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*[[List of German Pokémon names|German]]: Laschoking - from ''lasch'', meaning "lame" or "lackadaisical", and king.
 
*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Roigada
 
*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Roigada
 
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 야도킹 ''Yadoking''
 
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 야도킹 ''Yadoking''

Revision as of 07:00, 5 December 2008

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Pokémon
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Slowking
ヤドキング Yadoking
#199
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water Psychic
Category
Royal Pokémon
Abilities
Oblivious or Own Tempo
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#082
Hoenn
#344
Regional Browser numbers
Height
6′07″
Imperial
2.0 m
Metric
Weight
175.3 lbs.
Imperial
79.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Pink
Catch rate
70 (9.2%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F199.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*

Slowking (Japanese: ヤドキング Yadoking) is a dual-type Water/Psychic Pokémon.

It evolves from Slowpoke by trade with a King's Rock.

Biology

Physiology

Slowking are regular Slowpoke who suffered a peculiar event. The King's Rock they rarely hold attracts Shellder, and gets bitten on its head instead of its tail. The poison that some Shellder secretes reached Slowpoke's brain, turning it extremely intelligent.

In appearance, Slowking looks much like a bipedal Slowpoke with its Shellder resembling a crown. There is a small red gem on the upper part of this "crown". Slowking also somehow gains a red and white ruff around its neck to increase its "regalness".

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Slowking possess an amazing intelligence, to the point that it can match human, also it can understand and speak the human language. They can plan situations with effective results.

Slowking has a weaker Defense stat than Slowbro's as a trade-off to having strong Special Defense. Slowking can use Nasty Plot and the rarely seen Trump Card attack while being unable to learn Slack Off and Amnesia on its own (those two moves would have to come from the Slowpoke it evolved from).

Behavior

Because Slowking is much more intelligent than Slowpoke or Slowbro, wild Slowking must lead colonies of wild Slowpoke and Slowbro in times of crisis.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food


In the anime

File:Slowking Sleeping.JPG
Slowking in the anime

Slowking first appeared in The Power of One. He gave Ash advice on where to find the orbs. This same Slowking made another appearance in a special episode called Slowking's Day that showed what he does on a daily basis.

A group of Slowpoke were trying to reach a King's Rock to evolve to Slowking in A Crowning Achievement. One finally succeeded at the end.

A Slowking belonging to Conway appeared in Tag! We're It...!. It reappeared in DP089.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

A hint of Slowking's existence first appeared in Template:PSV, while Lorelei was musing on Slowbro's enhanced abilities after it had been bitten by Shellder. She remarked that Slowpoke would likely have improved abilities if it was bitten on its head.

However, Slowking's proper debut was in Template:PSV, under the ownership of Charmaine. It was able to use its Snore attack to show that it could attack even when asleep.

Slowking appeared once more under the ownership of Lorelei in Template:PSV.

In the TCG

Main article: Slowking (TCG)

Game data


Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Silver When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
Crystal Every time it yawns, Shellder injects more poison into it. The poison makes it more intelligent.
Stadium 2 It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Generation III
Ruby Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.
Sapphire Slowking undertakes research every day in an effort to solve the mysteries of the world. However, this Pokémon apparently forgets everything it has learned if the Shellder on its head comes off.
Emerald It undertakes research every day to solve the mysteries of the world. However, it apparently forgets everything if the Shellder on its head comes off.
FireRed When its head was bitten, toxins entered Slowpoke's head and unlocked an extraordinary power.
LeafGreen It has incredible intellect and intuition. Whatever the situation, it remains calm and collected.
Generation IV
Diamond Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
Pearl Being bitten by Shellder gave it intelligence comparable to that of award-winning scientists.
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 II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Slowpoke
Crystal
None Evolve Slowpoke
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Slowpoke
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Slowpoke
Platinum
None Evolve Slowpoke
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 Trozei! Endless Level 66
Forever Level 16
Pair Trozei
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)
Bottomless Sea (B1-B49)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 95
155 - 202 300 - 394
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
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.


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

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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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/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 199.png Spr 2s 199.png Spr 2c 199.gif Spr b 2g 199.png
Spr 2g 199 s.png Spr 2s 199 s.png Spr 2c 199 s.gif Spr b 2g 199 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 199.png Spr 3e 199.png Spr 3r 199.png Spr b 3r 199.png
Spr 3r 199 s.png Spr 3e 199 s.png Spr 3r 199 s.png Spr b 3r 199 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 199.png Spr 4d 199.png Spr 4h 199.png Spr b 4d 199.png
Spr 4d 199 s.png Spr 4d 199 s.png Spr 4h 199 s.png Spr b 4d 199 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 199.png Spr 5b 199.png Spr b 5b 199.png
Spr 5b 199 s.png Spr 5b 199 s.png Spr b 5b 199 s.png
Slowking For other sprites and images, please see Slowking images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the anime, Slowking is one of the few Pokémon who talks like a human.
  • It is said if the Shellder on Slowking's head is removed it will forget everything it has learned. This may mean that, like Slowbro, it will devolve into Slowpoke.
  • To date, Slowking is the only Pokémon with a catch rate of 70.
  • In the TCG, Slowking's Southern Islands card is the only card depicting a Pokémon introduced after Generation I to have a square evolution box, in Japan only. In English, the Southern Islands collection used the Neo-era designs, which, like all later card layouts, feature a circular evolution box.

Origin

While Slowking is based on a royal king, it also vaguely resembles a pygmy hippopotamus and has traits of a hermit crab.

Name origin

Slowking's name is a combination of slow and king. Its Japanese name is a combination of 宿主 yadonushi, (parasitic) host, and English king. The yado part of Slowking's Japanese name may also refer to 宿借り yadokari, hermit crab.

In other languages

  • German: Laschoking - from lasch, meaning "lame" or "lackadaisical", and king.
  • French: Roigada
  • Korean: 야도킹 Yadoking

External links

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