Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke in Pokemon GO
Shiny Slowpoke and Shiny Galarian Slowpoke are available to catch in the game. (Image via Niantic)

Pokemon GO will feature some uncommon and rare Pocket Monsters for trainers to catch this March. One of the most sought-after Community Days is knocking on the doors with Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke as the featured catches. The exciting thing is that evolving them will grant you a monster with an event-exclusive Charged Attack.

The Slowpoke Pokemon GO Community Day will on March 18, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Niantic has set multiple rewards, making this Community Day a delightful feast for the franchise’s fans. While the rewards are in place, there is even a probability of getting your hands on the Shiny variants. That said, this article includes all the information you need to know.

Get a Shiny Slowpoke and other rewards during the upcoming Pokemon GO Community Day 2023

Pokemon GO is bringing Slowpoke
Shiny Slowpoke and Shiny Galarian Slowpoke raid hours will continue after the Community Day. (Image via Niantic)

The upcoming March 18 Community Day will mark the Pokemon GO debut of the Shiny Galarian Slowpoke. And although Shiny Slowpoke is already available in the game, it is quite rare. Thanks to the event, you have a high chance of encountering shiny variants of these monsters.

You can also increase the chance of encountering these Shiny variants using Lures and Incenses, and you can stock up to use them later on in the event. With an already high spawn rate, spawn rate-boosting items will increase the probability of encountering a shiny. You are also advised to stock up on Poke Balls and Berries to catch this amount of monsters.

Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke Community Day rewards

  • Catching Pokemon during the event earns 3x XP and 2x candy.
  • Trainers level 31+ can receive 2x Candy XL from catching Pokemon.
  • Lure Modules and Incense (Daily Adventure Incense excluded) will last three hours during the event.
  • Taking snapshots during Community Day will give a surprise.
  • Trainers can make one additional Special Trade for two trades during the day.
  • Stardust’s requirement for trades will be reduced by 50%.

While most bonuses are only valid during the three-hour event, the aforementioned bonuses will be active between 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.

More about the Pokemon GO Slowpoke Community Day in March 2023

Slowpoke community day in Pokemon GO
Slowpoke family as they appear to be in the anime. (Image via Niantic)

Slowpoke will evolve into Slowbro and Slowking, whereas Galarian Slowpoke will evolve into Galarian versions. You will get a Slowbro, Galarian Slowbro, Slowking, or Galarian Slowking that knows the Charged Attack Surf when evolved during the event or up to five hours afterwards. This attack will have 65 power in all Trainer battles, Gyms, and Raids.

The Community Day will also feature a Brain-teasing evolution. There will be a temporary alteration to the evolution process of Galarian Slowpoke to Galarian Slowbro. Instead of catching 30 Poison-type Pokemon while adventuring with the former as your buddy, you will need to catch 30 Psychic-types during the same period. 

It is important to note that this change is only valid until 10:00 p.m. local time on the same day. So, you should keep an eye on the time to take advantage of this change.

A Bonus Raid Battle will be available after Community Day ends. You can participate in Tier-4 Raid Battles featuring Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke and winning it will increase the chance of encountering shiny versions of these creatures.

Winning will also cause them to appear more frequently for 30 minutes near the Gym where the battle occurred. It’s important to note that Remote Raid passes cannot be used to participate in this Raid Battle.

That’s all for Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke Community Day. Seize the opportunity to catch ’em all. Are you prepared for the latest season, Season 10: Rising Heroes?

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