Pokémon GO Noxious Swamp is a special in-game event that runs from August 19 through August 22, 2023. The event celebrates some of the Poison-type and Dragon-type Pokémon that appeared during Pokémon GO Fest 2023: New York City.
Shiny Skrelp debuts globally during the event, a different Pokémon will appear in parks on every day of the event, and a free Timed Research is available to all Trainers.
Plus, Trainers will earn more Candy from catching Pokémon and Team GO Rocket balloons will appear more frequently. Check out our PvP field guide to see which spawns to hunt for your PvP teams!
Date & Time
|Saturday, August 19, 2023
at 10:00 AM local time
|Tuesday, August 22, 2023
at 8:00 PM local time
- 2× Catch Candy
- One additional free Raid Pass per day from spinning Gym Photo Discs
- Team GO Rocket balloons appear more frequently
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time globally in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Skrelp—if you’re lucky!
Shiny Skrelp Family
Shiny Skrelp and shiny Dragalge are available now in Pokémon GO! You can discover their shiny forms below.
|Shiny Skrelp||Shiny Dragalge|
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete certain Field Research tasks.
|Battle 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts||2× Revive|
|Battle 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts||1× Mysterious Component|
|Catch 3 Dragon-type Pokemon||Dratini Trapinch Noibat|
|Catch 3 Poison-type Pokemon||Grimer Skrelp Mareanie|
Timed Research will also be available at no cost. This Timed Research includes tasks focused on raiding and will award encounters with Poison- and Dragon-type Pokémon, including Jangmo-o.
Please note that Timed Research expires. The Timed Research tasks and their rewards will disappear on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Tasks and rewards
|Power up Pokémon 15 times||Skrelp|
|Battle in 3 raids||Grimer|
|Use 15 Supereffective Charged Attacks||Trapinch|
|Win 2 raids using a team of all unique Pokémon species||Druddigon|
|Win a three star raid using only Pokémon with 2500 CP or less||Qwilfish|
- 50× Salamence Mega Energy
- 50× Sceptile Mega Energy