Pokémon GO Noxious Swamp

Encounter Shiny Skrelp during the new Noxious Swamp event in Pokémon GO! Runs from August 19 through August 22.

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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!

Noxious Swamp Overview

Date & Time

Starts Ends
Saturday, August 19, 2023
at 10:00 AM local time
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
at 8:00 PM local time

Bonuses ⭐

  • Candy icon 2× Catch Candy
  • Raid Pass icon One additional free Raid Pass per day from spinning Gym Photo Discs
  • Team Rocket icon Team GO Rocket balloons appear more frequently

Wild Encounters Pokemon Encounter icon

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
Pokemon GO Shiny Skrelp Pokemon GO Shiny Dragalge

Raids Raid icon

One-Star Raids

Three-Star Raids

Related raid guides: Galarian Weezing, Druddigon and Turtonator.

Shadow Raids Raid icon

One-Star Raids

Three-Star Raids

Related raid guides: Shadow Nidoran (F), Shadow Onix and Shadow Sneasel.

Field Research Research icon

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete certain Field Research tasks.

Task Text Reward
Battle 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts Revive icon 2× Revive
Battle 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts Mysterious Component icon 1× Mysterious Component
Catch 3 Dragon-type Pokemon Dratini Trapinch Noibat
Catch 3 Poison-type Pokemon Grimer Skrelp Mareanie


Pokémon GO Noxious Swamp Field Research

Timed Research Research icon

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

Task Reward
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


  • Jangmo-o
  • Mega Energy icon 50× Salamence Mega Energy
  • Mega Energy icon 50× Sceptile Mega Energy


Pokémon GO Noxious Swamp Timed Research

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Hey! I'm phrixu, a Pokémon GO player from the UK. I am dedicated to making Pokémon GO as accessible as possible, to the whole community!

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