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Slowbro (Pokémon)

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Slowpoke #079: Slowpoke
Pokémon
#081: Magnemite Magnemite
Slowbro
Hermit Crab Pokémon
ヤドラン
Yadoran
#080
Slowbro

Slowbro

Slowbro

Slowbro
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Own Tempo Cacophony
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Slowbro

Mega Slowbro Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
173.1 lbs. 78.5 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#080
Kanto
#081
Johto
#256
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#134
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
164
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
172
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F080.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Slowpoke starting at level 37. It is one of Slowpoke's final forms, the other being Slowking.

Biology

Slowbro is a bipedal, pink Pokémon with a tan, striped belly and a tan muzzle. It has large, vacant eyes, curled ears, and two pointed teeth in its upper jaw. On its hands, it has three clawed fingers, and two clawed toes on its feet. There is a Shellder attached to its tail. This Shellder has a gray, spiraled shell with darker spots. There are several spikes across the surface of Shellder, and it holds onto Slowbro with many sharp teeth. If Shellder is knocked off, Slowbro will return to its unevolved form.

Slowbro has lost the capability to feel pain due to Shellder's poison. However, it apparently becomes inspired when Shellder bites down. While it is capable of unleashing powerful psychic attacks, it is peaceful and prefers not to fight. Because it can no longer fish using its tail, it swims to catch its prey and allows Shellder to feed on its scraps. Slowbro tends to live near ponds, lakes, and seashores.

In the anime

Slowbro in the anime

Major appearances

Professor Westwood V 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.

A Slowpoke evolved into Slowbro in Enlighten Up!.

Several Slowpoke evolve to Slowbro against their will in A Crowning Achievement.

A Slowbro under the ownership of Solidad first appeared in May, We Hardly Drew'd Ya!. It made further appearances in Thinning the Hoard!, and Channeling the Battle Zone!.

Minor appearances

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

Slowbro made minor appearances in Pokémon Fashion Flash, Pokémon Paparazzi, and A Friend In Deed.

A Slowbro made a minor appearance in Pikachu's Vacation.

Multiple Slowbro made a minor appearance The Power of One.

Slowbro has appeared in the openings of Celebi: Voice of the Forest, Pokémon Heroes, and Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Slowbro made an appearance in Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP244 Slowbro Ash's Pokédex Slowbro, the Hermit Crab Pokémon. Slowbro are able to use powerful Psychic attacks but generally prefers to avoid conflict.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Slowbro in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lorelei uses a Slowbro as part of her team in Pokémon Adventures. 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 Green's ploy using Horsea.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Slowbro participated in a baseball match in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Ash captures a giant Slowpoke in the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu in Ash vs. Gary. He later trades it to Gary Oak for a photo of his sister, May Oak. After this, they found out that Slowpoke had evolved into a Slowbro.

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
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
Platinum
HeartGold If the tail-biting Shellder is thrown off in a harsh battle, it reverts to being an ordinary Slowpoke.
SoulSilver Naturally dull to begin with, it lost its ability to feel pain due to Shellder's seeping poison.
Generation V
Black Though usually dim witted, it seems to become inspired if the Shellder on its tail bites down.
White
Black 2 Though usually dim witted, it seems to become inspired if the Shellder on its tail bites down.
White 2
Generation VI
X An attached Shellder won't let go because of the tasty flavor that oozes out of its tail.
Y When a Slowpoke went hunting in the sea, its tail was bitten by a Shellder. That made it evolve into Slowbro.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Route 23 and Cerulean Cave (Super Rod)
Seafoam Islands (walking)
Blue (Japan)
Route 23 and Cerulean Cave (Super Rod)
Seafoam Islands (walking)
Yellow
Routes 12 and 13 (surfing)
Seafoam Islands (walking)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Slowpoke Well* (surfing)
Crystal
Slowpoke Well* (surfing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Trade
LeafGreen
Cerulean Cave and Berry Forest (surfing)
Seafoam Islands and Cape Brink (tall grass/walking and surfing)
Cinnabar Island (Super Rod)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
Evolve Slowpoke
Platinum
Evolve Slowpoke
HeartGold SoulSilver
Slowpoke Well, Safari Zone, and Seafoam Islands
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine (surfing, rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Slowpoke
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Slowpoke

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Slowpoke
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 18
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Slowpoke
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1-B20)
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Shimmering Lake

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver King's Rock King's Rock (8%)
Crystal
HeartGold SoulSilver King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Black White King's Rock King's Rock (5%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/1
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
055 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
099 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1414 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1919 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2323 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2828 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
3232 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
3636 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3737 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
4343 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
4949 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
5555 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
6262 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —% 10
6868 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Slowbro obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowbro
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowbro
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowbro
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowbro
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Seel Belch* Poison Special 120 90% 10
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedSnorlax Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slowbro in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Slowbro in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowbro
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowbro
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Slowbro can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Slowbro cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowbro
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowbro
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowbro
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowbro
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin080.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani080.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP080.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP ......? ......?
26%-50% HP ......? ......! ......? ......!
1%-25% HP ......! ......! ......! ......!
Level up ...!! ...!! Leveled!! Up!!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up ...!! ...!! Leveled!! Up!!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP080.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
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Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

079Slowpoke.png
Unevolved
Slowpoke
 Water  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 37
080Slowbro.png
First evolution
Slowbro
 Water  Psychic 

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.gif Spr 3f 080.png Spr b 3r 080.png
Spr 3r 080 s.png Spr 3e 080 s.gif 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 how the evolution of Mantyke requires a Remoraid.
  • Slowbro's Pokédex entries state that if the Shellder is removed, it will revert to its Slowpoke form.
  • Many Pokémon are noted to evolve by two or more Pokémon combining, such as Metang being formed by two Beldum. However, the anime does not show this and simply spawns the second Pokémon out of nowhere: an example is Morrison's Beldum, which simply evolved into Metang without the need of joining to another Beldum. The evolution of Slowpoke into Slowbro or Slowking is the only time that evolution by two Pokémon physically merging is shown.

Origin

Slowbro's shell and lifestyle are somewhat similar to hermit crabs, though it is physically similar to giant otters, giant salamanders, and hippopotamuses. Slowbro's appearance may also be a reference to the mythical sazae-oni, a magical sea demon of Japanese folklore distinguished by its spiny "sazae" or "turban shaped" snail shell.

Its parasitic relationship to Slowpoke may be inspired by leeches. Interesting enough, Slowbro is known as the Hermit Crab Pokémon and many real-world parasites, including leeches, often target crabs.

Name origin

Slowbro is a combination of slow and bro (short for brother). It may just be used in a general sense, or it could refer to the brotherly/symbiotic relationship shared by the combined form of Slowpoke and Shellder.

Yadoran may be taken to mean 宿らん (to not lodge/dwell). It may also reference 宿借り yadokari (hermit crab) or 宿主 yadonushi ([parasitic] host).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヤドラン Yadoran From 宿借り yadokari or 宿主 yadonushi; possibly 宿らん
France Flag.png French Flagadoss From flagada and molosse
Spain Flag.png Spanish Slowbro Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Lahmus From lahm and Muschel
Italy Flag.png Italian Slowbro Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 야도란 Yadoran Transliteration of Japanese name



External links

Notes


Slowpoke #079: Slowpoke
Pokémon
#081: Magnemite Magnemite


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