Starry Skies in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go continues to captivate players worldwide with its immersive events and special missions. The latest in the line-up is the Solstice Horizons event, which introduces the Starry Skies Special Research. Active from June 16, 2023, starting 10 am local time, until June 25, 2023, ending 8 pm local time, this event offers a myriad of tasks for players to enjoy and complete.

Getting Started with Starry Skies in Pokémon Go

Starry Skies Special Research is available to all players logging into the game during the Solstice Horizons event. Notably, players have the freedom to complete it at their leisure. For enthusiasts craving a second round, there’s an opportunity to purchase a Starry Skies ticket for $4.99 (or equivalent in other regions) that allows replaying the mission. This can be a golden opportunity for those eager to snag another Cosmog, the crowning prize of this mission series.

Breaking Down Starry Skies Special Research Tasks

The Starry Skies Special Research is divided into free and paid versions. While both versions offer identical missions and rewards and follow the same structure, the path bifurcates after the first step, where players can choose between a Grassy Lure and a Glacial Lure, based on their preference.

Step 1 of 4

  • Roam 2 km: Earn Solosis
  • Snag 2 Psychic-type Pokémon: Abra
  • Secure 10 varied species of Pokémon: Gothita
  • Wrap up all tasks in this step: Razz Berry x5, Stardust x7, and Wobbuffet

Once you conquer Step 1, you can opt for either “Help Research Daytime Pokémon” or “Help Research Nighttime Pokémon” to advance.

Help Research Daytime Pokémon

Step 2 of 4

  • Capture 20 Grass- or Bug-type Pokémon: Pokéball x10
  • Travel 10 km: Inkay
  • Spin 25 PokéStops or Gyms: Pinap Berry x10
  • Complete all tasks in this step: Pokéball x15, Stardust x78, and Galarian Slowpoke

Step 3 of 4

  • Make 10 Consecutive Curveball Throws: Secure Stardust x3,000
  • Capture 50 Weather-Boosted Pokémon: Receive Metang
  • Gather 10 Candies Through Buddy Walks: Obtain Great Ball x15
  • Finish All Activities in this Phase: Gain Grassy Lure x1, Stardust x789, and Starmie

Diving Into Solstice Horizons Field Research Tasks

Solstice Horizons further ups the ante with several Field Research Tasks available during the event’s duration at PokéStops’ photo discs. The exclusive tasks include:

  • Catch 10 Pokémon: Fomantis
  • Capture 5 Grass- or Bug-type Pokémon: Stardust x500
  • Secure 5 Ghost- or Dark-type Pokémon: Stardust x500

Conquer the Collection Challenge at Solstice Horizons

Solstice Horizons also brings forward two Collection Challenges, each offering its unique requirements and rewards:

Daytime Challenge

Earn Stardust x2,000 and Fomantis by capturing the following wild Pokémon:

  • Solrock
  • Ledyba
  • Petilil
  • Purrloin
  • Drifloon
  • Sewaddle
  • Cottonee
  • Murkrow

Nighttime Challenge

Garner Stardust x2,000 and Fomantis by capturing the following wild Pokémon:

  • Lunatone
  • Spinarak
  • Oddish
  • Stunky
  • Misdreavus
  • Venipede
  • Foongus
  • Phantump

These challenges demand no special feats, as all the required Pokémon will spawn in the wild during the corresponding period.

Whether you’re a Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) collector, an original 151 trainer, or looking forward to the next TCG, Pokémon Go’s Solstice Horizons event and Starry Skies Special Research tasks offer a unique and engaging experience. So, what are you waiting for? Get your Pokéballs ready, and may the best trainer win!