Pokemon Go Noxious Swamp Event: Shiny Skrelp debuts

The Go Fest in New York City will be celebrated globally with a first-of-its-kind Noxious Swamp Event. A few rare and powerful Poison- and Dark-type Pokemon are going to appear in the wild and Raids. The event will also mark the debut of Shiny Skrelp, which evolves into Dragalge when fed 400 Candy.

Pokemon Go published a blog post to announce the Noxious Swamp Event will begin on August 19, 2023, at 10:00 PM Local Time and end on August 22, 2023, at 8:00 PM Local Time. Along with Skrelp, Axew, Dratini, and Tentacool will be appearing more frequently in the wild. These Dragon and Poison types are valuable assets in the Go Leagues so make sure to stock up on the Candy, thereby capitalising on the active bonuses.

Noxious Swamp Event bonuses and wild spawns

The Froakie Community Day on August 13 helped trainers pile up on Stardust. They can use that to upgrade their Pokemons obtained in the Noxious Swamp Event. Trainers will get double candy per catch during the event, and get one additional free Raid Pass per day from spinning Gym Photo Discs. Also, Team GO Rocket balloons will appear more frequently so trainers don’t have to search for them.

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Here is the complete list of spawns for the Pokemon Go Noxious Swamp Event. Note that each of them has a shiny variant that can be caught in the wild.

  • Zubat – Evolves into Golbat (25 Candy), and then into Crobat (100 Candy).
  • Venonat – Evolves into Venomoth (50 Candy).
  • Tentacool – Evolves into Tentacruel (50 Candy).
  • Dratini – Evolves into Dragonair (25 Candy), and then into Dragonite (100 Candy).
  • Surskrit– Evolves into Masquerain (50 Candy).
  • Guplin – Evolves into Swalot (50 Candy).
  • Skorupi – Evolves into Drapion (50 Candy).
  • Axew – Evolves into Fraxure (25 Candy) and then Haxorus (100 Candy).
  • Skrelp – Evolves into Dragalge (400 Candy).
  • Tyrunt – Evolves into Tyrantrum (50 Candy) during the daytime.
  • Noibat – Evolves into Noivern (400 Candy).

Now we move on to the Raids. Since players can use upto three Raid Passes during the Pokemon Go Noxious Swamp Event, one existing Pass in the inventory, and two obtained during the special event, there are a lot of Raid captures to look forward to.

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Pokemon Go Noxious Swamp Event Raid battles

The following Pokemon will be available in Tier 1 Raid battles during the Noxious Swamp Event. We recommend prioritizing Alolan Grimer and Hisuian Sneasel because of their performance against metas in the Go League Battles. Considering the Shadow Raids, Shadow Houndour is a good addition to the battle party.

One-Star Raids

  • Grimer – Shiny available
  • Alolan Grimer – Shiny available
  • Hisuian Qwilfish
  • Hisuian Sneasel

One-Star Shadow Raids

  • Shadow Zubat
  • Shadow Houndour
  • Shadow Pidove

The following Pokemon will be available in Tier 3 Raid battles during the Noxious Swamp Event. Each of them is beneficial in Gym battles and PvP.

Three-Star Raids

  • Galarian Weezing – Shiny available
  • Druddigon – Shiny available
  • Turtonator – Shiny available

Three-Star Shadow Raids

  • Shadow Nidoran
  • Shadow Sneasel
  • Shadow Onix
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Grimer, Skrelp, Noibat, Mareanie, Trapinch, and Dragonair will be available as Field Research task reward encounters. Trainers will also get Free Timed Research during the event featuring Poison- and Dragon-type Pokémon, including Jangmo-o.

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