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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 {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Water's-edge Pokémon|water's edge.}} In some places, it is believed that Slowpoke's yawn causes rain. This Pokémon is worshiped in those areas.
 
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 {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Water's-edge Pokémon|water's edge.}} In some places, it is believed that Slowpoke's yawn causes rain. This Pokémon is worshiped in those areas.
   
In [[Galar]], Slowpoke's appearance is a result of particles being built from eating Galarica seeds. The main difference is that it has gained yellow markings on its forehead and tail.
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In [[Galar]], Slowpoke's appearance is a result of particles being built from eating Galarica seeds. The main difference is that it has gained yellow markings on its forehead and tail. Unlike it's counterpart, it's tail is always down.
   
 
Galarian Slowpoke are known to relax on seashores and riverbanks without a care in the world. Occasionally, it will get a very sharp look in its eyes as if it is about to think of something tremendous. However, Slowpoke will quickly forget and return to its normal expression. It is believed that its behavior is result of Galarica particles affecting its brain.<ref>https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/expansionpass/pokemon/slowpoke/</ref>
 
Galarian Slowpoke are known to relax on seashores and riverbanks without a care in the world. Occasionally, it will get a very sharp look in its eyes as if it is about to think of something tremendous. However, Slowpoke will quickly forget and return to its normal expression. It is believed that its behavior is result of Galarica particles affecting its brain.<ref>https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/expansionpass/pokemon/slowpoke/</ref>

Revision as of 06:43, 20 January 2020

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Rapidash #078: Rapidash
Pokémon
#080: Slowbro Slowbro
Slowpoke
Dopey Pokémon
ヤドン
Yadon
#079
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Water Psychic
Slowpoke
Psychic Unknown
Galarian Slowpoke
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Own Tempo
Slowpoke
Gluttony or Own Tempo
Galarian Slowpoke
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Galarian Slowpoke
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Slowpoke
0'0" 0 m
Galarian Slowpoke
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
79.4 lbs. 36.0 kg
Slowpoke
0 lbs. 0 kg
Galarian Slowpoke
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
99
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
63
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Slowpoke
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Galarian Slowpoke
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
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
Galarian Slowpoke
Footprint
F079.png None.png
Galarian Slowpoke
Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

In Galar, Slowpoke has a pure Psychic-type regional form, introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield's 1.1.0 patch. It will evolve into Galarian Slowbro using an item found in The Isle of Armor or Galarian Slowking using an item found in The Crown Tundra.

Biology

Slowpoke is a pink Pokémon that resembles a cross between a salamander and a hippopotamus. It has vacant eyes that never seem focused, 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 the tail as a fishing lure. The tail often breaks off, but it will grow back. In Alola, its tail is often dried and used in home cooked stews.

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 some places, it is believed that Slowpoke's yawn causes rain. This Pokémon is worshiped in those areas.

In Galar, Slowpoke's appearance is a result of particles being built from eating Galarica seeds. The main difference is that it has gained yellow markings on its forehead and tail. Unlike it's counterpart, it's tail is always down.

Galarian Slowpoke are known to relax on seashores and riverbanks without a care in the world. Occasionally, it will get a very sharp look in its eyes as if it is about to think of something tremendous. However, Slowpoke will quickly forget and return to its normal expression. It is believed that its behavior is result of Galarica particles affecting its brain.[1]

In the anime

Slowpoke in the anime
A Slowpoke Egg in the anime

Major appearances

A Slowpoke appeared in The Evolution Solution, under the ownership of Professor Westwood V. At Seafoam Island, Ash and his friends asked for the professor's help to figure out why Slowpoke only evolve into Slowbro whenever a Shellder clamp on their tails, a question that was giving Professor Oak a headache. Slowpoke evolved when a Shellder that Jessie caught clamped on to the Dopey Pokémon's tail.

