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Slack Off (move)

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Slack Off
なまける Slack Off
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works better the later it is performed.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Slack Off (Japanese: なまける Slack Off) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was Slakoth's, and its evolutionary line's, signature move, though Vigoroth could only know it if it learned it before evolution.


The user recovers half of its maximum HP.


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Games Description
RSE Slacks off and restores half the maximum HP.
FRLG The user slacks off and restores its HP by half its full HP.
DPPtHGSSBWB2W2 The user slacks off, restoring its own HP by up to half of its maximum HP.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic   39 36 '
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic   41 36 '
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal 13 13 13 '
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal --, 13 --, 13 --, 13 '
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire   39 41 '
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting   46 49 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas Ground Ground   SlakothVigorothSlaking
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Slack Off III.png Slack Off IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • The Chimchar evolutionary line contains the only starter-type Pokémon that can learn this move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 懶惰 Lǎnduò
France Flag.png French Paresse
Germany Flag.png German Tagedieb
Greece Flag.png Greek Τεμπέλιασμα
Italy Flag.png Italian Pigro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 태만함 Taemanham
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Relaxar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Opuštanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Relajo

Variations of the move Recover
Status RecoverSoft-BoiledMilk DrinkSlack OffHeal OrderRoost

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