Drastically increased spawns for the Pokemon Slakoth
The release of Shiny Slakoth
Obtainable from catches and hatches
An increased Shiny rate (roughly 1 in 24.5) during Community Day hours
Themed Field Research “Catch 3 Slakoth” for balls, berries, and Stardust
1/4 Egg Hatch Distance
All Slaking evolved during Community Day hours learn the exclusive move Body Slam
Charged TMs and learning a New Move will not give you this exclusive move
Must evolve a Vigoroth during CD in your region (or up to an hour after)
Current bonuses from the overlapping Adventure Week:
1/4 Buddy Candy Distance
New PokeStops earn 10x XP
|Date||Saturday, Jun 8th|
3:00PM to 6:00PM in your local time zone. Exclusive move available till 7:00PM
Get Ready for Community Day!
Don’t forget to also prepare for the real weather and everything that comes along with that. Keep your real bag fully upgraded and, depending on the weather, make sure to bring along a jacket, rain poncho, water, sunscreen, as well as lunch, snacks, water, medical necessities, battery packs, fully charged devices, comfortable shoes, other protective gear, and water again, for good measure. Community Day is a full 4 hours, so pace yourself and take breaks to not get burnt out.
Most importantly, keep it fun!
This guide will cover all of the in-game knowledge you’ll need to make the most out of Slakoth Community Day.
Before the Event
-Decide where to play
-Get your items ready
-Acquire Slakoth and Slakoth Candy
-Set reminder alarms
During the Event
-Check out key reminders for CD mechanics
-Analysis for CD sale box added (as soon as its in the shop)
-Review the Exclusive Move analysis
-Set goals accordingly
-Know when to Pinap and which balls to use
-Use the IV search string and quick appraising tips
After the Event
-Find a trading partner
-Evolve your Pokemon!
-Start preparing for the next event!
Where to Play
Slakoth spawns will be dramatically increased everywhere during the duration of this event. You aren’t required to play anywhere specifically, but here are some tips for getting the most out of the location you choose.
Since this event is 3-6PM based on local time, By playing near a timezone shift, players in some parts of the world can take advantage by starting an hour earlier or ending an hour later. Start East then make your way West sometime after the first hour. This shouldn’t affect most players but can be a nice bonus to players willing to travel a little more during CD. Remember to stay West as you evolve for the exclusive move.
Exploring the Community
Use Community Day, and Pokemon Go in general, as an excuse to explore local areas. If you’re blessed with multiple, good locations, make use of them throughout various Community Days!
A New Adventure
New PokeStops reward 10x XP during Adventure Week. Using Community Day as a time to explore is always encouraged. This event, you’ll pick up some bonus XP for doing so!
Playing with Friends
Community Day should be about the community, both the area and your local PoGo Players. Get together with friends, find your local group using PokeNav, or be the first in your area to create a group. If you see other trainers in your gyms, that means there’s others out there playing! More trainers means more fun, and Lure Modules appear for all players, so you can all share the increased spawns. Returning and new players- ask around and figure out where established players are planning to play!
Gyms for Raids
Players should be focused on catching this CD, but playing near gyms may lead to easy raid completion before or after the event, while everyone is already out.
Clusters and Lures
If you want to catch the most Slakoth, focus on cluster spawns in areas with lots of network traffic such as parking lots and apartment complexes and high Pokestop dense areas that can be easily Lured up.
Pursuing weather-boosted Slakoth will grant you higher CP Slakoth so it’s advised to hunt in forecasted Partly Cloudy areas. This comes with it decreased catch rates but is offset in Stardust gained and saved from catching weather boosted Pokemon. Pay attention to official weather reports as well as other trainers playing in different level 11 S2 cells (in-game weather boundaries).
Weather boosted Pokemon have an IV floor of 4/4/4. This means their IV spreads are more likely to be better for PvE, but likely impossible to have ideal IV for PvP.
Note About Nests
Since Swinub Community Day in February, nesting spawns stopped or are at least extremely dulled during CD hours. Every Community Day is slightly different in regards to spawn rates but it is worth noting that players can likely visit nests and not worry about diluted spawns.
Items to Bring
Save a Star Piece (or two)!
Community Day is a good Star Piece opportunity for many players that don’t otherwise make room for Star Piece grind sessions. If you fall into that category of player, it might be good to use a few Star Piece this event, but for many players it will not be.
