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Pokémon Go Noxious Swamp Event, Shiny Skrelp Debut

Trainers, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and ready your Poké Balls because something exciting and unique is coming your way. Pokémon GO Fest 2023: New York City is delivering a global thrill with the introduction of the Noxious Swamp event, and trust us, you won’t want to miss this.

Mark your calendars from Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, because a blend of Poison-type and Dragon-type Pokémon will be making their presence felt in a way like never before.

But that’s not all! Here’s the icing on the cake: For the very first time, trainers across the globe might stumble upon a Shiny Skrelp. Feeling lucky? It’s time to find out.

Prepare for an exciting adventure as these Pokémon will grace your surroundings:

  • Zubat
  • Venonat
  • Tentacool
  • Dratini
  • Surskit
  • Gulpin
  • Skorupi
  • Axew
  • Skrelp
  • Tyrunt
  • Noibat

And hey, if fortune favors you, a Shiny encounter may just be around the corner.


One-star raids will feature:

  • Grimer
  • Alolan Grimer
  • Hisuian Qwilfish
  • Hisuian Sneasel

Three-star raids are set to showcase:

  • Galarian Weezing
  • Druddigon
  • Turtonator

Shadow Raids come with their own level of excitement:

  • One-star raids: Shadow Zubat, Shadow Houndour, Shadow Pidove
  • Three-star raids: Shadow Nidoran♀, Shadow Onix, Shadow Sneasel


  • Enjoy 2× Catch Candy and more frequent Team GO Rocket balloons.
  • Benefit from one additional free Raid Pass per day from spinning Gym Photo Discs.
  • Dive into Field Research task encounters with Grimer, Dratini, Trapinch, Skrelp, Noibat, and Mareanie. Keep those eyes peeled for Shiny ones.
  • And don’t forget the Free Timed Research, focused on raiding and awarding encounters with Poison- and Dragon-type Pokémon, including Jangmo-o.

Note: Timed Research tasks and their rewards will vanish on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, so make the most of it.

With the Noxious Swamp event, the world of Pokémon GO is about to become more adventurous, more thrilling, and unquestionably more shiny. Whether you’re a seasoned trainer or just beginning your journey, this event holds something special for you.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hello everyone! My name is Dejan, but you can call me Mr.D. I enjoy all video games, especially Apex Legends, Pokemon Go, and Spider-Man. A husband and father of two who also goes to the gym often and does Crossfit. I got inspiration for gaming exactly 8 years ago, and I've been writing gaming news for 7 years. I hope that you will find all the answers to your questions regarding gaming on our site. Stay healthy, and love each other!

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