Pokémon GO Twitter has just posted their first teaser for the always spooky and fantastic Halloween event, and it looks like it features a new Galarian Pokémon!
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) October 7, 2021
That shadowy shape looks to be Galarian Slowking!
Galarian Slowking is a Poison and Psychic type that evolves from Galarian Slowpoke by using a Galarica Wreath, first discovered in the Galar region. Currently Galarian Slowpoke can only evolve to Galarian Slowbro, so it will be interesting to see if we will gain access to the new form of Slowking via evolution, or through the raid system. We hope evolution like Slowbro! Currently to get Galarian Slowbro you need 50 candies, and to catch 30 Poison type Pokémon with the Galarian Slowpoke as your buddy, so we suspect there will be another aspect to the evolution for Slowking too.
Galarian Slowking is a really unique Pokémon design, with the Shellder having taken completely taken over their head and eyes, and parts of their body turning purple. Plus they gain a cape for twirling in. It has proved a really popular Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield, so we’re excited to see it come to Pokémon GO!
|Galarian Slowking Sprite||Shiny Galarian Slowking Sprite|
A Psychic and Poison type as a new release opens up some interesting possibilities for a different type of Halloween event, focusing on those types, rather than the usual Dark and Ghost types. We’ve speculated on what could potentially come in the Halloween 2021 event, but this raises some exciting potential! Maybe we will see a Poison type event for the first time ever. There are plenty of fun Poison types that haven’t had their shiny released yet, including Spinarak, Gulpin, and Stunky, who could all be featured if poison was the theme.