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

Multiple Slowpoke appeared in A Crowning Achievement. They were all 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 debuted in Island of the Giant Pokémon. Ash's Pokémon asked it for help when they were stranded on a beach, but it didn't respond. It evolved into a Slowbro at the very end of the episode.

A Slowpoke appeared in Primeape Goes Bananas.

A Slowpoke appeared in a fantasy in the banned episode EP035.

A Slowpoke appeared in Clefairy Tales.

Multiple Slowpoke appeared in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, where they were among the Pokémon living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back as one of the Pokémon Mewtwo defeated while serving for Giovanni.

A Slowpoke appeared in Pikachu's Vacation as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Theme Park.

Multiple Slowpoke appeared in The Power of One.

A wild Slowpoke appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Slowpoke appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure as one of the wild Pokémon that helped the Trainers' Pokémon and Elekid save the Exeggcute nests and Togepi during a storm.

Two Slowpoke appeared in Flower Power as parts of Florando's annual Pokémon Exhibition.

A Slowpoke appeared in Tricks of the Trade as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

A Slowpoke appeared in a fantasy in The Totodile Duel.

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

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in Hook, Line, and Stinker, where it participated in the annual Seaking Catching Competition.

A Slowpoke appeared in Beauty and the Breeder, under the ownership of a Pokémon Breeder participating in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in Dueling Heroes as one of the Pokémon participating in the Whirl Cup.

Multiple Slowpoke appeared in a flashback in Enlighten Up!, where it was revealed they were the deities of a religion similar to Buddhism.

A Slowpoke appeared in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!, under the ownership of Lola. It reappeared in a fantasy in Grating Spaces!.

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

A Slowpoke appeared in PK13.

A Slowpoke appeared in a fantasy in The Keystone Pops!.

A Slowpoke appeared in Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!.

Two Slowpoke appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the other being wild.

A Slowpoke appeared in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!. It dipped its tail in the water whilst laying on a rock, only for a Sharpedo to bite onto said tail.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.

A Slowpoke appeared in The Island Whisperer!, where it evolved into Slowbro.

A Slowpoke appeared in Mallow and the Forest Teacher!, where it walked past Team Rocket with a Psyduck.

Four Trainers' Slowpoke and a wild Slowpoke appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

A wild Slowpoke appeared in Alola, Kanto!, where it was among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

Two Trainers' Slowpoke appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

Three Slowpoke appeared in I Choose Paradise!, where they were among the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Paradise Resort. Two of them were under the ownership of different Trainers.

Four Slowpoke appeared in Securing the Future!, with two under the ownership of different Trainers and the other two being wild. They joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in The Power of Us.

A Slowpoke appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

Two Trainers' Slowpoke appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in Battle Royal 151!, where it competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

Two Trainers' Slowpoke appeared in Battling on the Wing!, where they were watching the battles during the Manalo Conference.

Two Trainers' Slowpoke appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in From Z to Shining Z!, where it watched the battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tapu Koko.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in SM146.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in SS002 as one of the Pokémon that were attacking Lugia.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP066 Slowpoke Ash's Pokédex Slowpoke, the Dopey Pokémon. No one can tell what 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's pondering.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Ash caught a giant Slowpoke in Ash vs. Gary. He later traded it to Gary Oak for a photo of his sister May. After this, they found out that Slowpoke had evolved into a Slowbro.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

A Slowpoke appeared in How Do You Do, Pikachu?.

A Slowpoke made a cameo appearance in The First Labor of Pikachu.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Slowpoke debuted in Wake Up—You're Snorlax!, under the ownership of a Swimmer participating in the bike race along Route 11.

Multiple Slowpoke appeared in Sigh for Psyduck as corpses used by Koga's Gastly.

A Slowpoke appeared under the control of Al of the Team Rocket Elite Trio in The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually).

Swimmer Akinori lent his Slowpoke to Yellow to compete in a surfing contest in Breath of the Dragonair Part 1 that was interrupted by Lance's attack on Vermilion City.

In Ursaring Major, 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.

