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How to evolve Galarian Slowpoke in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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Galarian Slowpoke has been brought to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in The Indigo Disk DLC and fans can still evolve it into either Galarian Slowbro or Galarian Slowking, if they know how.

Slowpoke was found in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet at release, but not the Galarian version that was first found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Players can now find both varieties of Slowpoke in their game with Galarian Slowpoke catchable in the Coastal Biome of the Terarium. A variety of other regional variants that were previously locked within past-gen games also made the jump including Hisuian Qwilfish and Alolan Exeggutor.

Fans expecting to evolve Galarian Slowpoke by leveling up the Pokemon like its Kantonian cousin will be disappointed, as the regional variant requires a special item before it will evolve. Thankfully, unlike other regional variants and divergent evolutions, players can evolve Galarian Slowpoke into Slowbro or Slowking without needing any transfers through Pokemon HOME.

Galarian Slowbro and Slowking are fun additions to the game, giving fans new ways to enjoy the classic Slowpoke. As with their predecessors, the Galarian Slowpoke line is geared toward Special Attack-based moves, and are both poison psychic type compared to their original water psychic types.

How to get Galarica Cuffs and Galarica Wreaths in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Galarica Cuffs and Galarica Wreaths can be obtained from an NPC in the Coastal Plaza area of the Terarium. The Coastal Plaza is found in the northern reaches of the Coastal Biome.

Eight Galarica Twigs are required to make Galarica Cuffs in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, while 15 twigs are needed for a Galarica Wreath. After obtaining them, the player can bring them to a student near the healing station in the Coastal Plaza to create a Galarica Cuff. This is done without charge, so players don’t have to worry about farming money.

How to evolve Galarian Slowpoke into Slowbro in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Galarian Slowpoke evolves into Galarian Slowbro with the Galarica Cuff item, made from Galarica Twigs.

Unlike Kantonian Slowpoke which evolves into Slowbro at level 37, players must give the Pokemon a Galarica Cuff to make it evolve. This is a special item that was first available in the Isle of Armor DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

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Shiny Galarian Slowbro

After the Galarica Cuff has been made, the player only needs to use the item on a Galarian Slowpoke like an evolution stone to induce evolution. There is no level or moveset requirement for Galarian Slowpoke to evolve into Galarian Slowbro. If a Galarica Cuff is used on a Kantonian Slowpoke there will be no reaction, only Galarian Slowpoke can evolve this way.

How to evolve Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowking

To evolve a Galarian Slowpoke into Slowking, a Galarica Wreath needs to be used on a Galarian Slowpoke.

Similar to Galarian Slowbro, players will need to collect Galarica Twigs to create a Galarica Wreath. Galarica Wreaths are obtained from the same NPC that makes Galarica Cuffs. 

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Shiny Galarian Slowking

Unlike the Johtonian form of Slowking which requires a trade to evolve, the Galarica Wreath is used as an evolution item, similar to an evolutionary stone. There is no level or move requirement for evolving Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowking, allowing an immediate evolution once the Galarica Wreath has been made.

How to get Galarica Twigs for a Galarica Wreath or Cuffs

Galarica Twigs can be found on a beach behind the Coastal Plaza in the Terarium.

While it’s indicated that Galarica Twigs can be found all around the Coastal Biome in the Terarium, that’s not actually the case. Instead, players can find them in abundance on a specific peninsula. This beach is found to the northwest of the Coastal Plaza fast travel point, seen here:

Conveniently, players can also find Galarian Slowpokes to catch here. Players can catch them, gather the necessary items, and evolve them in quick succession.

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Written by Cassie Gardner

Cassie Gardner has been playing games since she was but a child, starting with a Game Boy when she was 5 years old. The discovery of Pokemon led to a lifelong interest in role-playing games of both the video game and tabletop varieties.

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