Slowking

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Slowking
ヤドキング
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Murkrow < Slowking > Misdreavus

Species Type
Royal Pokémon Water.pngPsychic.png
Number Ability
#199 Oblivious/Own Tempo
Regenerate
Height Weight
6'7" (2m) 175.3 lbs (79.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Slowpoke None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster/Water 1 70
Tier EV Yield
RU 3 Special Defense Points

Slowking (ヤドキング) is the 82nd Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex. It is a Water/Psychic-Type, and is known as the Royal Pokémon.

Slowking can use one of two Abilities: Oblivious, which gives it an immunity to being affected by the moves Attract and Taunt; or Own Tempo, which protects it from becoming Confused. Slowking's Hidden Ability is Regenerator, which restores a third of its Maximum HP when it switches out of battle.

Slowpoke can evolve into a Slowking if it is traded whilst holding a King's Rock. Alternatively a Slowpoke can evolve into a Slowbro at Level 37, then into a Mega Slowbro in battle if Slowbro is holding a Slowbronite.

Slowking is in the Egg Groups Monster and Water 1, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Slowking One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Slowking takes on a vastly different appearance after evolution. The Shellder that bit the King's Rock that was on the Slowpke's head now resides on the head of Slowking, which takes on a light blue appearance with a pink gem. The scarf on Slowking's neck takes on the appearance of a red and white-striped beach umbrella. The majority of Slowking's body is pink, save for its cream, segmented underside and light-colored toes.

Facially, Slowking's jaw is a shape similar to that of its previous evolution but it sits upright, as Slowking is bipedal, with its plain, non-descript eyes above its jaw.

Gender Differences

Slowking doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Slowking can be found in the wild at Abundant Shrine whilst Surfing in Black and White. In all other games that a Slowking can appear in, the only way to obtain one is to evolve a Slowpoke.

Spin-off Games

Slowking makes appearances at Endless Level 66, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 66 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Slowking can be found at Surrounded Sea, Miracle Sea and Bottomless Sea in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Surrounded Sea is known as Enclosed Sea in Explorers of Sky. In Mystery Dungeon 3, Slowking can be found in all three versions at each game's respected Element-themed and Secret-themed areas.

Slowking can be found within Oblivia Ruins in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, but to reach its room the Dark Temple mission "Glowing Roads in the Darkness" must be cleared in the past. In the past, in addition to the aforementioned mission Slowking can also be found in the mission "Ground-Shaking Dragon Pokémon;" in both missions defeating it and obtaining its Slate is the only means to obtain it.

Slowking can be found at Shimmering Lake Lake 2-4 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game. In Pokémon Rumble U Slowking can be found at Adventure Area's Unexpected Land.

Trading Card Game

Slowking is listed in 13 sets and the Southern Islands promo set. It is listed as a Common Card in the Versus Set; as an Uncommon Card in the Dark Explorers set; as a Rare Card in the Neo Genesis, Neo Destiny, Aquapolis, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Unseen Forces, EX Delta Species, Great Encounters, HeartGold/SoulSilvver and Call of Legends; and as an Ultra Rare card in the Undaunted set.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Conway would use a Slowking in Tag! We're It, Smells Like Team Spirit, Up Close and Personable and One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

Movies

A Wild Slowking would have an integral role in The Power of One, as it would guide Ash to where he needed to go in order to stop a pending cataclysm. A different Wild Slowking makes a cameo in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Manga

Lorelei uses a Slowking in battle in Chapters 277, 278 and 280. Charon uses his own Slowking in Chapters 431-434, 436, 439 and 440.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Slowking finds itself in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With the ability to check numerous Ground and Fighting-types and a decent Special Attack stat to boot, Slowking is a very good Pokémon to have on bulky offense. It has very solid overall bulk, reliable recovery in Slack Off, and a great defensive ability in Regenerator, allowing for it to have solid longevity throughout the battle. Resistances to Fire, Fighting, Ice, and Water are extremely handy, as it allows for Slowking to check the likes of Delphox and Mega Glalie. Its best set is a Calm Mind set that can act as a wincon while providing a nice check to common threats. An Assault Vest set is also viable due to Slowking's solid Special Attack stat giving it good enough offensive prowess to not be passive while allowing Slowking to act as a special tank. Lastly, an offensive Trick Room set gives Slowking the ability to circumvent its pitiful Speed stat and act as a viable offensive threat that can be a late-game sweeper. However, while Slowking's typing gives it some good resistances, it brings glaring weaknesses to Dark, Bug, Ghost, Grass, and Electric. The Dark weakness is especially egregious due to the prevalence of Knock Off and Pursuit. Slowking's Speed stat is very poor, meaning that it will usually have to tank a hit before doing anything.

