Hey Trainers,

Galarian Slowpoke will be a Psychic type T1 raid boss during week 1 of Ultra Bonus 3; Sword and Shield. Galarian Slowpoke can currently evolve into the Poison and Psychic type Galarian Slowbro by catching 30 Poison types with it as your buddy. In the future, it’ll be able to evolve into Galarian Slowking. It currently cannot be shiny.

Slowpoke (Galarian)

Galarian Slowpoke is pretty easy to take down, as it’s only a T1 raid. It was also available during the Slow Discovery event, so some of you may have raided it already.

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It’s a pure Psychic type, so it’s weak to Ghost, Bug and Dark types. It has very few resistances, being Fighting and it’s own type, Psychic.

Top Counters

Shadows and Megas won’t be listed. They’d be overkill, and Shadow Pokémon are incredibly expensive to power up. However, if you have any of the listed Pokémon as shadow forms, they’re of course better.

Galarian Slowpoke Counters
Chandelure Hex Shadow Ball
Darkrai Snarl Dark Pulse
Shadow Ball
Gengar Lick
Shadow Claw
Hex
Shadow Ball
Weavile Snarl Foul Play
Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball
Yveltal Snarl Dark Pulse
Absol Snarl Dark Pulse
Banette Shadow Claw Shadow Ball
Hydreigon Bite Dark Pulse
Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse

Italics indicate legacy moves.

Stats and Catch CP

Slowpoke (Galarian) Psychic
Max CP at Level 40 1226 | Max CP at Level 50 1386
ATK 109
DEF 98
HP 207
Weak to Strong Against
Ghost Dark Bug Fighting Psychic

 

Galarian Slowpoke is boosted by Windy weather.

  • CP range on catch (L20): 650 – 700
  • Weather Boosted CP range on catch (L25): 812 – 876

Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Psyshock Psychic
  • Surf Water

Dark types are especially resistant to a majority of Galarian Slowpoke’s moves, making them a safe option.

Conclusion

Galarian Slowpoke is easy to raid, with an evolution method that takes a little more effort than usual. Galarian Slowbro, it’s evolution, is an interesting pick in Great and Ultra league PvP. It hasn’t had an oppertunity to shine yet, but a great limited type cup for it has gotta happen eventually; a meta featuring Poison but not Psychic would be great for it! It also helps that Poison Jab got a solid buff with the Summer season.

Stay safe, trainers!

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