This week and next, Adventure Sync’s 50km reward includes 50k Stardust. Use some Star Piece if you wish, but make sure to save two to combine with that reward, available Monday at 9:00 AM local time on June 10th and 17th.
Having 6 Incense will let you crack open one every 30 minutes and make it last the entirety of the event. How many Incense you choose to use depends on availability, meta-relevancy, and rarity of the featured Pokemon. 25 Incense can be purchased in bulk for 1250 in the Shop (50 each) at any time for those looking at an alternative to various Legacy Special Boxes. 25 Incense is enough for 4 Community Days and an extra to spare.
Keep walking! Incense spawns more Pokémon while you’re moving! Even if you’re stuck at work where nothing spawns during the event window, popping some Incense could help you nab a shiny or two. Remember that “quick catching” your Incense spawns will still make them visible on the map after the catch.
Lure modules placed during Community Day hours will last 3-hours long. Playing in an area with a lot of stops will allow you access to a lot more spawns too.
During meta-relevant CDs, many players will want to stick to normal Lure Modules, to increase the rates of the featured Pokemon.
On off-meta Community Days, Glacial, Mossy, and Magnetic Lure Modules may be a great option. These lures spawn more evolved and uncommon Pokemon. They also allow you to evolve Glaceon, Leafeon, and Probopass and Magnezone respectively. While a few of these won't hurt anyone in an area with a lot of PokeStops, think twice before placing these in an area with only a few PokeStops. Many players will still prefer the traditional Lure Modules on CD, but it’s hard to deny the value of a specialized lure lasting 6 times as long.
This is generally considered an off-meta CD. Break out the special Lures!
PRO-TIP: Use a new Lure at 5:59. It will still last 3 hours and you can catch a few Pokemon while you evolve and trade Slakoth. You won’t be able to lure anything Lured during Community Day, but there's usually a few unlured Pokestops, hopefully ones in air conditioning or with comfortable seating. This may not be possible in urban and extreme rural playing without a lot of communication.
0-1 Lucky Egg
Community Day can be a great time to coordinate Friendship level ups for both players to egg and receive double XP as it’s likely you’ll both be playing. Make sure to coordinate with your friends as it is usually easier to plan for level ups in the minutes before Community Day starts so that the actual event can be spent catching.
Berries and Great/Ultra Balls
It’s always a good idea to stock up before CD. The themed research “Catch 3 Slakoth” can be easily accomplished to help keep the Pokeballs flowing during the event. So it may not be necessary to stock up beforehand in all areas. Active Pokemon from Lures and Incense can also deplete your resources. Players low on resources should remember to always open 20 daily gifts and to upgrade item bag storage as soon as possible. It is an investment that quickly pays for itself, especially if you’re able to occasionally grind and stock up on items.
Should you be Incubating?
You’ll certainly want to keep an egg in your infinite orange incubator throughout the event, but don’t be tempted by the ¼ hatch distance. For many players, this is not a bonus at all.
Though you’ll hatch eggs faster, this bonus will not allow you to hatch more eggs. If you’re low on Incubators, this is basically an irrelevant bonus.
In the same way that we view Incubators and Super Incubators the same in price analysis on the legacy special box list, 1/4 hatch distance doesn’t really improve what you’re hatching.
If you’re currently batch hatching, keep doing so, and do so throughout Community Day, if you please. If you’re not batch hatching now, there’s 0 reason to start during CD. It's not crazy to start incubating but this event shouldn't be considered as a factor as it wont give you extra candy, dust that it wouldn't outside of the event. Reasons to not hatch includes saving incubators for future Pokemon and shiny releases, as well as not wanting to bother with hatch animations during CD.
While the last point is certainly valid during Community Day, you should still keep an egg in your infinite orange incubator at all times. The 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance bonus actually does allow your orange incubator to hatch more eggs, since it has unlimited uses. Though mitigated with this bonus, 7km eggs in your orange incubator should still be avoided. Two more things to consider;
Only incubations started during CD will have reduced distance
Reduced distance remains in effect after the event ends
Avoid incubating as the Community Day hours approach (based on your level of activity) so you’re not left with half-baked eggs. It can be quicker to wait a few hours instead if you’re not playing or walking in the time leading up to Community Day.