In A Flaaffy Kerfuffle, a Slowpoke appeared as one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's fantasy when he explains that Trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

A Slowpoke appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Slowpoke appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

A Trainer's Slowpoke appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six.

A Slowpoke appeared in True Identity and the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill.

A Slowpoke appeared in PASM31, where it was found frozen within the Trophy Room on Aether Paradise.

A Slowpoke appeared near Professor Kukui in the Dimensional Research Lab in the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Slowpoke appeared in GDZ21.

Shu caught a Slowpoke in GDZ26.

A Slowpoke appeared in a flashback in GDZ30.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Slowpoke appeared in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious? as one of the participants of a curry cooking competition.

A Slowpoke appeared in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!.

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.

A Slowpoke appeared in The Exam Showdown!!.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

In PZ06, Satoshi received a Slowpoke, among a few other Pokémon, from a Fisherman in exchange for the Dratini he found.

In the TCG

Main article: Slowpoke (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

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

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Slowpoke appears as a Master Spirit. Unlike other Master Spirits who own dojos, his dojo specifically allows spirits to forget styles that they have learned from other dojos.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Slowpoke

Generation I Kanto
#079
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 Johto
#080
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#079
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#080
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #133
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #037
Alola
USUM: #044
Kanto
#079
Sun Its long tail often breaks off. It doesn't really feel any pain, though, and the tail grows back, so Slowpoke isn't particularly bothered.
Moon Alolan home cooking involves drying Slowpoke tails and then simmering them into a salty stew.
Ultra Sun There are some places where Slowpoke is worshiped because of a long-standing belief that whenever Slowpoke yawns, it rains.
Ultra Moon Although their tails, which fall off naturally, can easily be found lying around, they're a precious ingredient for cooking.
Let's Go Pikachu Incredibly slow and sluggish. It is quite content to loll about without worrying about the time.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Galarian Slowpoke

Generation VIII Galar
#?
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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 at the Pokémon Lab
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)
Transfer from Dream Radar
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 12 (Tall grass, yellow flowers)
Azure Bay (Tall grass, Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Caves (north of Fallarbor Town, south of Route 131)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 1, 15, 16, Kala'e Bay
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 1, 15, 16, Kala'e Bay, Poké Pelago
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Seafoam Islands
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Wedgehurst StationGalarian Form*

In side games

Generation I
Snap
River
Pinball
Red Field: Seafoam Islands
Red and Blue Fields: Rock Mountain
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Upgrade binder
Trozei!
Secret Storage 7, Huge Storage 2, Endless Level 20, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Stormy Sea (B11F-B19F), Silver Trench (B6F-B14F), Grand Sea (B6F-B14F), Far-off Sea (B6F-B14F), Marvelous Sea (B6F-B14F), Fantasy Strait (B6F-B14F)
Ranger
Kisara Plains
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B1F-B20F)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B1F-B20F)
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode A)
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Shimmering Lake
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Guided by Pichu, Variety Battle: I Dunno, Audino
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 6
Shuffle
Isla Asul: Stage 31
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Purifying Pond (All Areas), Origin Hideaway: Super Gene Laboratorium (All Areas)

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 (2%)
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%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Lagging Tail Lagging Tail (5%)
Sun Moon Lagging Tail Lagging Tail (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Lagging Tail Lagging Tail (5%)
Sword Shield Lagging Tail Lagging Tail (5%)
Events* King's Rock King's Rock (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total:
315
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 40.

  • Galarian Slowpoke has the same stats as a regular Slowpoke.

Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Slowpoke

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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:

Galarian Slowpoke

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up
Slowpoke
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
033 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
099 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1212 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1515 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2121 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2424 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
2727 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
3030 Surf Water Special 09090 100100% 15
3333 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3636 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3939 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4242 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
4545 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
  • 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
Galarian Slowpoke
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
033 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Acid Poison Special 04040 100100% 30
099 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1212 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1515 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2121 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2424 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
2727 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
3030 Surf Water Special 09090 100100% 15
3333 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3636 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3939 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4242 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
4545 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
  • 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
By TM/TR
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM02Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM91Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM91 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR19Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR19 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR82Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • 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
Slowpoke
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SnorlaxCramorant Belch* Poison Special 120 90% 10
Snorlax Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
Snorlax Block Normal Status —% 5
RhyhornRhydonRhyperior Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slowpoke in Generation VIII
  • 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
Galarian Slowpoke
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SnorlaxCramorant Belch* Poison Special 120 90% 10
Snorlax Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
Snorlax Block Normal Status —% 5
RhyhornRhydonRhyperior Stomp Normal Physical 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slowpoke in Generation VIII
  • 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
By tutoring
Slowpoke
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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
Galarian Slowpoke
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Bite Slowpoke (Aquapolis 108)
Slowpoke (EX Team Rocket Returns 76)
Pound Slowpoke (T Promo 4)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin079.png Pinani079.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani079.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
File:MDP RT 079.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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 079.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 R-014
Slowpoke is incredibly lazy. It dozes vacantly, only yawning occasionally.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
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
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT079.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#081
Shuffle079.png

Stabilize
Sometimes erases one of the foe's disruptions on the board.
Skill Swapper: Swap++
Pokémon GO
GO079.png Base Stamina: 180 Base Attack: 109 Base Defense: 109
Egg Distance: 2 km* Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:
SlowbroSlowpoke Candy 50
SlowkingSlowpoke Candy 50 + GO King's Rock.png 1
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Water Pulse, Psyshock, Psychic
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
Magikarp Jump Damp Rock.png Friendship Item: Damp Rock (350Magikarp Jump Diamond.png) ★: One random skill
Skill: Recovers others' skills
Recovery time: 12 hours

Evolution

Slowpoke

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 

Galarian Slowpoke

Slowpoke
Unevolved
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
 Psychic 
Unknown
An item found
on the Isle of Armor
Not yet available
Slowbro
First evolution
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 Unknown 
Unknown
An item found
in the Crown Tundra
Not yet available
Slowking
First evolution
Slowking
Galarian Form
 Unknown 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Spr 2g 079 s.png Spr b 2g 079 s.png Spr 2s 079 s.png Spr b 2g 079 s.png Spr 2c 079 s.png Spr b 2c 079 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 079 s.png Spr b 3r 079 s.png Spr 3e 079 s.png Spr b 3r 079 s.png Spr 3f 079 s.png Spr b 3f 079 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Spr 4d 079 s.png Spr b 4d 079 s.png Spr 4d 079 s.png Spr b 4d 079 s.png Spr 4h 079 s.png Spr b 4d 079 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Spr 5b 079 s.png Spr b 5b 079 s.png Spr 5b 079 s.png Spr b 5b 079 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6x 079 s.png Spr b 6x 079 s.png Spr 6x 079 s.png Spr b 6x 079 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 079.png Spr b 7s 079.png Spr 7s 079.png Spr b 7s 079.png
Spr 7s 079 s.png Spr b 7s 079 s.png Spr 7s 079 s.png Spr b 7s 079 s.png
Front Back Front Back
079MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Slowpoke images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

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 versions of 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.
  • 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.
  • The Pokémon Company posted a Slowpoke-themed reggae music video onto their Japanese channel titled What's Going on, Yadon?. The song was later dubbed and posted to the English-language channel under the title of Slowpoke Song.
  • Though the species has appeared repeatedly, no Slowpoke has ever been seen using an attack in the anime.
  • Slowpoke has the lowest base Speed stat of all Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Slowpoke has the fewest move differences between regional forms, having almost identical movepools with only one difference: having Acid instead of Water Gun at level 6.

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.

Its ability to regenerate its own tail if cut off refers to autotomy.

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
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 小呆獸 Síudāaisau Literally "Little slow-witted creature"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 呆呆獸 / 呆呆兽 Dāidāishòu Means "Slow-witted creature"


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