The upcoming Pokemon GO Community Day, which will take place between 14:00 and 17:00 local time on Saturday, March 18, 2023, will feature Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke.
Both creatures will appear more often in the wild during this event and have a 1 in 25 shine factor. Also, to make the event really special, any Slowpokes you evolve during this event will know Legacy Charged Attack, Surf.
While the Slowpoke itself may not be a very attractive creature, the benefits associated with the Pokemon GO Community Day event will, as usual, attract many trainers. Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of it.
5 things to do during Pokemon GO’s Slowpoke Community Day event on March 18, 2023
1) Farm Kings Rocks using Timed Research
There will be three event-specific research tasks. Of these, one is Timed Research, which will last from 14:00 to 22:00 on the specified day and will give you the opportunity to obtain up to four Kings Rocks.
Be sure to complete this survey as Kings Rock is required if you want to evolve your Slowpoke into a Slowking in Pokemon GO.
2) Make excellent throws while catching Slowpoke
The Slowpoke Pokemon GO Community Day event will give away 3x XP caught. Which means you can get up to 6000 XP per catch if you manage to hit the creature with excellent throws.
Fortunately, Slowpoke is one of the easiest pocket monsters to make excellent throws given its relatively large circle. By throwing a few Pokeballs at him, you’ll figure out how to throw quickly enough, and from there it’s XP farming for the next three hours.
3) Perfect IV Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke
A pocket monster’s IVs is an important factor to consider in Pokemon GO because they determine how powerful your creature will be when used in battles. Since Slowpoke can be acquired in various ways during the Community Day event, you will need to know the exact CPs at which it will have perfect IVs.
If you find Slowbro using research encounters, he will have perfect IVs at 525 CP. However, things will be different for wild encounters, especially considering that there may be increased time.
Slowpokes can be boosted by windy and rainy weather. Such buffed Pokemon will have 100% IVs at 1139 CP, while the same will apply at 1051 CP in the absence of time buffs.
Since both Kantonian and Galarian Slowpoke have the same stats in the game, these rules apply to both in the same way.
4) Mega Evolve Psychic Type Pokemon for extra catch rewards
When you Mega-Evolute a pocket monster in Pokemon GO, you get bonus Candy, XL Candy, and XP for catching creatures that share the Mega typing. You should also attempt to Mega-Evolve a top-level Pokemon that is capable of such a feature to maximize your additional rewards.
Some good suggestions for Mega Evolutions during the March Community Day event are: Mega Gardevoir, Latios, Medichamp, Alakhazam, Latios, and Latias.
5) Make progress towards earning platinum medals
You need 35 platinum medals to go from level 48 to 49 in Pokemon GO, and you can make reasonable progress in four of them during this event. Both Kantonian and Galarian Slowpoke have Psychic typing, so you can make a lot of progress with Psychic Platinum by catching these Pokemon.
The Cantonese version is also part of the water type, so you’ll be able to make some progress on the swimmer medal. You can also make great progress on the Picnicker medal by placing the Lure Module at a Pokestop in an area you expect many trainers to frequent.
Finally, since you have a chance to get Slowpoke encounters using snapshots, you can also progress to the Operator Medal during this event.
Follow these tips and tricks to get the most out of the upcoming Pokemon GO Community Day event.