Slowking is usable in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. It fits on many playstyles due to its ability to fill a variety of roles with different sets. It has a unique typing that gives it a wonderful set of resistances and is complemented well by its nice natural bulk. Regenerator is a great ability that gives Slowking the ability to stay healthy throughout the match and perform its role well. Slack Off is also a great tool at Slowking's disposal, handing it reliable recovery. Slowking's best set is a defensive set that provides good overall utility with Thunder Wave and its ability to check key threats like Entei, Cobalion, Mega Aerodactyl, and Infernape. It can also run an offensive Trick Room set that gives it the ability to sweep late game, a defensive sweeper set that uses either Calm Mind or Nasty Plot to act as a decent wincon, an Assault Vest set that gives Slowking great tanking ability with nice offensive prowess, and a Choice Specs set that can hit relatively hard against opposing foes with a well rounded movepool. Slowking's flaws lie in its weaknesses to common attacking types like Dark, Grass, and Electric and its low Speed stat.

Slowking is also viable in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. While somewhat overshadowed by Slowbro, Slowking has some decent niches that give it solid viability in the tier, such as its higher Special Defense stat that allows for it to reliably check Pokémon that Slowbro cannot, such as Keldeo, Volcanion, Latios, and Grass Knot Mega Metagross. It act as a solid blanket check to a lot of the tier's special attackers, and its ability Regenerator is very handy, as it can pivot out and stay healthy. Combined with Slack Off and Slowking is very durable, making it difficult to take down easily. Slowking's movepool is solid, as it has access to Fire Blast to hit Bisharp, Ferrothorn, and Mega Metagross, and Dragon Tail to phaze out Calm Mind users, which is extremely handy as Slowbro lacks a phazing move. Slowking's best set is a defensive Calm Mind set that acts as a nice win condition while having the superior special bulk to differentiate itself from Slowbro. Slowking also can run a defensive set that is more of a utility check against certain foes while being able to spread status with Thunder Wave or Toxic. It can run an Assault Vest tank set that has nice offensive prowess while having great special bulk. However, Slowking has some common weaknesses to Dark, Bug, and Electric, which is problematic given the omnipresence of moves like Pursuit, Knock Off, U-turn, and Volt Switch. It also has lower physical bulk to its counterpart Slowbro, making it much more susceptible to being Pursuit trapped and being more easily worn down by physical attackers. It is very slow, meaning that it has to usually tank two hits before it can do anything if it switches into an opposing attacker.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Evolve Slowpoke
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
Fire Red None Trade
Leaf Green None Evolve Slowpoke
Diamond None Transfer or Trade
Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Slowpoke
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Slowpoke
Black/White Rare Abundant Shrine (Surfing)
Black 2/White 2 None Transfer or Trade
X/Y None Evolve Slowpoke
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Slowpoke

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Silver When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Crystal Every time it yawns, Shellder injects more poison into it. The poison makes it more intelligent.
III Ruby Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.
Sapphire Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.
Emerald It undertakes research every day to solve the mysteries of the world. However, it apparently forgets everything if the Shellder on its head comes off.
FireRed When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
LeafGreen It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
IV Diamond Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
Pearl Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
Platinum Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
HeartGold It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
SoulSilver When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
V Black Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
White Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
Black 2 Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
White 2 Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
VI X It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Y When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Omega Ruby Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.
Alpha Sapphire Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.

Pokéthlon Statistics

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

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
95
. 300 394 .
Atk
75
139 155 249 273
Def
80
148 165 259 284
Sp. Atk
100
184 205 299 328
Sp. Def
110
202 225 319 350
Speed
30
58 65 159 174

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start
58
Heal Pulse Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Power Gem Normal.gif 80 100 Special.png
Start Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Curse Ghost.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Yawn Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
5 Growl Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
9 Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
14 Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
19 Disable Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
23 Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
28 Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
32 Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
36 Nasty Plot Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
41 Swagger Normal.gif N/A 90 Other.png
45 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
49 Psych Up Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
54 Psych Up Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM03 Psyshock Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- 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
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.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
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM60 Quash Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 95 100 Special.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM07 Dive Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Belch Poison.gif 120 90 Special.png
Belly Drum Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Future Sight Psychic.gif 120 100 Special.png
Me First Normal.gif  ?? -- Other.png
Mud Sport Ground.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
Stomp Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Wonder Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
After You Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Drain Punch Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Focus Punch Fighting.gif 150 100 Physical.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Magic Coat Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Recycle Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
Wonder Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Slowpoke Exclusive Moves

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
36 Slack Off Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
41 Amnesia Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
49 Rain Dance Water.gif N/A N/A Other.png

Past Moves

Generation III Move Tutor Moves

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
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Emerald

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamic Punch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Nightmare Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png

Generation IV

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 40 95 Physical.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Normal.gif 20 100 Special.png

Generation V

Via TM/HM

Via Dream World (Slowpoke)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Heat Wave Fire.gif 95 90 Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 37
Trade (Holding King's Rock)
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Slowking


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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