No need to go to the Isle of Armor for this Slowpoke.

As another touch of Galar comes to Pokémon GO, the time has come to catch a Galarian Slowpoke, but why stop there? With Galarian Slowpoke having two evolved forms, we’re going to break down how to obtain both Galarian Slowbro and Galarian Slowking:

First things first, here’s some background info on the previous event, A Very Slow Discovery, in which first added Galarian Slowbro:


Sometimes the best adventure is a slow one. In the upcoming A Very Slow Discovery event, you’ll be able to take inspiration from the very same Pokémon that inspired us: Slowpoke. A Very Slow Discovery will feature Slowpoke, Galarian Slowpoke, Mega Slowbro, and Galarian Slowbro! Some of the other Pokémon appearing during this event are quite slow and active as well.

Date + Time: Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

And now for the guide portion of this article:

How to Evolve Galarian Slowpoke in Pokémon GO:

As a Pokémon that can’t currently be caught in its current form, players will first need to catch a Galarian Slowpoke. To do this, since the Pokémon isn’t appearing in the wild, you will need to win a 1* raid battle against the Galarian Slowpoke and successfully catch it. Or, you can instead opt for trying to obtain the Field Request, “Evolve 3 Slowpoke,” as completing it will result in an encounter against a Galarian Slowpoke.

Once added to your collection, similar to the previous methods of evolving Slowpoke, 50 Slowpoke candy are required but an additional step will stand in your way.

Instead of needing to collect 8 Galarica Twigs and giving them to an NPC to obtain a Galarica Cuff, players need only to make Galarian Slowpoke their buddy and catch 30 Poison type Pokémon.

Once done, there is nothing stopping you from evolving Galarian Slowpoke into a Galarian Slowbro. Unless of course you’d rather hold out for a Shiny Galarian Slowpoke, which is available in-game. Poison-type Pokémon that can currently be caught include: Weedle, Nidoran♂, Grimer and Tentacool. For Galarian Slowking, however, instead of catching 30 Poison-type Pokémon, players will instead need to catch 30 Psychic-type Pokémon. 

If you’ve followed all these steps, congratulations on getting your very own Galarian Slowbro and/or Galarian Slowking. We hope you found this guide helpful.

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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