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Pokémon Go A Cosmic Companion quest steps, rewards and Cosmog explained

How to catch Cosmog in Pokémon Go!

A Cosmic Companion is a special research quest which was gradually released throughout the Season of Light in Pokémon Go.

During this Pokémon Go questline, you’ll be able to catch the legendary Pokémon - Cosmog. This Pokémon hails from Gen 7 and can eventually evolve into either Solgaleo or Lunala.

Below you’ll find all of the A Cosmic Companion quest steps and rewards, along with some useful information about Cosmog.

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'A Cosmic Companion' quest tasks and rewards in Pokémon Go

A Cosmic Companion is a special research quest was gradually released during the Season of Light in Pokémon Go.

Remember to at least claim the quest before Thursday, 1st December at 9:59am (local time) or else you’ll never be able to catch Cosmog.

Thankfully, since A Cosmic Companion is a special research quest, you don’t have to complete it before a deadline and can simply focus on enjoying the journey.

Below you’ll find all of the A Cosmic Companion quest steps - just be wary of spoilers!

Thank you to Amiibofan101 from reddit for the help with this information!

Cosmog.

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 1 (released on Thursday, 1st September)

Rewards: 1000 XP, 500 Stardust and a Cosmog encounter.

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 2 (released on Thursday, 1st September)

  • Give your buddy 3 treats - Woobat encounter
  • Earn 10 Candies walking with your buddy - Staryu encounter
  • Catch 15 Psychic-type Pokémon - Munna encounter

Rewards: 2000 XP, 500 Stardust and 1 Poffin.

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 3 (released on Thursday, 1st September)

  • 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: 3000 XP, 1000 Stardust and 5 Pinap Berries.

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 4 (released on Thursday, 1st September)

  • Catch 3 Pokémon - 789 XP

Rewards: 3000 XP, 1000 Stardust and 25 Cosmog Candy.

Note: This used to be a holding message sayng 'Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation' until the next steps were released - but was changed to a catch objective to help with bugged progress. (Thanks QuestionsOverAnswers on reddit for revealing this.)

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 5 (released on Wednesday, 5th October)

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

Rewards: 1000 XP, 750 Stardust and 25 Cosmog Candy.

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 6 (released on Wednesday, 5th October)

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

Rewards: 2000 XP, 750 Stardust and 25 Cosmog Candy.

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 7 (released on Wednesday, 5th October)

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

Rewards: 3000 XP, 1500 Stardust and 10 Poké Balls.

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 8 (released on Wednesday, 5th October)

  • Catch 3 Pokémon - 789 XP

Rewards: 3000 XP, 1500 Stardust and 50 Cosmog Candy.

Staryu.

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 9 (released on Wednesday, 23rd November)

Rewards: 2000 XP, 500 Stardust and a Starmie encounter

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 10 (released on Wednesday, 23rd November)

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

Rewards: 4000 XP, 1000 Stardust and a Solrock encounter

Gardevoir.

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 11 (released on Wednesday, 23rd November)

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

Rewards: 4000 XP, 1000 Stardust and a Lunatone encounter

'A Cosmic Companion' Step 12 (released on Wednesday, 23rd November)

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

Rewards: 5000 XP, 2500 Stardust and 1 Star Piece


The World of Wonders season has come to Pokémon Go, which has brought the World of Wonders quest. Don't forget to try out Routes, Gift Exchange and Party Play while you're hunting down rare Pokémon, fighting in the Go Battle League or competing in PokéStop Showcases.


How A Cosmic Companion works in Pokémon Go, including release dates

A Cosmic Companion is being released throughout the Season of Light in Pokémon Go in a similar manner to the Misunderstood Mischief special research quest during 2021’s Season of Mischief.

Every quest step for A Cosmic Companion has now been released, so, if you've unlocked the quest, you can complete the full storyline at your own pace.

It’s also important to note that A Cosmic Companion will be available until Thursday, 1st December at 9:59am (local time). If you have not claimed the special research quest by this time, then you’ll be unable to access it. Thankfully, you can easily earn A Cosmic Companion by simply logging into Pokémon Go before this date.

Everything we know about Cosmog in Pokémon Go

Cosmog is a Gen 7 legendary Pokémon who can evolve into Cosmoem before either Solgaleo or Lunala.

If you want to catch Cosmog in Pokémon Go, then you need to complete Step 1 of A Cosmic Companion.

Evolving Cosmog into Cosmoem only takes 25 Cosmog Candy, while evolving into Solgaleo or Lunala requires 100 Cosmog candy. It's also important to note that you can only evolve Cosmoem into Solgaleo during the day, while Lunala is the evolution option at night.

This does mean that you need two Cosmoems to fully complete Cosmog's evolution line in the Pokédex.

Cosmoem, Solgaleo and Lunala.

In the mainline series, Cosmoem’s final evolution has always been tied to which Pokémon game you’re playing. In Pokémon Sun, Ultra Sun and Sword it will only evolve into Solgaleo, while, for Lunala, you must be playing Pokémon Moon, Ultra Moon or Shield. If you want the legendary which is not exclusive to your version, then it’s time to do some trading.

Since there’s only one version of Pokémon Go, Cosmoem’s evolutions can not be divided up in such a version.

Hope you enjoy A Cosmic Companion in Pokémon Go!