Pokémon Sword And Shield Update 1.1.0 Introduces Galarian Slowpoke

Galarian Slowpoke Pokémon Sword And Shield Screenshot

The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak have released a new software update for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, that sees the Galar region adventure on version 1.1.0.

Once downloaded and installed, this will let you “experience a small slice of the Expansion Pass’s new content.”

If you head to Wedgehurst Station, you will meet a Trainer who will appear in the Expansion Pass content.

Those that are playing Pokémon Sword will encounter Klara, while those that chose Pokémon Shield will meet Avery.

You will also have the chance to catch a Galarian Slowpoke, whether you have bought the Expansion Pass or not.

Galarian Slowpoke

Category: Dopey Pokémon
Type: Psychic
Height: 3’11”
Weight: 79.4 lbs.
Ability: Gluttony / Own Tempo

The Slowpoke of the Galar region used to eat the seeds of a certain plant that grew in their habitat. These seeds were in fact Galarica seeds, used to this day as an essential spice for cooking in the Galar region.

The Slowpoke in Galar built up particles of this spice in their bodies over several generations, eventually gaining the unique appearance and behavior they are known for today.

Galarian Slowpoke spend their days wallowing on seashores and riverbanks without thinking about anything in particular. Occasionally, they might get a very sharp look in their eyes, but they will soon revert to their zoned-out expression.

It’s thought that this behavior is caused by the accumulated Galarica particles stimulating Galarian Slowpoke’s brain, resulting in it thinking of something tremendous—only for the Galarian Slowpoke to immediately forget what it had just thought of.

Galarian Slowpoke can evolve into Galarian Slowbro if an item that can be found on the Isle of Armor is used. It can evolve into Galarian Slowking instead if an item that can be found in the Crown Tundra is used.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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