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*[[List of German Pokémon names|German]]: Lahmus - from ''lahm'' (slow) and ''Muschel'' (shell or clam).
 
*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Flagadoss - ''Flagada'' means soft, weak, and ''molosse'' meaning big dog.
 
*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Flagadoss - ''Flagada'' means soft, weak, and ''molosse'' meaning big dog.
 
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 야도란 ''Yadoran''
 
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 야도란 ''Yadoran''

Revision as of 05:37, 5 December 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Slowpoke
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Magnemite 000
Slowbro
ヤドラン Yadoran
#080
150
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water Psychic
Category
Hermit Crab Pokémon
Abilities
Oblivious or Own Tempo
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#080
Johto
#081
Hoenn
#256
Regional Browser numbers
Height
5′03″
Imperial
1.6 m
Metric
Weight
173.1 lbs.
Imperial
78.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Pink
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F080.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Monster and
Water 1 groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 164 Battle Exp.: 1641*

Slowbro (Japanese: ヤドラン Yadoran) is a dual-type Water/Psychic Pokémon.

It evolves from Slowpoke at level 37.

Biology

Physiology

Slowbro are physically slightly different Slowpoke, with a Shellder latched to its tail on a symbiotic, almost parasitic relationship with the Slowbro. The extra weight on its tail turned the Slowpoke bipedal. As a result of carrying this burden, its special abilities were developed greatly. Through the symbiotic relationship, the latched Shellder grows in a spiral shell instead of a bivalve. If for any reason it loses its Shellder, it will result in the Slowbro returning to its former Slowpoke self.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Since it cannot fish anymore, it now has to catch prey. It is therefore, slightly faster than an ordinary Slowpoke, and is significantly more powerful. The most notable changes in Slowbro's movepool is the addition of physical fighting moves, such as Brick Break, Ice Punch and Seismic Toss.

Behavior

Used to dozing off at shorelines and lakesides waiting for fish to bite the tip of its tail, the extra burden of a Shellder turned this Pokémon fisher into a hunter, against its own will.

Habitat

Slowbro tend to live near ponds, lakes and seashores.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food


In the anime

File:Slowbro Anime.JPG
A Slowbro in the anime.
File:EP066shot.jpg
A Slowpoke with a Shellder on its tail that didn't evolve yet.

A Slowpoke that Ash's missing Pokémon asked for help evolved at the end of Island of the Giant Pokémon.

Professor Westwood had a Slowbro that evolved from a Slowpoke in The Evolution Solution.

Prima used a Slowbro to help Ash get his Charizard under control in The Mandarin Island Miss Match.

Several Slowpoke evolve to Slowbro in A Crowning Achievement.

A Slowbro has appeared in May, We Hardly Drew'd Ya!, under the ownership of Solidad.

In the manga

Lorelei uses a Slowbro as part of her team in Pokémon Special. With the Shellder clamped onto its tail, Lorelei explains that her Slowbro has sharpened senses and is capable of looking in all directions, thanks to the extra pair of eyes, allowing it to discover Blue's ploy using Horsea.

