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Pokémon Sword/Shield Isle of Armor guide: How to evolve Galarian Slowpoke

You’ll need to collect Galarica Twigs so you can give your Slowpoke a sweet bracelet

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A Galarian Slowbro lifts its gun-toting arm in celebration Image: Gamefreak/The Pokémon Company, Nintendo, via Polygon
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Slowpoke is the only Pokémon in the Sword and Shield expansion, Isle of Armor, to get a new Galarian form.

You can find the yellow-headed Pokémon roaming around beaches on the Isle of Armor. To evolve it into the gun-toting Galarian Slowbro, you’ll need a Galarica Cuff. These can be obtained from a female NPC sitting on an island in the Workout Sea. She’ll trade 8 Galarica Twigs for one Galarica Cuff.

A map of the Isle of Armor, pointing out where to find the Galarica Cuff trader Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Gamefreak/The Pokémon Company, Nintendo

Galarica Twigs will spawn under trees on the Isle of Armor as a hidden item. You’ll be able to see twinkling spots on the floor. Press A in front of the sparkles to pick up the item. While you can find other items this way, doing this will eventually lead you to many Galarica Twigs.

A Pokémon trainer standing in front of a tree. There’s a tooltip explaining what a Galarica Twig is Image: Gamefreak/The Pokémon Company, Nintendo via Polygon

If you snagged the Galarian Slowpoke at the train station without buying the expansion pass, you won’t be able to evolve that one unless you have a real-world buddy grab a Galarica Cuff for you in their playthrough of the expansion pack.

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