Pokemon Go November 2022 Events: Guzzlord Raids, Spotlight Hours and More

We’re halfway through November, but there’s still a lot happening in Pokemon Go this month. The mobile game is hosting a variety of events and activities over the next few weeks, including new Spotlight Hours and a Team Rocket takeover. On top of that, the new Ultra Beast Guzzlord is appearing five-star raids until Nov. 23.

Here are all the biggest events happening in Pokemon Go this month.

November Research Breakthrough

In addition to a fresh batch of Field Research tasks, Pokemon Go is offering a new Research Breakthrough reward in November. Each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough this month, you’ll earn a Star Piece along with a chance to catch Starmie.

Research Breakthroughs are tied to the stamps you collect when you complete Field Research. You’ll receive one stamp for the first Field Research task you complete each day, and once you’ve amassed seven stamps, you’ll achieve a Research Breakthrough.

Dratini Community Day Classic


Pokemon Go is hosting another Community Day rerun event on Nov. 5. Players will have another chance to catch the rare dragon Pokemon Dratini from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time. On top of that, each Dragonair you evolve into Dragonite before 7 p.m. local time will learn the Charged Attack Draco Meteor.

Teddiursa Community Day

Teddiursa on a moonlit night.


Pokemon Go’s next proper Community Day is set for Nov. 12. The featured Pokemon this month is Teddiursa, and you’ll have your first chance to evolve it into Ursaluna during the event. On top of that, a few other in-game bonuses will be active, including triple XP and double candy for catching Pokemon.

Día de Muertos event

Pokemon Go Dia de Muertos event artwork


Pokemon Go is kicking off November with a Dia de Muertos celebration. During the event, you’ll have a chance to get new costumed versions of Duskull, Dusclops and Dusknoir wearing cempasúchil crowns. On top of that, Litwick, Chinchou, Swirlix and other Pokemon will be appearing in the wild, and you’ll earn double catch candy and other in-game bonuses.

November raids

Pokemon Go is refreshing its raid rotation in November.

Mega Banette and Giratina will continue appearing in Mega and five-star raids until Nov. 8, when they’ll be replaced by Mega Gyarados and the debuting Guzzlord. Nihilego and Mega Houndoom will also make an encore appearance toward the end of the month.

You can see November’s full raid schedule below:

Oct. 27 – Nov. 8

  • Five-star raids: Giratina (Origin Forme)
  • Mega raids: Mega Banette

Nov. 8 – Nov. 23

Nov. 23 – Dec. 1

  • Five-star raids: Nihilego
  • Mega raids: Mega Houndoom

November Spotlight Hours

Pokemon Go’s weekly Spotlight Hour event continues throughout November. Every Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. local time, you’ll have more chances to catch a specific Pokemon and earn a particular in-game bonus. 

Here’s the full Spotlight Hour schedule for this month:


Spotlight Pokemon

Spotlight bonus

November 1


2x catch Stardust

November 8


2x catch XP

November 15


2x catch candy

November 22


2x transfer candy

November 29


2x evolution XP

Other events

Pokemon Go has a few other events lined up for November, including a Greedy Gluttons event (Nov. 9 to Nov. 17), a Team Rocket Takeover (Nov. 14 to Nov. 17), Safari Zone: Singapore (Nov. 18 to Nov. 20) and an Astral Eclipse event (Nov. 23 to Nov. 28). Additional details about these will be announced at a later date.

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