In the TCG

Main article: Slowbro (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red The Shellder that latches onto Slowpoke's tail is said to feed on the host's leftover scraps.
Blue
Yellow Lives lazily by the sea. If the Shellder on its tail comes off, it becomes a Slowpoke again.
Stadium If its tail is bitten by a Shellder, Slowpoke evolves into Slowbro. The Shellder seems to like its crunchy tail.
Generation II
Gold If the tail-biting Shellder is thrown off in a harsh battle, it reverts to being an ordinary Slowpoke.
Silver Naturally dull to begin with, it lost its ability to feel pain due to Shellder's seeping poison.
Crystal An attached Shellder won't let go because of the tasty flavor that oozes out of its tail.
Stadium 2 If the tail-biting Shellder is thrown off in a harsh battle, it reverts to being an ordinary Slowpoke.
Generation III
Ruby Slowbro's tail has a Shellder firmly attached with a bite. As a result, the tail can't be used for fishing anymore. This causes Slowbro to grudgingly swim and catch prey instead.
Sapphire Slowbro's tail has a Shellder firmly attached with a bite. As a result, the tail can't be used for fishing anymore. This causes Slowbro to grudgingly swim and catch prey instead.
Emerald Its tail has a Shellder firmly attached with a bite. As a result, the tail can't be used for fishing anymore. This forces it to reluctantly swim and catch prey.
FireRed When a Slowpoke went hunting in the sea, its tail was bitten by a Shellder. That made it evolve into Slowbro.
LeafGreen The Shellder that latches onto Slowpoke's tail is said to feed on the host's leftover scraps.
Generation IV
Diamond Though usually dim witted, it seems to become inspired if the Shellder on its tail bites down.
Pearl Though usually dim witted, it seems to become inspired if the Shellder on its tail bites down.
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 I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Rare Celadon City, Safari Zone, Seafoam Islands, and Route 10
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Routes 12 and 13, and Seafoam Islands
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Slowpoke Well
Crystal
Rare Slowpoke Well
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Two Island, Three Island, and Seafoam Islands (LeafGreen only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Slowpoke
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Pond
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 Snap River
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 18
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Evolve from Slowpoke
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Surrounded Sea (B1-B20)
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Marine Resort (B1-B19)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 95
155 - 202 300 - 394
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 490   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 80.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

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By leveling up

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TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

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Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 080.png Spr 1y 080.png Spr 1g 080.png Spr b g1 080.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 080.png Spr 2s 080.png Spr 2c 080.gif Spr b 2g 080.png
Spr 2g 080 s.png Spr 2s 080 s.png Spr 2c 080 s.gif Spr b 2g 080 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 080.png Spr 3e 080.png Spr 3f 080.png Spr b 3r 080.png
Spr 3r 080 s.png Spr 3e 080 s.png Spr 3f 080 s.png Spr b 3r 080 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 080.png Spr 4d 080.png Spr 4h 080.png Spr b 4d 080.png
Spr 4d 080 s.png Spr 4d 080 s.png Spr 4h 080 s.png Spr b 4d 080 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 080.png Spr 5b2 080.png Spr b 5b 080.png
Spr 5b 080 s.png Spr 5b 080 s.png Spr b 5b 080 s.png
Slowbro For other sprites and images, please see Slowbro images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Despite it being a commonly known and accepted fact that Shellder triggers the evolution, mentioned in most of its Pokédex entries, Slowbro's evolution from Slowpoke has nothing to do with Shellder in the games, unlike the evolution of Template:P2.
  • Slowbro's Pokédex entries imply that if the Shellder is removed, it will revert to its Slowpoke form. It is never mentioned what happens to the Shellder afterwards. Presumably, it would simply revert to its original form and go on with its life, but this has never been confirmed.
  • Slowbro's Pokémon Red and Blue and Pokémon Red and Green show the Shellder as being huge compared to the Slowbro, being bigger then the Slowbro itself.

Origin

Slowbro's shell and lifestyle are somewhat similar to hermit crabs. Slowbro's appearance may also be based on a pygmy hippopotamus.

Name origin

Slowbro's name is a combination of slow and bro, short for brother. It may just be used in a general sense, in the same way someone would say "hey, brother!" It could also refer to the brotherly relationship shared by the combined form of Slowpoke and Shellder, or to the fact that it is somewhat based on a hermit crab, as seen on its Pokédex species.

Yadoran may be taken to mean 宿らん, to not lodge/dwell. It is also possible that the yado comes from 宿借り yadokari, hermit crab, or 宿主 yadonushi, (parasitic) host. Also, 鈍感 donkan means thickheaded or stolid, and 鈍 don means slow, dull, or stupid.

In other languages

  • German: Lahmus - from lahm (slow) and Muschel (shell or clam).
  • French: Flagadoss - Flagada means soft, weak, and molosse meaning big dog.
  • Korean: 야도란 Yadoran
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 大呆獸 - Literally "big slow-witted creature" (as opposed to Slowpoke being little slow-witted creature)

Notes


External links

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