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.
Slaking takes on the appearance of an ape that lazes around most of the time.
Slaking doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.
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.
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.
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.
Slaking has yet to appear in any of the Movies as of writing.
Slaking's Manga info is unknown at this time.
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.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Vigoroth Exclusive Moves
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Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM08: Rock Climb
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Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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