Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: Where to Find the Three Fast Slowpoke

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: Where to Find the Three Fast Slowpoke

As the first of the three Master Dojo trials, Mustard has trained and set loose three fast-running Slowpoke. You'll have to catch and bring them back, along with your rival's uniform.

After joining the Master Dojo in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC you'll be tasked with completing three trials for the leader Mustard. The first of these is to defeat three fast-running Slowpoke that have stolen your rival's uniform and made their way into the wild. We'll show you where to find the three fast Slowpoke and complete the first trial for good.

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Where to Find the Three Fast Slowpoke in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC

The three fast Slowpoke in the Isle of Armor expansion are relatively easy to find, though not so easy to catch up with, as they charge about areas full of wild Pokemon without stopping. You can find them by following the guidelines below:

  1. Head right from the Dojo in the direction they ran in the previous cutscene.
  2. The first Slowpoke is ahead and to the right, near the entrance to a cave.
  3. The second is on the left, doing circles around a shallow lake.
  4. The third is beyond that, circling around tall grass with a tower in the distance behind it.
The Slowpoke charge in huge circles about the Wetlands. Either catch up on a bike or be there ready to grab them. | Joel Franey/USG, Nintendo

They're not difficult to spot, as they run incredibly fast and leave clouds of dust behind them that can be seen even from a great distance. However, getting to them is another matter.

How to Catch the Fast Slowpoke

To catch up with the fast Slowpoke you'll probably want to have the rotom bike, as it moves at about the same speed as the Slowpoke and even slightly faster than them if you use the B button to boost.

If you don't have the bike or find it difficult to weave around the wild Pokemon, the best option is to study the Slowpoke's movements. They tend to run in big circles, so find an area it keeps running over and stand there ready for it. Once they collide with you, the battle begins.

Hopefully Mustard doesn't mind a bit of overkill. | Joel Franey/USG, Nintendo

How to Beat the Fast Slowpoke

You only need to defeat the Slowpoke, not catch it, to complete the trial. Besides, you probably have one already after seeing it at Wedgehurst station.

They're not too difficult to beat, fortunately. As purely Psychic-type, Slowpoke is weak to Bug, Dark and Ghost attacks, the first of which in particular isn't hard to get hold of. Even without it, Slowpoke doesn't have huge offensive power. As long as you don't send out anything that's weak to Psychic attacks, you should be fine. They also know Rainy Day, so any Water Pokemon might do well in the confrontation.

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Joel Franey

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Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

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