Slow Start

Slow Start
Generation IV
Temporarily halves Attack and Speed.
Generation V
Temporarily halves Attack and Speed.
Generation VI
Temporarily halves the Pokémon's Attack and Speed stats.
How many Pokémon have this ability

Slow Start is an Ability that was first introduced in Generation IV. Regigigas is the only Pokémon with this ability.




When a Pokémon with Slow Start enters the battlefield its Attack and Speed stats are decreased by 50% for five turns. This does not count as a stat drop, and after the five turns the stats return to normal. The decrease is negated if the opponent uses Gastro Acid, Skill Swap or Worry Seed on the Pokémon with Slow Start.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness the movement speed is reduced when the Pokémon enters a Dungeon, but the Attack is not effected.


Slow Start doesn't have an effect in the overworld.

Pokemon With This Ability

Normal Ability

# Pokémon Type Abilities Hidden Ability Base Stats
HP Atk Def Sp.Atk Sp.Def Spd
486 486 Mini Sprite.png Regigigas Normal.gif Slow Start None 110 160 110 80 110 100

Hidden Ability


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Last edited by Squiggle on 25 September 2016 at 22:52
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