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*Like {{p|Mantyke}}, Slowpoke evolves when another Pokémon attaches to it. However, proximity-based evolution (requiring Mantyke and {{p|Remoraid}} to be in the same party) did not exist in Generation I, so Shellder has no bearing on Slowpoke's evolution.
 
*Like {{p|Mantyke}}, Slowpoke evolves when another Pokémon attaches to it. However, proximity-based evolution (requiring Mantyke and {{p|Remoraid}} to be in the same party) did not exist in Generation I, so Shellder has no bearing on Slowpoke's evolution.
 
*Though the species has appeared repeatedly, no Slowpoke has ever been seen using an attack in the anime. This trait is shared with {{p|Kakuna}}.
 
*Though the species has appeared repeatedly, no Slowpoke has ever been seen using an attack in the anime. This trait is shared with {{p|Kakuna}}.
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*Up until Heartgold and Soulsilver, all of its sprites had its mouth open.
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 11:06, 16 September 2009

Rapidash #078: Rapidash
Pokémon
#080: Slowbro Slowbro
Slowpoke
ヤドン Yadon
#079
079Slowpoke.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water Psychic
Category
Dopey Pokémon
Abilities
Oblivious or Own Tempo
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#079
Johto
#080
Hoenn
#255
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'11"
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
79.4 lbs.
Imperial
36.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Pink
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F079.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Monster and
Water 1 groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 99 Battle Exp.: 991*

Slowpoke (Japanese: ヤドン Yadon) is a dual-type Water/Psychic Pokémon. It first appeared in the Generation I games.

Slowpoke can evolve into one of two Pokémon: into Slowbro starting at Level 37; or into Slowking when traded holding a King's Rock.

Biology

Physiology

Slowpoke are large pink creatures which resemble a cross between a salamander and a hippopotamus. Their tails grow lighter towards the tip, and they have tan muzzles.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Slowpoke have unusual tails which drip a sweet-tasting sappy substance. This substance is attractive to many species of fish, and can be used as a lure. Unfortunately, Slowpoke are extremely stupid, and tend to forget what they are doing.

Unlike most Template:Type2 Pokémon, Slowpoke are capable of using Template:Type2 attacks, like Flamethrower.

Behavior

Slowpoke are amphibious creatures of notoriously dim intellect. They take a long time to respond to outside stimuli, it takes as much as five seconds for it to process pain. Its tail is particularly numb to pain, it takes more than a day for it to feel when it has been bitten on its tail. Although they are generally seen as being extraordinarily stupid, they are very gentle and caring, as well as skilled fishermen. Unfortunately, they are easily distracted and forget what they were doing. Although many view Slowpoke as largely useless creatures, many folktales surround Slowpoke, including the belief that their yawns cause rain.

Habitat

Slowpoke are commonly found at the water's edge.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:A Crowning Achievement.jpg
Slowpoke in the anime

Major Appearances

Slowpoke's first major role was in The Evolution Solution. Ash and co. asked for the help of Professor Westwood V to help figure out why Slowpoke only evolved into Slowbro when a Shellder clamped on its tail (a question that was giving Professor Oak a headache). Westwood's Slowpoke evolved when a Shellder that Jessie caught clamped on to the Dopey Pokémon's tail.

A Shadow of a Drought revealed that Azalea Town considers Slowpoke sacred due to legends claiming that Slowpoke's yawning can summon rain.

Enlighten Up! introduced practitioners of a religion similar to Buddhism that see Slowpoke's empty head as a sign of enlightenment and worship by meditating along with Slowpoke and Slowbro.

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

Minor Appearances

Slowpoke's first appearance was a brief one in Island of the Giant Pokémon. Ash's Pokémon asked it for help, but it didn't respond. It evolved into a Slowbro at the very end of the episode.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP066 Slowpoke Ash's Pokédex Slowpoke, the Dopey Pokémon. No one can tell when a Slowpoke is thinking, if it ever does think. Its specialty is fishing with its tail.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP244 Slowpoke Ash's Pokédex Slowpoke, the Dopey Pokémon. Slowpoke is always lost in thought though no one knows what it is pondering.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In Template:PSV of Pokémon Special, a herd of Slowpoke has their tails cut off by Team Rocket, causing the Slowpoke Well to stop providing water. Gold proceeds to tire one out with his Aipom, prompting it to yawn and therefore cause the well to start flowing again.

