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Slowpoke Well

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Slowpoke Well
Rainmaker Well
ヤドンのいど
Yadon Well
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Slowpoke Well-Day.png
Map description: When Slowpoke are thirsty, they come here to drink.
Location: Azalea Town
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Slowpoke Well Map.png
Location of Slowpoke Well in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Slowpoke Well (Japanese: ヤドンのいど Yadon Well) is a man-made cave located at the edge of Azalea Town. It is located just north-west of Route 33, first seen on the way to Azalea Town. The cave is home to a wide variety of wild Pokémon, but is unique for being the home of Azalea Town's Slowpoke, which they use as pets. It is said that a Slowpoke from the well ended a drought that plagued Azalea Town 400 years before the games' events by yawning.

The Slowpoke Well is where the player first encounters the revived Team Rocket, who are cutting off the tails of Slowpoke to sell at their HQ in Mahogany Town. Before talking to Kurt in his house, there will be a Team Rocket Grunt guarding the entrance of the well, and will not let anyone in. When entering Kurt's house for the first time, he will quickly run out after saying something about going to the Slowpoke Well. He will defeat the grunt at the entrance, then will fall into the well and injure his back. After Kurt is injured while trying to stop Team Rocket, the player has to defeat the Grunts and rescue the kidnapped Slowpoke.

SLOWPOKE Well
Also known as the Rainmaker Well.
Locals believe that a SLOWPOKE's
yawn summons the rain.
Records show that a SLOWPOKE's yawn
ended a drought 400 years ago.

Geography

Exterior

The Slowpoke Well is located on the east side of Azalea Town, just north of Route 33. The well is actually a large cave with many chambers. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Slowpoke Well can be accessed to by going down a small flight of stairs into the dark cave below. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, there is a sloping ramp that winds around the well, slowly descending in an indented section of ground. The aesthetics of the well has also been updated to show a small, circular, brick well, which can only be entered by going straight into the hole of the well.

Interior

Upon entering the cave, there will be a small pool of water to the west, and a narrow passageway to the north. During the Team Rocket attack, the cave will be populated with Team Rocket Grunts looking for battle. By traveling up and down the small ledge, the other side of the cave can be reached. From there, the path travels north, then west through a narrow strip between the wall of the well and rocks, finally traveling south to a pool of water deep within the cave. After surfing through the pool of water, there is a small island in the middle of the cave that has the stairs to the lower floor of the well.

The lower floor can only be accessed after the player has acquired both HM03 (Surf) and HM04 (Strength) and both the Plain Badge and the Fog Badge. This section of the well enters from the ladder in the middle of the cave, on an island in an underground lake. By surfing around this floor, there is a man on an island who will give the player a King's Rock if the player talks to him, while TM18 (Rain Dance) can be found on the ground.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the cave's interior changed. There are several map changes within the cave, including a new section coming from the first floor; a flight of stairs going down within the cave, traveling east shortly, then south.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball Entrance, in the top left of the puddle, where Kurt stands (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal B1F, in the middle block of the well exterior's upper wall (requires Strength)  G  S  C 
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion B1F, in the center of the platform in the northeast  G  S  C 
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion ×2
  • B1F, near the female Team Rocket Grunt
  • B1F, on the rock at the end of the small path (hidden)
 HG  SS 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal B1F, to the right of the ladder to B2F (requires Surf and Strength) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock B2F, given by a man on the lowest floor (requires Surf and Strength)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 (Rain Dance) B2F, on the lowest floor (requires Surf and Strength)  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
5-8 85%
079 Slowpoke
G S C
Cave Cave
6-8 15%
Surfing
079 Slowpoke
G S C
Surfing Surfing
10-24 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
119 Seaking
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

B2F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
19-23 80%
042 Golbat
G S C
Cave Cave
23 5%
079 Slowpoke
G S C
Cave Cave
21-23 15%
Surfing
079 Slowpoke
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-24 90%
080 Slowbro
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-25 10%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
119 Seaking
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Generation IV

B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
041 Zubat
HG SS
Cave Cave
5-8 85%
079 Slowpoke
HG SS
Cave Cave
6-8 15%
Surfing
079 Slowpoke
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
5-25 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
Special Pokémon
296 Makuhita
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
7 20%
359 Absol
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
5-6 20%
433 Chingling
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
7 20%
436 Bronzor
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
5 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

B2F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
041 Zubat
HG SS
Cave Cave
19-23 80%
042 Golbat
HG SS
Cave Cave
23 5%
079 Slowpoke
HG SS
Cave Cave
21-23 15%
Surfing
079 Slowpoke
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-25 90%
080 Slowbro
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15-30 10%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
Special Pokémon
296 Makuhita
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
19 20%
359 Absol
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
21-23 20%
433 Chingling
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
19 20%
436 Bronzor
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
21-23 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Trainers

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
019 Rattata Lv.9
No item
019 Rattata Lv.9
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png440
041 Zubat Lv.9
No item
023 Ekans Lv.11
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
019 Rattata Lv.7
No item
041 Zubat Lv.9
No item
041 Zubat Lv.9
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
019 Rattata Lv.9
No item
019 Rattata Lv.9
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png440
041 Zubat Lv.9
No item
023 Ekans Lv.11
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
019 Rattata Lv.7
No item
041 Zubat Lv.9
No item
041 Zubat Lv.9
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



Layout

Version Entrance cave B1F B2F
Gold Slowpoke Well B1F GS.png Slowpoke Well B2F GSC.png
Silver
Crystal Slowpoke Well B1F C.png
HeartGold Slowpoke Well entrance HGSS.png Slowpoke Well B1F HGSS.png Slowpoke Well B2F HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

Eyecatch

In the anime

Slowpoke Well in the anime
Slowpoke Well's interior in the anime

Slowpoke Well appeared in A Shadow of a Drought.

In the TCG

The Slowpoke Well was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards depicting the Slowpoke Well.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Slowpoke Water HeartGold & SoulSilver Common 81/123 HeartGold Collection Common 017/070
Call of Legends Common 70/95      
 

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 呆呆獸之井 Dāidāishòu-zhī Jǐng
France Flag.png European French Puits Ramoloss
Germany Flag.png German Flegmon-Brunnen
Italy Flag.png Italian Pozzo Slowpoke
South Korea Flag.png Korean 야돈우물 Yadon Umul
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Pozo Slowpoke



Johto
Zephyr Badge.png Hive Badge.png Plain Badge.png Fog Badge.png Storm Badge.png Mineral Badge.png Glacier Badge.png Rising Badge.png
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBurned TowerMooMoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto

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