The March 2023 Pokemon GO Community Day features both Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke and is taking place from 2 PM to 5 PM on March 18.

During this event, both kinds of Slowpoke will be spawning way more often in the wild, alongside a host of other great Community Day activities.

Plus, the brand-new shiny version of Galarian Slowpoke will be available to catch for this first time!

Slowpoke Community Day Bonuses

The following in-game bonuses will be active on the Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke Community Day in Pokemon GO:

  • 3x XP for catching Pokemon
  • 2x Candy for catching Pokemon
  • 2x Chance to receive Candy XL when catching Pokemon (level 31 trainers and above)
  • Lure Modules activated during the Community Day will last 3 hours
  • Incense activated during the Community Day will last 3 hours
  • Community Day surprise snapshot encounters
  • One additional Special Trade until 10 PM on the Community Day
  • Trades will cost 50% less Stardust until 10 PM on the Community Day

Read More: Everything You Need to Know About Pokemon GO Community Days

Slowbro and Slowking in Pokemon GO

Galarian Slowpoke Evolution Method Change

The Community Day is switching up the way to evolve Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowbro.

Instead of having to catch 30 Poison-type Pokemon with Galarian Slowpoke as your Buddy, you’ll have to catch 30 Psychic-type Pokemon.

This makes it much easier to do on the Community Day, considering all of the Slowpoke spawning in the wild, and this bonus will last until 10 PM.

Find out all of the ways to evolve Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke in Pokemon GO, so you can decide whether you want to evolve it into Slowbro or Slowking!

Pokemon GO Galarian Slowbro

Evolving Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke from 2 PM until 10 PM local time on March 18 will give a version of Slowbro or Slowking that knows the exclusive attack Surf.

This is a Water-type charged attack that has 65 power in Gyms and Raids as well as against other trainers.

If you don’t get a Slowbro or Slowking that knows Surf during the Community Day, the only other way to get one is by using an Elite Charged TM, and those are very hard to get!

Galarian Slowbro and Galarian Slowking in Pokemon GO

Community Day Raid Battles

Following the end of the Community Day, from 5 PM to 10 PM local time, both Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke will be available to battle in Tier 4 Raid battles.

Like all Tier 4 Community Day Raids, you will have to battle in these Slowpoke Raids in person, as you cannot use Remote Raid Passes.

Additionally, winning one of these Raids, either Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke, will spawn around the Gym for 30 minutes after. This is a great way to get any extra Slowpoke Candy before the day is over!

Galarian Slowpoke in Pokemon GO

Slow and Slower Community Day Research Ticket

Ahead of the Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke Community Day, Pokemon GO players can purchase the Slow and Slower Ticket from the in-game shop.

This Ticket gives anyone who buys it access to the Slow and Slower Research during the Community Day. Completing this rewards players with plenty of Slowpoke Candy and encounters with the Slowpoke family.

Slowpoke Community Day Research

In addition to the Slow and Slower Ticketed Research, there is also Timed Research and Field Research to complete.

The rewards for these include King’s Rocks – an evolution item required to get Slowking, Stardust, Ultra Balls, and more!

Pokemon GO King's Rock

Slowpoke Avatar Items & Stickers

Of course, it’s not a Pokemon GO Community Day without some limited edition Avatar items and stickers.

Players will be able to purchase a Slowpoke Hat and a Slowpoke Tail shirt from the in-game shop and can also pick up Slowpoke Community Day stickers by spinning PokeStops.

Pokemon GO Slowpoke Community Day Stickers
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