Mega Lopunny leaves Pok└mon GO raids today at 10 AM Pacific, replaced by Mega Slowbro who arrives in the game for the first time. With this Raid Guide, you can prepare a team to take on this newly released Water/Psychic-type Mega, perfect your catching strategy, and understand its Shiny rate.
Mega Slowbro in Pok└mon GO. Credit: Niantic
Pokebattler, which calculates all possible combinations of Pok└mon and moves, lists the top 10 Mega Slowbro counters as such:
Mega Gengar (Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball)
Shadow Raikou (Thunder Shock, Wild Charge)
Shadow Weavile (Snarl, Foul Play)
Shadow Magnezone (Spark, Wild Charge)
Shadow Electivire (Thunder Shock, Wild Charge)
Mega Gyarados (Bite, Crunch)*
Shadow Mewtwo (Psycho Cut, Shadow Ball)
Zekrom (Charge Beam, Wild Charge)
Mega Houndoom (Snarl, Foul Play)*
Mega Manectric (Snarl, Wild Charge*)
* There are four Mega on this list, but only one can be used at a time. Your best bet is to use the top-ranked Pok└mon: Mega Gengar.
It is recommended to power up your counters as much as possible, but creating that amount of strong Shadow or Mega Pok└mon with their moves unlocked is a tall order for even the most practiced players. Here are ten additional non-Shadow and non-Mega counters that can help take down Mega Slowbro with efficiency.
Darkrai (Snarl, Shadow Ball)
Origin Forme Giratina (Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball)
Therian Forme Thundrus (Volt Switch, Thunderbolt)
Raikou (Thunder Shock, Wild Charge)
Yveltal (Snarl, Dark Pulse)
Chandelure (Hex, Shadow Ball)
Magnezone (Spark, Wild Charge)
Electivire (Thunder Shock, Wild Charge)
Weavile (Snarl, Foul Play)
Mewtwo (Psycho Cut, Shadow Ball)
Mega Slowbro can be defeated with three trainers, but if you cannot guarantee the top counters with maxed out CP and the best moves, your best bet is to make sure you have four or five players.
Using the Circle Lock Technique to guarantee Great or Excellent throws, along with Golden Razz Berries, is the best way to catch Slowbro, which will revert to its non-Mega form for the catch screen. However, I’d recommend trying Pinap Berries before moving to Golden Razz Berries. While Goldens are most effective, Slowbro is an evolved form that offers more Candies. Pinap Berries can multiply that.
The Shiny rate for Mega-capable Pok└mon is approximately one in 60.
Happy raiding, fellow trainers!
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Pok└mon Go’s “A Very Slow Discovery” event has kicked off, allowing players to catch Galarian Slowpoke and obtain new themed items for the duration.
By Cory Taggart
Published 14 hours ago
New details for the upcoming “A Very Slow Discovery” event for Pok└mon GO have been revealed, along with the start date. Plenty of free goodies will be offered to players who log in during the event, along with the chance to catch new Pok└mon. A Very Slow Discovery is part of the larger, ongoing “Season of Discovery” event for Pok└mon Go’s fifth anniversary.
As the name suggests, A Very Slow Discovery focuses on the Generation I Pok└mon, Slowpoke. While the original Kanto version of the Pok└mon was in the game at launch, this event will mark the introduction of the Galarian variant. Mega Slowbro, introduced in Generation VI, will also be added to the game through Mega Raids. This, along with other events in June, was revealed in late May 2021.
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Related: Pok└mon GO Is Adding Galarian Slowpoke & Mega Slowbro In June
The official Pok└mon GO blog has announced the event will run from June 8th at 10 AM to June 13 at 8 PM (local time). During the event, new raids will be appearing, offering bonus Candy and Candy XL for completing. There will also be new Slowpoke-themed Gift stickers available at Pok└Stops and in the store. Other avatar items related to Slowpoke will be on offer to purchase.
A Very Slow Discovery has started in areas around the world, Trainers! We encourage you all to take inspiration from Slowpoke and enjoy this event at your own pace! https://t.co/l98K25MqC5 pic.twitter.com/kFOnTtUDFW
！ Pok└mon GO (@PokemonGoApp) June 8, 2021
For those who don’t wish to spend any money, there are some free challenges as well. Completing an event-exclusive Field Research mission will net the player some “very slow rewards.” A Collection Challenge is also on offer. If completed, the player will be rewarded with 30 Ultra Balls, 3,000 XP, and an exclusive avatar item to wear. A free gift box is in the shop, containing 10 Great Balls, 20 Pok└balls, and a King’s Rock. The latter is used when evolving Slowpoke to Slowking.
The blog also details how players can evolve their Galarian Slowpoke to Galarian Slowbro. Slowpoke must be the player’s Buddy while they catch 30 Poison-type Pok└mon. Galarian Slowking will also be obtainable but is implied to be a rare encounter that may not show up until later in the event.
A Very Slow Discovery seems to be a solid start to a summer filled with activity for Pok└mon GO. With the game’s fifth anniversary just around the corner, introducing fan-favorite Pok└mon and more recent additions to the roster makes sense. The event-exclusive raids feature other Pok└mon that are well-loved by the fanbase, such as Shinx and Toxicroak. Even if this particular event doesn’t appeal to someone, the rest of the Season of Discovery might pique their interest. Assuming, of course, Slowpoke’s event doesn’t move too slowly for them.
Pok└mon GO is available on iOS and Android.
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Source: Pok└mon Go
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