Slumbering Sands Event

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Article by Brian Tein

Welp, it's time for another event! We've got some sleepy Pokemon here, and some bonuses to match... because the entire event is pretty sleepy, and easy to sleep on, truth be told.

Slumbering Sands

Event Start Event End
June 7, at 10:00 a.m. local time June 12, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time
  • Slakoth, Vigoroth, and Slaking will be available with Visors
  • Komala will be available in its Shiny forme for the first time in Pokemon Go... or at least its log will be shiny.
  • 2x Catch XP
  • A Collection Challege will be available
  • Pokestop Showcases will be available
  • Snapshots will also result in event encounters.
  • A Timed Research event will be available exclusively to players who connect a Pokemon Go Plus+ that will reward Stardust and event-themed Pokemon encounters.
  • A $2.00 Paid Research line will be available for players. Rewards include a Komala Backpack, encounters with Komola and Slakoth wearing a visor, Stardust, XP, Silver Pinap Berries, and more.

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Slumbering Sands

Friday, June 7, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon Debuts

New costumed Pokémon will appear during this event!

Slakoth wearing a visor*
Vigoroth wearing a visor*
Slaking wearing a visor*

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Event Bonus

  • 2× XP for catching Pokémon

Surprise Encounters

Smile! You might have a surprise encounter with event-themed Pokémon when you take a snapshot during the event!

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Slakoth wearing a visor*

Some Trainers might even encounter the following! For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Komala—if you’re lucky!


*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research Task Rewards

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available!

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks! Slakoth wearing a visor and Komala encountered via Field Research will have a greater chance of being Shiny Pokémon than when found in the wild.

Slakoth wearing a visor*

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Timed Research

Timed Research will be available for Trainers who connect a Pokémon GO Plus +!**

Pokémon GO Plus + lets you play Pokémon GO when you don’t feel like looking at your phone. Using the auto-throw function, you’ll be able to automatically throw Poké Balls at wild Pokémon, while the auto-spin function automatically spins PokéStops. You can also adjust the settings to switch between throwing Great Balls or Ultra Balls. You can also use a Pokémon GO Plus + to easily track your sleep with Pokémon Sleep. Just press the center button and place it by your pillow.

After you pair the Pokémon GO Plus + with Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to take on Timed Research that awards Stardust and encounters with the following event-themed Pokémon.

  • Snorlax wearing a nightcap*
  • Slakoth wearing a visor*
  • Komala*

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

**Trainers will be able to complete the Timed Research and claim rewards until Friday, June 14, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Paid Timed Research

For US$2.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research.

Timed Research rewards include the following.

  • Komala Backpack avatar item
  • Encounters with Komala and Slakoth wearing a visor
  • Stardust, XP, Silver Pinap Berries, and more!

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.

Collection Challenge

An event-themed Collection Challenge is coming!

Complete the Collection Challenge to receive Stardust, XP, and an encounter with Komala.

PokéStop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops where you can enter event-themed Pokémon!

Pokémon GO Web Store

Don’t forget to check out the Pokémon GO Web Store for all the best deals.

Now even more Trainers can enjoy the web store! Trainers with Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) accounts will now be able to log in to the Pokémon GO Web Store with the same credentials used to log in to Pokémon GO. And don’t forget, Trainers can get a 15% discount on their first web store purchase of any item that costs US$9.99 or more!

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Gamepress Pokemon Go site lead with a focus on theorycrafting and gameplay optimization and a background in business management and freelance writing.  A bit of a hermit, but also an outdoors enthusiast who loves cycling and hiking. Long-time Gamepress fan who is very proud to be a part of the team.