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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
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

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.

Update (Nov. 23): We’ve added the final steps of the Special Research as part of the “Astral Eclipse” event.


Step 1 of 12

  • 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 12

  • 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 12

  • 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 12

  • Catch 1 Pokémon (789 XP)

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

Step 5 of 12

  • Complete 5 Field Research Tasks (Baltoy encounter)
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times (Staryu encounter)
  • Evolve a Cosmog (1,000 Stardust)

Rewards: 25 Cosmog Candy, 1,000 XP, 750 Stardust

Step 6 of 12

  • Complete 10 Field Research Tasks (Elgyem encounter)
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times (Staryu encounter)
  • Walk 5 km (Girafarig encounter)

Rewards: 25 Cosmog Candy, 2,000 XP, 750 Stardust

Step 7 of 12

  • Earn 15 hearts with your buddy (Kirlia encounter)
  • Hatch an egg (Staryu encounter)
  • Catch 20 different species of Pokémon (25 Great Balls)

Rewards: 10 Poké Balls, 3,000 XP, 1,500 Stardust

Step 8 of 12

  • Catch 3 Pokémon (789 XP)

Rewards: 50 Cosmog Candy, 3,000 XP, 1,500 Stardust

Step 9 of 12

  • Evolve a Cosmoem (Staryu encounter)

Rewards: Starmie encounter, 2,000 XP, 500 Stardust

To evolve Cosmoem, you need to use 100 Cosmog Candy and it needs to be either daytime for Solgaleo (psychic/steel) or nighttime for Lunala (psychic/ghost). For the sake of the quest line, it does not matter which one you pick, but you should pick the one you like best, as there’s no telling when we’ll get another opportunity to get them.

If the evolution prompt does not appear on Cosmoem after getting to this step of the quest, relaunch your game.

Step 10 of 12

  • Evolve 3 Pokémon (12 Nanab Berries)
  • Walk 5 km (Staryu encounter)
  • Make 15 great throws (10 Pinap Berries)

Rewards: Solrock encounter, 4,000 XP, 1,000 Stardust

Step 11 of 12

  • Evolve 3 Pokémon (12 Pinap Berries)
  • Walk 5 km (Staryu encounter)
  • Make 15 nice curveball throws (10 Pinap Berries)

Rewards: Lunatone encounter, 4,000 XP, 1,000 Stardust

Step 12 of 12

  • Earn 15 hearts with your buddy (Gardevoir encounter)
  • Catch 25 different species of Pokémon (Staryu encounter)
  • Earn 10,000 Stardust

Rewards: 1 Star Piece, 5,000 XP, 2,500 Stardust

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