Slowpoke Community Day
We’re excited to announce that Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke, the Dopey Pokémon, will be featured during March Community Day!
Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Galarian Slowpoke—if you’re lucky!
* While most bonuses are only active during the three hours of the event, these bonuses will be active from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.
** The three-hour Incense bonus excludes Daily Adventure Incense.
*** The three-hour lure bonus excludes Golden Lure Modules.
Evolve Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Slowbro, Galarian Slowbro, Slowking, or Galarian Slowking that knows the Charged Attack Surf.
- Trainer Battles: 65
- Gyms and raids: 65
Photobomb During the event you can snap an AR Photo and get photobombed by Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke.
A brain-teasing Evolution
Before Trainers can evolve Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowbro, they usually need to catch 30 Poison-type Pokémon while adventuring with Galarian Slowpoke as their buddy. But on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time, Trainers will instead need to catch 30 Psychic types while adventuring with Galarian Slowpoke! Keep an eye on the clock—this brain-bending change won’t last past 10:00 p.m.
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
- Galarian Slowpoke
Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day
Sunday, February 5, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time
After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to take on special four-star Raid Battles. Claiming victory in one of these raids will cause more Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!
Four-star Raid Battles
Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke will appear in four-star raids!
You can only join these raids using Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used to join these raids.
- Galarian Slowpoke
Bonus for completing Four-star Raid Battles
Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke, additional Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter Shiny ones!*
* Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during March Community Day’s three-hour event period.
Field Research Tasks
March Community Day–themed Field Research will be available! Catch Slowpoke to earn rewards such as King’s Rocks, Stardust, Ultra Balls, and more!
Catch 3 Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke
POSSIBLE REWARDSSlowpokeMax CP525Min CP487Galarian SlowpokeMax CP525Min CP487+5×5Great Ball ×5×2Ultra Ball ×2×2Pinap Berry ×2×500Stardust ×500×1King's Rock ×1
Field Notes: Slow and Slower
Event-exclusive Special Research Story
For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Field Notes: Slow and Slower.
Slowpoke Timed Research
Event-exclusive Timed Research
Timed Research focused on Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke will be available from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Complete tasks related to catching these Pokémon to earn up to four King’s Rocks.
Slowpoke has previously been available shiny. Shiny Galarian Slowpoke will be making its debut during this event. There will be an increased chance to encounter shiny Slowpoke and Glarian Slowpoke.
- Galarian Slowpoke
- Galarian Slowbro
- Galarian Slowking
You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
Slowpoke-themed avatar items
The following avatar items will be featured in the in-game shop during this event, and they will continue to be available after the event ends!
- Slowpoke Hat
- Slowpoke Tail Shirt