Slowpoke can use one of two Abilities: Oblivious, which gives it an immunity to the effects of Attract, Taunt, and Pokémon that use the Cute Charm Ability; or Own Tempo, which provides it an immunity to becoming Confused. Slowpoke's Hidden Ability is Regenerator, which restores one-third of its Maximum HP whenever it switches out of battle.
Slowpoke has one of two Evolution options. At Level 37 Slowpoke gain the opportunity to evolve into a Slowbro, or from Generation II onward can evolve into a Slowking if it is traded whilst holding a King's Rock.
Slowpoke is a small pink Pokémon with four, stumpy legs. There is white at the tip of its tail and feet and its muzzle is cream-colored. Slowpoke has large eyes with tiny black pupils. It has two small lines for nostrils. Slowpoke has a large mouth, which is usually open with two tiny fangs at the top. They generally look somewhat pleased which gives them a dopey kind of look.
Slowpoke has no gender differences.
Fishing with the Super Rod is the means of finding a Slowpoke in Red and Blue; doing so at Route 10, the Safari Zone, Celadon City and Seafoam Islands could potentially lead to finding one. In the Japanese version of Blue there was an in-game trade on Cinnabar Island where the trainer requests a Seel in return. Yellow required using Surf to find a Slowpoke instead of Fishing, appearing on Routes 12 & 13 along with Seafoam Islands.
Leaf Green was the only Generation III game in which a Slowpoke could be found in the wild, but through varying methods Slowpoke could be found at Routes 4, 6, 10-13, 19-25, throughout the Sevii Islands, Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave and just about any town or city along the coast of Kanto where one could fish.
Slowpoke can be found at the North end of Route 205 by using the PokéRadar in Pearl and Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Slowpoke can appear at Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls and the Safari Zone's Rocky Beach as one of the default Pokémon. Slowpoke can also appear on the Pokéwalker Course Beautiful Beach after 1000 steps have been taken, and provided that Poliwag isn't going to appear at the 1500 step mark.
Slowpoke can be found at Abundant Shrine whilst Surfing in Black and White. While Slowpoke appears in the same area in Black 2 and White 2, it won't appear outside of a Swarm. In Pokémon Dream Radar, a Slowpoke can be found in Special Extension B by imputing the following Command Code: .
Slowpoke makes appearances at Secret Storage 7, Huge Storage 2, Endless Level 20 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!
Slowpoke can be found at Stormy Sea 11F-19F, Silver Trench 6F-14F, Grand Sea 6F-14F, Far-Off Sea 6F-14F, Marvelous Sea B6-B14 and Fantasy Strait B6-B14 in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky Slowpoke can be found at random at End Lake B1-B24. Slowpoke can be found at each version's Secret-themed area 1F-10F in Mystery Dungeon 3.
Slowpoke can be found at Kisara Plains during the Plains Capture Challenge in Pokémon Ranger, its lone appearance in the Pokémon Ranger spin-off series as of writing.
Slowpoke can be found at the Beach Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. Complete the Tag Race "Gyarados' Aqua Dash" with a time better than 36 seconds to befriend it. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Slowpoke can be found at Arcane Area's Lakeshore after befriending Swanna. Complete a Tag Race to befriend it.
Trading Card Game
Slowpoke has made a total of 15 appearances and in a McDonald's Promo set. All of its appearances are as Common Cards, appearing in the Fossil, Team Rocket, Gym Heroes, Neo Genesis, Aquapolis, EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Unseen Forces, EX Delta Species, Great Encounters, HeartGold/SoulSilver, Undaunted, Call of Legends and Dark Explorers sets.
A Wild Slowpoke was oblivious to Ash and his requests for help in finding his Pokémon in The Island of Giant Pokémon; towards the episode's end it had evolved into a Slowbro. In A Crowning Achievement, a trainer of a Slowpoke witnessed her Slowpoke reach the King's Rock and place it on her head, then a Shellder biting onto Slowpoke's head, thus evolving into Slowking.
Wild Slowpoke make an appearance in The Power of One and the Pikachu Shorts "Pikachu's Vacation," "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure" and "Pikachu's Summer Festival".
Slowpoke have appeared in Chapters 12, 60, 61, 67, 102 and 442 of the Manga in various capacities.
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Transfer Only Z-Moves
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