Slakoth is currently unavailable in raids and likely rare in the wild due to event spawns.
It is available as a research reward for the task “Earn 5 candies walking with your buddy.” While this task might be slightly more difficult to find during Adventure Week, it’s much easier to complete with the current ¼ buddy candy walking distance. Research Slakoth can be saved and claimed during event hours for increased shiny odds.
Research CP Range : 395-429
Any previous Slakoth obtained with undesirable IVs should be traded at least for candy and to reroll IVs, preferably with a Best Friend. Using a Lucky Trade is also a good idea for players with limited CD time. Additional Slakoth candy can be earned prior to the event by making Slakoth your Buddy Pokemon, and by making Slakoth a Gym Defender and stuffing it full of berries! If you have limited time to play this CD and are close to the candy needed for another evolution, these tips can put you over the threshold for evolving another Slakoth for the exclusive moveset.
If you’re able to find a “Earn 5 candies walking with your buddy.” task, or are just looking for a good Buddy Pokemon for Adventure Week, here’s a few good options.
.25km/candy Pokemon requiring lots of candy for evolution
Before Community Day Starts
Here are a few other things to keep in mind right before Community Day starts for making the most of the granted bonuses.
Existing spawns can change to Slakoth. Clicking on Pokemon to catch or even just to shiny check will prevent them from turning into Slakoth. It’s fine to check for shinies you don’t yet have, but you might as well just catch the Pokemon at that point too. If you want to catch the most Slakoth, avoid clicking on spawns as Community Day is about to begin.
Avoid Incubating in the hours leading up to Community Day. This will let you hatch eggs quicker, due to the event’s 1/4 incubation distance bonus.
You can only complete research from each stop once daily. If you complete a task at a given stop, you cannot receive the “Catch 3” task from that stop during Community Day. Occasionally, receiving the task from a stop will lock it into its non-CD task.
Now, with those in mind, there is still room for choice. If you’ll be playing all Community Day then you might not care about one spawn point here and there, and catching weather boosted Machop or shiny checking a Wailmer may be worth it to you.
Use this time before the event starts to prep; spin stops, transfer Pokemon, open gifts (and level up friendships), Raid, check-in, and obtain/give out Meltan boxes.
During Community Day, Research Tasks are changed to “Catch 3 Slakoth” with the following rewards;
2 Ultra Balls.
5 Great Balls.
2 Pinap Berries.
This allows you to not stress about Research during the event and concentrate on catching. It also means that Trainers can rest easy knowing that Community Day itself will help provide them with additional Pinaps, Ultra Balls, and Great Balls! There are a few additional things to keep in mind as far as how this functioned last Community Day;
Research from each stop can only be completed once each day. If you complete a task at a given stop, you cannot receive the “Catch 3 Slakoth” task from that stop.
Tasks revert to their pre-CD tasks when CD is over but you cannot receive research from Stops where you completed “Catch 3 Slakoth” or the original research.
Because of this, you may decide to skip over stops during CD that you know give desirable research (from Discord, Facebook, etc.) or complete them before CD starts.
Many players may do the opposite, choosing not to complete Research in areas they know they will be during CD for easy rewards.
Check to see if you have completed the Research Task of a given Pokestop by the indicator in the top right corner of a Pokestop
What's in the Box?
Legacy Community Day Special Boxes have held a variety of supplies and are available shortly before the start of Community Day. A list of previous and current contents can be found on our Legacy Special Box list (as well as cost analysis breakdowns). June Community Day introduced Great and Ultra Boxes, amazing deals for an extremely limited time, disappearing at the end of CD in America. This section will include a more thorough breakdown upon release of the Special Boxes in the Shop.
Expect 0-3 new boxes to be added during CD and removed shortly after.
4 Incubators marks a 20% discount. This isn’t bad for a pure Incubator sale, and ranks 10th against other Incubator discounts. While ranking 10th is good, the sale still mostly falls flat compared to other recent Incubator deals. This is equivalent to 12 ⅓ incubators in a 1480 coin box (This sale ranks 67th when compared to other sales including Raid Passes).
Including Lure Modules (and all other premium items except Raid Passes), this 26.15% discount ranks 42nd (including Raid Passes it ranks 100th).
This box is better than some recent Community Day sales, but it still remains a better use of coins to hold out for bigger boxes for bigger discounts.
