Slaking

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Slaking
ケッキング
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Vigoroth < Slaking > Nincada

Species Type
Lazy Pokémon Normal.png
Number Ability
#289 Truant
Height Weight
6'7" (2m) 287.7 lbs. (130.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Vigoroth None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 45
Tier EV Yield
NU 3 HP Points

Slaking (ケッキング) is the 38th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Normal Type, and it is known as the Lazy Pokémon.

Slaking uses the Truant Ability. This Ability prevents it from attacking on consecutive turns.

Slakoth can evolve into a Vigoroth starting at Level 18, and can evolve a second time into Slaking starting at Level 36.

Slaking is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes Slaking 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Slaking takes on the appearance of an ape that lazes around most of the time.

[edit] Gender Differences

Slaking doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Slaking can only be obtained by evolving a Vigoroth in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Heart Gold, Soul Silver, and White.

Slaking can be found inside Pinwheel Forest at a Shaking Spot in Black 2 and White 2.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Slaking appears at Endless Level 62, Forever Level 12 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Slaking can only be obtained by evolving a Vigoroth in the first Mystery Dungeon game. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Slaking appears at Crevice Cave B1-B10 & DPB1-B4, and Mt. Avalanche B1-B19. Slaking appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3. In Blazing Adventure Squad it appears at 21F-29F of Secret Archipelago and the first 25 floors of Legendary Volcanic Island; in Stormy Adventure Squad it appears at 21F-29F of Secret Highland and the first 25 floors of Legendary Wetland; in Light Adventure Squad it appears at 21F-29F of Secret Rockmountain, and Legendary Mountains 1-16 and 18-25.

Slaking appears outside the Jungle Ruins in Pokémon Ranger. This is the only appearance of Slaking in the Pokémon Ranger series to date, as it does not appear in the two sequels.

Slaking can be found at Desolated Ruins Canyon in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Slaking is listed in six sets. It is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Ruby and Sapphire, EX Deoxys, EX Power Keepers, Mysterious Treasures, Platinum and Dragons Exalted sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Norman's Slaking faced off against Ash and his Grovyle in Ash's Gym Battle against Norman at the Petalburg Gym. In a well-fought battle, Ash's Grovyle was victorious and Ash won the Balance Badge as a result.

A Wild Slaking appeared in the episode Slaking Kong, in which a ginormous Slaking kidnapped May. At the time Ash and May were trying to chase down a group of Wild Aipom that had stolen Ash's Hat and May's Ribbon Case.

[edit] Movies

Slaking has yet to appear in any of the Movies as of writing.

[edit] Manga

Slaking's Manga info is unknown at this time.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Slaking finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling despite having very impressive Statistics that include a high Speed and Defense, along with a very high HP and Attack. The reason it fell into the Never-Utilized Tier is because of the Truant Ability, which prevents it from attacking on consecutive turns.

Generally, Slaking is best used as a Choice Band user to hit hard on the turn in which it can attack. Predictability is its downfall; switching in a Pokémon that can take such a hard hit will allow for a counter-attack. If a Pokémon with such defenses isn't on your team, Protect can be utilized to hold off Slaking's attack.

Additionally, limiting the number of turns that Slaking is in battle by using Stealth Rock or a Status Condition will help to shut down the giant ape.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Vigoroth
FireRed/LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Vigoroth
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Vigoroth
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Trade from White
White None PokéTransfer, Dream World, Trade or Evolve Vigoroth
Black 2/White 2 5% Pinwheel Forest: Inside (Shaking Spots)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby Slaking spends all day lying down and lolling about. It eats grass growing within its reach. if it eats all the grass it can reach, this Pokémon reluctantly moves to another spot.
Sapphire Wherever Slaking live, rings over a yard in diameter appear in grassy fields. They are made by the Pokémon as it eats all the grass within reach while lying prone on the ground.
Emerald Hordes of Slaking gather around trees when fruits come into season. They wait around patiently for ripened fruits to fall out of the trees.
FireRed It is the world's most slothful Pokémon. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.
LeafGreen It is the world's most slothful Pokémon. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.
IV Diamond The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
Pearl The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
Platinum The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
HeartGold The world's laziest Pokémon. It moves to another spot when there's no food left within its reach.
SoulSilver The world's laziest Pokémon. It moves to another spot when there's no food left within its reach.
V Black The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
White The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
Black 2 This Pokémon lives lying on its side. It only rolls over and moves when there is no more grass to eat.
White 2 This Pokémon lives lying on its side. It only rolls over and moves when there is no more grass to eat.
VI X The world's laziest Pokémon. It moves to another spot when there's no food left within its reach.
Y It is the world's most slothful Pokémon. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
150
. 410 504 .
Atk
160
292 325 419 460
Def
100
184 205 299 328
Sp. Atk
95
175 195 289 317
Sp. Def
65
121 135 229 251
Speed
100
184 205 299 328

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Yawn Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start
7
Encore Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start
13
Slack Off Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
19 Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 N/A Special.png
25 Amnesia Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
31 Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
36 Swagger Normal.gif N/A 90 Other.png
37 Chip Away Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
43 Counter Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
49 Flail Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
55 Fling Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
61 Punishment Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
67 Hammer Arm Fighting.gif 100 90 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM60 Quash Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Crush Claw Normal.gif 75 95 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Hammer Arm Fighting.gif 100 90 Physical.png
Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
After You Normal.gif  ?? ?? Other.png
Tickle Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
After You Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 70 Physical.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 95 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png

[edit] Vigoroth Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
1 Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
1
13
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
19 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
25 Endure Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
31 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
49 Focus Punch Fighting.gif 150 100 Physical.png
55 Reversal Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Physical.png

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Mega Kick Normal.gif 120 75 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 18
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Level 36
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Slaking


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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