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Slowpoke (Pokémon)

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Rapidash #078: Rapidash
Pokémon
#080: Slowbro Slowbro
Slowpoke
Dopey Pokémon
ヤドン
Yadon
#079
Slowpoke

Slowpoke

Slowpoke

Slowpoke
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 Slowpoke

Mega Slowpoke Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
79.4 lbs. 36.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#079
Kanto
#080
Johto
#255
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#133
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-014
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
99
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
63
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F079.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

Slowpoke (Japanese: ヤドン Yadon) is a dual-type Water/Psychic Pokémon.

It evolves into Slowbro starting at level 37 or Slowking when traded holding a King's Rock.

Biology

Slowpoke is a pink creature that resembles a cross between a salamander and a hippopotamus. Its vacant eyes never seem focused, and it has curled ears and a rounded, tan muzzle. It has four legs, each of which ends in a single white claw. Its long, tapering tail has a white tip. This tail drips a sweet, sappy substance that is attractive to many species of fish. Slowpoke uses it as a lure for fishing, and it will grow back if cut off.

Slowpoke has notoriously dim intellect, and often forgets what it was doing. It takes a long time to respond to outside stimuli. For example, it can take up to five seconds to process pain and can take an entire day to notice when its tail has been bitten. Slowpoke is commonly found at the water's edge.

In the anime

Slowpoke in the anime

Major 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.

Slowpoke's was seen in The Evolution Solution. Ash and his friends 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.

In A Crowning Achievement, a group of Slowpoke were trying to reach a King's Rock to evolve into Slowking in order to help find a better habitat for the group. In this episode, a Slowpoke evolved into a Slowking when its head was bitten by a Shellder while it was wearing the King's Rock.

Minor appearances

Slowpoke also appeared in Primeape Goes Bananas, the banned episode EP035 and Clefairy Tales.

A Slowpoke appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Multiple Slowpoke were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

Multiple Slowpoke also appeared in The Power of One.

Two Slowpoke were part of an exhibition in Flower Power.

A Slowpoke was one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Tricks of the Trade.

A Slowpoke was one of the Pokémon living in Len Town in The Psychic Sidekicks!.

A Trainer used a Slowpoke in Hook, Line, and Stinker to aid him in the annual Seaking Catching Competition.

A Slowpoke appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Slowpoke appeared in Dueling Heroes.

A Slowpoke appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys and Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Slowpoke made an appearance in Best Wishes Until We Meet Again! along with its evolution form, Slowbro.


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 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 Pokémon Adventures manga

A Slowpoke appears under the control of Team Rocket in The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually).

A Swimmer lent his Slowpoke to Yellow to compete in a surfing contest that was interrupted by Lance's attack on Vermilion City.

In Teddiursa's Picnic, a herd of Slowpoke in Azalea Town had 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.

Later a slowpoke was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Slowpoke is seen with Green during the curry cooking competition that went on in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious?.

Giovanni stole Slowpoke from Kurt prior to Find Slowpoke!! in order to profit from its tail as it is worth a lot of money. Kurt was able to retrieve the Slowpoke from Giovanni before Giovanni was able to get its tail.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shū has a Slowpoke in the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Satoshi has a Slowpoke in the Pokémon Zensho manga.

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
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
Platinum
HeartGold It lazes vacantly near water. If something bites its tail, it won't even notice for a whole day.
SoulSilver A sweet sap leaks from its tail's tip. Although not nutritious, the tail is pleasant to chew on.
Generation V
Black Although slow, it is skilled at fishing with its tail. It does not feel pain if its tail is bitten.
White
Black 2 Although slow, it is skilled at fishing with its tail. It does not feel pain if its tail is bitten.
White 2
Generation VI
X It is always vacantly lost in thought, but no one knows what it is thinking about. It is good at fishing with its tail.
Y It lazes vacantly near water. If something bites its tail, it won't even notice for a whole day.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Seafoam Islands
Route 10, Celadon City, and Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands
Route 10, Celadon City, and Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Trade for Seel on Cinnabar Island
Yellow
Seafoam Islands
Routes 12 and 13 (surfing)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Slowpoke Well and Tohjo Falls (walking and surfing)
Crystal
Slowpoke Well and Tohjo Falls (walking and surfing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Trade
LeafGreen
Celadon City (surfing)
Routes 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, Water Labyrinth, Resort Gorgeous, Memorial Pillar, Green Path, Outcast Island, Tanoby Ruins, Pallet Town, Cerulean City, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, One Island, Five Island, Trainer Tower (Super Rod)
Routes 6, 22, 23, 25, Viridian City, Fuchsia City, Four Island, Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone (surfing and Super Rod)
Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Bond Bridge, Five Isle Meadow, Ruin Valley, Water Path (tall grass and Super Rod)
Cape Brink, Berry Forest (tall grass, surfing, and Super Rod)
Seafoam Islands, Icefall Cave (walking, surfing, and Super Rod)
Canyon Entrance (tall grass)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
Route 205 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 205 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Slowpoke Well and Tohjo Falls (surfing)
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
Beautiful Beach
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine (surfing, rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Abundant Shrine (Swarm)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 12 (Tall grass, yellow flowers)
Azure Bay (Tall grass, Horde Encounter)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Channel Upgrade binder
Pokémon Pinball Rock Mountain
Seafoam Islands
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
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Kisara Plains
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Shimmering Lake
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Beach Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Slowpoke English United States 31 September 25, 2004
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Slowpoke Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006
BW Trade for Evolution! Slowpoke Japanese Japan 30 October 10 to November 28, 2010