Exclusive Move Analysis
Body Slam is the confirmed exclusive move for Slaking. Our article Slaking Community Day: New Move Potential has already run the numbers.
In summary: Body Slam will not do much for Slaking. In fact, no charged move can fix Slaking without pairing it with a damaging fast move.
Body Slam will be a good defensive move in gyms, though Slaking's main use in gyms is a defender that makes the gym look tall but decays quickly. Play Rough also provides better coverage for Slaking's Fighting-type counters.
Slakoth in PvP
As Slaking Community Day: New Move Potential discusses, Slaking is not quite ready to be a PvP powerhouse. It’s high attack will also bar it from Great and Ultra League use.
Vigoroth, however, is an option in the Great League. It’s uses are limited, but this is just about the only place to competitively make use of a shiny Slakoth.
Target Slakoth 707-760 CP and lower, for a Vigoroth that will evolve to 1500 CP.
Check out Vigoroth's page for detailed PvP analysis:
This is probably a Community Day that you can take it easy on. Still, set goals and pay attention to how much candy you earn. Keeping track can help you determine play patterns for future CDs.
As mentioned previously, especially if your CD availability is low, swap Slakoth with local players leading up to CD and make use of the Lucky friend feature if your desperate and don’t want to wait till December to evolve them.
Set goals based on previous Community Days as a benchmark. Use this to let you know how aggressively you need to hunt and Pinap, as well as how many high IV options to target.
Each Slaking costs 123 Slakoth candy which is 18 catches + transfers or 10 catches w/ Pinaps + transfers. Maxing out a Pokemon will cost between 118-304 candy depending on the level (248 for level 20 Pokemon). Evolving and Powering Up a full team (with average level 20) will cost 2227 candy. This can be accomplished with 195 Pinap catches + transfers or 361 catches + transfers.
As noted in “Looking Forward” evolving extra Shiny Slakoth with the exclusive move may make great future trades with Lucky Friends.
You (probably) have until 1 hour after the event ends to IV check, trade, and evolve for the exclusive moveset. Set alarms and keep track of how long different activities take you so you can be better prepared for future CD events.
When picking a trading partner, there are now three different options to consider each with their own benefits.
Play Community Day with your trading partner.
Catch the same spawns (for even trades) and split the role of IV checking
Can start trading even before CD ends
Play 10km (6.21 mi) distance from your trading partner.
1 additional candy per trade.
Trade with a Lucky Friend!
Obviously this will can a combination of one of the previous two options. Coordinating with a Lucky Friend during CD can allow you to swap a day 1 shiny Slakoth to reroll IVs. Coordinating with multiple Lucky friends can allow you to reroll a few for IVs, though you can only do one special trade each day.
Here are some additional features to keep in mind about trading:
Players are limited to 100 trades + 1 special trade per day. This is resets after your phone goes past midnight.
Swapping a Shiny will count as a Special Trade and can also be done once daily.
Pick a trade partner you have high friendship with. IV floor increases with friendship tier.
Good Friendship - 1/1/1 IV floor
Great Friendship - 2/2/2 IV floor
Ultra Friendship - 3/3/3 IV floor
Best Friendship - 5/5/5 IV floor
Pokemon caught farther than 10km (6.21 mi) apart award 2 candy when traded.
Lucky Pokemon have an IV floor of 12/12/12. Read more about Lucky Pokemon here
The Technicals: Catch Rate and IV Checking
Slakoth will likely have its Base Catch Rate changed to 40% as we have seen with previous CD spawns.
Our easy-to-use catch rate calculator can be found here if you’d like to do your own calculations. Here are the breakdowns for players with a Gold Fire badge. These calculations also assume maximum radius Great! throws. Your ability to reliably throw into smaller bonus radiuses may also increase throughout the day, increasing your catch rate.
Slakoth levels 1-7 have an 89% chance or higher to be caught with a curved Poke Ball Great! Throw. Poke Ball Pinap anything under 167 CP and consider up to 213 CP.
Slakoth level 12 and below have a 90% chance or higher to be caught with a curved Great Ball Great! Throw. Great Ball Pinap anything under 293 CP and consider up to 375 CP.
