To beat Tier 4 Slowpoke Raids in Pokemon GO, you need just three high-level Pokemon trainers, provided you have strong counters.

However, as it is a Community Day Raid boss, you will need to do the Raids in person. This is because you can’t use Remote Raid Passes to join them.

Make sure to find out how to get more Raid Passes in Pokemon GO if you want to battle Slowpoke more than once.

As you can catch the shiny version of Slowpoke, it might be worth spending some more Raid Passes to ensure you get one!

What Type is Slowpoke?

Slowpoke is a Water/Psychic-type Pokemon.

This dual typing gives Slowpoke five weaknesses and six resistances to consider in Pokemon GO.

Slowpoke Pokemon GO Pokedex

Slowpoke Weaknesses

Slowpoke is weak to attacks of the following five types in Pokemon GO:

  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Electric
  • Ghost
  • Grass

All of these attack types deal 160% damage to Slowpoke, so you’ll want to bring along Pokemon that can exploit these five weaknesses.

Here are the strongest Pokemon of each of these types so you can take Slowpoke down:

Slowpoke Resistances

Slowpoke resists these six different attack types in Pokemon GO. They are:

  • Fighting
  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Psychic
  • Steel
  • Water

All of these attack types deal just 63% damage to Slowpoke, so you’ll want to avoid using them when in a Raid against this Pokemon.

Slowpoke Raid Pokemon GO

Best Pokemon to Counter Slowpoke in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Slowpoke in Tier 4 Raids include Kartana, Zekrom, Xurkitree, and Darkrai, as they all have strong attacks that exploit Slowpoke’s weaknesses.

Additionally, you could use some Mega Pokemon such as Mega Gengar, Mega Houndoom, or Mega Sceptile if you want some extra power!

These are the top 10 Pokemon to use against Slowpoke and their strongest attacks for the Raid:

PokemonAttacks
Pokemon GO Mega GengarMega GengarLick
Shadow Ball
Mega Houndoom Pokemon GOMega HoundoomSnarl
Foul Play
Mega Sceptile Pokemon GOMega SceptileFury Cutter
Frenzy Plant
Kartana Pokemon GOKartanaRazor Leaf
Leaf Blade
Pokemon GO ZekromZekromCharge Beam
Fusion Bolt
Xurkitree Pokemon GOXurkitreeSpark
Power Whip
Darkrai Pokemon GODarkraiSnarl
Shadow Ball
Hydreigon Pokemon GOHydreigonBite
Brutal Swing
Zarude Pokemon GOZarudeVine Whip
Power Whip
Giratina Pokemon GO (Origin)Giratina (Origin Forme)Shadow Claw
Shadow Force

You can also battle the Galarian version of this Pokemon on the March 2023 Pokemon GO Community Day.

Check out our Pokemon GO Galarian Slowpoke Raid Guide so you know the best counters for this Tier 4 boss.

March 2023 Pokemon GO Slowpoke Community Day

When is Slowpoke in Pokemon GO Raids?

Slowpoke is a 4-Star Raid boss in Pokemon GO from 5 PM to 10 PM local time on the Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke Community Day. This event is taking place on March 18, 2023.

Like all Tier 4 Community Day Raids, you must visit a Gym to battle in one. This is because Remote Raid Passes cannot be used.