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Pokémon Go A Very Slow Discovery event guide: Field Research and rewards

The pink hippo Pokémon gets an entire event for itself

A Galarian Slowpoke sits on a rock Image: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

To celebrate the release of Galarian Slowpoke, Pokémon Go is hosting an event called A Very Slow Discovery. The event takes place from June 8-13 and features Pokémon with a lazy theme.

A Very Slow Discovery Increased Pokémon Spawns

  • Psyduck
  • Kantonian Slowpoke
  • Kantonian Slowbro
  • Slakoth
  • Vigoroth
  • Gulpin
  • Spoink

A Very Slow Discovery Raids

In addition to the other raid bosses, there are a few event-specific Pokémon showing up in raids.

  • Galarian Slowpoke
  • Alolan Grimer
  • Shellder
  • Shinx
  • Timburr
  • Snowlax
  • Kantonian Slowking
  • Slaking
  • Toxicroak
  • Mega Slowbro

There are also special event Field Research Tasks to complete that will reward you with Slowpoke and Slowpoke-related things.

A Very Slow Discovery event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Catch 8 psychic-type Pokémon Slowpoke encounter
Catch 8 water-type Pokémon Slowpoke encounter
Evolve a Pokémon 1 Kings Rock
Evolve a Slowpoke 20 Slowbro Mega Energy
Give your buddy three treats Gulpin encounter
Win a raid in under 10 minutes Slakoth encounter
Evolve a psychic-type Pokémon Slowbro encounter

A Very Slow Discovery Collection Challenge

There is no Timed Research for this event, but there is a Collection Challenge that rewards you for catching and evolving specific Pokémon. You’ll need to do the following:

  • Catch a Kantonian Slowpoke
  • Evolve a Kantonian Slowpoke into a Slowbro
  • Evolve a Kantonian Slowpoke into a Slowking
  • Catch a Galarian Slowpoke

Reward: Slowpoke Forever shirt, 30 Ultra Balls, 3,000 XP