until November 28, 2022, 8:00 p.m. local time

For now, we have no other information about this event! Could it finally include the progress of the Cosmog adventure?

Mystery event

Teasers have been seen all over social media about November 27…what could that mean? !

GO Battle League Season 12

November 17-November 24

Spotlight hour


Tuesday, November 22 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, we have Petilil as the featured Pokémon for the spotlight hour, as well as a 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon.

Raid Time


Wednesday, November 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local hour Nihilego will appear in raids during the raid time.

November 2022 Research Breakthrough


From November 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM PDT (GMT -7) to December 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM PST (GMT -8), Starmie will be featured in the Breakthrough Research 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 appear in Mega Raids.

Houndoom (Mega)

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

Five Star Raids


From November 8 to November 23, 2022, Guzzlord will appear for the first time in Pokémon GO five-star raids.


From November 23 to December 1, 2022, Nihilego will appear in five-star raids.

November Research Tasks

For a full list of November 2022 Research Tasks and Rewards, see our article here.

Light Season Special Research


Full guide here: Special research on a cosmic companion (Season of Light)

Light Season Special Research can be claimed 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 Special Research will be unlocked throughout the season, so be sure to keep up!

Save Shadow Mewtwo!

Mewtwo (shadow)

With Team GO Rocket’s takeover, Giovanni is armed with a Shadow Mewtwo! Complete the Special Research to get a Super Rocket Radar to battle and defeat Giovanni, and rescue Shadow Mewtwo from his clutches. The Special Research Story will be available until the Season of Light ends on December 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Season of Light

Season of Light Bonuses

Seasonal rotations

Different Pokémon will appear in the wild during the season, including iconic Pokémon from all generations. As the season changes, different Pokémon will appear in different regions of the world.




Beach & Water

Northern hemisphere

Southern hemisphere

Light egg season

The following Pokémon will be released from Eggs this season.

2km Eggs

5 km Eggs

10 km Eggs

5km Adventure Sync Eggs

10km Adventure Sync Eggs

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