Can the spirit companion move anytime the shaman takes a move action, or does it need to be a move action where the shaman moves?
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As per the Q&A section in: linky
Thus, as it explicitly notes a "move action" it only moves when you take a move action. However, it can be any move action. Take a look at the Dragon Article they reference for more details. Unfortunately, the wording here is pretty unambiguous.
"When you take a move action, you can also move the spirit a number of squares equal to your speed."
So, not a separate action, just any time the shaman moves, the spirit companion may also move.