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Slaking are large, brown ape like Pokémon. They have a white collar of fur around their necks.
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====Gender differences====
 
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None.
 
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===Behavior===
 
===Behavior===
 
Slaking are the laziest of all Pokémon. They spend most of their time lying in grassy fields to eat barely doing anything; however, when threatened, they will suddenly get up and strike with great power. If the grass they've eaten around them is gone, they move to a new spot with more grass.
 
Slaking are the laziest of all Pokémon. They spend most of their time lying in grassy fields to eat barely doing anything; however, when threatened, they will suddenly get up and strike with great power. If the grass they've eaten around them is gone, they move to a new spot with more grass.

Revision as of 09:04, 9 January 2009

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Vigoroth
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Nincada 000
Slaking
ケッキング Kekking
#289
289Slaking.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Normal '
Category
Lazy Pokémon
Ability
Truant
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#038
Regional Browser numbers
Height
6′07″
Imperial
2.0 m
Metric
Weight
287.7 lbs.
Imperial
130.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F289.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Ground group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 210 Battle Exp.: 2101*

Slaking (Japanese: ケッキング Kekking) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Vigoroth starting at level 36. It is the final form of Slakoth.

Biology

Physiology

Slaking are large, brown ape like Pokémon. They have a white collar of fur around their necks.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Slaking are the laziest of all Pokémon. They spend most of their time lying in grassy fields to eat barely doing anything; however, when threatened, they will suddenly get up and strike with great power. If the grass they've eaten around them is gone, they move to a new spot with more grass.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Slaking usually eat grass that is in reach of them. Slaking also eat fruit, but they just wait until the fruits fall down from the trees instead just climbing up and picking them.

In the anime

Slaking appears in Love, Petalburg Style, belonging to May's father, Norman, the Gym Leader of Petalburg City.

In the following episode, Ash's Grovyle defeats it in battle, winning Ash the Balance Badge.

A giant Slaking appears in Slaking Kong, but it was really a robot controlled by Team Rocket.

Norman's Slaking appeared in Strategy With a Smile! watching the Wallace Cup on television with Norman.

In the manga

In the manga, Norman's signature Pokémon is a Slaking, just as in the anime and games.

In the TCG

Main article: Slaking (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Slaking spends all day lying down and lolling about. It eats grass growing within its reach. If it eats all the grass it can reach, this Pokémon reluctantly moves to another spot.
Sapphire Wherever Slaking lives, rings of over a yard in diameter appear in grassy fields. They are made by the Pokémon as it eats all the grass within reach while lying prone on the ground.
Emerald Hordes of Slaking gather around trees when fruits come into season. They wait around patiently for ripened fruits to fall out of the trees.
FireRed It is the world's most slothful Pokémon. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.
LeafGreen It is the world's most slothful Pokémon. However, it can exert horrifying power by releasing pent-up energy all at once.
Generation IV
Diamond The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is Template:A2, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
Pearl The world's laziest Pokémon. When it is Template:A2, it is actually saving energy for striking back.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Evolve Vigoroth
Emerald
None Evolve Vigoroth
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Vigoroth
Platinum
None Evolve Vigoroth
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Evolve from Vigoroth
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 62
Forever Level 12
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Evolve from Vigoroth
Pokémon Ranger Outside Jungle Relic
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 150
210 - 257 410 - 504
Attack: 160
148 - 233 292 - 460
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 670   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

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|- style="background:#C6C6A7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Special moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 289.png Spr 3e 289.png Spr 3r 289.png Spr b 3r 289.png
Spr 3r 289 s.png Spr 3e 289 s.png Spr 3r 289 s.png Spr b 3r 289 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 289.png Spr 4d 289.png Spr 4d 289.png Spr b 4d 289.png
Spr 4d 289 s.png Spr 4d 289 s.png Spr 4d 289 s.png Spr b 4d 289 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 289.png Spr 5b 289.png Spr b 5b 289.png
Spr 5b 289 s.png Spr 5b 289 s.png Spr b 5b 289 s.png
Slaking For other sprites and images, please see Slaking images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Slaking has the fifth highest attack of any Pokémon in any game. It is tied with Regigigas and is surpassed by Rampardos, Medicham, Deoxys's Attack Forme and Marowak (only when holding the Thick Club).
  • Slaking has the highest base stat average of any non-legendary Pokémon, though its ability significantly ruins its potential for inexperienced players.
  • Although Slaking is said to slack off like Slakoth, it gains higher a higher speed stat upon evolving from Vigoroth, but its ability makes it defeats the purpose.
  • In double battles, Slaking's Truant ability can easily be nullified using Skill Swap or Gastro Acid. Several trainers in Pokémon Emerald use this power, including Norman during the player's rematches with him. Without Truant, Slaking can make full use of its impressive stats.

Origin

It appears to draw inspiration from sloths and some form of ape. The inspiration from sloths makes it somewhat resemble a Megatherium, also known as the Giant Ground Sloth, however, it more closely resembles a gorilla.

Name origin

Slaking's name is a combination of slake, meaning to slacken, and king, and/or possibly just the word slacking. Its Japanese name is a combination of 怠ける namakeru, to be idle, or 怠け者 namakemono, sloth, and king.

In other languages

  • German: Letarking
  • French: Monaflemit - From monarch and flemme (slacking off).
  • Korean: 게을킹 Ge-eulking

Related articles

External links

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