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Niantic Labs Teases Galarian Slowking in Pokemon GO

Could Niantic Labs be working to release Galarian Slowking in Pokemon GO later this month?
Could Niantic Labs be working to release Galarian Slowking in Pokemon GO later this month? / Niantic Labs

Could Niantic Labs be working to release Galarian Slowking in Pokemon GO later this month?

The developer recently posted a tweet to their verified Pokemon GO Twitter page on Thursday, Oct. 7, featuring what appears to the silhouette of an unreleased Pokemon—Galarian Slowking.

“We’ve heard reports of mysterious chanting deep in the wild...“ The tweet read, “What’s going on?”

Here’s what we know about Galarian Slowking heading to Pokemon GO.

Is Galarian Slowking Coming to Pokemon GO?

Possibly, yes. The developer is no stranger to giving trainers sneak previews of new Pokemon headed to the game in the days—or, sometimes, weeks—ahead of their release. Niantic previously unveiled a similar teaser campaign when preparing to ship Galarian Ponyta and Rapidash into the game.

It has also done something similar in the past month, alone, by debuting Furfrou in a loading screen that went live at the beginning of the season.

Although, it is slightly unusual that Galarian Slowpoke and its evolutions did not ship at or around the same time. Niantic tends to release its Pokemon in bulk with all members of a specific evolution tree hitting the market at once. This hasn’t been the case with Galarian Slowking.

At the time of writing, Galarian Slowpoke and Slowbro are available in Pokemon GO. Trainers can evolve their Galarian Slowpoke into a Galarian Slowbro by accomplishing its listed task while it is their buddy.