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Pokemon Sword and Shield Slowpoke – Galarian Slowpoke

by Ginny Woo

While we have some qualms about Slowpokes and their use in Pokemon canon, plus the fact that people have eaten their tails in past games), it looks like we can look forward to the introduction of Pokemon Sword and Shield Slowpoke evolutions when the DLC begins to roll out from June 2020 onwards. Yes, we’re talking Galarian Slowpokes growing up, and boy, do they look cute. 

Pokemon Sword and Shield Slowpoke – Galarian Slowpoke

These Galarian Slowpoke are already in the game, but you won’t be able to evolve them until the first of the two announced expansion DLC packs arrives in June 2020. According to the Direct, they’ve wandered over to this part of the world from the Isle of Armor, which means that we get to benefit from some sort of ecological displacement. Let’s not think too hard about that for now because honestly, they’re adorable. 

Sporting a new yellow cap and tail unlike their early generation counterparts, Galarian Slowpoke still manages to retain the gormless expression that made so many of us fall in love with other versions of it over the years. You can currently already catch them due to a recent in-game patch for Pokemon Sword and Shield, so long as you first speak to Klara or Avery respectively with regards to the version of the game that you’ve got. Once you’ve done this, you just have to take yourself over to Wedgehurst Station where you’ll find a bunch of them milling about in the vicinity. They shouldn’t be too hard to get your mitts on, so pack a bag full of Poke Balls and persistence and you’ll be on your way to your own Galarian Slowpoke in no time. 

We’re pretty stoked to see what the evolution of these Pokemon Sword and Shield Slowpoke end up being, so needless to say everyone here is frothing for the Isle of Armor DLC when it finally does drop. The Pokemon Direct did briefly show off what looked like sketches of Galarian Slowbro, even though it was only a glimpse, so it’ll be cool to see what this evolutionary chain ends up being later in the year. Is that a cape that we spy on what could be Galarian Slowking? Looking dapper!

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Ginny Woo

Ginny hails from just south of Mordor, and when she's not debating others about the One Ring then she's probably glued to an MMO or a JRPG. With Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft on her plate, she's always got something to chat about and a sneaky guide up her sleeve. If writing's not on the cards, then she's probably drinking way too much coffee.