The Season of Discovery kicks off with “A Very Slow Discovery”, a special event featuring Slowpoke, Galarian Slowpoke, Mega Slowbro, and Galarian Slowbro. The event lasts from June 8 to June 13, 2021 and features everyone’s favorite slow Pokémon.
In addition to Slowpoke themed content, this event features a number of slow rewards, slow raids, slow Pokémon and slow bonuses.
Date and time
- Starts on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
- Ends on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Galarian Slowpoke and Mega Slowbro debuts
- Galarian Slowpoke will be making its Pokémon GO debut!
- You can evolve it into Galarian Slowbro by catching 30 Poison-type Pokémon when it’s your buddy.
- We’ve heard reports that Galarian Slowking is taking its time to make its Pokémon GO appearance. You could even say its arrival might be quite…slow.
- Mega Slowbro will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids! Keep an eye out for event-exclusive Field Research tasks that’ll reward Slowbro Mega Energy.
Increased wild encounters with slow Pokémon
The following Pokémon will be appearing more in the wild:
If you’re lucky, you can encounter these two rare spawns:
Event Field Research
|Catch 8 Water-type Pokémon|
|Catch 8 Psychic-type Pokémon|
|Give your buddy 3 treats|
|Win a raid in under 10 minutes|
|Win a raid in under 60 seconds|
|Evolve a Psychic-type Pokémon||
|Evolve a Slowpoke||20 Mega Slowbro energy|
|Evolve a Pokémon||King’s Rock|
|Evolve 3 Pokémon|
A Very Slow Discovery Challenge
In order to complete the A Very Slow Discovery Collection Challenge in Pokémon GO, you need to catch four Pokémon during the event:
- Slowpoke – Available In the wild or from a field research task – ‘Catch 8 Water-type Pokémon’ or ‘Catch 8 Psychic-type Pokémon’
- Slowbro – Evolve a Slowpoke using 50 Slowpoke Candy
- Slowking – Evolve a Slowpoke using 50 Slowpoke Candy and a King’s Rock
- Galarian Slowpoke – One-star raids or from a field research task – ‘Win a raid in under 60 seconds’ or ‘Evolve 3 Slowpoke’
Completing the challenge will reward you with a Slowpoke Forever Shirt avatar item, 30 Ultra Balls and 3000 XP.
Slow Pokémon in raids
The following Pokémon will be available in raids:
One-star raids ⭐
Three-star raids ⭐⭐⭐
Five-star raids ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We published a Mega Slowbro Raid Guide to help you defeat this raid.
Slow bonuses across the board
- Collect event-exclusive Field Research that’ll challenge you to complete difficult tasks for some very slow rewards.
- Complete a Slowpoke-themed Collection Challenge during the event to get the exclusive Slowpoke Forever Shirt avatar item, 30 Ultra Balls, and 3,000 XP.
- Pick up other Slowpoke-inspired avatar items in the shop!
- Spin PokéStops and open Gifts to collect new Slowpoke-themed Gift stickers to send to your friends.
- Be sure to pick up an event-exclusive free box in the shop that’ll contain 20 Poké Balls, 10 Great Balls, and a King’s Rock.