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver King's Rock King's Rock (8%)
Crystal
Diamond Pearl Lagging Tail Lagging Tail (5%)
Platinum Lagging Tail Lagging Tail (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Lagging Tail Lagging Tail (5%)
Black White Lagging Tail Lagging Tail (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Lagging Tail Lagging Tail (5%)
X Y Lagging Tail Lagging Tail (5%)
Events* King's Rock King's Rock (100%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/1
Power
2/2 ★★
Skill
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
11/15 ★★

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 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
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
4141 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
4545 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4949 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
5454 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —% 10
5858 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Slowpoke obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowpoke
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowpoke
  • 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 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 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 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 Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
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 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 Slowpoke
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowpoke
  • 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
SnorlaxBastiodon Block Normal Status —% 5
PsyduckDelibird Future Sight* Psychic Special 120 100% 10
LickitungLickilicky Me First Normal Status —% 20
WooperQuagsireMudkipRelicanthShellosGastrodon
Stunfisk
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
SnorlaxWhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
SnorlaxSphealSealeoWalrein Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
LickitungLickilickyRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorWhismur
LoudredExploudTropiusTyruntTyrantrum
Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
PsyduckGolduck Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLotad
LombreCranidosRampardos
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slowpoke 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 Slowpoke in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowpoke
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowpoke
  • 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 Slowpoke can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Slowpoke cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slowpoke
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slowpoke
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Bite Slowpoke (Aquapolis 108)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin079.png Pin079.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani079.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP079.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12%
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
MDP079.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak fm.png
(Soak ×1)
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry  
Slowpoke is incredibly lazy. It dozes vacantly, only yawning occasionally.
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
Available
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
PPW079.png PokéPark Pad entry:
You met Slowpoke at the entrance to the Beach Zone. He's a dedicated player of Gyarados's Aqua Dash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2079.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He had no idea how fast or slow he was, but when everyone was surprised by his speed, he started to realize his speed is incredible. He is an honest and good kid.
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

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.gif Spr 3f 079.png Spr b 3r 079.png
Spr 3r 079 s.png Spr 3e 079 s.gif 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.

Other sprites

Spr b 2c 079.png
Spr b 2c 079 s.png
Crystal back

Japanese sprites

Spr 2s 079 jp.png
Spr 2s 079 s jp.png
Spr b 2g 079 s jp.png
Silver Gold and Silver back Shiny

Trivia

Ken Sugimori artwork showing Slowpoke's striped underside.
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Slowpoke was originally known as "Slowmo".
  • The Japanese and international Pokémon Silver have different sprites for Slowpoke, with the Japanese versions having a fatter and striped belly similar to that which Slowbro and Slowking sport. It is unknown why this was changed. However, its striped underside is still partially visible in all of its Gold and Crystal sprites. This striped belly does not appear to be a true error, as it has been seen in artwork by Ken Sugimori, though it is from Generation I.
  • Like Mantyke, Slowpoke evolves when another Pokémon attaches to it; however, this was only seen in the anime. Proximity-based evolution such as requiring Mantyke and Remoraid to be in the same party were not introduced until Generation IV. Despite the fact that other Pokémon, such as Feebas, have been given additional evolution methods for evolving into the same Pokémon, Shellder still has no bearing on Slowpoke's evolution.
  • Slowpoke is the only Pokémon whose multiple evolutions have different total EV yields: Slowbro has an EV yield of 2, while Slowking has an EV yield of 3.
  • Slowpoke is the only Pokémon whose National Pokédex number is the same as its weight in pounds when rounded.
    • However, Dodrio has this trait when its weight is measured in kilograms.
  • Despite numerous Pokédex entries stating its lack of response to a bite on its tail, in Pokémon Snap it is shown to quickly react to Shellder's bite. This may be due to Shellder's venom stimulating a quicker response, or simply an error or game mechanic to speed the process along.

Origin

Due to its marine nature, shape and association with shellfish, Slowpoke may be based on various species of otter. It may also be based on a giant salamander or hippopotamus.

Name origin

Slowpoke is literally slowpoke, a term for someone who is slow. It can be also a combination of slow and poke (an abbreviation of Pokémon).

Yadon may be a combination of 宿借り yadokari (hermit crab) and donkan (thickheaded or stolid), whereas 鈍 don means slow, dull, or stupid. Alternatively, it may also derive from 宿主 yadonushi, ([parasitic] host), based on its relationship with Shellder in its evolutions.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヤドン Yadon From 宿借り yadokari or 宿主 yadonushi, plus don
France Flag.png French Ramoloss Probably from ramolli and molosse
Spain Flag.png Spanish Slowpoke Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Flegmon From phlegmatisch and Monster
Italy Flag.png Italian Slowpoke Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 야돈 Yadon Transliteration of Japanese name



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