Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Evolving Stars Event: Start Time, Encounters, Raids Detailed

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Pokemon GO is set to launch its new Evolving Stars event as part of the Season of Light. Here's what you need to know.

In what celebrates all things tied to the cosmos, Pokemon GO's Evolving Stars event sees some of the franchise's most celestial creatures head into the spotlight. Sitting right at the heart of the event is Cosmoem, the Protostar Pokemon, set to make its Pokemon GO debut. Players will be able to evolve Cosmog into Cosmoem by using 25 Cosmog Candy, and also have the chance to encounter more of this Pokemon throughout the event.

Players can also take part in Field Research quests focusing on Evolution and a Collection Challenge that awards Evolution items.

When Does Pokemon GO Evolving Stars Start?

The Pokemon GO Evolving Stars event will run from Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Pokemon GO Evolving Stars Wild Encounters

The following Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild:

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

*These Pokemon also have the chance to be Shiny.

Pokemon GO Evolving Stars Raids

One-Star Raids

  • Slowpoke*
  • Onix*
  • Scyther*
  • Porygon*
  • Sunkern*

Three-Star Raids

  • Magneton
  • Rhydon
  • Togetic*
  • Piloswine

Five-Star Raids

  • Xerneas*
  • Yveltal*

Yveltal will appear in raids from Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Xerneas will appear in raids from Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Mega Raids

  • Mega Manectric*
  • Mega Lopunny*

*These Pokemon have the chance to be Shiny.

Mega Lopunny will appear in raids from Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Mega Manectric will appear in raids from Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Mega Gyarados Raid Day

From Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Mega Gyarados will appear more frequently in raids. Players will also have an increased chance of encountering a Shiny Gyarados. Up to five additional Raid Passes can also be collected by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.