In the TCG

Main article: Slowpoke (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Slowpoke is a Pokéfloat. It initially has its tail curled towards its body but the tail lazily becomes straight and fighting moves there until Wooper appears.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Incredibly slow and dopey. It takes 5 seconds for it to feel pain when under attack.
Blue
Yellow Incredibly slow and sluggish. It is quite content to loll about without worrying about the time.
Stadium A dopey Pokémon that remains in a daze except when fishing with its tail. Awake or asleep, there is little difference.
Generation II
Gold It lazes vacantly near water. If something bites its tail, it won't even notice for a whole day.
Silver A sweet sap leaks from its tail's tip. Although not nutritious, the tail is pleasant to chew on.
Crystal It is always so absent-minded that it won't react, even if its flavorful tail is bitten.
Stadium 2 It lazes vacantly near water. If something bites its tail, it won't even notice for a whole day.
Generation III
Ruby Slowpoke uses its tail to catch prey by dipping it in water at the side of a river. However, this Pokémon often forgets what it's doing and often spends entire days just loafing at water's edge.
Sapphire Slowpoke uses its tail to catch prey by dipping it in water at the side of a river. However, this Pokémon often forgets what it's doing and often spends entire days just loafing at water's edge.
Emerald It catches prey by dipping its tail in water at the side of a river. But it often forgets what it is doing and spends entire days just loafing at water's edge.
FireRed It is always vacantly lost in thought, but no one knows what it is thinking about. It is good at fishing with its tail.
LeafGreen Incredibly slow and dopey. It takes 5 seconds for it to feel pain when under attack.
Generation IV
Diamond Although slow, it is skilled at fishing with its tail. It does not feel pain if its tail is bitten.
Pearl Although slow, it is skilled at fishing with its tail. It does not feel pain if its tail is bitten.
Platinum Although slow, it is skilled at fishing with its tail. It does not feel pain if its tail is bitten.
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
Common Routes 9 and 10, Celadon City, Safari Zone
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Routes 12 and 13, Seafoam Islands
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Slowpoke Well
Crystal
Common Slowpoke Well
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Routes 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 24, and 25, Fuchsia City, Vermilion City, Viridian City, Safari Zone, One Island, Two Island, Three Island, Four Island, Five Island, Six Island, and Seven Island (LeafGreen only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 205 (Poké Radar(Pearl only)
Platinum
Rare Route 205 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Slowpoke Well
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 Channel Upgrade binder
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 7
Huge Storage 2
Endless Level 20
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Stormy Sea (11F-19F)
Silver Trench (6F-14F)
Grand Sea (6F-14F)
Far-off Sea (6F-14F)
Marvelous Sea (B6-B14)
Fantasy Strait (B6-B14)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
End Lake (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Kisara Plains
Pokémon Rumble Gravel Cave

Held items

Game Items
Gold, Silver, and Crystal King's Rock (8%)
Berry (trade from Generation I)
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald King's Rock (5%)
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Lagging Tail (5%)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total: 315   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 40.


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

Template: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,
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TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Slowpoke
Unevolved
Slowpoke
 Water  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 37


Slowbro
First evolution
Slowbro
 Water  Psychic 
King's Rock
Trade
holding King's Rock


Slowking
First evolution
Slowking
 Water  Psychic 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 079.png Spr 1y 079.png Spr 1g 079.png Spr b g1 079.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 079.png Spr 2s 079.png Spr 2c 079.gif Spr b 2g 079.png
Spr 2g 079 s.png Spr 2s 079 s.png Spr 2c 079 s.gif Spr b 2g 079 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 079.png Spr 3e 079.png Spr 3f 079.png Spr b 3r 079.png
Spr 3r 079 s.png Spr 3e 079 s.png Spr 3f 079 s.png Spr b 3r 079 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 079.png Spr 4d 079.png Spr 4h 079.png Spr b 4d 079.png
Spr 4d 079 s.png Spr 4d 079 s.png Spr 4h 079 s.png Spr b 4d 079 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 079.png Spr 5b 079.png Spr b 5b 079.png
Spr 5b 079 s.png Spr 5b 079 s.png Spr b 5b 079 s.png
Slowpoke For other sprites and images, please see Slowpoke images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Slowpoke's original English name was "Slowmo".
  • In the anime, Slowpoke evolves into a Slowbro if a Shellder bites its tail. It will evolve into a Slowking if one bites its head while it has the King's Rock on it.
  • On *chan sites, if a poster mentions out-of-date events or old memes, the next poster will likely award them with a picture of Slowpoke, a nod to its slow reaction time.
  • In the Generation III games, Slowpoke and its evolutions are only obtainable in LeafGreen, the only case in the generation where an entire evolutionary line is exclusive to only one game.
  • Like Mantyke, Slowpoke evolves when another Pokémon attaches to it. However, proximity-based evolution (requiring Mantyke and Remoraid to be in the same party) did not exist in Generation I, so Shellder has no bearing on Slowpoke's evolution.
  • Though the species has appeared repeatedly, no Slowpoke has ever been seen using an attack in the anime. This trait is shared with Kakuna.
  • Up until Heartgold and Soulsilver, all of its sprites had its mouth open.

Origin

Slowpoke vaguely resembles a hippopotamus.

Name origin

A slowpoke is simply a term for someone who is slow. The yado in Yadon may be from 宿借り yadokari, hermit crab. Alternatively, it may also be derived from 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: Flegmon
  • French: Ramoloss - This is probably from ramolli (soft) and molosse (big dog).
  • Korean: 야돈 Yadon
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 小呆獸 - Literally "little slow-witted creature".

External links

Notes


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