Following Pokemon GO Community Day is coming up, and during this event trainers will be able to get their hands on a lot of Slowpoke, a dumb Water/Psychic type from the Kanto region. Galarian Slowpoke will also have increased respawns, which is an option with Pokemon Sword and ShieldGalar region. This Leisurely is no different except for the fact that its tail and top are yellow.

Like others Pokemon GO Community Days, that is the upcoming Slowpoke event will start on March 18th at 14:00 local time and will last for three hours, ending at 17:00 that same day. However, even after the three-hour period is over, there is still plenty to do.


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During a three-hour window, Pokemon GO players will see the following bonuses:

  • Increased spawns for Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke (both can be shiny)
  • Triple Pokemon Catching Experience
  • Incense lasts for three hours
  • Double Catch Candy
  • Double your chance to get XL Candy
  • Baits live for three hours (excludes Golden Lures)
  • Players can take part in two special deals (bonus valid until 22:00 local time)
  • Trade uses less stardust (bonus valid until 22:00 local time)

Slowpoke Community Day Research Challenges and Rewards

Having entered the in-game store in Pokemon GOplayers can purchase Field notes: Slow and Slow ticket for access to additional special studies. Remember that these tasks must be completed within three hours of the event to receive rewards; otherwise the dollar spent on the ticket will be wasted. The ticket can also be gifted to friends.


Slower and slower research tasks and rewards

  • Step 1:
    • Make 5 good throws (15 pokeballs)
    • Catch 15 Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke (Slowpoke Encounter)
    • Send Pokemon 10 times (20 Slowpoke Candy)
      • Rewards: 3000 Stardust, Galarian Slowpoke Encounter, 1 Incense
  • step 2:
    • Transfer 10 Pokemon (10 Pinap Berries)
    • Catch 15 Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke (Slowpoke Encounter)
    • Evolve 3 Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke (30 Slowpoke Candy)
      • Reward: 4500 XP, Galarian Slowpoke Encounter, Lucky Egg
  • step 3:
    • Hit 3 great Curveballs (15 great balls)
    • Catch 15 Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke (Slowbro Encounter)
    • Evolve 1 Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke (50 Slowpoke Candy)
      • Reward: 4500 Stardust, Galarian Slowbro Encounter, Rocket Radar
  • step 4:
    • Claim your reward! (15 Ultra Balls, Slowking Encounter, 2 Silver Pinap Berries)
      • Total Reward: 5500 XP, Galarian Slowking Encounter and 3 Rare Candies

Tasks and rewards for field research

  • Catch 3 Slowpoke (Slowpoke Encounter, Galarian Slowpoke Encounter, 5 Great Balls, 1 Golden Razz Berry, 2 Ultra Balls, 2 Pinap Berries, 500 Stardust)

Research tasks and awards

These limited-time research tasks will be available until 10:00 PM local time on Saturday, March 18th.

  • Use 5 berries to catch Pokemon (Kings Rock)
  • Catch 5 Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke (Kings Rock)
  • Make 5 good throws (King’s Rock)

Evolution of Slowpoke


People will want to evolve as many Slowpokes as possible during the event to complete the Slow and Slower quests.

Usually, Slowpoke evolves into Slowbro with 50 Candy Slowpoke, and Galarian Slowpoke evolves into Galarian Slowbro with 50 Candy, but players must have Slowpoke as a friend and then catch 30 Poison-type Pokemon. However, from 2pm to 10pm on community day, Galarian Slowpoke will transform into Galarian Slowbro, catching psychics instead of poison.

And to turn a normal Slowpoke into a Slowking, players need to have 50 candies and the evolution item Kings Rock. And to transform a Galarian Slowpoke into a Galarian Slowking, players need to have a Slowpoke as a friend and catch 30 types of psychics.

Can Slowpoke be brilliant?

Regular Kanto version of Slowpoke there was already a shiny version of it available, but this event will be the first time that Galarian Slowpoke and its evolutions can be shiny.

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