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Pokémon Go ‘A Cosmic Companion’ Special Research Tasks and rewards

Get the cute little Cosmog from these tasks

Cosmog, a puffy Pokémon with galaxy print, over a white stripe on a purple gradient background Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Hoyoverse

Pokémon Go’s new season, the season of light, has started, which means there’s new Special Research Tasks to complete. These tasks reward Cosmog, a special Legendary Pokémon that can actually evolve.

This set of Special Research will be claimable as long as you log in before Dec. 1 at 9:59 a.m. in your local time. As of writing this, only four steps are available, but more will come on Oct. 5 and Nov. 23. We’ll update this guide once more steps come out.


Step 1 of ??

  • Catch 15 Pokémon (5 Razz Berries)
  • Make 10 curveball throws (Staryu encounter)
  • Catch 15 psychic-type Pokémon (5 Pinap Berries)

Rewards: Cosmog encounter, 1,000 XP, 500 Stardust

Step 2 of ??

  • Give your buddy 3 treats (Woobat encounter)
  • Earn 10 candies walking with your buddy (Staryu encounter)
  • Catch 15 psychic-type Pokémon (Munna encounter)

Rewards: 1 Poffin, 2,000 XP, 500 Stardust

Step 3 of ??

  • Earn 15 hearts with your buddy (Ralts encounter)
  • Send 10 gifts to friends (Staryu encounter)
  • Catch 20 different species of Pokémon (25 Poké Balls)

Rewards: 5 Pinap Berries, 3,000 XP, 1,000 Stardust

Step 4 of ??

“Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding this research. Check back for more details soon!” (789 XP)

Rewards: 25 Cosmog Candy, 3,000 XP, 1,000 Stardust

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