Pokémon GO: A Very Slow Discovery Event

Sometimes the best adventure is a slow one. In the upcoming A Very Slow Discovery event, you’ll be able to take inspiration from the very same Pokémon that inspired us: Slowpoke. A Very Slow Discovery will feature Slowpoke, Galarian Slowpoke, Mega Slowbro, and Galarian Slowbro! Some of the other Pokémon appearing during this event are quite slow and active as well.

When is Pokemon GO: A Very Slow Discovery Event?

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

What to expect from A Very Slow Discovery Event?

Pokémon GO Debut

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.


Pokémon appearing in the wild

  • Slowpoke
  • Slakoth
  • Gulpin
  • Spoink
  • Slowbro*
  • Vigoroth*
* If you're lucky, you might encounter these Pokémon.


One-Star Raids

  • Galarian Slowpoke
  • Alolan Grimer
  • Shellder
  • Shinx
  • Timburr

Three-Star Raids

  • Snorlax
  • Slowking
  • Slaking
  • Toxicroak

Mega Raid

  • Mega Slowbro will make its Pokémon GO debut.

Other Features

  • 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.

Is there Shiny Slowpoke in Pokémon GO?

Yes, there is.

Shiny Slowpoke