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

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A



II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A



III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon FireRed It is the world's most slothful Pokémon. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.
III Pokémon LeafGreen It is the world's most slothful Pokémon. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.



IV Pokémon Diamond The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
IV Pokémon Pearl The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
IV Pokémon Platinum The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
IV Pokémon HeartGold The world's laziest Pokémon. It moves to another spot when there's no food left within its reach.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver The world's laziest Pokémon. It moves to another spot when there's no food left within its reach.



V Pokémon Black The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
V Pokémon White The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is lounging, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
V Pokémon Black 2 This Pokémon lives lying on its side. It only rolls over and moves when there is no more grass to eat.
V Pokémon White 2 This Pokémon lives lying on its side. It only rolls over and moves when there is no more grass to eat.



VI Pokémon X Unknown Entry
VI Pokémon Y Unknown Entry

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

Stat
Speed
Power
Technique
Stamina
Jump

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
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
Spd
100
184 205 299 328

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.png -- -- Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM12 Taunt Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice.png 110 70 Special
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM23 Smack Down Rock.png 50 100 Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.png 80 100 Special
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.png 90 100 Special
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.png 110 85 Special
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.png 65 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.png 120 70 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM60 Quash Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM67 Retaliate Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM83 Infestation Bug.png 20 100 Status
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

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


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

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

[edit] Vigoroth Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

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

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

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Physical

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.png 100 50% Physical

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

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

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

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

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Slakoth Vigoroth Slaking
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Level 18 -- Level 36

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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N/A
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