Galarian Slowpoke Pokemon GO
Image: Niantic / The Pokémon Company

Fans of the slow life rejoice: the lethargic Pokémon Galarian Slowpoke and its evolution Galarian Slowbro have come to Pokémon GO. These Galarian variants of the pink Gen I pocket monsters first appeared in Pokémon Sword and Shield on Switch, but this is the first time they've appeared in the mobile game.

Debuting as part of Pokémon GO's A Very Slow Discovery event, in this guide we'll tell you how to catch and evolve a Galarian Slowpoke into a Galarian Slowbro — evolving this Pokémon requires a little more work than regular Pokémon thanks to its unique evolution method.

Pokémon GO Galarian Slowpoke Evolution Explained

Pokémon GO: How to catch a Galarian Slowpoke

You can catch a Galarian Slowpoke from a one-star raid or by completing the Field Research task 'Evolve 3 Slowpoke' for a Galarian Slowpoke encounter.

A Very Slow Discovery — the event where Galarian Slowpoke debuts — is running at the following times in all regions:

  • Tuesday, 8th June, 2021, at 10:00 am - Sunday, 13th June, 2021, at 8:00 pm (local time)

The event features a host of 'slow' Pokémon, including Slowpoke, Galarian Slowpoke, Mega Slowbro, Galarian Slowbro, Slakoth, Gulpin, Spoink and others.

It's not clear right now if Galarian Slowpoke will be available to catch once A Very Slow Discovery finishes. We'll update this guide with more information as we get it.

Pokémon GO: How to evolve a Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowbro

In order to evolve a Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowbro, you have to catch 30 Poison-type Pokémon while it’s your buddy.

Galarian Slowbro
Image: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon GO: Mega Slowbro

Mega Slowbro features in Mega Raids during the A Very Slow Discovery event.

You can use Mega Energy gained by battling Mega Slowbro or through completing Field Research tasks to Mega Evolve your Slowbro into Mega Slowbro.

Pokémon GO: What about Galarian Slowking?

At the moment, it appears that it's not possible to evolve Galarian Slowbro into Galarian Slowking in Pokémon GO.

We'll update this guide if new information comes to light.

Galarian Slowking
Image: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon GO: A Very Slow Discovery event details

Here are some more nuggets of information from the official Pokémon GO Blog regarding the A Very Slow Discovery event:

Slowpoke, Slakoth, Gulpin, Spoink, and more will be appearing more often in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Slowbro or Vigoroth!

Galarian Slowpoke, Alolan Grimer, Shellder, Shinx, and Timburr will be appearing in one-star raids. Snorlax, Slowking, Slaking, and Toxicroak will be appearing in three-star raids.

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.

Galarian Slowpoke Sword & Shield
Image: The Pokémon Company

This article is part of our Pokémon GO walkthrough and guide series. We have articles that take you through the basics, covering How To Catch Pokémon: Throwing Tips, Poké Balls, & Capture Rates, How To Redeem Pokémon GO Promo Codes, How To Check A Pokémon's IVs Using An IV Calculator, How Trading Works, How To Track Pokémon Using Maps And Trackers, What Star Pieces And Stardust Do And How To Get Them, How Player Vs. Player Trainer Battles Work, and How To Complete Field Research And Research Breakthroughs And All Rewards.

We cover regular weekly and monthly Pokémon GO events, such as Spotlight Hour Times And Bonus Hour Times, and Community Days. We also have charts, including a Type Chart With Effectiveness And Weakness For All Types, an Egg Chart Explaining 2km, 5km, 7km, & 10km Eggs, and a Buddy Chart Explaining How To Earn Candy.

Elsewhere we cover Friend Code And Sharing Them For Easy XP and Which Pokémon GO 'Auto Catch' Companion Device Is The Best, plus more advanced tactics and info such as All Fast Moves And Charge Moves, How To Get TMs, And How It All Works, Shiny Pokémon And How To Catch Them, Glacial Lures, Magnetic Lures, Mossy Lures in Pokémon GO (And Their Exclusive Evolutions), How To Get Lots Of Candy Fast, How Lucky Pokémon Work & How To Catch Them, How To Catch All 27 Regional Pokémon, the Best Attackers And Best Defenders, All Raid Bosses And Best Counters Listed By Tier, What EX Raids Are And How To Get EX Raid Passes, What A Super Incubators Does And How To Get One, and How Get Mega Energy.

Pocket Monster-wise, we have specific guides for How To Get Pangoro, Sylveon, Glaceon, Aromatisse, Slurpuff, Sirfetch’d, Galarian Cofagrigus And More, How To Get Sylveon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon And Flareon, How To Evolve Wurmple Into Silcoon Or Cascoon, How To Get Tyrogue, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan And Hitmontop, How To Use The Weather To Get Each Castform Form, How To Catch And Evolve Into Galarian Slowbro, How To Catch Smeargle, How To Find And Evolve Burmy, How To Catch Spinda, Where To Find Unown, How To Catch Ditto, and The Rarest Pokémon Including Wild, Shiny, Mythical And Regional Catches.

We also cover timed research and special events, including Mew's 'A Mythical Discovery', Jirachi's 'A Thousand-Year Slumber', Celebi's 'A Ripple In Time', and Regigigas' 'A Colossal Discovery'. Other (past) event guides include Twitch Codes List - Pokémon World Championship 2022, How To Battle A Challenger (World Championships 2022), How To Battle Fashion Challengers, 'A Spooky Message' Spiritomb Quest, Kanto Event FAQ, and the Summer Tour 2018 Chicago GO Fest And Dortmund And Yokosuka Safari Zones.

Finally, there's our WIP Pokémon GO Pokédex, which currently goes up to 400 Pokémon: #1-50 | #51-100 | #101-150 | #151-200 | #201-250 | #251-300 | #301-350 | #351-400.