With the Season of Light soon ending in Pokémon GO, Trainers have one final showdown to face: the arrival of the Ultra Beasts. But before this occurs, a few Cosmic Pokémon will appear in-game for the latest limited-time event, Astral Eclipse. Cosmoem's next evolution, Solgaleo, and Lunala are featured for this event, and you can continue the Special Research story for new mysteries to solve. Here's everything we know about the Astral Eclipse event, including the event schedule, featured Pokémon, and more.
27th November 2022 Update: We've updated this article to add a limited-time redemption code, supplied by notable Pokémon source Leek Duck, for the Ultra Beast Arrival event, available for one day. You can view the redeem code here and claim the Mini Collection Challenge in-gamee
Pokémon GO Astral Eclipse – Event Dates & Times
The arrival of the Cosmic Pokémon in the Astral Eclipse event has begun and will assist Trainers globally against the powerful Ultra Beasts. This event started on 23rd November 2022 at 10 am local time, during which you can complete various activities before it ends on 28th November 2022 at 8 pm local time.
Similarly, the Nebula Skies appear throughout this event in which you can expect a few additional surprises coming soon. This coincides with the arrival of the Ultra Beasts in a limited-time event, Ultra Beast Arrival: Global, on 27th November 2022 between 11 am and 5 pm local time.
Pokémon GO Astral Eclipse – Featured Pokémon
With the impending arrival of the Ultra Beasts to Pokémon GO, you can encounter various Cosmic Pokémon in the days prior. The Psychic/Steel Pokémon, Solgaleo, and the Psychic/Ghost-type Pokémon, Lunala, are making their in-game debuts for this event.
This is due to the Psychic-type Pokémon, Cosmoem, ready to evolve to Solgaleo or Lunala, depending on the time of day. If you’ve been following the Special Research story, A Cosmic Companion, there are unanswered questions and mysteries Professor Willow needs your help with.
Pokémon GO Astral Eclipse – All Spawns & Shiny Pokémon
There are various Pokémon you can anticipate seeing through Wild Encounters and various in-game activities. Likewise, there’s an increased chance these Pokémon you may encounter could appear as their Shiny variants in-game.
We will provide a separate list for the Pokémon featured in brand new Raids and their Shiny forms for this event. Below, we’ve listed all the Pokémon and where they’ll be appearing during the Astral Eclipse event:
All Spawns & Shinies For Pokémon GO Astral Eclipse
- Alolan Rattata*
- Alolan Sandshrew*
- Alolan Vulpix*
Note: Pokemonmarked by an asterisk (*) indicate their Shiny forms appearing in the various encounters or activities for the Astral Eclipse event. Additionally, some of the Pokémon appearing in Wild Encounters will reappear in Collection Challenges, Field, and Special Research stories like Lunastone, Solrock, and Staryu.
Pokémon GO Astral Eclipse – Event Bonuses & Shop Updates
The Astral Eclipse event will feature no event bonuses, but you can expect them for the upcoming Ultra Beast Arrival: Global event. Nevertheless, new themed avatar items are available via the in-game Shop for the event’s duration and following the event’s conclusion.
Below, we’ve listed all the avatar items available through the in-game Shop, with pricing provided by notable Pokémon source Serebii, from the start of the Astral Eclipse event:
- Lunala Wings: 250 Coins
- Lunala Pants: 150 Coins
- Solgaleo Mask: 250 Coins
- Solgaleo Shoes: 100 Coins
- Galaxy Socks: 50 Coins
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