Pokémon GO November 2022 – Ursaluna Debut, Guzzlord Raids, Shiny Dratini, & More

Get in the know about November!

The month of November 2022 is packed with content in Pokémon GO. There are some debut Pokémon, including a new Ultra Beast, for players to nab for their Pokédex and more than a few events that will happen throughout the month. This guide will walk players through the Raids HoursSpotlight HoursRaid RotationResearch Breakthrough, and events happening in Pokémon GO during November.

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Pokémon GO November 2022 Raid Hours

Pokémon GO's November 2022 Raid Hours will feature Giratina (Origin Forme), Guzzlord, and Nihilego. There are no pre-announced special moves for these Raid Bosses, but they are still worth the battle. Guzzlord is especially notable since it has not appeared in the game until now. Some players may also need to grab Nihilego as its prior appearances have been during events and celebrations.

Giratina (Origin Forme) - November 2, 2022

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Giratina has been appearing in Raids since October, but it is worth taking all the opportunities to battle and catch this Pokémon as its shiny form is available when encountered after the battle. Giratina's shiny form has come to Pokémon GO multiple times, but it remains one of the most sought-after in the game.

Guzzlord - November 9 and November 16, 2022

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Guzzlord will be making its Pokémon GO debut in November 2022 and will be around in raids for an entire week (it will also be featured in two Raid Hours), and while it may not be the best Ultra Beast for PVP in the game, it is certainly a monstrous Pokémon that trainers will want to add to their Pokédex. Guzzlord's shiny for will not appear in November 2022, but that will likely change in the future.

Nihilego - November 23 and November 30, 2022

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Nihilego was the first Ultra Beast added to Pokémon GO and has returned a few times since its debut. There isn't much special about the Nihilego Raids this time around, so players that have already caught this Pokémon don't need to go out of their way to grab it this time. Its shiny form is still unavailable in the game and it doesn't come with any powerful moves, aside from its normal moveset.

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Pokémon GO November 2022 Spotlight Hours

There are some interesting Spotlight Hours in November 2022 in Pokémon GO. Each Spotlight Hour will increase the spawn rate of the featured Pokémon, giving players more chances to catch a shiny version if they are available. The Spotlight Hours will also each feature a special event bonus for players to take advantage of, which is usually pretty beneficial.

Duskull (Wearing a Cempasúchil Crown) - November 1, 2022

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Duskull wearing a Cempasúchil Crown will be available in the month's first Spotlight Hour. This Spotlight Hour overlaps with the Día de Muertos celebration, which will heavily feature the costumed Pokémon. The Pokémon's shiny form will be available during the Hour.

Event Bonus: Double Stardust for catching Pokémon

Croagunk - November 8, 2022

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Croagunk will be available during the month's second Spotlight Hour. Players will be able to encounter the shiny form of this Pokémon. This is a good chance for players to gain XP and take advantage of the Event Bonus as well.

Event Bonus: Double XP for catching Pokémon

Porygon - November 15, 2022

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Porygon will be the third featured Pokémon in the month's Spotlight Hour lineup. This Pokémon's shiny form will be available, though many players likely have the shiny since Porygon was featured in a previous Community Day event.

Event Bonus: Double Candy for catching Pokémon

Petilil - November 22, 2022

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Petilil is featured in this month's Spotlight Hour, and while its shiny form is seemingly not available, it is still worth catching this Pokémon. With a great Event Bonus, players can rack up Petilil Candy to evolve into Lilligant or save up for when Hisuian Lilligant is added to the game.

Event Bonus: Double Candy for transferring Pokémon

Hoothoot - November 29, 2022

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Hoothoot may not be the coolest of Pokémon, but its shiny form is worth hunting for. Hoothoot doesn't appear too often in Pokémon GO, so players should take this opportunity to shiny hunt. This will also be a great time to use a Lucky Egg and evolve lots of Pokémon to take full advantage of the Event Bonus.

Event Bonus: Double XP for evolving Pokémon

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Pokémon GO November 2022 Raids

Mega Raids are always great to participate in since they give players a chance to gain Mega Candy for the featured Pokémon. November gives players a chance to obtain some powerful Mega Pokémon.

Mega Raids

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November is a great time to rack up Mega Candy for Gyarados, Banette, and Houndoom. These Pokémon and very powerful and don't come around too often. They will be difficult to take down, but it is also a great opportunity to catch the shiny form of these Pokémon.

Five-Star Raids

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There are some powerful Pokémon, and some great shiny forms, appearing in Five-Star Raids this month. Giratina (Origin Forme) and the Ultra Beasts Guzzlord and Nihilego are well worth the Raid Pass.

  • Giratina (Origin Forme) - October 27, 2022, to November 8, 2022
  • Guzzlord - November 8, 2022, to November 23, 2022
  • Nihilego - November 23, 2022, to December 1, 2022

Pokémon GO November 2022 Research Breakthrough

Research Breakthroughs are awarded when players complete Field Research tasks on seven separate days. The Research Breakthrough is not the most exciting this month, with Starmie being the featured Pokémon. Niantic has continued the trend of including seemingly random Pokémon that don't incentivize the completion of Field Research. Players may want to save their Breakthroughs until next month.

Pokémon GO November 2022 Events

There are several events happening in November 2022 and plenty of chances to catch exclusive and shiny Pokémon. There are some Pokémon, like Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Ursaluna, also making their Pokémon GO debut.

  • Día de Muertos - November 1 & 2, 2022
  • November Community Day Classic (Dratini) - November 5, 2022
  • Greedy Gluttons Event - November 9, 2022, to November 17, 2022
  • Team GO Rocket Takeover - November 14, 2022, to November 17, 2022
  • November Community Day (Teddiursa) - November 12, 2022
  • Elite Raid Day - November 13, 2022
  • Astral Eclipse Event - November 23, 2022, to November 28, 2022
  • ??? - November 27, 2022

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