Slakoth level 20 and below have a 90% chance or higher to be caught with a curved Ultra Ball Great! Throw. Ultra Ball Pinap anything under 489 CP and consider up to 640 CP. Even a level 35 Slakoth has an 82% chance to be caught per throw using a curved Great! Throw Ultra Ball, allowing for proficient throwers to utilize Pinap berries every throw. Consider not quick-catching Slakoth above 661 CP or using a Razz Berry while doing so.
Throwing with no bonus will eat through your resources faster making it worthwhile to learn how to consistently throw Great! Throws (+ video link) The following will result in a 90% catch rate with curveballs and no throw bonus:
Poke Ball Slakoth levels 1-4 (89-114 CP and below)
Great Ball Slakoth levels 8 and below (193-246 CP and below)
Ultra Ball Slakoth levels 13 and below (318-406 CP a652nd below)
Ultra Ball Razz Berry Slakoth levels 25 and below (612-781 CP and below). Great Ball Golden Razz Berries can be used on higher level Slakoth to ensure a 90% catch rate per throw.
The following string can help you quickly check for any perfect IV Slakoth;
Pokemon with these CP values are not guaranteed to be 100% IV but this could help you narrow that search.
For mass IV checking, the simplest tip is to sort by CP (or #, which also sorts by CP) and look at one species at a time. From there, scroll through, highest to lowest, looking at Pokemon levels. You can quickly check a Pokemon’s level by how much Star Dust it would cost to power up. This cost is halved for Lucky Pokemon. For example:
35 - 8000
34/33 - 7000
32/31 - 6000
30/29 - 5000
28/27 - 4500
26/25 - 4000
These values can be used to determine high-level Pokemon at a quick glance.
As you’re scrolling, IV check Pokemon until you find something with a lower Stardust cost. You can filter out, rename, or transfer any Pokemon with a high level and a low CP found this way. These Pokemon will have lower IVs. That means they may make for battle-ready attackers but will have lower battle potential when powered up. Such options can be great for saving Stardust.
For example, let’s start by scrolling through a species and checking all of our level 30, 5k dust Pokemon. Now, as soon as we scroll to a Pokemon requiring 4500 dust, we know any 5k dust Pokemon will have lower IV. We can skip those and only check 4500 dust options. When we see our first Pokemon that requires 4k dust to power up, we know that any 5k or 4500 dust Pokemon will be lower IV and can skip those again.
It is also worthwhile to develop a naming system that you can easily recognize. Use a symbol, letter, or word to designate Pokemon for trading. Abbreviate key appraisal phrases in a way you can remember so you know which to IV check and don’t appraise the same Pokemon multiple times. After using an IV calculator for key Pokemon, remember to rename (so you can decide what to evolve), transfer, or just evolve the Pokemon.
Let others know about high IV and CP Slakoth you find. It’s about community after all, so pay attention to local chats where others may share high IV finds and help grow your community too by sharing your finds.
When Slakoth’s Community Day is over, there are still plenty of opportunities to get good Slaking with the exclusive move through trading. Evolving extra Slaking can be a great idea to attempt to trade with friends afterward for high IV rerolls.
Lucky Friendship is a total game changer for exclusive movesets. Interacting with Best Friends can now create Lucky Friendships! This will make your next trade a guaranteed Lucky! One of the best uses for these trades will be shiny Pokemon, rare Pokemon, and Pokemon with exclusive legacy movesets. CD brings all three! For this reason, evolving extra shiny Slakoth gives you the perfect Lucky Trade fodder. Encourage your Best Friends to do the same.
Using up all your Slakoth candy on evolutions gives you an additional incentive to catch future Slakoth, which will then allow you to power them up and unlock additional moves.
It’s not too late to find some high IV Slakoth too. Whether it be Slakoth in your collection you didn’t notice/have the time to evolve during CD or new ones you catch, December is likely to have another CD weekend where exclusive moves become available again. If you don’t manage to find a good Slakoth worthy of your Stardust this weekend, evolve some anyways, attempt some lucky trades (on evolved and unevolved), keep looking, and evolve some in December! Note: This event is not confirmed for December, it's just what happened in 2018.
While Slaking may prove to be the least meta CD Pokemon yet, Adventure Week provides an extremely valid reason to get out there and play.
1/4 buddy candy distance and a reward of 50k Stardust (75k on a Star Piece) are amazing incentives to start walking. During Community Day, You’ll also be hatching 4 times the eggs- and doing so with others makes it even more fun!