Pokemon Go A Cosmic Companion Special Research tasks & rewards

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The season-long A Cosmic Companion Special Research story has arrived in Pokemon Go, and it’s all about Cosmog! Here are all of the tasks and rewards you can earn along the way.

To celebrate the Season of Light which began in September 2022, a brand new Special Research story was given to all Pokemon Go players that lets you catch the Legendary Nebula Pokemon, Cosmog!

While Cosmog is given out at the very start of the Special Research story, players will need to complete a series of tasks before they can evolve this mysterious Psychic-type Pokemon into Solgaleo or Lunala.

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Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the A Cosmic Companion Special Research story, including the tasks you’ll need to complete and the rewards you can unlock.

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Pokemon Go A Cosmic Companion Special Research tasks

Here are all of the tasks and rewards in the A Cosmic Companion Special Research story:

Step 1

  • Catch 15 Pokemon – 15 Razz Berries
  • Make 10 Curveball Throws – Staryu encounter
  • Catch 15 Psychic-type Pokemon – 5 Pinap Berries

Rewards: Cosmog encounter, 1000 XP & 500 Stardust

Step 2

  • Give your Buddy 3 treats – Woobat encounter
  • Earn 10 Candies walking with your Buddy – Staryu encounter
  • Catch 15 Psychic-type Pokemon – Munna encounter

Rewards: 1 Poffin, 2000 XP & 500 Stardust

Step 3

  • Earn 15 hearts with your Buddy – Ralts encounter
  • Send 10 Gifts to Friends – Staryu encounter
  • Catch 20 different species of Pokemon – 25 Poke Balls

Rewards: 5 Pinap Berries, 3000 XP & 1000 Stardust

Step 4

  • Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding this research – 789 XP

Rewards: 25 Cosmog Candy, 3000 XP & 1000 Stardust

Step 5

  • Complete 5 Field Research tasks – Baltoy encounter
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times – Staryu encounter
  • Evolve a Cosmog – 1000 Stardust

Rewards: 25 Cosmog Candy, 1000 XP & 750 Stardust

Step 6

  • Complete 10 Field Research tasks – Elgyem encounter
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times – Staryu encounter
  • Walk 5 km – Girafarig encounter

Rewards: 25 Cosmog Candy, 2000 XP & 750 Stardust

Step 7

  • 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, 3000 XP & 1500 Stardust

Step 8

  • Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding this research – 789 XP

Rewards: 3000 XP, 1500 Stardust & 50 Cosmog Candy

Step 9

  • Evolve a Cosmoem – Staryu

Rewards: Starmie encounter, 2000 XP & 500 Stardust

Step 10

  • Evolve 3 Pokemon – 12 Nanab Berries
  • Walk 5km – Staryu encounter
  • Make 15 Great Throws – 10 Pinap Berries

Rewards: Solrock encounter, 4000 XP & 1000 Stardust

Step 11

  • Evolve 3 Pokemon – 12 Razz Berries
  • Walk 5km – Staryu encounter
  • Make 15 Nice Curveball Throws – 10 Pinap Berries

Rewards: Lunatone encounter, 4000 XP & 1000 Stardust

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Step 12

  • Earn 15 hearts with your Buddy – Gardevoir encounter
  • Catch 25 different species of Pokemon – Staryu encounter
  • Earn 10000 Stardust – 25 Ultra Balls

Rewards: 1 Star Piece, 5000 XP & 2500 Stardust

And that’s the end of the A Cosmic Companion Special Research story! All three parts have now been released, so once you’ve completed Step 12 you’re finished.

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How to get Cosmog in Pokemon Go

You only need to complete the first step of the A Cosmic Companion Special Research story to unlock an encounter with Cosmog in Pokemon Go. It’s a guaranteed capture, so don’t worry about it fleeing.

This makes it one of the easiest Legendaries to get in Pokemon Go, as they usually require you to defeat them in a 5-Star Raid Battle or complete a lengthy Special Research story before you can catch them.

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How to evolve Cosmog into Cosmoem in Pokemon Go

You’ll be able to evolve your Cosmog into Cosmoem once you’ve finished Step 4 of the A Cosmic Companion Special Research story. In fact, you need to initiate this evolution to complete Step 5.

It costs 25 Candy to evolve Cosmog into Cosmoem but you’ll get that as a reward for finishing Step 4.

How to evolve Cosmoem into Solgaleo or Lunala in Pokemon Go

You’ll be able to evolve Cosmoem into Solgaleo or Lunala once you’ve finished Step 8 of the A Cosmic Companion Special Research story. In fact, you need to initiate this evolution to complete Step 9.

It costs 100 Candy to evolve Cosmoem but you should have earned that by working through this Special Research story. You will be able to evolve Solgaleo during the day and Lunala at night.

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That’s everything you need to know about the A Cosmic Companion Special Research story! Check out some more Pokemon Go guides below:

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